Speaking of AT safety, I've been half assed looking at hiking it this year and have identified a few areas of concern myself other than straight white men. If anyone's interested? If not that's ok too.
Bears: An unusual amount of bears have been spotted in 2019. This trend will continue in 2020
Hostels/Rest stops: This one has been identified as a place we all everyone might want to avoid. Lol
It's called the Wolf Pen Country Store? I think it advertises or it did advertise as a hostel. It's not apparently. But I think if your a straight white mail they give you toilet paper. Lol.
No, but it would be great to see a good thread about safety issues and how to handle them. And his to plan for them. I am an expert at this hy no means yet I have led people through a few hairy trips, succesfully.
ha! that shit's comedy, people are always unprepared and wanna bitch about lack of toilet paper or drinking fountains or whatever.
But, someone is going to ask you to start your own thread, maybe a more 'general' AT thread, so as to not derail the more precise theme of this thread. I for sure would be interested to know more about the bear sighting/encounter increase, etc.