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    When I get back from my hike of this loop next...

    When I get back from my hike of this loop next week, I'll be sure to post a trip review. We're planning to camp at Betty Creek Gap and either SI summit or SI Shelter.
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    The Standing Indian Loop is supposed to be really...

    The Standing Indian Loop is supposed to be really nice. I'm planning a trip up there for July 4th. The loop can be anywhere from 20-30 miles depending on which connector trails you choose. It's...
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    Thanks for the replies. We're looking to do it...

    Thanks for the replies. We're looking to do it in 3 days and keep each day under 12 miles, so it looks like we will go clockwise since the campsites appear to line up better. We should be able to...
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    Do you recommend hiking clockwise or...

    Do you recommend hiking clockwise or counterclockwise? Different reports claim both ways are better. We plan to use Long Branch and Kimsey Creek Trails to complete the 24.3 mile loop, and we're...
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    Thanks for the advice. I will definitely put...

    Thanks for the advice. I will definitely put this on my list. I know of three shelter areas on this loop plus established campsites at Betty Creek Gap, Beech Gap, and Standing Indian summit. Can...
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    Looking for a GA/SC/NC Hike!

    Hey everyone,

    I've got a few friends who are interested in backpacking. I got them to join me on a relatively short (18ish miles) trip last weekend, and now they are looking for more! Does...
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    Thanks for the reply! That's a good idea. ...

    Thanks for the reply!

    That's a good idea. I've been camping there a dozen times at one of the many sites between BF and Ellicott, but I've never been to the actual campground. Is that a place...
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    Looking for New Location in SC/NC/GA

    I had a group of friends all set to go camping at the location of the John Rock hang off Cat Gap Loop. We have a few backpackers in the group, but there are also several car campers who are bent on...
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    That's a good point. The Chattooga River Trail...

    That's a good point. The Chattooga River Trail is far kinder with respect to elevation change. The first few miles south of highway 28 are particularly level. Don't let the trail name fool you...
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    I've hiked the FHT from Upper Whitewater Falls to...

    I've hiked the FHT from Upper Whitewater Falls to Laurel Valley (trip report here https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/94864-Foothills-Trail-Hike-June-2014?highlight=foothills+trail). ...
  11. This is absolutely true, although some of those...

    This is absolutely true, although some of those trails are not for the feint of heart. They don't believe in switchbacks or bridges in the Cohutta!

    Speaking as a GA hanger, I would have no...
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    I weigh over 200 lb, so I don't think I could use...

    I weigh over 200 lb, so I don't think I could use a canister as a stool, but a small table might be nice.

    I always hang my bag via the PCT method, which I believe is harder for bears to crack. I...
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    I don't know if you've ever hiked in the Cohutta...

    I don't know if you've ever hiked in the Cohutta Wilderness, but it also subscribes to that same theory of "switchbacks are for wusses." It even extended the theory to include bridges!



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    I don't currently have a bear canister, and I...

    I don't currently have a bear canister, and I hesitate to buy one if I won't use it much. I guess I need to research where else on the AT it is required (I know GSMNP for one).

    I am about a 10-15...
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    Thanks, guys. This is exactly what I was hoping...

    Thanks, guys. This is exactly what I was hoping for. I have the Foothills Trail guidebook, but I have yet to select one for the AT.
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    AT vs. Foothills Trail?

    I'm planning to begin section-hiking the AT from GA to NC with a push goal of completing the TN and VA sections. I'll be starting with the segment from Springer to either Neel's Gap or Unicoi Gap. ...
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    I would be interested depending on time/location....

    I would be interested depending on time/location. I've been to Burrell's Ford at least a half dozen times. Never been to Raven's Cliff.
  18. Thread: Labor Day hike

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    Hmm, I was planning to try out the Pine Mountain...

    Hmm, I was planning to try out the Pine Mountain Trail in FDR St. Park over LDW, but I will consider this. I'm no up for a mountain goat pace or anything. I was planning a nice leisure trip.
  19. Thread: Columbia SC

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    I grew up in Columbia. It is either a very big...

    I grew up in Columbia. It is either a very big small city or a very small big city, depending on your philosophical bend. I'd recommend it as a nice place to live.

    The pros:
    -Many big city...
  20. Looks like fun!. How long did it take you guys...

    Looks like fun!. How long did it take you guys to paddle over from Devil's Fork? I'm considering doing the same at some point this fall. Did you have the wind with you or against you?
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    I was just there a few weeks back. Check out my...

    I was just there a few weeks back. Check out my report here (https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?94864-Foothills-Trail-Hike-June-2014).

    Anyway, there is a single site along the...
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    FireInMyBones was apparently there just a half...

    FireInMyBones was apparently there just a half day or so earlier than we were. His trip report is here, and he actually got some footage of the swim and the rock jump into the lake.
    ...
  23. And for me as well. I will definitely be...

    And for me as well. I will definitely be visiting that place again! I think you could easily budget half a day or more for swimming/jumping in the lake there.
  24. I camped at that exact same site on June 14th...

