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Trip Ideas - (In or Around) Tennessee
Most of the best backpacking is in eastern Tn. This time of year, its hot, so you'll want to be high or on a cool creek. These would be my top picks: The Citico/Slickrock Wilderness fits p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip Ideas - (In or Around) Tennessee - Dog Friendly if Possible
June 17, 10:25am

Near Philmont
You can walk up Wheeler Peak; its a fun day hike and close by. The Rio Grande Gorge is close as well. A little further north you have the Sangre de Christos, which look great, and the San Dun...

In Philmont » Cool things to sightsee before Philmont?
June 13, 4:28pm

You Believe? Or You Know?
Like Anna, I can confirm that the window film looks, feels, and performs just like the GG groundsheet.

In Gear Deals » Groudsheet Polycro/window insulation film kit $5 at Walmart
June 11, 1:12pm

Picnic blanket ideas (groundsheet)
Lots of places will sell you a 2x6 piece. You could tape or velcro those 2 pieces together. Seems like someone sells a double wide sheet but I can't recall.

In GEAR » Picnic blanket ideas (groundsheet)
June 06, 3:39pm

Picnic blanket ideas (groundsheet)
1/8 inch thick closed cell foam pad can be quite light and works perfect for those purposes. It can do double duty as a pad supplement and triple duty as sit mat around a fire. And its much softe...

In GEAR » Picnic blanket ideas (groundsheet)
June 06, 3:10pm

Beating a dead wind pant horse
I think a lot of your clothing system planning depends a lot on where you will be hiking. I am mostly in the southern Appalachia and have found few times when I feel wind pants are particularly us...

In Gear Lists » Beating a dead wind pant horse
June 06, 9:57am

lifestyle choices
I feel like I have engineered my life to do what I want. I wanted to have kids. I have sired 3 of the best human beings I know. I've worked regularly and have not regretted the sacrifice of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » lifestyle choices
June 05, 9:28am

Bear Encounter
Seems like reasonable idea to me, Tom. I would think he's not likely to follow you a couple miles out. I'm sorry to hear about such aggressive bears in our areas.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Bear Encounter
June 05, 9:02am

Share Your Trees
Roan Highlands of the Tn/NC AT in fall: Cortez Tree on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua:

In Photo Gallery » Share Your Trees
June 03, 12:04pm

Visitor center ladies
I think Peter's on to something the rest of us have missed. I bet they love Brit accents.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Resupply food - from supermarkets, a redcoat needs help...
May 31, 6:53pm

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