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    Sometimes I'll build a small fire under a camp...

    Sometimes I'll build a small fire under a camp tarp when other people are present and it rains all day---

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    In a "survival situation" I could care less about a fire, in fact it's a...
  2. I remember that section---a naturally wet swamp...

    I remember that section---a naturally wet swamp section anyway and horseback riders made it look like a four-wheeler jeep playground.
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    I'm paranoid about camp fires when I'm...

    I'm paranoid about camp fires when I'm responsible for them and it's another reason I rarely build them---cuz when I leave a CS I don't want to have a .1% worry in my brain that my old fire could...
  4. More info you've probably already seen--- ...

    More info you've probably already seen---

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Denali-Mountain-Master-Sierra-Navada-2-hiking-backpack-/193056776986

    https://www.pbase.com/image/85253129
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  5. The square top of the frame reminds me of my old...

    The square top of the frame reminds me of my old 1970s North Face BackMagic pack---

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  6. Thanks for the vid. One of my favorite places to...

    Thanks for the vid. One of my favorite places to backpack and camp.

    I did early trips there in the 1980s---no pics of course---and then returned in 1997 for a trip---

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    My friend on top...
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    When I'm out on my trips I rarely build a...

    When I'm out on my trips I rarely build a campfire---mainly because I'm lazy #1 and #2 I'm much warmer sitting in my tent atop my Thermarest and in my down parka partially covered by my -15F rated...
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    The Log Gate used to be the start of a footbridge...

    The Log Gate used to be the start of a footbridge which crossed Citico Creek into "Warden's Field"---a little community with a post office etc.

    Blizzards usually keep me pinned in camps, or...
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    S Same thing with Georgia to Maine...

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    Same thing with Georgia to Maine thruhike---why not just drive instead?

    Here's a link to the pics---

    https://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202-/18-Day-Quest-for-Indian-Lake/
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    Quillen posted his trip report here--- ...

    Quillen posted his trip report here---

    http://southernhighlanders.com/new/2020/10/28/hangover-2020-one-for-the-ages/
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    I was thinking about you up in Virginia---as I...

    I was thinking about you up in Virginia---as I seem to remember the Tent Cops instituted a new policy I think for their Overnight Parking---like 2 nights max??? Used to be you could leave your car...
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    Seeds are decent and leaves are okay too.

    Seeds are decent and leaves are okay too.
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202...

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202-/18-Day-Quest-for-Indian-Lake/i-TWn6kdb/0/45890a72/XL/Trip%20207%20%28197%29-XL.jpg
    After the hurricane I leave Citico Creek and in 5 miles reach...
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202...

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202-/18-Day-Quest-for-Indian-Lake/i-BBwDhpH/0/d43d99a0/XL/Trip%20207%20%28104%29-XL.jpg
    I leave Hangover Mt and head west on Seven Mile Ridge and reach...
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202...

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202-/18-Day-Quest-for-Indian-Lake/i-JShVK4s/0/842a4e1b/XL/Trip%20207%20%2843%29-XL.jpg
    As I'm camped below Hangover Mt my old friend John Quillen...
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202...

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202-/18-Day-Quest-for-Indian-Lake/i-RsLdkRd/0/f5157787/XL/Trip%20207%20%2891%29-XL.jpg
    I leave Citico Creek on Rocky Flats trail and get to the old...
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    18 Day Quest for Indian Lake

    I return from an 18 day October 2020 backpacking trip into the mountains of TN and NC---and here are the trails I backpacked---

    Flats Mt to Beehouse Gap down to Citico Creek.
    Rocky Flats to...
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    Like with any endeavor I suppose---perfect...

    Like with any endeavor I suppose---perfect organization in backpacking comes with experience. It's one of the main keys to "successful" backpacking.
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    A short 3 day trip means my food load is next to...

    A short 3 day trip means my food load is next to nothing and I probably won't even bring my stove and fuel. A 3 day trip generally means 2 cooked dinners---maybe hot breakfasts---and the rest...
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    Your post sort of ties into whether we bring...

    Your post sort of ties into whether we bring stuff sacks or not. Personally, there's a big difference with a 3 day trip versus a 21 day trip---since personally I don't do resupplies which severely...
  21. All my AT backpacking trips (including two treks...

    All my AT backpacking trips (including two treks thru Shenandoah NP)---thru Hot Springs, Mt Rogers, Etc---I shopped locally for food along the way. In Shenandoah I hitched to Luray for food---and...
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    Why don't you consider your food bag a stuff...

    Why don't you consider your food bag a stuff sack? Isn't food stuffed into it?

    This could possibly be garlic08's food sack---
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    Here's my current food load for an 18 day trip in...

    Here's my current food load for an 18 day trip in October.
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    Right red bag is main food bag and fits inside pack on top of sleeping bag in its stuff sack.

    Middle two bags are Seek Outside...
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    I find these comments remarkable as I'm trying to...

    I find these comments remarkable as I'm trying to imagine all my food just scattered loosely in my pack without putting any of it in a stuff sack.
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    You could park in Betty Gap and tool down Connie...

    You could park in Betty Gap and tool down Connie and camp at one of many nice CSs---except the big one at Chestnut Lead trail jct which usually sees alot of people. Although with Hurricane Delta...
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