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    Stayed at Tom's Run on 9/27/17. The creek was...

    Stayed at Tom's Run on 9/27/17. The creek was flowing well. The shelter was in good shape as were the tent pads and picnic tables. The privy is adequate yet not the most pleasant on the trail.
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    5 FULL charges on an S8+ is a tall order,...

    5 FULL charges on an S8+ is a tall order, especially for something you're planning on carrying on a backpacking trip (due to size and weight). How about 2.5 to 3 FULL charges? I recently purchased...
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    If you have a local Sierra Club chapter, see if...

    If you have a local Sierra Club chapter, see if they have an ICO program.

    http://content.sierraclub.org/outings/ico
  4. Thanks Crossup, I appreciate this info. I've...

    Thanks Crossup, I appreciate this info. I've looked at rainfall totals and recent precipitation and it looks like we will be in good shape.
  5. The Shenandoah Section was quite a special...

    The Shenandoah Section was quite a special section for me, tons of memories and really sticks out as my best section hike to date. If you decide on the Shenandoah section, I can recommend Sharon...
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    I always sleep in a sleeping bag liner with my...

    I always sleep in a sleeping bag liner with my sleeping bag splayed open and over me like a quilt. Solves the issue you mention and keeps my sleeping bag cleaner.
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  7. Water update for Pen Mar to Pine Grove Furnace?

    Can anyone comment on the water availability on the trail between Pen Mar and Pine Grove Furnace? I'm still a couple of weeks away from my trip... who would be a good source of information? AT...
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    I ended a section hike in Hot Springs Saturday....

    I ended a section hike in Hot Springs Saturday. Bluff Mtn. Outfitters was organizing free shuttles to Allen Gap for anyone wanting to move on. The word in town was that the trail was going to...
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    I just got the S6 Active. Shock/water resistant....

    I just got the S6 Active. Shock/water resistant. They claim you can submerge it up to 5m for up to 30 minutes. Battery life seems good to me but it is a bummer that they went backwards in regards to...
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    The Hyperflow is hands down the WORST piece of...

    The Hyperflow is hands down the WORST piece of gear I ever purchased. I tried 3 different cartridges for it and all three have the same story: diminishing returns. They work great when they are new,...
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    Ratface...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/78548-Don-Raines-shuttle-service
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    Water between Atkins & Bland?

    I'll be walking Bland south to Atkins the weekend of 6/26-6/28. How have the rains been in that area this year? Should we expect issues finding water?
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    Congrats! I will go purchase now.

    Congrats! I will go purchase now.
  14. Need comment on water - Atkins/Bland VA

    I would like to "fill in a hole" I have on my AT section hike between Atkins, VA and Bland, VA. I am thinking of hiking either late October or early November. I have not kept up with the trail...
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    I've had the problem with food I dehydrated....

    I've had the problem with food I dehydrated. Seems as if the sharp corners of pasta and rice puncture the pouch. One remedy, albeit a bit wasteful, is to either double pouch it as the person above...
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    Read the Customer Questions and Answers section...

    Read the Customer Questions and Answers section on the amazon.com page... you only get 1 for $13.01, not 50.
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    Try geargrams.com. Once you figure out how it...

    Try geargrams.com. Once you figure out how it works it is quite useful.
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    Thanks a million!

    Thanks a million!
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    Yes! I think they are quite good. I have tried...

    Yes! I think they are quite good. I have tried the Mountain House scrambled eggs and I spit them out. The Ovaeasy were quite tasty.
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    Good short, easy overnight loop for an early...

    Good short, easy overnight loop for an early season "break-in trip":

    Park just off KY700 at the fire service road (don't block the gate) at the Negro Creek Trailhead. Hike Negro Creek Trail until...
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    Glad to hear this. Was hoping to get a ride into...

    Glad to hear this. Was hoping to get a ride into Waynesboro for a hotel stay. Sounds like it will be no problem getting there and back to the trail.
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    I know I can BUY in the park, but as I said in my...

    I know I can BUY in the park, but as I said in my reply "I dehydrate my own food and would rather not resupply from a store if possible."
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    Thanks for the replies. Planning a Buena Vista,...

    Thanks for the replies. Planning a Buena Vista, Va to Front Royal, Va section hike for April and was looking for a resupply point. I dehydrate my own food and would rather not resupply from a store...
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    Big Meadows in SNP

    Does anyone know if the wayside store or the lodge at Big Meadows in SNP accepts maildrops?

    Thanks!
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    Very proper female whose trail mates dubbed her...

    Very proper female whose trail mates dubbed her "wholeroll" after her first trip to the privy after, um... "retaining" for several days.
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