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Appalachian Trail

I spent a week on the Appalachian Trail this June starting at Amiocola Falls.  Within 45 minutes of hiking I ran into a bear cub. What an amazing place.  I don't have the bear on video but I caught some other good scenes from the Trail on my GoPro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULsVG1QVYzk

I went back for another week this past October.  I cant get the trail off my mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikuU_NYilQQ

If I can get my knee fixed this winter I am going back in May for 6 weeks to try to put a big dent in the AT.  Hit me up if you have any interest in joining me.

"Rescue" Robert Kuta

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good luck getting your knee fixed.  When you're a backpacker, lower extremity injuries are the worst, very frustrating.

I'm in VA, we've got about 500mi of AT and it's a great place to train.  I just wish there were more loops available, point to points usually require a second car or a shuttle.

Hopefully you can make it up to the Roan mtn area in NC for some views, perhaps Grayson Highlands in Va, for additional great views.  After so many years section hiking the AT, it has all become just a hot, rough trail, view-less tree tunnel. I don't hate it, I've just become enamored to getting to hikes out west with 360 degree views all day.  But the AT remains my beloved training ground.

When you're ready for an AT challenge, the AT in New Hampshire's white mountains I would consider some of the hardest backpacking anywhere!

Maybe we'll run into each other this spring.  Good luck on your recovery

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