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  1. Homeless person? I doubt. That's a pretty good...

    Homeless person? I doubt. That's a pretty good ways into the park in an area that is pretty remote.
    Ginseng poacher? Now is harvest time... and I've run into a poacher at the bottom of that hill...
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    I have NOT tried email. I'll have to give that a...

    I have NOT tried email. I'll have to give that a try if plans later this year come thru to try to hike Old Settlers Trail.
    I've used them several times in the past... the guy is real interesting to...
  3. The last time a body was found scavenged in the...

    The last time a body was found scavenged in the woods about the same time of year, the autopsy report wasn't made public until something like February of the following year.
    {That would be the...
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    I've tried contacting AAA Hiker Service several...

    I've tried contacting AAA Hiker Service several times this year.
    They never answer the phone.
    When I left a Voice Mail, I never got a response.
    Tried Texting their Cell Phone Number, I never got a...
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    I realize this is in the "Used Gear" section, but...

    I realize this is in the "Used Gear" section, but I don't have any used tents for sale.
    But I will mention that I have loved my Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 as a very roomy 1P tent. Even with the...
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    Raven Fork and Oconaluftee River have one small...

    Raven Fork and Oconaluftee River have one small "hiccup" in the fishing regulations mentioned above.
    You have to have a Cherokee Fishing License if you want to fish the section of these waters...
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    Weather is a funny thing... First of all, I've...

    Weather is a funny thing...

    First of all, I've always heard heard 4ļ/1,000' and that's the reason it's usually about a 20ļ difference between Gatlinburg (around 1,500') and Clingman's Dome (around...
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    I didn't find those suggestions very useful for...

    I didn't find those suggestions very useful for me... Either I already knew them (like don't run) or it was things that didn't make much sense... like telling the dog to "back off". I doubt.1 in 10...
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    Nothing in GSMNP is above treeline, so every...

    Nothing in GSMNP is above treeline, so every campsite has someplace to hang a hammock.
    The only exception during "normal" times would be at shelters. As mentioned above, park rules for hammocks are...
  10. I thought I had read that by the end of the...

    I thought I had read that by the end of the video, he finally got the cougar to turn back by throwing a rock at him.

    Got to admit that I don't know how well I would have managed in a similar...
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    That was my mantra while hiking the JMT. Once...

    That was my mantra while hiking the JMT.
    Once you start the trail, the only places to buy anything are the VERY limited stores of Tuolumne, Reds, VVR, and MTR... and they mainly concentrate on food...
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    That was part of what I LOVED about hiking the...

    That was part of what I LOVED about hiking the JMT out in California. You can resupply without really leaving the wilderness:

    Tuolumne Meadows store (Yosemite front country campground)
    Reds...
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    Every parking lot in GSMNP has some level of...

    Every parking lot in GSMNP has some level of break-ins over the years.

    But only a few have had recurring "issues".
    The only places with "issues" I've read about over the years around GSMNP are:...
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    For the most part, I'd have to respectfully...

    For the most part, I'd have to respectfully disagree...

    I've found very little difference in being out for a three-day weekend v a multi-week trip.
    Of course the one HUGE difference is planning...
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    For the most part, I'd have to respectfully...

    For the most part, I'd have to respectfully disagree...

    I've found very little difference in being out for a three-day weekend v a multi-week trip.
    Of course the one HUGE difference is planning...
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    I use a few stuff sacks for organization of...

    I use a few stuff sacks for organization of smaller items.
    Otherwise, like others have suggested, I use a (scent free) trash compactor bag as a pack liner. My sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and...
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    Bobcat most likely. Search youtube for "urban...

    Bobcat most likely.
    Search youtube for "urban bobcat". I guy posted a video taken in his neighborhood of two bobcats fussing at each other in broud daylight. See if what you heard sounds anything...
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    I think I see what you are getting at... that the...

    I think I see what you are getting at... that the hole in the end is bigger than the inner hole and all you have to do is cut the existing shock cord (so it's no longer pulling tight against the...
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    At this point, if I were in your shoes, I would...

    At this point, if I were in your shoes, I would look to see if I could find any source of replacement poles (such as the Coleman Tent Pole Kit) and see if it is possible to replace this segment of...
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    Is there any evidence the cap is glued in place?...

    Is there any evidence the cap is glued in place?
    I've never had to pull an end-cap off a fiberglass tent pole, but I've replaced tips on a treking pole. The tips were held on strictly with...
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    GSMNP Board Game (Kickstarter)

    Saw this news story about a guy who created a Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Hike It! board game. ...
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    Because the water is cold rain water and it never...

    Because the water is cold rain water and it never pools or gets direct sunlight, it's always cold.
  23. While I've never tried a torso length pad, as a...

    While I've never tried a torso length pad, as a side sleeper who often has to flip from one side to the other, I can't imagine laying on two different surfaces keeping things comfortable for a full...
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    But you still have to check state and local laws....

    But you still have to check state and local laws.
    I've read that many WalMart parking lots welcome overnight parking (like RVs).
    I know the WalMart in Sevierville (on the way to Pigeon Forge or...
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    There are churches in Alabama that are open and...

    There are churches in Alabama that are open and practicing safe distancing.

    The church I attend has services in a gymnasium with individual seats. The seats are placed in groups so that families...
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