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    Yes a few years out. I keep a notebook for future...

    Yes a few years out. I keep a notebook for future travels/hikes I want to see. Just starting to take notes now.

    I'm not dead set on hiking it all or how many days I may have. I know one trip I'll...
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    GR223 Normandy France Coast Hike

    Our 25 anniversary is coming up in a few years. Wanting to go see France. A few days in Paris and a few days in Normandy.

    I would like to see the Normandy Beach landing sites and do some...
  3. 35 miles I think. Can't quite remember now. I...

    35 miles I think. Can't quite remember now. I can't wait to hike it again. Absolutely beautiful.
  4. I did the Pemi Loop clockwise. Stopped at Liberty...

    I did the Pemi Loop clockwise. Stopped at Liberty springs campsite. Hung above the platform.

    Then camped just past South Twin. Maybe .5 to .75 miles on the left. Not far off the trail but it was...
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    Every night since 2014.

    Every night since 2014.
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    It's definitely a place I want to explore. I've...

    It's definitely a place I want to explore. I've been reading up on sections to hike in. No campsites is cool. Just navigate where you want.
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    So jealous. I loved the 50 miles I hiked in...

    So jealous.

    I loved the 50 miles I hiked in Georgia. Don't even mind the crowds. The trail is great by itself. The hikers just add to the charm.


    https://www.youtube.com/user/samduplessis
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    I made a pouch out of a horse feed sack (almost...

    I made a pouch out of a horse feed sack (almost like tyvek). Then just roll up into a corner of tarp and slide snake skin over. That way if I got my tarp, I got my stakes.

    ...
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    Great 24 hour trip. ...

    Great 24 hour trip.


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    What is a j bend? Haven't heard that one. ...

    What is a j bend? Haven't heard that one.


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    I use a JRB bridge when not hiking. It's bulky...

    I use a JRB bridge when not hiking. It's bulky and I haven't tried using my trekking poles for spreaders year. Very comfortable. Just a little shoulder squeeze.

    It's also easy to add a pad for...
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    I think you can, just not on the AT section...

    I think you can, just not on the AT section through the park. Campsites not on the AT are hangable.
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    Thanks John. Wish I had stamina for more...

    Thanks John.

    Wish I had stamina for more miles. That way I could see more trail.


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    I really like the Inreach. I'll put my phone in...

    I really like the Inreach. I'll put my phone in airplane mode when I leave the truck and that's my communication. One text a day to the Mrs to let her know I'm alive. Phone will last days on a...
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    The sandstone was in really good shape for atv...

    The sandstone was in really good shape for atv trail. There were a few mud/water holes but were easy to go around. Overall it is in better shape than the backbone.

    I would hike 50 miles for some...
  16. Nice camera work. The part when you are in...

    Nice camera work.

    The part when you are in the hammock and wind and rain blowing outside was cool. I love being in my hammock in those conditions. All warm and dry.

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    Thanks Paul. Trying to get in better shape so...

    Thanks Paul.

    Trying to get in better shape so I can see more trails. Although this flat ground 28 miles is like 20 or less in the mountains.

    Going to use this hike a few times this year for...
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    Kisatchie NF Louisiana loop hike video

    Short two day hike in Kisatchie National Forest. I utilized the Sandstone, Backbone, and Caroline Dormon trails to make a 28 mile clockwise loop.

    The Backbone trail is a really fun trail....
  19. Kisatchie Loop (https://caltopo.com/m/8LQD) ...

    Kisatchie Loop

    I've got some video and will make a report soon hopefully. It is a really easy hike. Sandstone and Caroline Dorman are mostly flat but fun to hike.
  20. I don't scout as much as I used to. Just be...

    I don't scout as much as I used to. Just be creative and respectful and you will find a spot. It also gives a good excuse to camp away from others in search of better trees.

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    I want to do that section soon. My son wants to...

    I want to do that section soon. My son wants to see the ponys. Hopefully I'll hit the At sometime this year.

    Really thinking about 100 miles of the Colorado Trail since I've been east coast...
  22. Just hiked it as Loop this week. Sandstone,...

    Just hiked it as Loop this week. Sandstone, backbone, Caroline Dorman. 26 miles.


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    I don't, just 3' of the Dutch reflective string....

    I don't, just 3' of the Dutch reflective string. Not sure what it is called. Tie a marlin spike hitch where ever it hits the stake.

