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Re: Dog problem near Laurel Falls and Moreland
I have hiked that portion of the trail, but not this spring. I went
through in December and did not have any problems..
Also at Hampton, TN which is the town you get to by following the blue
blaze trail instead of hiking over Pond Mountain. The store is called
Brown's Grocery and Hardware, and in addition Sutton Brown has a place
where hikers can spend the night and clean up. Both he and his wife are
some of the nicest people I have met along that section of the trail.
I will be up there in mid may and I will check out the dog problem and
post more information. I have been attacked by dogs about 10-15 miles
south of Moreland Shelter, but I had both red pepper spray and a gun with
me and was able to take care of the problem. As an aside the section
between Apple Shelter and Moreland Shelter has some of the most
unfriendly people and dogs of any part of the trail I have hiked. A
number of years ago someone burned the shelter between the two shelters
and it has not been replaced.
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