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    looking forward to part 3

    looking forward to part 3
  2. That view from the first night campsite looks...

    That view from the first night campsite looks great, a good start to a trip
  3. Awesome photo, they grow up fast :) The...

    Awesome photo, they grow up fast :)

    The airstrip seems to be different from normal wilderness, rafters and I suspect hunters in the fall. Thanks again for the trip report, I never knew that the FS...
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    The wet feet are totally worth it, just go in...

    The wet feet are totally worth it, just go in knowing what to expect and you won't be surprised.
    Those socks were just a little bit thicker than my usual hiking socks. They squeezed my toes a tiny...
  5. Great video, looks like an awesome trip. How...

    Great video, looks like an awesome trip.

    How many other planes were there with you? See any backpackers? Or just fly-ins?
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    A couple Dollly Sods Trips

    First trip was March 11 - 13

    I parked at the bottom of Cabin Mountain at the first parking area in the Canann Valley Wildlife Refuge since I was sure what the rest of the road was like. It was a...
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    great trip report, I'm glad the widowmaker missed...

    great trip report, I'm glad the widowmaker missed you
  8. Where did you see the bear? Can you narrow it...

    Where did you see the bear? Can you narrow it down to a specific area/trail? I've never seen one there or even tracks/scat before, but I hang my food or use a bear can, nice to know I haven't been...
  9. Looks like a nice trip, but I'm surprised by that...

    Looks like a nice trip, but I'm surprised by that much ice, is that normal?

    Really like the sunset

    thanks for posting
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    Plan on wet feet, just wear trail runners or...

    Plan on wet feet, just wear trail runners or sneakers and get your feet wet and muddy. There are enough wet spots that changing into water specific shoes is mostly pointless.

    here are a couple...
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    Hopefully your information will help someone else...

    Hopefully your information will help someone else out in the future, maybe even me since I have wanted to visit RMNP for a long time.
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    There is nothing secret about Mount Sterling in...

    There is nothing secret about Mount Sterling in the Smokies or Helen Lake in Glacier, everyone who knows about the respective park is probably aware that these are great places. At the same time,...
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    If people can camp anywhere, then I largely agree...

    If people can camp anywhere, then I largely agree with you. For a park like Glacier or the Smokies, everyone is already forced into established sites. Some of those sites are nice and some of them...
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    Backcountry campsite reviews

    An internet acquaintance is starting a website where people can comment and rate backcountry campsites in national parks where you have to stay in assigned spots, think parks like the Smokies or...
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    You have to stay at designated campsites in...

    You have to stay at designated campsites in GSMNP, the closest are the AT shelters, either Cosby Knob or Davenport Gap, both are about 3 miles from the fire lookout. The AT is relatively flat between...
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    Mt Cammerer (GSMNP)

    I got to finish off my backpacking for 2018 with a couple nights in the Smokies. I hiked up Big Creek for the first day and then up to the AT and the Mt Cammerer firetower and then back down to my...
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    I've never got a photo of a bear in the Smokies,...

    I've never got a photo of a bear in the Smokies, they always run away too fast :) Sounds like an interesting experience, thanks for sharing
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    Usually I agree, but I was traveling with 3 small...

    Usually I agree, but I was traveling with 3 small kids and my wife and my duffel bag was pretty packed. I probably should have found space for a hammock and UQ, but it would have been tight :)
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    I think with taxes it ended up being $240 given...

    I think with taxes it ended up being $240 given the exchange rate at the time. I also paid a little extra ($20?) for them to clean the kayak since I wasn't sure how much time I'd have and did not...
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    I "rented" a nautical chart and basic compass...

    I "rented" a nautical chart and basic compass from the kayak place for about $5 for the trip, I was very glad I had it. But, I was even more glad I had downloaded a map to the gps app on my phone...
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    It is hard to believe that it is right outside of...

    It is hard to believe that it is right outside of a large city. The Archipelago is an amazing backyard, I wish it was mine :)



    I'm still a little annoyed that I had a tent :)



    It was a...
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    That looks like a great trip with happy kids

    That looks like a great trip with happy kids
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    I was just there a couple of days ago with the...

    I was just there a couple of days ago with the family for a short dayhike. We checked out Frolictown Falls and Wilderness Falls. It was a great first trip, but your first time looks better :)
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    Kayaking in the Stockholm Archipelago

    5 day kayak trip in the Stockholm Archipelago

    This was a tent trip but should have been a hammock trip. I could not find a lot of info about the area while planning this trip and I was afraid that...
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    Hansons Point will be a zoo on an April weekend...

    Hansons Point will be a zoo on an April weekend if it is not raining. Please bring an extra trashbag to carry out the crap that other people will leave behind, thanks.
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    So you are going into the canyon and then out on...

    So you are going into the canyon and then out on the same day? I hope you and the scouts are in good shape :)
    FWIW, I consider myself to be in reasonable shape, I can hike 15 miles with a pack and a...
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    We stayed at Sawmill for two nights and dayhiked...

