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    What wind speed cancels your trip?

    I'm on the fence about a trip this weekend. I am prepared to deal with the cold, but due to 30-35 mph winds with gusts to 43, I was planning to "tuck in the trees" at night. This is giving me a bit...
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    I gave up on an umbrella really quick. When the...

    I gave up on an umbrella really quick. When the vegetation is dense, it's snag city and a lot of ducking and dodging.
  3. Things do seem to have really bogged down in the...

    Things do seem to have really bogged down in the past week. I have a few packages in the system that 1) show no tracking detail and 2) very little movement. This is all either USPS First-Class or...
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    I guess if you're expecting to trudge through a...

    I guess if you're expecting to trudge through a foot of snow the whole way some boots may be in order. I would think regular hiking boots and maybe even your regular hiking shoes would be fine. ...
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    Great accomplishment and even more special that...

    Great accomplishment and even more special that you got to share it all with each other.
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    I had the pleasure of visiting Dolly Sods last...

    I had the pleasure of visiting Dolly Sods last winter with a friend. A fresh snow had just fallen....talk about magical. I can't wait to get back this winter. I hear Seneca Rocks is another gem.
  7. Me too! It's 95% genetics. You can be a...

    Me too! It's 95% genetics. You can be a flossing brushing fool and still have a mouth full of fillings.
  8. Wow! I hope they catch the scumbag and they're...

    Wow! I hope they catch the scumbag and they're dealt with!
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    Look at the bright-side...at least she wasn't...

    Look at the bright-side...at least she wasn't abducted at gunpoint by two hispanic females.
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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.
  13. 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.
  15. Honey...mmmmm....that stuff is bearnip!

    Honey...mmmmm....that stuff is bearnip!
  16. 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...
  23. 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!
  25. 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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