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    I have been very pleased with my Nemo Tensor pad.

    I have been very pleased with my Nemo Tensor pad.
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    I contacted the national park service last week...

    I contacted the national park service last week about advice for alternate parking since the website lists the large parking lot on Shoreline drive as closed. I received an email response that the...
  3. I recommend contacting Don Raines out of...

    I recommend contacting Don Raines out of Pearisburg for the shuttle. 540-921-7433
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    FWIW, I recently did a section in GA and the last...

    FWIW, I recently did a section in GA and the last night camped with a thru-hiker who was SOBO for the bottom ~500 and then flipping to Maine, going SOBO the whole way. I asked him about his...
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    I parked at Devil's Fork Gap for multiple days in...

    I parked at Devil's Fork Gap for multiple days in April 2019 for a section hike between Iron Mountain Gap and Devil's Fork Gap. I used Tom Bradford out of Irwin for my shuttle 423-302-9580 and was...
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    +1 on the Cinnamon Buns (only available on...

    +1 on the Cinnamon Buns (only available on Saturdays) and the Smoky Mt Diner in general. Good food at a good value.
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    Last week I took advantage of my WFH situation to...

    Last week I took advantage of my WFH situation to visit my mother and work from her house, spend time with her, and do some work on her home. She lives in North Georgia and my brother lives nearby. ...
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    Don't stay on Max Patch on a Friday or Saturday...

    Don't stay on Max Patch on a Friday or Saturday night during the summer. The local wildlife drag their coolers, beer funnels, large tents, and radios up from the parking lot. They don't go to sleep...
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    Fun fact: The banjo player from Deliverance...

    Fun fact: The banjo player from Deliverance couldn't and didn't play the banjo. He was picked for his unique look. Someone who could play the banjo was behind him and it was the other person...
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    Some of my memories from hiking (over several...

    Some of my memories from hiking (over several section hikes) that area:

    Hot Springs – You can’t go wrong eating at the Smoky Mountain Diner
    Hot Springs – The people that run the hostel at...
  11. Adding to an old post here. I did an overnight...

    Adding to an old post here. I did an overnight trip in Uwharrie recently and parked at the NC 109 trailhead. I had no issues. However .... there were two different colors of shattered auto glass...
  12. I hiked that area a few years back in April. We...

    I hiked that area a few years back in April. We camped at Wapiti and the next night some of the people we camped with went to the campsite you listed and there was water and good campsites...
  13. I highly recommend Marc Cusic at 304-433-0028 and...

    I highly recommend Marc Cusic at 304-433-0028 and [email protected]

    A couple of years ago I used him to shuttle from Front Royal to Swift Run Gap and from Front Royal to Harper's Ferry
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    My go to is a bagel with peanut butter, honey,...

    My go to is a bagel with peanut butter, honey, and cranberries. I am a 45-minute lunch to rest and air out my feet, shoes, and socks guy. I know that does not fit with the OP's on-the-go plan, but...
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    I have section hiked about 800 miles in the past...

    I have section hiked about 800 miles in the past five years. I have not hiked contiguous, but worked to make sure that my gaps were at least thirty miles so they were at least long enough for a...
  16. Correction, the thru-hiker campsite is between...

    Correction, the thru-hiker campsite is between Possum Track and Bay Leaf Church Road.
    Here is a link to some information:...
  17. Camping is available at: Shinleaf Recreation...

    Camping is available at:
    Shinleaf Recreation Area The trail passes through here and has a bathroom and running water at the bathroom. Walk-in sites behind it.

    There is a thru-hiker campsite 1/4...
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    I hiked that section a couple of years ago. I...

    I hiked that section a couple of years ago. I don't know if you are set on heading north, but we walked south back to Pearisburg and it worked well. At the suggestion of our shuttle driver, Don...
  19. I have parked at the hotel there (Relax Inn?) for...

    I have parked at the hotel there (Relax Inn?) for a few days for a small fee per night.
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    Trail Inspiration

    I was visiting family this past weekend and we stopped by Amicalola on Monday to check out the falls. While there I stopped by the AT registration area and saw many excited hikers ready to start...
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    Technology has its place. Last Saturday night it...

    Technology has its place. Last Saturday night it was pretty sweet to listen to the UVA-Auburn Final Four game at our campsite. I was able to stream it on the phone and our campsite was away from...
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    I used Mark Cusic (Strings) out of Harpers Ferry...

    I used Mark Cusic (Strings) out of Harpers Ferry for a shuttle service in that area and was very satisfied. He has hiked the trail so he can provide advice/info beyond shuttling. His contact...
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    The fabric wore out along the metal staves on the...

    The fabric wore out along the metal staves on the inside of my Atmos and it caused a hole in the fabric. I explained to Osprey the issue was my fault because when practice hiking on the local trails...
  24. I am 6'5" and I have the Lightheart SoLong 6. ...

    I am 6'5" and I have the Lightheart SoLong 6. The only issues I have is that I have a sleep pad (Big Agnes Q Core SLX) that is just over 3" thick. This places my face a little closer to the top...
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    One thing I do at any campsite is if there is any...

    One thing I do at any campsite is if there is any chance of any food spilling while transferring to a container (Ex: my morning powdered drink mix into a Gatorade bottle), I do it over a fire ring so...
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