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  1. Gambit - the easiest way is to take a screen shot...

    Gambit - the easiest way is to take a screen shot of the photos you want to upload (either on the phone or computer) then upload them. I can give you more technical ways to do it but that is the...
  2. I was there Oct 15 - didnít camp there but went...

    I was there Oct 15 - didnít camp there but went up to the tower. If you are going northbound on the AT, there is a side trail up to Rich Mountain. Just a bit further on at AT from that junction there...
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    The thermodrop one has worked well for me. ...

    The thermodrop one has worked well for me. Replaced an Accurite one that quite.
    It does Min/Max. You do have to reset it (long press a button) to get the next days Min/Max.
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    I did that same route in June and found shelter...

    I did that same route in June and found shelter occupancy opened back up as people changed their itineraries closer to the date. Canít say itíll be that way for you but it allowed me to switch from a...
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    Plenty of hammock spots to answer your question...

    Plenty of hammock spots to answer your question especially with the limitation on the number of people.
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    Painter Branch is a nice camp area. I stayed...

    Painter Branch is a nice camp area. I stayed there June 5th while doing Newfound Gap to Hot Springs. Couple spots right by the creek but if you cross the creek and go upstream
    even more. ...
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    The What if? shelter closures

    Iíve had the entire park close while I was hiking in it. It was open when I started and they closed it mid trip due to a hurricane.
    I figured theyíd want me to get out safely so I split my...
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    I had cell service at the junction of the...

    I had cell service at the junction of the trail/road south of Franklin. Spectrum (Verizon).
  9. Not GSMNP but Grayson Highlands is tough to beat....

    Not GSMNP but Grayson Highlands is tough to beat. Low mileage loop. Great views. And ponies.
    Just pick good weather cause it can be brutal.
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    Iím not aware of a trail that gets you around...

    Iím not aware of a trail that gets you around Franklin so I think itís either shuttle, road walk or hitch. Franklin being a trail town helps with the shuttle situation at least.
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    Yea my daughter is in Boone so I figure she can...

    Yea my daughter is in Boone so I figure she can come give pops a ride :;
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    Hereís the Caltopo map. ...

    Hereís the Caltopo map.

    https://caltopo.com/m/LFRG#

    Road walking or hitching to get to Roan / Grandfather. Thereís an old carriage road up to Roan/Cloudland Iíll probably use.

    The Mt...
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    Yea I did Foothills to Oconaluftee Visitor center...

    Yea I did Foothills to Oconaluftee Visitor center this spring. Loved it. I plan to continue on next spring hitting the MST, BMCT, Roan, Grandfather and finishing up in the gorge. Iíve done a fair...
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    Found the link to Swamiís route. Interesting....

    Found the link to Swamiís route. Interesting. Thanks for mentioning it Dogwood.


    https://www.thehikinglife.com/2016/07/southeastern-serpentine-trail/
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    Bartram Trail

    Southern Appalachian Loop Trail - SALT - by Matt Kirk


    https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/hiking/grain-s-l-t-southern-appalachian-loop-trail-almost-reality/?amp
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    Thanks for piping in. I didnít know that.

    Thanks for piping in. I didnít know that.
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    It doesnít go through Alabama

    It doesnít go through Alabama
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    Plenty of bear boxes near Grayson these days. ...

    Plenty of bear boxes near Grayson these days.
    Canít say how full theyíll be but at least they are there.


    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191022/d4cdec414ae54bfe904e85ba4601b18b.jpg
  19. Iíll add... reservations are $8/day plus a $5 fee.

    Iíll add... reservations are $8/day plus a $5 fee.
  20. Looks like the max reservable is 40 spots. Thatís...

    Looks like the max reservable is 40 spots. Thatís about the size of the backcountry lot. They had a bunch of No Parking signs up along the shoulders that were new.
  21. Rhododendron Gap spring had water 10/14. I...

    Rhododendron Gap spring had water 10/14.
    I heard Thomas Knob was a trickle but flowing.
    Creek flowing at Wise Shelter. Not sure of the spring.

    Not sure where you are starting but Grayson...
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    Iíve come across a journal or note or something...

    Iíve come across a journal or note or something about the trail being done this way.

    Shoot an email to the MST org email address and see if they know.

    Maybe trailjournals?
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    1000 calories per ounce? I always heard 250...

    1000 calories per ounce?
    I always heard 250 calories per ounce for olive oil.
  24. From the Instagram post: ďUpdate about...

    From the Instagram post:

    ďUpdate about Appalachian trail speed attempt. My crew have had problems. Today One member will be leaving and returning to their home. The world record is now out of my...
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    Jealous of that 8 ounces part. Not sure I could...

    Jealous of that 8 ounces part.
    Not sure I could stand the bugs with a half wit style bugnet. How do you find it?
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