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    Sorry to hear your bad luck, but thanks for the warning! My fiance and I are heading to RRG this weekend, dunno if we'll get to stay the night or not, though. So far we just carry our camelbaks and maybe some nalgene bottles for our water needs...

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    Bummer, HE, sorry to hear that man. Hope you're recovering ok for now. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! I'm planning a trip to RRG in March, so thanks for the heads up, it's greatly appreciated. Our plans aren't set in stone yet, but I don't think we were planning on going to that area, but you never know. It is a good reminder that water needs to be treated somehow or another, though. HC is definitely right, there are some areas that ATV riders have invaded that there's no telling what's made its way into the water sources there. I drank untreated water at RRG once and I never had a problem with it, not to say that it couldn't happen. Obviously it can. Hope you're feeling better soon, HE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    You got Gonorrhea while camping there? It might be a beautiful place, but it sounds a little rough for me.

    No, seriously, sorry to hear about the Giardia. How long did it take for your symptoms to show up? I'm asking because doesn't it take a while ( couple of weeks? ) for giardia symptoms to show up? Whatever, you got something nasty.
    It wasn't that kind of party.

    It has been a little over a week. I talked with my buddy that got it pretty bad on the AT. Everything lines up with what he had.
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    does that need to be treated w/ the stuff the doctor gives you or will it just clear up on it's own?
    i had it once. i went to the doc & got the medicine.
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    I will be taking the meds. It isn't as bad yet as I saw other people's, but I am not taking any chances. Usually I hate making a big deal over these things. I just know other people go there and wanted to give them the heads up.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I will be taking the meds. It isn't as bad yet as I saw other people's, but I am not taking any chances. Usually I hate making a big deal over these things. I just know other people go there and wanted to give them the heads up.
    that's probably a good idea.
    i know it's rare but i'm told there have been cases were people ran into long term complications from giardia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    that's probably a good idea.
    i know it's rare but i'm told there have been cases were people ran into long term complications from giardia.
    Well that's sure to be comforting to poor HE here... .

    Hate it happened HE, but glad you're on the mending side of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Well that's sure to be comforting to poor HE here... .

    Hate it happened HE, but glad you're on the mending side of it.
    didn't mean to give HE extra concerns ... just saying that i think it's a good idea to take the meds & knock it out rather than trying to tough it out
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    The trailhead was the one for the swinging bridge. We hiked the Sheltowee trace up to where we camped. The first water source was at a small but tall rockhouse about 1 mile in. All the rest of the water was from the falls comming over the top of the REALLY BIG rock house by indian stair case. There were alot of well used campsites on the top of the ridge over the rockhouse. I also don't remember getting water anywhere else that weekend.


    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I went to RRG, KY a little over a week ago and I think I got the Big G from it. I didn't do any overnighters or drink any water from a source since the Mt Roger's Campout. So I'm pretty sure it is from there.

    Most of the water I used was from the Rock House just past the backside of the Indian Staircase. I also got water once in the walk up from the trailhead. I am not sure of the trailhead, but it was about 4 miles into the backside of the stairs. I treated most of my water, but dipped and sipped at least once from both sources.

    Just thought I would throw that out there. But if you want to find out whether your water treatments works, this would be a good real world test.
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    Did you o gwith HE? Are you sick also?


    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    The trailhead was the one for the swinging bridge. We hiked the Sheltowee trace up to where we camped. The first water source was at a small but tall rockhouse about 1 mile in. All the rest of the water was from the falls comming over the top of the REALLY BIG rock house by indian stair case. There were alot of well used campsites on the top of the ridge over the rockhouse. I also don't remember getting water anywhere else that weekend.
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