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    Well...I guess the beach is out :(

    Well...I guess the beach is out :(
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    Thanks for all the advice. He is crate trained. ...

    Thanks for all the advice. He is crate trained. The crate folds up so it will fit in my car, so I will take the advice and take it for the "just in case". He sleeps in it every night and while I'm...
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    So, let's see... 1. "My post may sound...

    So, let's see...

    1. "My post may sound negative" Yes, you are right there, but you knew that.
    2. "Taking a dog anywhere is a nuisance" You are entitled to your opinion, but I take him...
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    No disrespect, Gambit, but almost none of your...

    No disrespect, Gambit, but almost none of your post reflects my situation.

    Maybe I need to clarify further..

    I'll be in a state park and day hikes of less than 5 miles, all on sand surfaces. ...
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    Puppy's first camping trip

    Not AT related, but I have to start somewhere...

    ...My soon to be 6 1/2 mo old beagle pup and I are going camping at a state park about 2 hours away in mid Sept. I've never camped/backpacked with...
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    Cades Cove

    Cades Cove
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    Like others, being around people escalates my...

    Like others, being around people escalates my anxiety. I hike alone.
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    It was the red empty battery symbol. Had to...

    It was the red empty battery symbol. Had to charge for 20 min or so in the car before it would even turn on.
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    The phone is a 6S but was powered off once I...

    The phone is a 6S but was powered off once I arrived at my destination Saturday lunchtime (fully charged from my drive) and I didn't turn it on again until Sunday morning, 8ish, when I was setting...
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    Dead...everything is dead

    Went on a winter trip this weekend (car camping, so I guess this is sorta off topic). Stayed warm (that's positive!). The nice thing about car camping is ready access to firewood if you have $$$$. ...
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    I live in Apex (just west of Raleigh). Hanging...

    I live in Apex (just west of Raleigh). Hanging Rock State Park is exactly 2 hrs from me. Fun, great workout. Stone Mountain State Park is a little further but worth it. Love Eno and Raven Rock,...
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    :). Well I guess you are right about that! The...

    :). Well I guess you are right about that! The stream crossing comes the second day of a four day hike. At worst I can turn around then and it will still be a four day hike, just a more sucky out...
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    Thanks to you both. I can't post where I will be...

    Thanks to you both. I can't post where I will be going for safety reasons. However you have given me some peace of mind. I have been a little nervous crossing some of the streams in early spring...
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    So, it's going to rain....GSMNP

    I'm heading to the Smokies next week. I'll get there on Wednesday. I only have one stream crossing for the long weekend (without a bridge). Nate is supposed to pass through there on, it looks...
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    Don't scare me, Mudsock! :eek:

    Don't scare me, Mudsock! :eek:
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    It is interesting that so many of you recommend...

    It is interesting that so many of you recommend trekking poles. No one uses them in my area. I have used them in the backcountry but not on these relatively short day hikes. I use them in the...
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    Swelling Hands

    I have taken a four year hiatus from backpacking (due to family problems). I just started day hiking. I am putting in the miles as much as I can locally, but I'm having a problem. My hands swell...
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    Airport to katadin?

    How do I get there?

    I just lost my job, and I'm thinking of going southbound. It's a lifelong dream, and now seems to be the perfect time. Thanks for the help.
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    I'm going to the Smokies tomorrow...more worried...

    I'm going to the Smokies tomorrow...more worried about the drive than the hike. I'd only planned a lazy 10 miles/ day, still doable in deep snow.
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    Yay, a Smokies hike in the snow.

    Yay, a Smokies hike in the snow.
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    Thanks.

    Good suggestions, thanks to you all for your help. Looking forward to my trip.
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    So 10K, what do you anchor your stake to? It...

    So 10K, what do you anchor your stake to? It just doesn't seem the snow would hold it...unless your digging through the snow to the dirt?
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    Winter Tent Stakes

    I'm not new to winter backpacking, but I am new to tenting in the winter.

    What stakes do you carry to erect your tent in places where there may or may not be snow? I'm heading to the Smokies in a...
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    I have these for extreme weather conditions ...

    I have these for extreme weather conditions

    http://www.rei.com/product/758402

    Try them on with your liners, you may need to size up for the extra bulk.
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    http://www.trailfoods.com/meals1.html

    http://www.trailfoods.com/meals1.html
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