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Hiking/camping Fest?

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     I've been kicking around the idea of doing something different this year. I'd like to do a little hiking and camping. Find some place in the East maybe. I don't really care where. I exchanged mails with Andy Clifford a few months ago about it. He suggested a place in upstate NY. I can't remember the name off hand but it sounded pretty cool. But anywhere is fine with me.


    I'm thinking two or three days. Maybe some kind of adventure thrown in. But of course that always seems to happen anyway. :)


        I'd rather do it Spring or fall. Summer is a little too hot and crowded most places.


       Anyway that's what's been on on the back of my mind. Anyone else interested?


Edited 11/18/2009 8:35 pm ET by Gunner

            

 

   

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Sounds interesting.

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    It's something to build with. There are several possibilities.

            

 

   

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What do you have in mind? Backpacking, or hiking from some sort of a base camp?

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I don't know. I figured if we start discussing
it early enough we could come up with something.

            

 

   

(post #178637, reply #4 of 237)

Summer is a little too hot and crowded most places.


Sounds like a set up for the old "it'll be warmer if we zip our sleeping bags together" line..........


(post #178637, reply #7 of 237)

Sssshhhh. I'm lureing them in. Just like always I get them to the camp then
we play Ether Bunny.

            

 

   

(post #178637, reply #9 of 237)

Should I bring my axe?

(post #178637, reply #12 of 237)

you'll just end up crippled by it. We have this thing down to a science.

            

 

   

(post #178637, reply #13 of 237)

Lets kayak the tallulah gorge!!!!

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(post #178637, reply #46 of 237)

"wow this camping site is nice but man is it hard to get to. Hey what are all the shallow holes for???"

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(post #178637, reply #47 of 237)

Hey what are all the shallow holes for???"


Yeah. And that's after he gets his "guests" to pack the shovel and bag of lime in with the old "we've got to dig latrines on this trail" line.  I'm not sure what his "reasoning" is for the skin tanning and strectching equipment but I bet he's got some sort of sweet talk to get his victims to do most of the work.


He almost had me talked into putting his batman suit and ball gag in my luggage on the train.


(post #178637, reply #5 of 237)

 I've been kicking around the idea of doing something different this year. I'd like to do a little hiking and camping.


Hi Gunner,


Sounds good......your bro and I have bounced around a similar idea in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA.....the nice thing about the area we've been discussing is nice hiking for all ages, trout fishing, biking, history, camping, lodging for those that like a mattress, eating, local artisans in multiple craft areas and a great place we could end a mini-fest at, all gathering for a last evening prior to sendoff.....basically something for everyone and then everyone back together.


http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/buffalo.shtml 


http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/mabry_mill.htm 


http://jacksonvillecenter.org/ 


http://www.chateaumorrisette.com/ 

http://www.villaappalaccia.com/index.htm

http://www.floydtourismdirectory.com/campingandlodgings.html#camping 


http://www.woodberryinn.com/ 


 


  

  

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

(post #178637, reply #8 of 237)

That sounds pretty cool. I'll have to check
those links out when I get home tonight.

            

 

   

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I think your suggestion of NOT doing it during the summer is a good one.

If you end up somewhere reasonably near here I'd try to go. But it will depend on finances and timing.

Are you familiar with Turkey Run State Park in Indiana? That's a nice place.

Somewhere in the Smokey Mountains would be good too.

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(post #178637, reply #10 of 237)

Hey Maw !!!! get them beans a soakin and and some cornbread ,a makin I thinks we's got comp-nee acomin.

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Hey Maw !!!! get them beans a soakin and and some cornbread ,a makin I thinks we's got comp-nee acomin.


What about the possum and spring water???????


 


  

  

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

(post #178637, reply #18 of 237)

Yo! Pedro!

Thanks for the tap on the shoulder! I guess I wasn't payin' attention last night.

I'd probably be more incline to hang, an visit, but that could change depending on the adventure.

pb





pb


(post #178637, reply #29 of 237)

    I just went through those and they look pretty cool.

            

 

   

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Hey, shoot me a PM when you get a minute.  I lost your address. DanT

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So, Deliverance-fest it is. Maybe Sphere can offer up a guided tour of Harlan County?

Spring can be cold here, more so if you are heading to upstate NY. I recall a camping trip to Shenandoah Natl Park one Easter break that brought along snow, sleet, hail, and some really cold rain. And that was just in the first 45 mins.

Appalachian Trail is always a good bet, though it seems as if you need to keep an eye out for the random mass murderer more than in past days. Invite that Rasta Honky fellow and he'll scare the bejeebers out of any of those types.

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'Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it' ~ Chinese proverb

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I do live on the edge of D'anl Boone Nat. Forest. Some real nice country along the "wilderness trail" from here south to Tn.


Or could always go and get lost in Mammoth Cave for  a few days.


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(post #178637, reply #17 of 237)

So, Deliverance-fest it is.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8


How cool.....Me, webby, plumber_bob an' dedubya git ta be da genetic deficiency's.......


Ya'll gonna be runnin' fer ya lives!!! heheheh


 


 


  

  

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

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What's a good window to shoot for?

            

 

   

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Depends on where you go, I suppose, and your temperature to comfort level.

Upstate NY? I'd think you'd want to shoot for late May / early June. Shenandoah? mid April
Blue Ridge Parkway area? That's further south, so maybe early April is good?

Also depends on what you want to do. Swimming, rafting, good chance of getting wet? That's always a bit less fun when you can grow frost on your skin.

The other thing to take into account on a Spring trip, is to make sure the area ranger stations/supply shops are open at that point. Not a problem if you are going to truck everything you need in, but I remember being stuck out there for a day with not much to eat when the shop we counted on being open, wasn't. Things may have changed since 20 years ago, too. LOL

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'Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it' ~ Chinese proverb

(post #178637, reply #26 of 237)

Upstate NY? I'd think you'd want to shoot for late May / early June>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


 


I think you would be better off end of June.  You ever heard of black flies???


You know there is a "great camp" that can be rented by Rackette Lake?


Has it's own lake, trails etc!!!!!

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Youse could all come up here to a spot about 5 miles east-northeast of where I live.

Late june to the middle of july is the most beautiful time around here.

Weather is always fantastic, at that time, as well.

And where you'll be, is about as much in the sticks as you'll be able to find, and still be able to drive back to civilisation within ten minutes.

You'll probably get to visit with cougars, bigfoot, black bears, eagles, osprey, foxes, bobcats etc.

Days would be in the high 70's and 80's, and nights in the lower 60's.

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     That's good stuff to take into consideration. I haven't done any hiking on that side of the hill so it's all knew to me.


      How interested are you in this?

            

 

   

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How interested? I think it'd be a pretty fun Lord of the Flies experience. Especially if you can convince DP to show up and we can get some stargazing lessons.

I think I'd have enough points saved up from being the Manny to escape for a few days of frivolity.

But if Grant's bringing his Batman suit, he's going to have to sleep in the tent on the other side of the lake.

'Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it' ~ Chinese proverb

'Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it' ~ Chinese proverb

(post #178637, reply #49 of 237)

if Grant's bringing his Batman suit,


Oh, no. The batman suit's not mine. It's Gunner's. When I hike/camp I like to feel the sun on my skin. And I don't own a speedo. Too confining.


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So you use the 'That's not my bag, baby' line all the time, eh?

Sounds like a trip to Bohemian Grove is in your future. You can take that scantily clad Canadian fellow, too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Grove

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