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    Smokes are fine with me - PM inbound
    We all know of the original "Walk off the war" thru-hike - but, check out these guys, they're helping folks 'walk off the war' today -
    Donate to help fund gear for the warriors who are coming back home and need help walking off the war!
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    All ready for Springer in the AM.
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    How was the trip? Did you do the Smokies or GA

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    Senior Member SkunkApe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by floorman View Post
    How was the trip? Did you do the Smokies or GA
    It was AWESOME. I love it up there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SkunkApe View Post
    It was AWESOME. I love it up there.


    Those are some awesome pics - so sorry I couldn't make it, I did end up getting away from my responsibilities long enough that I could hit one of the local trails up with TFC Rick on Sunday afternoon, it was cool and we had a good time, but it was nothing compared to this!

    However I took my pack as it was packed for this trip to the smokeys to the local trail here and I'm kinda glad that I didn't get to go with you, because I found out 2.5hrs into the trip that I had totally forgotten to pack the BodyGlide anti-chafe stick, and that would have completely tanked the whole weekend in the smokeys if I had gone without it.

    Glad you were able to go, and so glad it was an awesome weekend for you!
    We all know of the original "Walk off the war" thru-hike - but, check out these guys, they're helping folks 'walk off the war' today -
    Donate to help fund gear for the warriors who are coming back home and need help walking off the war!
    WarriorHike.com

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    Senior Member SkunkApe's Avatar
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    Haha. Well we will get a few outings this season I am sure.

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    18.5 miles impressive weekend hike.
    I made it out to Guana bagged a nice hog. Slept my first night in the Snipe Hammock very comfortable I might add. Did a 4 mile hike the next day to try out some poles I picked up at Gander Mtn. Have not walked with poles before it wasn't to bad I believe I could get use to them OK.

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    Senior Member SkunkApe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbajg View Post
    18.5 miles impressive weekend hike.
    I made it out to Guana bagged a nice hog. Slept my first night in the Snipe Hammock very comfortable I might add. Did a 4 mile hike the next day to try out some poles I picked up at Gander Mtn. Have not walked with poles before it wasn't to bad I believe I could get use to them OK.
    Took me some time to get used to poles. I think they are more useful when you are pushing yourself just a bit. They really save your knees at the end of the day on the downhills. Only problem I have found is my neck is sore the next day. That's just because I am a computer geek by day. I love them. I have two sets if Leki. I am taking the straps and baskets off the second for the AT and other hard ground hiking. I like the baskets down here in Florida for the sand.

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