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    Thanks for another great trip report. I look forward to the next one.
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    Excellent report and photos. thanks

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    Great report, the pictures were super, thanks for another great hike.

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    I love hanging on the top of Standing Indian. If you follow the ridge a short ways past the clearing, you will find a path obscured by rhododendrons that leads out to a rock outcropping with 180 deg views. One of the best sunsets in the region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellD View Post
    I love hanging on the top of Standing Indian. If you follow the ridge a short ways past the clearing, you will find a path obscured by rhododendrons that leads out to a rock outcropping with 180 deg views. One of the best sunsets in the region.
    I had considered hanging on top of Standing Indian, but decided to push on down to the shelter so I would be closer to Deep Gap for my linkup with Hooch. That day definitely took a lot out of me even though it was only about 12 miles.

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    Thanks Bearpaw, your reports are great. However it kills me knowing those trails are a good 8 hours away from me and are some of my favorite.

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    Great report. I did that loop going in the other direction w/ two friends once. That trip seams to register in my mind as the best & most memorable backpacking trip I've done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearpaw View Post
    I had considered hanging on top of Standing Indian, but decided to push on down to the shelter so I would be closer to Deep Gap for my linkup with Hooch. That day definitely took a lot out of me even though it was only about 12 miles.
    I know what you mean! I hiked from Standing Indian to Big Springs one day. Going up the back side of Albert after doing 12 miles was a killer. It's worth it up there though as this really is one of my favorite hikes. I always stop at the Dillard House in Dillard Ga. on the way back. Just makes the trip even more exceptional. Really nice pics you took, thanks for sharing.

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    Always great trip reports. Felt like I was right there hiking along with you, chaffing and all.
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    Thanks again for letting me tag along, bro! Always a pleasure to hike with you and The Great Chocolatey One. Hope we can go again some time once autumn comes and Emily makes her presence known.
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