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    I don't know how you guys do trail maintenance,...

    I don't know how you guys do trail maintenance, but my years of volunteering with the Red River Gorge Trail Crew (http://rrgtc.com/) , I can't think of a single time that tape was used. If standing...
  2. Last night I was asking myself the very same...

    Last night I was asking myself the very same question regarding where the AT crosses state parks. I'm not familiar with the northern half, but I can't think of any in the south. Even at Amicaloa,...
  3. Seems like VA is cool with booze as long as...

    Seems like VA is cool with booze as long as you're drinking it in your cabin or "camping unit." Do you have information that says otherwise?
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  4. Thread: Lunches

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    Definitely miss Sgt. Rock. Among other things,...

    Definitely miss Sgt. Rock. Among other things, his constant quest to improve the alcohol stove or find THE most energy and weight efficient stove was fun to follow .

    For lunch, I have an apple,...
  5. Thread: Showering

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    There would be significant shrinkage.

    There would be significant shrinkage.
  6. Thread: Showering

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    I can only speak about the southern half of the...

    I can only speak about the southern half of the AT, but I don't think you will have any problem at all finding shower facilities. NOC, various places in Damascus, Pearisburg, to name but a few, all...
  7. Thread: Best hike 2019?

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    The table mesas above Golden, CO because I got to...

    The table mesas above Golden, CO because I got to do them with my daughter.
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    I agree about always carrying a tent or whatever...

    I agree about always carrying a tent or whatever shelter is your preference, but what shelters have burned on the AT?
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    About the number on the card, no idea at all what...

    About the number on the card, no idea at all what it means and why he wrote it.

    He died in 2007. Cleaning out his house, I found his uniform, service medals and dog tag. a scrape book that...
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    Definitely not personally signed. It it about...

    Definitely not personally signed. It it about the size of a business card.

    Here is a pic of the prayer and the way both are in my dad's scrapbook.

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    US Army, Christmas dinner, 1944

    My dad was a WWII Army veteran who spent most of his tour (Feb. 9 1941 -- Oct 9, 1945) fighting in Europe.

    He kept quite a number of mementos, one of which was a Christmas dinner menu from 1944...
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    Oldest known forest discovered

    https://weather.com/science/nature/news/2019-12-19-oldest-known-forest-discovered-in-new-york
  13. Thread: Unaka Mountain

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    My favorite place as well and for the same...

    My favorite place as well and for the same reasons.
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    You are very perceptive. It is my attempt at...

    You are very perceptive.
    It is my attempt at humorous artistic interpretation. Sorry you dont like it.
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    A rather steep incline in Colorado

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    Things can be all but vertical but some seem to enjoy the challenge.
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    Rescuer dies trying to find missing hiker

    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/12/14/search-continues-for-mount-baldy-hiker-missing-since-sunday/

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    I rarely stumble over rocks and roots, but I do...

    I rarely stumble over rocks and roots, but I do have a very difficult time with slippery surfaces, be they slick from rain or ice, and especially if I am going downhill on slippery surfaces. Large...
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    I'm also a 13 narrow. I've had best luck with...

    I'm also a 13 narrow. I've had best luck with La Sportiva. It seems that narrow sizing is more common in European shoes. I've also had good luck with North Face.

    Here is a good link that...
  19. I believe you're thinking of "hard ranger"[SIC]...

    I believe you're thinking of "hard ranger"[SIC] -- another quasi-literate effort that was supposed to be amusing but instead was only pathetic.

    For those who self-publish books on Amazon and...
  20. Mr. KeepOnHIkin', might you be the "up and coming...

    Mr. KeepOnHIkin', might you be the "up and coming Bill Bryson replacement"? Might you be writing about yourself in the third person? Might you have chuckled at yourself and couldn't put down the...
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    Posts about how safe hikers are from violent...

    Posts about how safe hikers are from violent crime on the AT and what to do or not do about the potential for violent crime are invariably controversial on WB and always have been.
    You didn't do...
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    It's cute to see that "hardranger" corrected the...

    It's cute to see that "hardranger" corrected the misspellings in his original post to reflect the SICs that I pointed out. That said, placing "Ivy League feminists" in with miscreants and "lousy Boy...
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    I don't read that s***, either.

    I don't read that s***, either.
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    Someone who puts "ivy-league [SIC] feminists" in...

    Someone who puts "ivy-league [SIC] feminists" in the phrase as "miscreant hikers and lousy boy scout[SIC] pack leaders" tells me all I need to know about the author.
    I'll pass.
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