    15' of the reflective string and tarp fly on each end of...
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    Has anyone hiked this yet?
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    It's not the greatest campsite but close and...

    It's not the greatest campsite but close and free. Perfect to do some testing. Also there are bike and atv trails in the spillway if fishing isn't your thing.


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    Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco. ...

    Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco.

    Stayed there with the scouts last two years in December. Not the most scenic but a good place to try gear. I just found a few trees in the woods. Good bass fishing...
  27. Haven't heard that before. But I really hope it's...

    Haven't heard that before. But I really hope it's true.
  28. I bought a used Arrowhead New River full length...

    I bought a used Arrowhead New River full length on here. Just a sheet on top.
  29. Wife just listened to that while I was watching....

    Wife just listened to that while I was watching. Asked when I'm moving the hammock from the bedroom to the yard.
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    Thanks. Good info. ...

    Thanks. Good info.


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    That's what I want to do someday. Long multi week...

    That's what I want to do someday. Long multi week road trip.


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    Added Georgia in 2016. Hopefully Wyoming,...

    Added Georgia in 2016.

    Hopefully Wyoming, Colorado, Alabama, and possibly California this year.


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    I was thinking about a fishing trip. What do you...

    I was thinking about a fishing trip. What do you do with the fish? Can you sell it or ship it home. We would love to go for halibut just not sure if we can eat it all.

    Did you stay in motels,...
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    I followed her videos while she was hiking. She...

    I followed her videos while she was hiking. She walked 2180 miles, other than her being an Auburn fan she did great.
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    Backpacking Denali NP and Kenai Peninsula

    I know someone from this great site has backpacked here. We are thinking of a trip this summer or next. Just wanting ideas and tips to get started.

    From what I gather in Denali you get a permit...
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    So many things on my to hike list. Wind River...

    So many things on my to hike list.

    Wind River range
    CDT in Co, Wy, Mt
    John Muir trail
    Pick a national park in Utah
    AT in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont
    Kenai Peninsula
    Denali National...
  37. Wonderful area. Hope it recovers from the fires. ...

    Wonderful area. Hope it recovers from the fires.

    Thanks for sharing.


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    Good luck. That's on my list of things to do is a...

    Good luck. That's on my list of things to do is a long distance trail.

    Not much warm clothing for February start.


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    Here is our route we are thinking of. ...

    Here is our route we are thinking of.

    http://caltopo.com/m/2PJ8


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    I'm planning a trip same time next year. Planning...

    I'm planning a trip same time next year. Planning on Cirque of the Towers, then to Graves Lake and back to big Sandy trailhead. About 40 miles. We are planning a few days to explore some peaks also....
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    Thanks for watching. Sent from my iPhone...

    Thanks for watching.


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    We didn't see many other hikers. Only two others...

    We didn't see many other hikers. Only two others at the shelter and that shelter had the only water for miles around.


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    It was extremely dry. Digging catholes was really...

    It was extremely dry. Digging catholes was really easy. The ground was powder under the layers of leaves.


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    Shelters along the AT require staying in...

    Shelters along the AT require staying in shelters.


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    Very nice. My youngest son wants to go there next...

    Very nice. My youngest son wants to go there next summer. Looks like a blast.
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    GSMNP two day 22 miles, Thanksgiving

    Hike from Clingmans Dome to Cades Cove a few days before Thanksgiving. Beautiful area hope everyone is safe from the fires.

    We had some visibility problems and smelled smoke most of the time. But...
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    The mountains were so dry last week it would only...

    The mountains were so dry last week it would only take one small ember to get things started. It made catholes easy to dig. The dirt was like powder.


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    This may be a very very dumb question, but would...

    This may be a very very dumb question, but would making some holes help with moisture?

    If two pieces are doubled and the holes are alternated. Small holes like hole punch or even smaller just to...
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    Just to update. Derrick Knob shelter had a good...

    Just to update. Derrick Knob shelter had a good trickle of water. From reports of other hikers the AT south of Clingmans no other water on the trail but Derrick Knob.

    Visibility was low due to...
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    GSMNP water on AT

    Hiking from Clingmans Dome to Cades Cove this week. Sleeping at Derrick Knob shelter.

    How reliable is the water source at Derrick Knob. We can carry enough to make it there just wondering if it's...
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