    We stayed at Sawmill for two nights and dayhiked to Ranger Creek Falls
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    We made it back from the Connector Trail, my...

    We made it back from the Connector Trail, my ankles are still a little sore a week later :) We are definitely going back, looks like I should plan for the spring since I am a sucker for wildflowers...
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    Savage Gulf (TN)

    Thanks to everyone who provided suggestions on this thread

    We ended up meeting at the Collins West Trailhead decided to hike to Sawmill on the Collins Gulf trail down in the valley and then to...
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    I guess it doesn't really matter where we camp...

    I guess it doesn't really matter where we camp then, thanks.
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    I appreciate that info, especially about the...

    I appreciate that info, especially about the Collins West trailhead. We are both in reasonable shape, can do 10 mile days without problems and elevation is ok also, my ankles cringe at what I have...
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    Savage Gulf planning

    A friend and I have a couple nights to spend in Savage Gulf and we are trying to figure out what we "have to see". With early sunset this time of year and driving time, I figure we can get to the...
  33. Grayson Highlands in VA It would not be far out...

    Grayson Highlands in VA It would not be far out of your way and would be worth a stop, there is a campground in the state park if you wanted to make this an overnight stop.

    Further out of your...
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    Where did you hang? There are so many awesome...

    Where did you hang? There are so many awesome views that I'm tempted to bring a tent next time and camp out on one of the ridges away from a lot of the crowds, but I don't really want to sleep on the...
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    A little bit of extra if anyone finds this...

    A little bit of extra if anyone finds this thread.

    There was someone at the gatehouse for Grindstone. She made change for me and gave me a hang tag for the car. She charged me $10 for two nights...
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    I made it to Grayson Highlands and wanted to say...

    I made it to Grayson Highlands and wanted to say thanks again for everyone's help. A link to the trip report...
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    Grayson Highlands

    I recently got a chance to spend a couple nights near Mt Rogers and Grayson Highlands. Thanks to everyone who answered questions on this research thread...
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    Thanks for the extra bit of information. I almost...

    Thanks for the extra bit of information. I almost certainly would have ended up not having enough cash or having the wrong amounts :)
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    Thanks everyone for all the information. Here is...

    Thanks everyone for all the information. Here is what I am thinking for this trip, tell me if this makes sense. It turns out my friends can't join me, so I'm by myself and I'm planning on lots of...
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    I saw two bears up on the ridge above the Honey...

    I saw two bears up on the ridge above the Honey Creek loop a couple years ago, so this was my third BSF bear. I have not seen Hole in the Ridge, but it looks pretty cool. Where is it located? Near...
  41. I appreciate the offer, but I'm going to Grayson...

    I appreciate the offer, but I'm going to Grayson Highlands the beginning of Oct and work won't let me get away at the end of the month. Please post a trip report so I can live vicariously through you...
  42. The only other thing to consider is that Upper...

    The only other thing to consider is that Upper Hazel Creek (where it switches to hiker only) is one of the trails with high water warnings. I hiked this a couple years ago after crazy rains and most...
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    There are some trail that are off-road vehicle...

    There are some trail that are off-road vehicle trails, but I think they are mostly gravel roads. My sunset photo at the "end of the road" is one of the off-road trails, probably pretty boring for an...
  44. All the sites along Hazel Creek have lots of...

    All the sites along Hazel Creek have lots of flowing water so no "skank". I have stayed at 86 (Proctor), it is nice, but big and likely to be crowded if the weather is nice. I have also stayed at 83,...
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    The water was up to my shorts and there was a...

    The water was up to my shorts and there was a decent current. If it had been a flat bottom, then the crossing would be easy, but there are rocks that were hard to see. The first time I did not have a...
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    I don't really have a problem with horses, but I...

    I don't really have a problem with horses, but I don't like riders making the trail worse than it needs to be. Hikers should not make trails wider than necessary and neither should riders. There were...
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    It occurred to me that I did not post a link to...

    It occurred to me that I did not post a link to the blog, there are a lot more photos and details if you are interested

    http://backpackandbeer.blogspot.com/2017/09/o-trail.html
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    Big South Fork (O&W Trail)

    I made it back to BSF for the end of Labor Day weekend. I've been eyeing the O&W trail for a little bit and decided that this would be a good time to check it out. Basically, I just wanted to hike a...
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    It was 48 degrees in Lexington KY this morning, I...

    It was 48 degrees in Lexington KY this morning, I would assume it was about the same in BSF. I was in BSF over Labor Day weekend and the lows were about 52 both mornings. Last November, I was in BSF...
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    I hope you checked out Princess Falls on your...

    I hope you checked out Princess Falls on your trip, it is not tall but the width makes it impressive. And if you did not see Yahoo Arch, put that on your list for next time as well.
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