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chuckdlou

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AHT report?
« on: August 11, 2012, 09:52:55 AM »
looking to punish myself tomorrow...anybody been on the AHT recently?

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Re: AHT report?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 09:52:21 PM »
I am at O'Bannon tonight, and looking to ride part of the at tomorrow.  I would be able to ride around 11:00AM.  Post up if you meet at fire tower.  I should have a good trail report.
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Re: AHT report?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 07:29:16 AM »
well, i answered my own question...went and did the southeast portion of the aht...parked at the river and did the road back up to the trail, went counter clockwise toward cold friday road and then on around to old forest road...while the trail itself is a backcountry blast, i would never suggest doing it this time of year...there were at least two areas with multiple downed trees where the undergrowth has taken over...i am nothing but thorn scratches, chiggers, and poison ivy from the waist down...in addition to that the deer ticks were horrible...i thought i had gotten them all but the morning after i found 3 hangin on and gettin fat...my advice would be to leave the aht alone til winter...

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Re: AHT report?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012, 07:52:53 AM »
the dear ticks alone are why I wont go there until after the first frost.

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Re: AHT report?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012, 08:16:49 AM »
it is supposed to be an Adventure.... :-)

That is a winter only trail

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Re: AHT report?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 09:28:14 AM »
I have picked up a tip from the park staff and spend 20 minutes in the Park's Pool after being in the woods.  The Chlorine kills the ticks. 
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Re: AHT report?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012, 05:11:04 PM »
My helmet is off to you guys willing to ride the AHT.  I just spent the weekend backpacking the trail in it's entirety, thinking about riding it.  I couldn't imagine riding large portions because I could barely find the trail markers for the leaves! My dog got pretty good at following previous hikers scent, so I trusted her after a while.  Between the greenbriars, raspberry bushes, tall grass, downed trees,and loose rocks on the ascents and descents, this seems to be much better suited to hiking than biking for me.  The shelters/cabins reminded me of the AT, and I will be back with friends to hike at least portions again. 
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