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    Rob, not sure if you already have a group you...

    Rob, not sure if you already have a group you regularly go with, but if you decide to explore WRHR further and need crew, let me know. It's been on my list, but a HR is not something I'd want to...
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    Just have to share this memory. I camped at Bly...

    Just have to share this memory. I camped at Bly Gap in the middle of the bubble back in 2017. There was one campsite remaining over to the left of the oak and some idjit tied his food bag directly...
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    I met Homer and his wife on the trail N of...

    I met Homer and his wife on the trail N of Pearisburg earlier in the year. He was a machine! They were hiking to all the shelters they maintain and leaving new brooms.
  4. Good to know water is flowing in that area.

    Good to know water is flowing in that area.
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    Dan Roper, had the trail been maintained yet when...

    Dan Roper, had the trail been maintained yet when you went through compared to Horned Frog a month ago?

    FYI, Woods Hole Hostel is a great stop if it's along your route.
  6. Honey...mmmmm....that stuff is bearnip!

    Honey...mmmmm....that stuff is bearnip!
  7. I've always said that people have one of two...

    I've always said that people have one of two reactions to stress, they either lose their $hit or it sharpens their focus. I think doing any tough enduring physical endeavor, such as being out on the...
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    Hey OP...sorry to hijack, but you mention canoe...

    Hey OP...sorry to hijack, but you mention canoe camping...this sounds like fun! Have you done any of that along the AT corridor?
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    Man, that's a really cool resource. Sorry to see...

    Man, that's a really cool resource. Sorry to see it go.
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    I remember seeing this listed in the AWOL guide a...

    I remember seeing this listed in the AWOL guide a few years back and getting really excited at the prospect of a detour to the Cheesecake Factory! Not even a huge fan, but on the trail, sign me up!...
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    WOW, everyone! Thank You for all the suggestions...

    WOW, everyone! Thank You for all the suggestions so far. I've been Googling each suggestion as I come across them, and getting a lot of inspiration from them. Gonna be a great Fall trip!
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    For those of you awaiting ATC guidance on...

    For those of you awaiting ATC guidance on potential hikes, the ATC has given the green light on day and section hikes:
    https://appalachiantrail.org/official-blog/covid19-hiker-guidelines-may20/
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    Eastern US Trail Recommendations

    I'm starting to get some ideas together for a Fall trip. I've gone out West the last 3 years (and honestly could head out West every year for the rest of my life and still not see and do everything...
  14. I've done some sections recently and have more...

    I've done some sections recently and have more planned, including this weekend. :)

    To say that I, or anyone else who chooses to hike, doesn't care about others is completely off base. Not...
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    Have a good hike Gambit!

    Have a good hike Gambit!
  16. I get this impression from them as well. They've...

    I get this impression from them as well. They've already petitioned the Dept of Interior to shut the entire trail down. It's overreach imo.
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    I'm still planning on hitting the trail for short...

    I'm still planning on hitting the trail for short hikes/exercise/fresh air. Even the places in lockdown mode allow people out for exercise. If you're not interacting with people during your hike...
  18. Thread: Camp Shoes

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    Flip flops for me. They lay together flat...

    Flip flops for me. They lay together flat horizontally inside my pack. Unless it's deep winter, I just plow through water crossings with what I have on.
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    My company has sent everybody home for the...

    My company has sent everybody home for the foreseeable future. My new reality is working from the dining room table.

    I have been stockpiling some food, looks like I may need to get more. ...
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    To touch on a couple points others have...

    To touch on a couple points others have made....the section from Hampton to Damascus is fast, and with a week of hiking under your belt, you could probably knock out the 45 miles in 2 days. Which...
  21. We stocked up on non-perishable food items at the...

    We stocked up on non-perishable food items at the grocery store last night. Stuff we normally buy anyway, but just to have an extra reserve of it on hand...in case. People buying the expensive...
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    Would you play Russian Roulette with those odds,...

    Would you play Russian Roulette with those odds, say with a $100,000 payout?
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    Does anybody know where exactly this was? I know...

    Does anybody know where exactly this was? I know OP above mentioned MM651 back in 2017. I just did the section N from Peters Mtn Trailhead beginning at mm657 (a few miles North of Pine Swamp Branch...
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    SOBO Priest is 3K' gain in 4 miles. That's...

    SOBO Priest is 3K' gain in 4 miles. That's legit.

    If you really want the climb OP:
    - go NOBO from Crabtree Falls parking or Fish Hatchery Road
    - proceed up and over the Priest the easy way
    -...
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    I prefer the AWOL Guide in PDF format for...

    I prefer the AWOL Guide in PDF format for pre-trip planning and you can easily see all the data for a town (hostels, motels, restaurants, shuttle drivers, map, hours etc...), or 30 miles of trail, on...
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