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  1. Thread: Art Loeb basics

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    According to the Nat Geo map there are 2...

    According to the Nat Geo map there are 2 shelters. One at Deep Gap and another at Butter Gap.
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    If you ever decide to get boots resoled, try...

    If you ever decide to get boots resoled, try resoleamerica, I have used them several times and they do excellent work. They are located in Warranton, VA

    http://www.resole.com/boots/hiking-boots
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    Ray is a professor at Appalachian State...

    Ray is a professor at Appalachian State University in Boone and he does have the weather in the high country figured out
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    Ellicott Rock is hard to find. The best...

    Ellicott Rock is hard to find. The best description I have seen is in the book by Tim Homan Hiking Trails of the Southern Nantahala Wilderness Elliott Rock Wilderness Chattanooga River. There are 2...
  5. Thread: The hiker bubble

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    The hiker bubble

    Where is the GAME hiker bubble the 3rd week of April
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    Here is a map

    Here is a map
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    There are a 10 mile and 12 mile loop in Birkhead...

    There are a 10 mile and 12 mile loop in Birkhead Mountains Wilderness that I have done numerous times and it is not far from Charlotte. Just up NC49 outside of Asheboro. Great hikes.
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    In and out to shining rock is about 8 miles and...

    In and out to shining rock is about 8 miles and is a easy hike on Trail 101 Investor Gap Trail. More challenging is Triail 46 The Art Loeb Trail
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    Check the Pisgah Inn web site, they closed for...

    Check the Pisgah Inn web site, they closed for the season on Oct 31 and don't reopen until April of 2015. Another thing, if there is any snow on the Blue Ridge Parkway in that area it is closed by...
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    A couple of good resources for the area are:...

    A couple of good resources for the area are: Hiking Trails of the Southern Nantahala Wilderness, Ellicott Rock Wilderness and Chatttooga National Wild And Scenic River by Tim Homan and the US Forest...
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    Here is a resource for Linville Gorge hiking ...

    Here is a resource for Linville Gorge hiking

    http://www.linvillegorge.net

    Take a look at Shug Emery's trip videos at his youtube site. He has done several Linville Gorge trips, Shug is an old...
  12. Thread: Pisgah loop hike

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    FYI Turkey Pen Road is right at the county line...

    FYI Turkey Pen Road is right at the county line for Transylvania and Henderson counties on highway NC280
  13. Several years ago on a section hike we were...

    Several years ago on a section hike we were staying at the Overmountain shelter. Middle of the night I hear a scream from one of the guys in the shelter, turn on my flashlight and see him standing...
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    I have the CS, I looked at both and preferred it...

    I have the CS, I looked at both and preferred it for the side door, easier to get in and out of in my opinion. The larger vestibule is nice and the extra 8 oz is worth it to me.
  15. Thread: military service

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    Poll: Air Force 1969-1972 Air Force Reserve 1972-1977...

    Air Force 1969-1972
    Air Force Reserve 1972-1977
    North Carolina Air National Guard 1977-2005

    Avionics Technician - retired as an E-8
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    http://www.foothillstrail.org It is working...

    http://www.foothillstrail.org

    It is working as of right now, it looks like they redesigned the site and it may have been down to update
  17. I have used these guys and have had excellent...

    I have used these guys and have had excellent results and they are located in Virginia

    http://resole.com

    Resole America
    6876 Watson Court
    Warrenton, VA 20187
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    Turkey Pen Road is located right at the county...

    Turkey Pen Road is located right at the county line for Transylvania and Henderson County on NC Hwy 280 (Boylston Hwy). If you are coming from the US 64 and US 176 intersection it is approximately 5...
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    "Everyone has some excellent shots. Bwb49---Your...

    "Everyone has some excellent shots. Bwb49---Your pic brings back memories of my 2 years in Panama. I first lived on Albrook AFB and then Howard AFB which is probably where the belong photo was...
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    Thanks to all my brothers and sisters for their service

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    Panama 1971 Italy 1988 Saudi Arabia 1991
    retired in 2005 after 36 years - 3 years active duty, 33 years Air National Guard
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    http://resole.com/Vasque-Repair.aspx Resole...

    http://resole.com/Vasque-Repair.aspx

    Resole America
    6876 Watson Court
    Warrenton, VA 20187

    I have used them 3 times, once for my Sundowners and twice for my son's. Excellent work
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    Palmetto Trail Questions

    Has anyone hiked the Blue Ridge Electric Co-op Passage (Jocassee Gorges) section of the Palmetto Trail. Any comments about this section would be appreciated, such as info about water availability,...
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    There are trashcans in the Burrells Ford...

    There are trashcans in the Burrells Ford campground and I am pretty sure in the parking area where the trail crosses. Sloan Bridge has picnic tables so I think there would be trashcans also.
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    Been there in November in the Shining Rock area...

    Been there in November in the Shining Rock area when we were in shorts and t-shirts on Saturday and jackets, gloves etc. on Sunday
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    www.resortcams.com/webcameras-shining-rock.php

    web site for Shining Rock web cam
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