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    Problem solved for a Clemson man!!! :boggle: ...

    Problem solved for a Clemson man!!!

    :boggle:

    Truth be told, I have a blaze orange pack cover that I use during hunting seasons, also an orange Clemson shirt and an orange hat. It's my...
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    Yes, I've seen a couple of YouTube videos that...

    Yes, I've seen a couple of YouTube videos that were originally on television and it looks as if the long, boring, flat sections south of Ravens Point are gone and replaced with some interesting...
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    I have done the Fiery Gizzard Trail a few times,...

    I have done the Fiery Gizzard Trail a few times, including camping, but things are undergoing trail construction and re-routing on an on-going basis. Thus, for up-to-the-minute status, you might...
  4. Perhaps someone on the Benton MacKaye Trail...

    Perhaps someone on the Benton MacKaye Trail Association site would know? He actually "wrote the book" for the trail guide to the BMT.
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    Welcome from Nashville! Plenty of kayak campers...

    Welcome from Nashville! Plenty of kayak campers in Tennessee and hammock backpackers too.

    Feel free to check meetup.com/Nashvillebackpacker if you want.
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    If a used sewing machine has a "low gear" that...

    If a used sewing machine has a "low gear" that would be a good sign in my opinion, indicating it's designed to sew through webbing, leather, etc. Not sure how many machines these days have a low...
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    I made mine longer than my UQs. After all, it's...

    I made mine longer than my UQs. After all, it's to protect them, not my hammock. But it's really just up to you. The UQ Police haven't been seen around these parts lately. LOL
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee! Seems like...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee! Seems like you have a great attitude about hiking! You'll do well. Glad to have you on board.
  9. I've done 3 section hikes on the ST and have...

    I've done 3 section hikes on the ST and have posted photo albums (with captions) as trip reports. If interested, go to www.meetup.com/nashvillebackpacker Photos section. Or let me know and I'll...
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee! Glad to hear...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee! Glad to hear your story. My niece is a vet tech and loves it.
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. You've...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. You've certainly come to the right place! Enjoy.
  12. Well, we made it out alive! Had a great July 4th...

    Well, we made it out alive! Had a great July 4th weekend in our most visited National Park, including a bear encounter. I posted a photo album of the weekend. Here's the link. The first pics are...
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    Along a stream and in the mountains = cooler...

    Along a stream and in the mountains = cooler temps and "cool index" (opposite of "heat index").

    Also, for me, after a day of hard hiking, when I come to a complete stop in camp in the evening, my...
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    I was in the Smokies last weekend and will be...

    I was in the Smokies last weekend and will be again weekend after next. I take UQs, for sure. My coldest night ever on the trail was in the summer at elevation when I was an unprepared low-lander,...
  15. They do, but not as eye-bolts, more like very...

    They do, but not as eye-bolts, more like very shallow U-bolts with a base. The name escapes me, though. Held in by two very strong screws.

    Besides earlier suggestions, I've also seen them hidden...
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee.

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Welcome from Music City, USA. You've come to the...

    Welcome from Music City, USA. You've come to the right place!
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    I've heard and read wonderful things about Acadia...

    I've heard and read wonderful things about Acadia NP. It should definitely be on your short list.

    Depending on your interests, Katahdin might be on that list too. A long day hike, but up to the...
  19. I read from time to time about charity and...

    I read from time to time about charity and awareness hikes. Yours has got to be one of the very best, though incredibly unfortunate, causes I've read of a hike being done for.

    Congrats and thanks.
  20. Thread: Permethrin

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    Make sure it's water-based, not petroleum based,...

    Make sure it's water-based, not petroleum based, or you'll have a strong odor.
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    If time is a critical factor in a transaction...

    If time is a critical factor in a transaction that might result in an "epic fail," then I certainly hope you told the vendor that in advance. Time can be as important (or more so) as price, quality,...
  22. Anybody know the water situation on Forney Ridge?...

    Anybody know the water situation on Forney Ridge? Is it simply a dry hike? What's the last water we can get as we climb?
  23. Just got back from two weeks hiking the AT...

    Just got back from two weeks hiking the AT through CT and MA. Biggest climb there was about 2,600' I think. Mt. Greylock.

    I've been counting these as practice hikes for going to Maine in August...
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee!

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee!
  25. The Johnny Molloy book I bought this evening says...

    The Johnny Molloy book I bought this evening says my descent and ascent will each be 4,200'. That includes all the little ups and downs.
  26. I called a phone number I got off my Nat Geo map...

