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    Have to say that was my first thought as well. ...

    Have to say that was my first thought as well. 15-20m per day? I can do that easily on flat terrain, but you need to know that the AT is anything but. There are some periods of ridgewalks, but the...
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    Here's what I think (like you care)... 1. The...

    Here's what I think (like you care)...

    1. The OP put together a reasonable post to draw interest towards a sensitive subject, and...
    2. Those inclined to be sensitive about it, were. I think...
  3. Would that not be common for any trail that has...

    Would that not be common for any trail that has shelters? My guess is that the cables came after the shelters were built and had become a necessity for the very reason you describe... but I fail...
  4. Yes, acceptable to use the dead/downed wood, but...

    Yes, acceptable to use the dead/downed wood, but most sites are so well used that there isn't much left of that. And what happens is the noobs come in expecting to use that wood and can't find any,...
  5. Exactly correct. But I think we should drop the...

    Exactly correct. But I think we should drop the stealth as it infers going off trail to create a site.

    Most of the sites listed are those that have water, so my assumption is that you're...
  6. Thread: In camp shoes

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    This is what I love about the Salomon lacing, I...

    This is what I love about the Salomon lacing, I can leave real loose and as you say, use as slip-ons without having to worry about dangling laces to trip over on midnight excursions.

    I'd use a...
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    The Goat is legit.

    The Goat is legit.
  8. Thread: Tent in shelter?

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    Ughh, I hate people that do that. I could...

    Ughh, I hate people that do that. I could blindfold myself and likely get pretty close to being in the lines, its just not that hard. And why would I want to potentially make myself a target of...
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    Aggressively non-passive?

    Aggressively non-passive?
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    Its costing me $175 to stay at a motel off the...

    Its costing me $175 to stay at a motel off the highway outside of Daytona. With that in mind, the huts seem like a damn fine value.
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    I assume this argument has a major east coast /...

    I assume this argument has a major east coast / west coast divide. I can't fault folks for sleeping with their food in the east, but it isn't without risk.
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    If you ever get a bat in your house and you can't...

    If you ever get a bat in your house and you can't capture it - or rather you let it go freely by opening a window and encouraging it out because you're an animal lover - protocol is to get rabies...
  13. Maybe a bit direct, but he's right.

    Maybe a bit direct, but he's right.
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    Can call Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi and they...

    Can call Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi and they can refer you to shuttle contacts.
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    FWIW, just thought I'd add that I see many of...

    FWIW, just thought I'd add that I see many of these first section hikes planned Springer to DCG (or Ga border), presumably in lieu of doing an actual thru hike and likely with the idea that the...
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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't...

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that's a bear heavy section? In general, plan to hang your own bag (don't rely on cables at shelters) or take a bear cannister. However, you'll...
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    Understood, might have to be patient, but I'm...

    Understood, might have to be patient, but I'm sure someone will respond with some firsthand knowledge.
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    No jumping to conclusions as far as I can tell,...

    No jumping to conclusions as far as I can tell, just an FYI for the bad vibes. Appreciated.
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    Some reviews you could look at here... ...

    Some reviews you could look at here...

    https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/georgia/providence-canyon-state-outdoor-recreation-area
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    There will be plenty of campsites, so don't try...

    There will be plenty of campsites, so don't try to plan so much as just enjoy the hiking. While the cannister restriction is limited from Jarrard Gap to Neels Gap, I would expect bear activity any...
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    I don't like parking at Dicks Creek because I...

    I don't like parking at Dicks Creek because I can't ever get a good spot. See link below - if it works, otherwise pull up Dicks Creek Gap in google maps and use the street view option. Looks bigger...
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    What was your first section hike?

    What was your first section hike?
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    You might be interested in the Top of Ga Hiker...

    You might be interested in the Top of Ga Hiker Hostel that is near Dicks Creek Gap. Sleep first night there coming in from TX (I presume), leave car there and get shuttled to Springer, hiking back...
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    Do you need a net? I did the same thing when I...

    Do you need a net? I did the same thing when I went to RMNP, but just took my tarp and a pad. Wish I had taken the hammock, though. Slim pickin's for good trees, but I'm sure I could've made it...
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    You'd be cold in a tent with no pad at those...

    You'd be cold in a tent with no pad at those temps, especially spring when the ground is still warming up from winter. Keep in mind the UQ replaces the pad going from tent to hammock setup. Unless...
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