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    2013 Spring MAHHA Hike In Planning Thread

    If there is already a thread on this, please ignore my ignorance! If not, let's get some ideas cooking! I have hiked a bit through that area and have all the AT maps and guidebooks for the area, so I'm more than willing to help with some of the planning.

    Just trying to get an idea of who is interested, for how many days, and what kind of mileage you like to do. I'm open for anything...

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    I'd like to hike NOBO out of MAHHA for 5-6 days. Just sayin, that is what I would like.
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    I like the idea of heading NOBO out of the hang. Not sure if I can do 5 days tho, but possibly.

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    I have been thinking of hiking up from Caledonia State Park into the MAHHA. I have not done that stretch, but it looks like an easy overnight.
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    In definitely interested in a NOBO out of the MAHHA Spring Hang. 1 to 5 days works for me, as I picked vacation specifically for that. Ideally I'd like to have the hike end Friday.
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    Post-hang NOBO 3-nighter anyone?

    I am planning to do a post-hang hike. I've been told that NOBO may be the more interesting direction to go.

    I have to be in Baltimore on Wednesday night, May 1. I would like to hike NOBO until sometime that Wed afternoon or evening, at which point I would either need to get back to PGFSP to my vehicle, or end the hike at my vehicle that had been shuttled previously.

    So . . . looks like I can go NOBO for a 3-nighter (Sun, Mon, Tue nights). If anyone wants to do the same, we could work out the shuttle details so that we both have a way to get to our vehicles. We could certainly share trail with folks going NOBO for fewer or more nights on trail.
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    Looking at the terrain, if we hike NOBO out of the hang we will have to hike the 16 mile flat stretch of the Cumberland Valley. I didn't think it was that bad but there is no camping or official water for that stretch so it will affect logistics for sure. 2 miles NOBO PGF state park is an excellent overlook with a hidden campsite that can accommodate many hangers. Just throwing out some ideas, I'm open for 5 mile days or 20. Doesn't matter to me.

    SOBO (or NOBO if we pre- hike) is a lot more scenic (IMHO) and has better hang sites.

    Keep the ideas coming though! We still have a while to plan. From the maps I have, it looks like we are pretty much stuck hiking on the AT if we go NOBO. SOBO would be through Michaux Forest which has tons of spur trails and probably great hang sites.

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    I have to say I am open to a NOB or SOBO, either would work.
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    Dan and I are thinking about hiking SOBO into Pine Grove from Boiling Springs starting on Thursday. NOBO from Caledonia is probably a nicer hike but we have done that section.
    see you on the trail,
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    I am up for a nobo out of MAHHA.
    I was thinking about 4 days. But I may have to cut it to 3, all depends on work schedule.
    I have already hiked nobo into mahha, so hiking North out of Pine Grove would be the cats meow for me.
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