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    Thanks to all for their (belated) responses. At...

    Thanks to all for their (belated) responses. At his (hers) suggestion I have been using WMR's link above.
    Not only does it have excellent parking and trail accessibility information, it has photos...
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    Distance and time between trailheads

    Are there any apps, programs or sites that easily calculate the distance and driving time between established (and many other secondary) trail heads or parking areas? Perhaps using Google Maps.

    It...
  3. Thread: Hiker shape

    by PGH1NC
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    I am fortunate to have several parks and...

    I am fortunate to have several parks and (rail-to) trails to use. My favorite is a nature center associated with a local university. I try to do 3-5 miles three times a week there. Though not...
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    I appreciate the views provided by some of the...

    I appreciate the views provided by some of the various power lines that cross the trail. And it is rather selfish to think our trail is more important than the energy/business/economy concerns of our...
  5. Thread: Electronics

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    While hiking in my local park this morning I had...

    While hiking in my local park this morning I had the opportunity to face time my son and his family while they were at Baxter Peak. I know Grandma Gatewood couldn't do that, but I think it was kinda...
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    Okay, today I got back from a hike on two of the...

    Okay, today I got back from a hike on two of the PA ridges around Duncannon. The AWOL Guide states that Cove Mountain miles 1141 to 1147 are "very rocky." It doesn't seem to mention a rocky section...
  7. Hikede past this cemetry just two days ago. ...

    Hikede past this cemetry just two days ago. Thanks for the information.
    I have no pictures but recall at least one grave that appeared much newer than 1898 which the story says is the oldest grave...
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    How long do these rocky areas last on the A T in...

    How long do these rocky areas last on the A T in PA? Do they involve essentially what shows in the photo of do they go on and on and on . . .? Various You-Tube presentations show the hiker...
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    About how long do rocks like these pictures last...

    About how long do rocks like these pictures last on the trail? Hiking on
    these looks formidable but maybe a short amount would be doable.
    Is it about what shows up in the photo or do they last...
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    Access to The Priest area.

    Doing a section heading south with two adults much younger than I. It involves the 3K climb up from Tye River. AWOL Guide mentions three possible access points to The Priest: VA 826, ("not easily...
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    The previous post was supposed to be a NEW...

    The previous post was supposed to be a NEW thread.
    How do I move it? I couldn't find anyway to do so in "edit."
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    Possible overcrowding suggestion for 2021

    This year there has been much discussion about the trail including the H F bridg​e, Corona virus, trail head and various closures, trail town economics, one's right to hike the trail regardless . . ...
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    Maryland Shuttles

    I am organizing a set of day hikes for an adult group in July for the Maryland Section of the AT.

    I am open for suggestions of shuttles that could meet (some of?) us at the end point of our day...
  14. Thread: Leading Groups

    by PGH1NC
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    We are having our planning meeting in a couple...

    We are having our planning meeting in a couple weeks and I have again reviewed the topics mentioned
    in many of the responses above.
    And again, thank you for your experience.
    I will start another...
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    I tried, but I don't have Paypal.

    I tried, but I don't have Paypal.
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    Thanks for the information and suggestions. I ws...

    Thanks for the information and suggestions. I ws trying to spread out the daily mileages a bit by considering either trailhead.
    I hadn't considered the extra elevation.
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    Clingmans Parking

    A recent thread on Smoky Mountain N P mentioned paarking at Clingman's Dome for section hikes in the park both north and then south. Is it permitted to do so? It is not mentioned as trailhead...
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    Now just a minute you young whippersnapper! (Or...

    Now just a minute you young whippersnapper! (Or are you, Slo-go'n?) I have backpacked most of the 270 miles of the A T hiked so far the past three summers. Though slack packing is easier. ...
  19. Thread: Leading Groups

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    Leading Groups

    In July I will be leading a group of adult day-hikers for four days on the Maryland Section of the A T.
    It is a club of experienced hikers I am interested in any experiences or suggestions
    from...
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    While hikeing in Maryland in early June and in...

    While hikeing in Maryland in early June and in lower PA in early
    Sept. we came across groups of your folks, high school groups in a type of "upward bound" situation and
    freshmen groups in...
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    Journaling, games, puzzles and reading seem to be...

    Journaling, games, puzzles and reading seem to be popular pastimes. Has anyone devised a way to use a backpack or sleeping pad/mattress as a back rest of sorts?
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    Becoming comfortable in a small tent.

    As daylight hours decrease how do you make yourself comfortable in a small tent? How do you change clothes or write in journals and do media or pass time other than sleeping, while lying down for...
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    Interestingly, the privy at Ice Water Spring...

    Interestingly, the privy at Ice Water Spring shelter has handicapped accessible seat, hand holds and signage in it.
    But I never noticed a 3 mile ramp from Newfound Gap.
  24. Thread: PA 233 Parking

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    PA 233 Parking

    Has anyone parked a vehicle for a day at/on PA 233, South Mountain, PA?
    There appear a space for a car or two and some commercial parking just a couple tenths of a mile away.
    Thanks in advance.
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    South Mountain PA parking

    Has anyone parked a car overnight or even for a day hike at South Mountain, PA 17261?

    There appear to be several businesses there very close to the trail for which this might work.

    Thanks
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