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    Well, you might be surprised how many thru-hikers...

    Well, you might be surprised how many thru-hikers are shocked at how mountainous northern GA is. But that aside, Guthook maps are already downloaded so a cell signal isn't required - only GPS. But,...
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    First, my sincere condolences to his family. And...

    First, my sincere condolences to his family. And in discussing Eddie's tragic death, I in no way wish to diminish their loss. But as many of us here may quite literally follow in his footsteps,...
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    ONLY IF you know how to access that info on your...

    ONLY IF you know how to access that info on your phone AND THEN ONLY IF you have location services enabled AND THEN ONLY IF your phone can see 3 or more GPS satellites. Northern GA isn't flat...
  4. True - the OP article is from Backpacker...

    True - the OP article is from Backpacker Magazine. I'm pretty sure that most business magazines probably have an equally biased slant in the other direction. It's a big infrastructure project with...
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    Well, I'm betting somebody has had a heart attack...

    Well, I'm betting somebody has had a heart attack and died on the Approach Trail at some point. Maybe not a thru-hiker, but that's a lot of elevation gain in a short distance, especially fresh off...
  6. UPDATE: SCOTUS to hear case on Monday, Feb 24th...

    UPDATE: SCOTUS to hear case on Monday, Feb 24th https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/02/argument-preview-justices-to-consider-whether-the-appalachian-trail-blocks-proposed-natural-gas-pipeline/
  7. Sadly, he was found dead at Cochran Falls earlier...

    Sadly, he was found dead at Cochran Falls earlier this afternoon.
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    Found dead earlier this afternoon at Cochran...

    Found dead earlier this afternoon at Cochran Falls. Sheriff's office press conference live at 9:30pm EST (EDIT: live feed now over) at...
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    Just a side note. Even though I gave up trying...

    Just a side note. Even though I gave up trying to get one to work reliably enough, I'm not completely done playing with them from time to time. There is a certain allure about them. Maybe someday...
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    What do you have currently? If you have good...

    What do you have currently? If you have good insurance through an employer you could continue it through COBRA if you want to keep it. This is typically expensive as you pick up the employer's...
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    Nope. Not an Aarn - I own one. Looks like a...

    Nope. Not an Aarn - I own one. Looks like a daypack or large hydration pack worn on front. Might be a modified one, but definitely not an Aarn.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. We are the BORG (Bureau of Outdoor Required...

    We are the BORG (Bureau of Outdoor Required Gear). Your existence as you know it is over. You and your technological distinctiveness will be assimilated to service us. Lower your hang bags and...
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    Yeah, he called his sister at 11 am on Sunday and...

    Yeah, he called his sister at 11 am on Sunday and told her he was experiencing cramping, which is often a warning sign of hypothermia and/or dehydration which worsens the body's ability to keep warm....
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    You are not alone in your frustration. After...

    You are not alone in your frustration. After many attempts with several different alcohol stoves, pots (the wider, shallower "grease pot" was the best), windscreens, etc., I still had issues getting...
  15. Agreed. And I'm not saying that there isn't a...

    Agreed. And I'm not saying that there isn't a need to protect against bear/human interaction, I'm just not sure thousands of hikers, many somewhat inexperienced, with canisters scattered all about...
  16. Yeah, I was wondering about using such a device...

    Yeah, I was wondering about using such a device and smartphone compatibility, especially the range.
    Please post results when you do this. Sounds like a good idea.
  17. Couple of hundred feet is quite a distance. ...

    Couple of hundred feet is quite a distance. That's a pretty big area to search off trail in the woods.

    And had it been moved hundreds of feet as in Tipi's case, how easy would it have been to...
  18. My biggest concern on canisters isn't the added...

    My biggest concern on canisters isn't the added weight. It's having a bear or other creature decide it's at a tryout for Manchester United using my canister as the ball. Get one of those things...
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    The large number (some would say horde) of...

    The large number (some would say horde) of aspiring thru-hikers departing Springer Mountain and hiking NOBO from roughly March 1st through April 15th. It thins out and stretches out as they make...
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    If you wait out the "days of rain" in your tent...

    If you wait out the "days of rain" in your tent the bubble will pass you and it will no longer be a problem. Completing a thru-hike likely won't be either.
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    Well, here's hoping he brought those spikes if...

    Well, here's hoping he brought those spikes if the trail stays icy - http://www.highonleconte.com/daily-posts



    Sunday, February 16th, 2020

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    The trail changes. Gear changes. Human desires...

    The trail changes. Gear changes. Human desires and behaviors change. Can't say I miss carrying a heavier pack though.:-?

    And as George Carlin once noted, "Ah, the good old days - back when...
  23. Ah, yes, the flying squirrel problem.

    Ah, yes, the flying squirrel problem.
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    Yeah, just do as you please without having a clue...

    Yeah, just do as you please without having a clue as to why or by who the ribbons were placed. So if I find your tent unoccupied while you're off getting water its okay if I haul it off as trash? ...
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    It's a bit hard to compare the AT in 1970, and...

    It's a bit hard to compare the AT in 1970, and even thru-hiking to some degree, to today. Or the gear. Or even the hikers. The trail, the gear, and the hikers were different in the 1970's and...
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