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    Unicoi Gap to Neels Gap, July 4-7, 2008

    Wow what a hike! 3 days on the AT with my almost-8y.o. Saw deer, a herd of wild hogs, 2 bears, and weathered a rain storm under bikini tarps. Quite an adventure for a first major hammock hike for both of us. Full report here. Pics are up, too. (cross posted from General forum)

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    Great trip report and pics.
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    Excellent trip and a good report! Great to see someone so young thoroughly enjoying himself out in nature. Did he get to see the bears?

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    Nice report and good photos, did you find any of the Indian trail markings?
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    We arrived at Mountain Crossings at 9:00 for a 9:30 shuttle ride to Unicoi Gap on the AT. Our driver Jen, a M.C. employee and former above-hostel resident, told us about "indian trail" markings to look for - oddly bent trees that are over 100 years old, pointing at water sources, and other points of note. She implied the mainstream world is largely skeptical, but she was a believer.


    Quote Originally Posted by gunn parker View Post
    Nice report and good photos, did you find any of the Indian trail markings?
    This is really the only one I saw that seemed to qualify. It's the "backward 4" on the right side of the 1st image. 2nd image is the opposite side, you can see the spring just below it, and the bent leg is pointing right at the spring. (Thing in foreground is just a downed branch). I haven't googled it yet. Location is south side of Blue Mtn. shelter.


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