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  1. Yes, Savage Gulf is with many facets. Lots of...

    Yes, Savage Gulf is with many facets. Lots of views, good hiking, waterfalls, solitude. As stated, the rims are wonderful, mostly flat, lots of views. Getting off the top requires patience and...
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    Fabulous stuff! Yep, been on my list for...

    Fabulous stuff! Yep, been on my list for forever. Looks like a great trip with something spectacular around every bend. Thanks for this.
  3. Good on you, Grapenut. Thanks for your service...

    Good on you, Grapenut. Thanks for your service and your raising awareness of this. My daughter is working at the VA in Seattle this summer; she's learning quite a bit about what our veterans are...
  4. Rain Man, if I were doing that hike I think I...

    Rain Man, if I were doing that hike I think I would hike down Forney Ridge/Spring House Branch where I had to carry water, and then I would hike up Forney Creek where there's water a plenty; it might...
  5. Another Good'un! Sure am glad you all were there...

    Another Good'un! Sure am glad you all were there for Jeremy after that fall. That he's still with us is miraculous. Yes, looks like the Gorge is no place to go solo. Did the Maple King ever eat...
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    Seattle Based Day Hikes

    I'm taking my daughter to Seattle where she'll be spending the summer. I'll only be out there for a few days. We're looking for Intel on good day hikes in the Cascades, Olympia, and Rainer. ...
  7. Really enjoyed the video. I did the Fiery...

    Really enjoyed the video. I did the Fiery Gizzard Trail and camped up at Raven's Point before they closed it a year or so ago. Yes, it is a great trail. I really liked the shots/videos you got...
  8. Good report, MM. Glad to see you and Poof out...

    Good report, MM. Glad to see you and Poof out and about. Hope the knees are holding up. Sounds like the wind was pretty stiff up there.
  9. Another good'un. Yep, we're supposed to see 80*...

    Another good'un. Yep, we're supposed to see 80* down here in the Tennessee Valley today. Spring comes in at 12:23am on Sunday morning. But it is nice to see you all out there enjoying some of the...
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    MM, as always a great job behind the camera. ...

    MM, as always a great job behind the camera. Loved the history behind all the socks. Looks like a great time was had by all. Thanks for taking us along.
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    Looks good, Jaxx. Nothing like being able to...

    Looks good, Jaxx. Nothing like being able to bring along a skillet and eggs and spam. enjoyed the background music as well. Thanks for taking us along.
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    Many of us have had our family and friends think...

    Many of us have had our family and friends think that we're a bit off. But it sounds like you had a good hang, well-performing equipment, and lessons learned to boot. Well done.
  13. Glad you all got down here to the Smokies. I...

    Glad you all got down here to the Smokies. I remember you were thinking about Snake Den and Maddron Bald--another case of upper elevations. I agree, it was not a failure but a good adjustment to...
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    Another fine effort on the trail and behind the...

    Another fine effort on the trail and behind the camera. Thanks for taking us along and letting us learn with you.
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    Looks like you and Grapenut had a good time out...

    Looks like you and Grapenut had a good time out there. Thanks for the video and the food suggestions.
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    If you are thinking about looping up Snake Den...

    If you are thinking about looping up Snake Den Ridge Trail with that loop, know that it is pretty steep and gains a good bit of elevation--strong possibility of snowy or icy conditions on it; might...
  17. It's a good thing when you're having too much fun...

    It's a good thing when you're having too much fun to stop and record, I say. Looks like another good one. Yes, a rack a ribs can go a long way in the good will department. I was glad to have a...
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    Happy New Year, Marty. Best of luck in 2016.

    Happy New Year, Marty. Best of luck in 2016.
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    Welcome to HF from down the road in Athens, TN. ...

    Welcome to HF from down the road in Athens, TN. Lots of good folks hanging in the woods here in East Tennessee. We'll probably see you soon.
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    My tarp lines stay attached; I've got pockets on...

    My tarp lines stay attached; I've got pockets on the ends of some Fronkey snake skins for the CRL. Hammock goes in Bishop bag with suspension. My stakes all gone in an old tyvek envelope that I...
  21. Love to see little ones out there on the trail. ...

    Love to see little ones out there on the trail. Looks like they did well with the walking, camping, and lasagna with meat sauce. Good on you; hope you all have many more.
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    That's a good crew. Loved the sailing dream...

    That's a good crew. Loved the sailing dream sequence!
  23. Looks like Lacey is going and growin right well;...

    Looks like Lacey is going and growin right well; she's a good, sleek looking dog. Thanks for the trip report--enjoyed it.
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    My son, Scott, and I did a 11.5 mile hike in the...

    My son, Scott, and I did a 11.5 mile hike in the Great Smokies; it was a loop including Cooper Creek, Deeplow Gap, Mingus Creek, Newton Bald, and Thomas Divide trails. After climbing 2,500' in...
  25. Wilderness Logics makes great quilts, so, yes,...

