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The trail and views from atop Blood Mountain the highest point in Georgia on the AT-
Photo taken February 17, 2015.

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Great pic! Blood mountain is where the Cherokee said the Nunnehi lived.
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ICE STORM DAMAGE IN GEORGIA; EXTREME COLD AND SNOW TRAILWIDE Portions of the A.T. and approach trail in Georgia and other locations along the Appalachian Trail may be hazardous or impassable due to blowdowns from recent ice storms and may be snow or ice-covered. Access roads may also be blocked, ...
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Backpacking Safety: Winter Dehydration. - Don't get caught dry.
It's a common mistake for winter trekker's into the wilderness here in the desert southwest. It's finally nice and cool outside with gorgeous days. We can dig out and actually wear all the fancy high tech jackets and clothes we got on sale last year and bundle up for the beautiful clear evenings on the trail, gazing at the stars. Hiking is easier and and we're all prepared for cooler temps, less pounding sun and we're sure we won't fall prey to hypothermia, frostbite and such with our new $200 Patagonia Down Sweater or whatever. But... it's still a desert.
We've had dry conditions. Many water sources are still dry and non-existant. And, you can actually be in situations where your body uses MORE water in desert winter hiking. Wilderness first responders here report no big drop during the winter in the amount of dehydration cases they get.
All the rules still apply.
Plan for the trip. Carry plenty of water. When your water is half gone it's time to turn back. DO NOT RATION WATER. Its only helping if it's in your body. Carry extra in your car.
Be safe and enjoy the majestic desert in the winter.
Packman
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#desert #backpacking #safety #goplayoutside
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Happy #ValentinesDay !
View from #FontanaDam Valentine's day From Water Bear's Appalachian Trail Journal. 
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Nature's Wooden Heart on the Appalachian Trail 2005.
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Backpacking meal planning guide based on our personal experience in different trails from Laugavegur (Iceland) to Kungsleden (Sweden).
http://www.trail.recipes/#!How-To-Plan-and-Organize-Food-For-a-Backpacking-Trip/cse2/54ce606f0cf2cb65246bf0cb
Consider "what you are going to eat" is an important part of preparing for a multi-day backpacking trip. Well-balanced, carefully planned food will  allow you t...
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Backpacking meal planning guide based on our personal experience in different trails from Laugavegur (Iceland) to Kungsleden (Sweden).
http://www.trail.recipes/#!How-To-Plan-and-Organize-Food-For-a-Backpacking-Trip/cse2/54ce606f0cf2cb65246bf0cb
Consider "what you are going to eat" is an important part of preparing for a multi-day backpacking trip. Well-balanced, carefully planned food will  allow you t...
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Only 29 more days until #Spring!

"Young Beech trees hold their leaves over the winter, the #wildflowers bloom as soon as possible in the spring, and the combination made for a pleasant walk down the trail." 
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Happy Presidents Day and Thank You to all who helped to make the U.S. a great country. 
Mt. Lincoln, Franconia Ridge NH, on the Appalachian Trail.
The Presidentials.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President born February 12, 1809, the child of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, in a one-room log cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky.

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Good discussion on Hammocks vs. Tents for backpacking
 
Hey guys, getting back into backpacking and bushcraft and I wanted to know what your views are on hammocks? Are they better than tents?

Thanks people:)
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Happy #ValentinesDay!
View from #FontanaDam Valentine's day 2008 and a
Wooden Heart on the Appalachian Trail 2005.

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