    I called a phone number I got off my Nat Geo map or more likely online somewhere. Spoke with a knowledgeable Ranger, discussed our experience level and arrival time, trails, campsites, etc, and he...
  27. I would prefer going down Forney Ridge, but we...

    I would prefer going down Forney Ridge, but we simply won't get there early enough in the day to hike 10 miles before dark to a campsite. Thus, we are hiking Forney Creek to a close campsite on...
  28. Yes, just the way I read about it and the Ranger...

    Yes, just the way I read about it and the Ranger told me by phone. Not a far hike on day #1, but we won't hit the trail till 2:00 or 3:00 local time, because of travel from Nashville and the time...
  29. The National Geographic GSMNP map and just...

    The National Geographic GSMNP map and just purchased the Johnny Molloy book tonight at REI, "Great Smoky Mountains National Park Must-Do Hikes For Everyone." It has a small map. I got it for the...
  30. I've done the Walls of Jericho a couple of times,...

    I've done the Walls of Jericho a couple of times, hiked out a different way each time, but as I recall and my best guess is that those ascents are around 500'. I'm just shooting from the hip on...
  31. CORRECTION: Yes, the Springhouse Branch Trail...

    CORRECTION: Yes, the Springhouse Branch Trail connects the Forney Creek Trail and the Forney Ridge Trail, so we will be taking it on Monday to start our climb back up to Clingmans Dome.
  32. NC> GSMNP Forney Creek/Ridge Trails? July 4th weekend.

    This coming weekend (July 2-4, 2016) I plan to lead a 20-mile, 3-day loop hike from (and returning to) the Clingmans Dome parking lot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Already have my...
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. I certainly...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. I certainly enjoyed my hike in the Sipsey wilderness earlier this year!
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    I thought "indigo" was a deep, dark purple?

    I thought "indigo" was a deep, dark purple?
  35. Totally depends on the jurisdiction. As the...

    Totally depends on the jurisdiction. As the GSMNP requires camping be only at official sites and even then only with permits, then "stealth" camping elsewhere would be an offense (and has nothing to...
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    Exactly.

    Exactly.
  37. ME > Maine August 2016 Rangeley-to-Caratunk

    Maine August 2016 Rangeley-to-Caratunk (also posted on WhiteBlaze.net)

    I am planning to return to Maine in August, where I left off last September, at Rangeley, Maine, and hike for a little less...
  38. Are you meaning the Daniel Boone National Forest,...

    Are you meaning the Daniel Boone National Forest, perhaps, in Kentucky?

    I found my dog there last May, a small puppy that had been dumped on a back road.

    Anyway, one thing you might consider is...
  39. Discussions of how to commit illegal acts are...

    Discussions of how to commit illegal acts are prohibited by most online User Agreements, so beware.

    Also, LeConte Shelter is CLOSED to the public currently as it is being used solely for a trail...
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    Now, where's a "LIKE" button on here when I need...

    Now, where's a "LIKE" button on here when I need one?!!! LOL
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    Thanks for the heads-up! Just submitted my...

    Thanks for the heads-up! Just submitted my order.

    A little concerned that the fine print said I was agreeing to future emails. No opt-out, just "we will assimilate you."

    Look forward to...
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee! Glad to hear...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee! Glad to hear you're getting some needed sleep.
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    Kinda shocked to read someone say that Permethrin...

    Kinda shocked to read someone say that Permethrin is safe on pets. It can KILL cats.

    Ironic that's in the same paragraph with "There is a few things that are misunderstood about deet...."

    I...
  44. Welcome. Lot of "Sandlappers" joining up these...

    Welcome. Lot of "Sandlappers" joining up these days!

    You've come to the right place to make your learning (and purchasing) curve a might easier than otherwise!
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    Welcome, Sandlapper! From Nashville, Tennessee...

    Welcome, Sandlapper! From Nashville, Tennessee these days.
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee, though I was...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee, though I was born and raised in Anderson County, SC.

    BTW... Go Clemson Tigers!!!

    ;)
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    Thanks for sharing! I only do photos, but some...

    Thanks for sharing! I only do photos, but some of y'all are inspiring me to think about videos.
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. Good to...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. Good to experiment with gear, decide what seems to work for you, and adapt, borrow, purchase along the way. No need to do it all at once and especially before...
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    Hello from ... Nashville, Tennessee! (Oak Hill...

    Hello from ... Nashville, Tennessee! (Oak Hill to be more precise.) You've come to the right place.
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee! I hiked the...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee!

    I hiked the AT through NY last year. Does that count for anything?!

    :)
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