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Crack has finally been repaired.

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Nice. Can't wait to get up there. I need to do some new backpacking trips up there. Any suggestions? I've only been on shinning rock and looking glass.
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Well those are both a pretty good ways from this area. There are lots of great trails around Mt. Mitchell. The Mountains to Sea trail goes through there. There's Craggy Gardens and Snake Ridge Den that are worth hiking though as well.
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This is sad news for those of us wanting peace and quiet in the outdoors.  Why?  Because roaring and screaming motorcycles have taken over the "nature loops", parkways, skyways and so-called "scenic routes".

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This is sad news for those of us wanting peace and quiet in the outdoors.  Why?  Because roaring and screaming motorcycles have taken over the "nature loops", parkways, skyways and so-called "scenic routes".

I couldn't agree more.

Another irritant to me is the cell phone towers that have increasingly popped up on the horizon over the last 5+ years at overlooks along the Cumberland Plateau where you used to be able to stargaze at night without seeing any artificial light other than the occasional passing plane.


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"Another irritant to me is the cell phone towers that have increasingly popped up on the horizon over the last 5+ years at overlooks along the Cumberland Plateau where you used to be able to stargaze at night without seeing any artificial light other than the occasional passing plane."

Given the increasing dependence on cell phones...well, you can't have your cake and eat it too.  The choices are pretty stark: either more towers because they aren't on high enough ground to reach far, or towers on the highest ground around.

But since they are a necessary "evil" the companies could, at least, disguise them:

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/faketree.htm
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