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  1. Thanks for watching Gunner Sir! Looks about the...

    Thanks for watching Gunner Sir! Looks about the same as it did in the 70's, but one strange thing I've noticed and not quite sure why, is the climbs seem to be a lot steeper and longer than they used...
  2. Yep, definitively a juvenile. Hope you enjoy your...

    Yep, definitively a juvenile. Hope you enjoy your next hike. I need to finish up a section from Sams Gap to Hughes or Iron Mountain Gap in the near future. Thanks for following along U.W.


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  3. Thanks for following along JSH. That stuff is...

    Thanks for following along JSH. That stuff is really good for the digestive system!??
  4. For the most part the terrain was pretty good but...

    For the most part the terrain was pretty good but the last day after we left the falls it was a steady climb for 4.5 miles. You just take them as you get them. Thanks for following along.


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  5. Hey Paul, yeah the water was real clear, we...

    Hey Paul, yeah the water was real clear, we didn't even get any sediment it our filters

    That was our second night and we were north of Dennis Cove Road a piece, could have been the same spot as we...
  6. VIDEO: Appalachian Trail...Hwy 19E to Watauga Lake

    Last weekend 2 friends and I did a section of the AT in Tn. We left one car at Watauga Lake on Hwy 321 and then drove south to Mountain Harbor Hostel on Hwy 19E and left our other car and started...
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    My plan is to do a little hiking with Pappy and...

    My plan is to do a little hiking with Pappy and Gunner on Friday and probably again on Saturday if the creek

    don't rise, and with Pappy Amos there that is always a possibility. I have also been...
  8. Very nice Rob! Fantastic views even in the fog....

    Very nice Rob! Fantastic views even in the fog. Filming while negotiating a ladder, always fun. Karl could have helped "The World's Greatest Hiker" with the "World's Not So Greatest Mustard". Rock...
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    Good job Paul, I felt like I was re-hiking it...

    Good job Paul, I felt like I was re-hiking it again, except it wasn't quite as windy here in the house. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for putting this up!
  10. WHOOPS!!! Papus, oh great keeper of the...

    WHOOPS!!! Papus, oh great keeper of the shoreline, I apologize, I missed your post. Good to hear from you my old friend and thanks for watching. You need to knock the dust off that new cuben pack...
  11. Thanks for watching HillbillyHanger! I'm...

    Thanks for watching HillbillyHanger!



    I'm glad you enjoy them LazyBee. As always I appreciate you watching. I need to get back down into Georgia so maybe I'll see ya one day!
  12. I put that comment about Albert Mtn in there just...

    I put that comment about Albert Mtn in there just for you Paul :lol: We did go topless that nite and probably could have on others. Tell "Thumbs" we did not indulge in the hot springs but we DID...
  13. VIDEO...Appalachian Trail, Sams Gap to Hot Springs

    I hadn't done a video in a while so I thought I would record this one. Paddlemule and I just got back from a trip on the AT from Sams Gap to Hot Springs. We postponed starting because of the major...
  14. Thanks for watching and, yes, you definitely need...

    Thanks for watching and, yes, you definitely need to get back.



    Thanks Ewker for following along. Getting sort of close to your neck of the woods.
  15. Thanks Stinga, enjoy the summer with the...

    Thanks Stinga, enjoy the summer with the "younguns", they're grown and gone before you know it. IMO they're is no place for quality time like camping.


    Thank you kindly.



    Glad you enjoyed...
  16. Thanks for watching. I think you'll enjoy it. ...

    Thanks for watching. I think you'll enjoy it.



    Thanks for following along



    Thanks Bammacker, enjoy the time with your son in the Smokies.
  17. I wish the camera could capture what the eye sees...

    I wish the camera could capture what the eye sees but they were some great views. Thanks



    I met 3 groups of day hikers doing an out and back between Lemon Gap and Max Patch to see the flowers....
  18. Hey Bonepile, you really do need to get back on...

    Hey Bonepile, you really do need to get back on the trail, let me know. My Arc Blast has @ 3000 miles on it and is starting to show some wear. On one of those cold, rainy, Jan days, sitting in front...
  19. You live in a beautiful "AO" there Pips and by...

    You live in a beautiful "AO" there Pips and by the way I saw a lot of you're namesake along the trail also. Accent????? You're right, eastern NC. Thanks for watching!



    You only live...
  20. VIDEO....Appalachian Trail-I40 to Hot Springs, NC

    I went back to the AT first of May for a few days. Had a great trip, good weather, a little buggy, many wild flowers in bloom (along with my hay fever):lol:. I've never seen Trillium so abundant in...
  21. Well, there's three faces I recognize. Great...

    Well, there's three faces I recognize. Great video, guys, to top off a great trip. I didn't realize you were doing a time lapse off the Albert tower, pretty cool. You've to got love shorts at the...
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    When I first ordered a RR a few years ago I read...

    When I first ordered a RR a few years ago I read many posts of people using the Incubator with good success so I thought I could too, but it didn't happen. If they truly were having success then it...
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    Well, that's one nice looking quilt. I say that...

    Well, that's one nice looking quilt. I say that because I have the exact one, 20 +1 and same colors. I used it for quite a while on my gathered ends with excellent results and when I switched to the...
  24. Once again, looked like a fun trip and a good...

    Once again, looked like a fun trip and a good time. Natalie is going to turn into a film producer before long. Thanks for taking us along!
  25. Hey Paul, just a heads up. The annual Uwharrie...

    Hey Paul, just a heads up. The annual Uwharrie Trail Run is Sat 2/7 and goes from Jumping Off Rock TH to Hwy 24/27. It's a 8, 20 and 40 mile run so it will be going both directions, and starts at 7...
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    I have been trying this very thing. I haven't...

