Search:

Type: Posts; User: swampfox

Page 1 of 25 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.06 seconds.

  1. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,552

    We had a vehicle parked at Sassafras Mountain so...

    We had a vehicle parked at Sassafras Mountain so we had a light load going up Pinnacle and Sassafras.
    We had another vehicle parked at Burrell's Ford with a cooler of steaks on dry ice for the...
  2. Replies
    15
    Views
    923

    I don't disagree. Spring or Fall would be...

    I don't disagree.
    Spring or Fall would be better.

    Swampfox


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Replies
    15
    Views
    923

    Gatlinburg is 2 hr 30 min from Oconee State Park,...

    Gatlinburg is 2 hr 30 min from Oconee State Park, the western terminus of the Foothills Trail. See the map below.
    You could have a shuttle drop you off at the Bad Creek Access or Upper Whitewater...
  4. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,552

    Wonko, You asked for must see places. I...

    Wonko,
    You asked for must see places.
    I highly recommend that you camp at the big site just past Virginia Hawkins Waterfall, the Toxaway River where you have picnic tables and Lake Jocassee, and...
  5. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,552

    Cabmanhang, I've hiked it both ways but my thru...

    Cabmanhang,
    I've hiked it both ways but my thru hike was westbound. I definitely prefer that.
    Once you get to Whitewater Falls, the worst is behind you and the rest of the way to Oconee is a walk...
  6. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,068

    What a great trip. You are making memories of a...

    What a great trip. You are making memories of a lifetime. My Dad would rent a small John boat and go out on the lake and find a clearing somewhere. We set up a tarp to sleep under, he fixed bacon and...
  7. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,552

    Here is a video of our 7 night 8 day thru-hike in...

    Here is a video of our 7 night 8 day thru-hike in 2016.
    We started at Table Rock State Park and went west.
    Planning to do the same thing again in October....
  8. Replies
    7
    Views
    937

    Sounds like you had a great trip. I've camped...

    Sounds like you had a great trip. I've camped above those falls several times. I'd love to see some more pictures. The 5 mile trail mentioned above is the Canebrake Trail. It starts at the Frozen...
  9. Replies
    33
    Views
    3,408

    First winter hang in Sweden

    What beautiful pictures! The night shot of the lake was my favorite.
    Thanks for taking us along.

    Swampfox


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Bartram Trail GPS

    PreciousPixie,
    I tried to upload my GPX file for the Bartram Trail but I got a message that it was an invalid file.
    If you will PM me your email, I'd be happy to send it to you.
    It includes the...
  11. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,621

    Thanks bobbycobbler, I've just discovered the...

    Thanks bobbycobbler,
    I've just discovered the mapping and GPS tracks on the website. Looks like a great resource.
  12. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,621

    This was a great trip report. Really enjoyed the...

    This was a great trip report. Really enjoyed the pictures. I'm making plans to visit the Gorge this Fall. I'm sure I'll come back to this thread often.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I bought in to it. I have 9 ft straps and there...

    I bought in to it.
    I have 9 ft straps and there have been times that it would not fit around the tree I wanted to use. More often, I wrap it 6-8 times around a sapling to use up the strap. I've...
  14. Replies
    25
    Views
    3,152

    That was a great video, Lemur. It makes me want...

    That was a great video, Lemur.
    It makes me want to do it again!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,710

    And a big Woo-Buddy to you! :)

    And a big Woo-Buddy to you!
    :)
  16. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,710

    You're welcome Ron S

    You're welcome Ron S
  17. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,710

    Lowcountry, The file is in Post #7 of this...

    Lowcountry,
    The file is in Post #7 of this thread

    BanjoPicker,
    You are interpreting it correctly.
    This is planning to start at Table Rock.
    I am a member of the FTC, but I don't know anyone...
  18. Replies
    91
    Views
    5,552

    I need something under my head and neck. I tried...

    I need something under my head and neck. I tried a lot of things... clothes in a stuff sack, Black rock pillow, etc and none of it was quite what I was looking for. I tried the Cub pillow from AHE...
  19. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,710

    Foothills Trail Video

    Mtntopper,
    There are a lot of places you could resupply.
    We parked a car at Bad Creek to resupply. It's very close to the mid point and the parking lot is pretty secure. The downside is, the...
  20. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,710

    I hope it works for you mtntopper. The mileage...

    I hope it works for you mtntopper. The mileage total is a little low so apparently it is off a 1/10 or so every now and then. I think it is very close though.
    The 8 day trip has more details on it....
  21. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,710

    Hey zukiguy, I think you should do it again. ...

    Hey zukiguy,
    I think you should do it again.
    Since you've done it before, you know it really is a great adventure.
  22. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,710

    Foothills Trail Planning

    BanjoPicker and mtntopper,
    Here is my planning sheet.
    It includes a menu and a worksheet to calculate my backpack weight.
    Let me know if you have any questions.

    123428

    Swampfox
  23. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,710

    Thanks BanjoPicker. I have a spreadsheet to...

    Thanks BanjoPicker.
    I have a spreadsheet to help me plan trips on the FHT. It has point to point mileage and suggested camp sites for 5, 8, and 9 day trips. Let me know if that's of interest to...
  24. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,710

    Foothills Trail Video

    I've created a video of several of my backpacking trips on the Foothills Trail.
    It's presented as if you are hiking the whole 76 miles from west to east.

    I hope you like it.
    gIo0jYb4R6M
    ...
  25. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,174

    Looks great. I'm with Chigger. I haven't been...

    Looks great.
    I'm with Chigger.
    I haven't been to the Chattooga for a long time.
    I've missed it.