    Wilderness Logics makes great quilts, so, yes, you're on the right track. Much of the comfort range depends on whether you are a warm or cool sleeper. Let us know how it goes.
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    Nothing like the winds up on the balds. Good...

    Nothing like the winds up on the balds. Good report. Thanks for taking us along.
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    Good as always, Shug. Glad you got out there,...

    Good as always, Shug. Glad you got out there, glad you got back, glad you didn't get shot. Looks like that rig does little to stop the wind--hard to hunker down with that tarp. Thanks for the...
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    Great job! She'll be a hanger for life! You can...

    Great job! She'll be a hanger for life! You can be proud, she can be pleased!
  29. Stunning scenery! What a peaceful place to spend...

    Stunning scenery! What a peaceful place to spend some quiet time. Thanks for sharing with us.
  30. Yes, indeed, Black water. Looks like a great...

    Yes, indeed, Black water. Looks like a great lazy float. Lacy is a good looking beagle for sure!
  31. Great stuff! Glad you got out there and took us...

    Great stuff! Glad you got out there and took us along. Did it take long to get adjusted to altitude?
  32. Good stuff, Grapenut. Just did a couple of...

    Good stuff, Grapenut. Just did a couple of nights over in Cataloochee with my daughter on her fall break. Great to get out in the woods with our daughters. How did that deviled ham ever taste? ...
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    Great shots, Paul Yep, I can see why you...

    Great shots, Paul Yep, I can see why you wouldn't be publicizing that spot too much. Beautiful. Thanks.
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    Raven's Point Camp Site is closed now. I would...

    Raven's Point Camp Site is closed now. I would suggest getting on the Friends of the South Cumberland website www.friendsofscsra.org for more information. As I understand it the trail sections are...
  35. You boys! Good movie--great character...

    You boys! Good movie--great character development and comedic timing. Scenery was excellent and we didn't get bogged down with details. I give it a two thumbs way up! Glad Carl couldn't get back...
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    That's a great looking set up! Good work!

    That's a great looking set up! Good work!
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    Jaxx, good trip report. Yep, miles in the GSMNP...

    Jaxx, good trip report. Yep, miles in the GSMNP can be trying--Low Gap is short but steep. Glad you and Roche had a good time in the Smokies' liquid sunshine. You'll have to come again when you...
  38. Delightful to awaken to a new episode of the...

    Delightful to awaken to a new episode of the Hickery Brothers. Poetry and perkalators, singing and shenanigans in woods--you boys are living large. Can't wait for the rest of it.
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    Working on some converts--count me in. Good on...

    Working on some converts--count me in. Good on you for this!
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    It's a great thing to find some nice woods...

    It's a great thing to find some nice woods nearby. A short drive and some hammock time are good medicine. Great pics.
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    Glad you had some silence and solitude out...

    Glad you had some silence and solitude out there--yes, it restores the soul.
    Yep, you have to wonder about folks who haul wood into the woods--not sure of the thought process there.
    Thanks for...
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    Good stuff, Sgt Rock. Yep, Goshen Prong and Fish...

    Good stuff, Sgt Rock. Yep, Goshen Prong and Fish Camp Prong are pretty places. I was up at CS 26 a couple of years ago and the spring was dry--had to come on out Lynn Camp Prong instead of...
  43. Good for him! Good on you!

    Good for him! Good on you!
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    Thanks for the video, Bic. I found time on a...

    Thanks for the video, Bic. I found time on a rainy Saturday morning to sit and watch it through. Glad to see you getting Noah out there and him being such a trooper. Great stuff with the moose...
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    On the Loop Alien site it says that the design is...

    On the Loop Alien site it says that the design is "patent pending." I guess the Chinese decided that they had better steal it and try to make some money before that happens. Sorry to see such a...
  46. Great stuff. Loved those canoes and the UBB...

    Great stuff. Loved those canoes and the UBB mission. Good reports coming out of the BWCA here lately.
  47. Spectacular scenery. Glad that that hanging...

    Spectacular scenery. Glad that that hanging worked out for you all. Thanks for taking us along on what had to be a great trip.
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    This is one of my favorites. I've used it in...

    This is one of my favorites. I've used it in numerous applications. It's better than a tautline hitch because it gives more friction and unties easier. Should be in everyone's bag of tricks.
  49. Another good 'un. Always glad to see you get out...

    Another good 'un. Always glad to see you get out and to take us along. Really liked those new racing sandles--lightweight, dynamic, cheap! Your eye for sights and sites is excellent. It all went...
  50. Thread: Balsam Mtn CG

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    Balsam Mtn CG

    I'm thinking about heading up to Balsam Mountain Campground in the Smokies next Sunday for a couple days of hiking, camping and R&R. Has anyone been up their recently? Are there good hanging sites;...
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