    I have been trying this very thing. I haven't tried doubling the single hooks yet, only the bridge hooks as that is what I use most. I slept 3 nights in it without undoing the suspension and when I...
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    The maps I've made have all the trails on them...

    The maps I've made have all the trails on them which I have hiked and gps'd many times to check for accuracy and they looked just like USGS 7.5' quad except also contain the trail data. They are done...
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    AKA Pete, I can't answer your question on the...

    AKA Pete, I can't answer your question on the ranger station as I haven't been in there in a while. I've made some very complete topo maps of this whole trail system at 1:24000 and have them in PDF...
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    AKA Pete, Strieby Church rd ends at the church...

    AKA Pete, Strieby Church rd ends at the church and from there on it is a private drive. The original trail went this way by handshake permission but was stopped years ago. They WILL NOT let any...
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    Looks like a good place to camp. Nothing like...

    Looks like a good place to camp. Nothing like having a hydrant right at the campsite, huh. Ahhhhh "Spam Of Morning".......breakfast of champions. I like hiking in the rain if it's not a frog...
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    Another great video from the awesome twosome!...

    Another great video from the awesome twosome! Look like good weather except for the wind, you went from short sleeves to 15 layers and I thought I saw the doors closed on that Superfly.....what's up...
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    Hey Dutch, on my ridgerunner I've been using soft...

    Hey Dutch, on my ridgerunner I've been using soft shackles between the apex buckle and cinch buckles so I can disconnect the suspension when wet. I've ordered this speed hook suspension to replace...
  33. Well, that sir is some mighty beautiful country...

    Well, that sir is some mighty beautiful country and a good trip to boot. Mighty fine beaver work also. Having done trail maintenance I know the effort that goes into it and like you am always very...
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    Thanks for watching STinGa. I always appreciate...

    Thanks for watching STinGa. I always appreciate your comments. You are right about the Smokies!
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    Thanks 12trysomething...they were some skinny...

    Thanks 12trysomething...they were some skinny trees, felt like I was sleeping in the bed of a slingshot, but it was all we had.



    I appreciate it Mr Chigger!! Hope to see you there also.
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    Thanks for watching Sweeper Thanks Tall...

    Thanks for watching Sweeper



    Thanks Tall Paul, I think you would have liked that one. I can picture Natalie doing a handstand on that waterfall.



    It's good to be getting out a little more...
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    Thank you sir! You missed a good one...

    Thank you sir!



    You missed a good one Bonepile. I thought about you.



    I thought the same thing when I read your report. We also camped one night with a couple from Tenn....maybe same...
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    Well done Snaggleroot. You did some impressive...

    Well done Snaggleroot. You did some impressive miles. Great pictures, especially the sunrise from Sterling. Thanks for letting us follow along.
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    There were quite a few of the log bridges and the...

    There were quite a few of the log bridges and the moss gave good traction. Without the moss they were kinda slick. Thanks for watching.



    It were fine Mr Hawkeye. Thanks for watching



    A...
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    VIDEO...GSMNP Fork Ridge to Mingus Mill

    Did a 3 day backpacking trip to the GSMNP last week with Paddlemule, Chris and Todd, the latter 2 being ground dwellers but probably very soon convertees. It was kind of one of those areas where you...
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    I have a DL 1.1 Ridgerunner w/webbing suspension....

    I have a DL 1.1 Ridgerunner w/webbing suspension. I use soft shackles between the cinch buckles and apex buckles so that I can remove the straps from the hammock. With feeding the strap through the...
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    Hey Paul & Natalie!! What a great trip. I liked...

    Hey Paul & Natalie!! What a great trip. I liked the "Flat Rock Gymnastic Team" tryouts. I believe she nailed it. Too bad all the views weren't there, but there was plenty enough. "YOLO" thanks for...
  43. Hey MM and Poof, another good trip and video....

    Hey MM and Poof, another good trip and video. Nice sunset from Mt Sterling and even though the sunrise was foggy I'm sure it was well pictured in your mind. Good to see your landing gear is doing...
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    The distance from Yates Place to the Hannah Creek...

    The distance from Yates Place to the Hannah Creek TH at Birkhead by road is 19 mile. The trail work is completed from the TH at the Luther Farm on Pisgah Covered Church rd to the TH at Jumping Off...
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    As a follow-up to my earlier post (#9), on May 6...

    As a follow-up to my earlier post (#9), on May 6 I had a long phone conversation with Adam and without going into a lot of detail here, we got it all resolved. I understand now that some of the delay...
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    Tehghost, glad you got your Winter Palace so...

    Tehghost, glad you got your Winter Palace so quickly. I ordered one along with cuben sleeves on Feb 28 and received a damaged one in 3 weeks. Called them, and then returned it within 2 days and they...
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    Hey Paul, great video as usual. You and Nat are...

    Hey Paul, great video as usual. You and Nat are a perfect match enjoying the outdoors. How'd you like that water quality in there? Pretty great? As a matter of fact, Paddlemule and I just got back...
  48. Hey Brother Bones, sorry I missed this until...

    Hey Brother Bones, sorry I missed this until today. Nice vid and what an experience! I truly enjoyed that section of the AT and like you at the "Swag", it was more like Sog or socked in fog and rain...
  49. Well, Pappy Amos is heading back to Carolina...

    Well, Pappy Amos is heading back to Carolina Beach. He just left my house and dropped off the food for tomorrow's breakfast. I'll be up there between 8 and 8:30 in the morning and drop it off. He...
  50. I met Pappy at Yates Place @ 3. We unloaded and...

    I met Pappy at Yates Place @ 3. We unloaded and covered the firewood and it started raining. He was already set up so we sat under his tarp and hoisted a few and solved all the world problems as it...
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