    Swampfox
  26. Replies
    10
    Views
    732

    Welcome from South Carolina USA, Nina. Yes, it's...

    Welcome from South Carolina USA, Nina. Yes, it's great to see people on here from all over the world. I look forward to trip reports with pictures of your beautiful country.
  27. Replies
    6
    Views
    589

    Buncombe Loop Trail, South Carolina

    This is at the Brickhouse Campground I believe.
    I camped there several years ago with the scouts. We used the loop there for a 20 mile hike. The thing I remember most was the spider webs. Some...
  28. Great trip report. That old home place with the...

    Great trip report. That old home place with the rock furniture is an awesome campsite. Glad you found it.
  29. Replies
    40
    Views
    1,714

    I'm very sorry to read about this. I went back...

    I'm very sorry to read about this. I went back and caught up on the back issues of Scout the Wonder Dog. What an awesome creature. You were truly blessed to have such a friend and so was he.
  30. Replies
    71
    Views
    2,590

    I have a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx. It's several...

    I have a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx. It's several years old but any time I have checked the elevation, it has been within less than 10 ft.
  31. Replies
    71
    Views
    2,590

    The FHT map has the river at 2100 ft just north...

    The FHT map has the river at 2100 ft just north of there
  32. Replies
    71
    Views
    2,590

    Just to make sure we're talking about the same...

    Just to make sure we're talking about the same place... East of Hwy 107 would be across the road and toward Upper Whitewater Fall. There is a very nice campsite over there. I'm referring to one south...
  33. Replies
    71
    Views
    2,590

    I'm envious of you CeeVee. It looks like you've...

    I'm envious of you CeeVee. It looks like you've picked a great time to go.
    Here is a screen shot from my GPS of the area you're going to hike....
  34. Thread: Columbia SC

    by swampfox
    Replies
    10
    Views
    717

    Gresh mentioned one of my favorite places, the...

    Gresh mentioned one of my favorite places, the Congaree National Swamp. Search for it on here and you'll find some trip reports. It's a great place to winter camp.
  35. You will not be disappointed with the WBBB. My...

    You will not be disappointed with the WBBB.
    My wife was introduced to hammock camping with the Blackbird. She had many concerns...
    What if I don't like it?
    What if I can't sleep?
    The 1st...
  36. Replies
    14
    Views
    881

    Great write-up JBD. It sounds like you got out...

    Great write-up JBD.
    It sounds like you got out in time.
    I worried about those folks last night.
    We had record flash flooding here in Greenville and I'm sure they got plenty of water there.
    ...
  37. What a great trip! I love that lake. I was...

    What a great trip!
    I love that lake. I was coming back from Canebrake with Muskrat in June and saw maybe the same eagle. Flew right over us and landed in a tree next to what we believe was the nest....
  38. Replies
    71
    Views
    2,590

    Ellicott Rock Wilderness Loop

    If you get ambitious, I would recommend you go east on the Foothills Trail when you get to Sloan's Bridge. It's a nice 5 mile hike to Upper Whitewater Falls. You'll see some beautiful views of the...
  39. Replies
    71
    Views
    2,590

    By loop, I assume you mean something like...

    By loop, I assume you mean something like Burrell's Ford to Sloan's Bridge, Fork Mountain Trail to Chattooga River, and back to Burrell's Ford.
    You'll have plenty of water along the Chattooga...
  40. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,467

    Desperately seeking MacCat Deluxe

    This thread is a perfect example of what makes this a great site. A question is posed and 18 hours later there is a wealth of responses.
    As has been said, there are a lot of vendors that provide...
  41. Replies
    71
    Views
    2,590

    I would be very surprised if you see anything...

    I would be very surprised if you see anything close to freezing in early October.
    I camped there the 1st week of November once and my temp gauge said 28 was the low. The next week it was 50. Really...
  42. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,521

    I'm sure we'll get another chance. The pleasure...

    I'm sure we'll get another chance. The pleasure will be mine.

    Swampfox
  43. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,521

    Chickenwing and Muskrat... you boys sure know how...

    Chickenwing and Muskrat... you boys sure know how to throw a hang. Looks like it was an AWESOME weekend.
    Swampfox
  44. 2ply, I'm so sorry to hear about David. I hope...

    2ply, I'm so sorry to hear about David. I hope and pray all goes well for him . You were certainly blessed to have such help so close.
    Swampfox
  45. I'm looking forward to the lake trip as well. I...

    I'm looking forward to the lake trip as well.
    I hope you have a great weekend on Goat Island .
    I'm taking the Scouts to Panthertown Valley this weekend and I'm pretty excited.
  46. Is there a link to donate to the fire pit fund ?

    Is there a link to donate to the fire pit fund ?
  47. Replies
    1
    Views
    322

    Hey Rick, I can't help much with the...

    Hey Rick,
    I can't help much with the campground.
    I've only camped in the group section and it had plenty of hanging opportunities.
    May I suggest the James Island County Park in Charleston?...
  48. Replies
    5
    Views
    527

    I agree with blackbalsam6214 on the Slickrock...

    I agree with blackbalsam6214 on the Slickrock Expedition map. It's called Burt Kornegay's A Guide's Guide to Panthertown. Don't go without one.

    There is another good book out there, Todd Ransom's...
  49. Video: Brother Bones on the Appalachian Trail: 2014 Part 1 "Georgia"

    As always, another great video. I really enjoy following you through these. Hope to run into you on the trail one day.

    swampfox
  50. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,106

    I camped there last September and hung just a few...

    I camped there last September and hung just a few feet from the top of the falls.
    I shot this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJHc163KloY

    You're right about some accidents happening...
Results 1 to 50 of 1245
Page 1 of 25 1 2 3 4