    I camped at that exact same site on June 14th after making that same swim and jumping off that same rock. We didn't get there until the afternoon, so we may have only missed each other by a matter...
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    Thanks, all. I forgot to throw a huge shout...

    Thanks, all.

    I forgot to throw a huge shout out to FIMB for giving me some input on likely camping spots and parking arrangements before the trip started. Having now hiked that section, I fully...
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    Foothills Trail Hike - June, 2014

    Started: Upper Whitewater Falls
    Finished: Laurel Valley Access off Horsepasture Road

    Day 1: 8.6 miles to Bearcamp Creek
    My buddy Jeff and I staged a car at Laurel Valley and then drove over...
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    Welcome from Conyers, GA. The Pine Mountain...

    Welcome from Conyers, GA.

    The Pine Mountain Trail in FDR St Park is beautiful, nearby and contains a nice trail system for hiking and camping.
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    Welcome. I remember the sense of...

    Welcome. I remember the sense of excitement/overwhelming that came with first discovering this world.

    The best way to actually see a bunch of different setups in person is to attend a group hang...
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    Black Balsam area is about the highest elevation...

    Black Balsam area is about the highest elevation where you can approximate car camping. There is a parking lot about a mile off the parkway and trails that branch out in all directions. Some of...
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    ^-- That.

    ^-- That.
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    Welcome. FYI, there is a group hang coming...

    Welcome.

    FYI, there is a group hang coming up in your area (https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=80094).
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    The attitude has always been that they're...

    The attitude has always been that they're welcome. There's plenty of room at that particular site.



    I have hiked the CRT from Ellicott down to Sandy Ford in Georgia as well as the East Fork...
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    I'm definitely interested, but it will depend on...

    I'm definitely interested, but it will depend on the date. I have another trip planned for Oct 12th, and I think I probably want to leave Halloween weekend open.

    Are we for sure heading to the...
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    I think a lot of these were covered already, but...

    I think a lot of these were covered already, but I'll give it a go. The ones that stood out the most to me were....

    Pack-84.7
    Seems heavy for a pack. If you can afford a smaller or lighter...
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    I could be interested if the timing is right. ...

    I could be interested if the timing is right. Watching this thread.
  36. Wind chills can make it a little greater than...

    Wind chills can make it a little greater than 10-15 degrees too. Site selection will become more important in November.
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    Great story. My first night in the hammock, it...

    Great story. My first night in the hammock, it was 22 degrees and I had no underquilt or pads because I thought my 0 degree rated sleeping bag was already overkill....right? Learning experiences...
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    Welcome! The John's Rock hang is coming up...

    Welcome!

    The John's Rock hang is coming up and not too far from you.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=74017

    Also, there are periodic hangs up in the Cohutta Wilderness...
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    Depends on the water availability, shade I might...

    Depends on the water availability, shade I might expect, opportunities to cool off in a river/lake... Last year, I went on my first real backpacking trip on the Chattoogah River Trail over the July...
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    Sorry I won't be able to make this one. Perhaps...

    Sorry I won't be able to make this one. Perhaps next time!
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    ^---- That.

    ^---- That.
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    I've been there many times. As you head down...

    I've been there many times. As you head down Burrells Ford Road from the SC side and Hwy 107, you will first reach a parking area with an outhouse on your left. This is the official intersection...
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    How much does a DO weigh, and can it be placed in...

    How much does a DO weigh, and can it be placed in a pack or must it be carried by hand? I'm not sure if I can make it and I don't own a DO, but I may be willing to serve as a pack mule for one,...
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    Cohutta Wilderness Loop, May 2013

    Two buddies and I drove up to the Cohutta Wilderness last weekend to backpack and explore the area. I was having my first real field test for a bunch of new equipment including my new HG pillow, 40*...
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    Cohutta Wilderness, May 25-27

    Hey, some buddies and I are planning a trip thru the Cohutta next weekend starting at Three Forks and ending at Beech Bottom. Do you think we need to bring two cars to stage one at Beech Bottom, or...
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    Oconee State Park, April 2013

    A group of college buddies and I headed up to Oconee State Park in SC for the weekend. They brought one ginormous tent to sleep 5 in while I brought my trusty WBBB and some new HG quilts to try out....
  47. I've never been myself, but I've been planning a...

    I've never been myself, but I've been planning a trip for a while now and have dug up some infor on the trails. There are a bunch that criss cross through the area, so it is indeed possible to make...
  48. Thread: Lighten me up

    by Str1der
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    Shorter tree straps is an option, but it can be...

    Shorter tree straps is an option, but it can be risky depending on where you hike. You could also forgoe carrying toggles and depend on sticks/pebbles, but that's also risky and for a very small...
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    +1 on attending a group hang. There are too many...

    +1 on attending a group hang. There are too many options that often boil down to personal preference. One thing you can decide now is the basic type of hammock you want which could narrow it down a...
  50. Looks like I will miss this one as well. Y'all...

    Looks like I will miss this one as well. Y'all enjoy yourselves!
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