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  1. Thanks for reminding me how much fun those rock...

    Thanks for reminding me how much fun those rock slides are. :)
  2. Heavy rain today so it should be out. This is...

    Heavy rain today so it should be out. This is what it was reported yesterday.

    With dry conditions on Sunday, the fire increased to the south and west and is now estimated at 221 acres, according...
  3. wildfire closes shortoff and Mountains to sea trails Linville Gorge

    http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/trails-roads-closed-wildfire-burning-near-linville/nkr8y/
  4. Great video Paul and Natalie. I did that loop a...

    Great video Paul and Natalie. I did that loop a couple of years ago and made the same mistake and missed the trail. We went down to the river and followed the river up to the waterfall you all were...
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    More on the Rarp Olny 55% of Pepole can raed...

    More on the Rarp
    Olny 55% of Pepole can raed tihs I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at...
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    Congratulations Fronkey and Pockets!!!! Fronkey...

    Congratulations Fronkey and Pockets!!!! Fronkey you did better than winning the lottery :cool: just saying
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    Shug you never cease to amaze us and a big thumbs...

    Shug you never cease to amaze us and a big thumbs up. Well done!!!
  8. Thanks Shug and Ken for taking us along on your...

    Thanks Shug and Ken for taking us along on your adventures.
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    Snaggleroot great trip report and amazing...

    Snaggleroot great trip report and amazing pictures!!!! Glad to see you are still out there enjoying being hiker trash. Did you take a detour by Big Mikes???
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    Let me know and if I am available I can shuttle...

    Let me know and if I am available I can shuttle you from the Profile Trail parking lot to the swinging bridge so you don't have to yo yo.
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    Thanks for the video Tall Paul. Looks like you...

    Thanks for the video Tall Paul. Looks like you all had an awesome time. I look forward to your next adventure. Thanks for taking us along. That is my go to day hike. The plane crash that you saw is...
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    You would have to pay to park at the bridge but...

    You would have to pay to park at the bridge but if you stay on State Park property and put in at the Profile trail head on Hwy 105 the profile view is about 2 miles up the trail. 85155
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    Welcome from the High Country

    Welcome from the High Country
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    Welcome from the NC High Country Zack. Check out...

    Welcome from the NC High Country Zack. Check out the hammock articles on hammock forums and also check out these sites. Just some things to get you started. Enjoy the Madness ;)...
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    Check out Taba's Thru hikers manual ...

    Check out Taba's Thru hikers manual http://www.thru-hiker.us/palmetto-trail-2013
  16. Snowing on Whitetop now :) ...

    Snowing on Whitetop now :) http://www.booneweather.com/Webcams/Grayson+National+Whitetop+Cam
  17. First post and welcome to Hammock forums and...

    First post and welcome to Hammock forums and congratulations on your new hammock.
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    Welcome to the fun from Boone, North Carolina

    Welcome to the fun from Boone, North Carolina
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    Welcome to the madness from just across the ridge.

    Welcome to the madness from just across the ridge.
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    Yes I believe they are.

    Yes I believe they are.
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    There is a campsite about 2 miles up from the...

    There is a campsite about 2 miles up from the Profile trail head or 1 mile down from the gap that will accomidate about 4 hammocks if you are creative. There are bear cables and water at the campsite...
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    Great trail report

    Awesome video of my go to hiking place thanks so much. Good to see the hammock forums flag flying on top as well. Shantee springs water is the best on the mountain. Just bleow on the profile trail is...
  23. Thread: New from NC

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    Welcome Marcelle89 and you too Meekin from the...

    Welcome Marcelle89 and you too Meekin from the High Country of NC
  24. Shug and Ken thanks for taking us along. Another...

    Shug and Ken thanks for taking us along. Another fun adventure. What is the best map that shows the trails in the Gingercake Acres to Hawks Bill area?
  25. Great videos

    Shug
    loved your lead in song on all three videos. (it brought a tear to my eye) I guess you and Hickery grew up like I did listening to Tommy Faile's cover but I later heard Scotty and Lulu Belle...
  26. Thanks to Slowhike and Rockdawg for putting this...

    Thanks to Slowhike and Rockdawg for putting this hang together. It was great to meet everyone and learn some new stuff. Hickery got to talking about the gorge and I am headed to Shortoff tommorow...
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    Welcome to the High Country and the Forum...

    Welcome to the High Country and the Forum Shutter. Are you going to make it to the hang at Mt Rogers this weekend?
  28. schedule worked out

    Got my shcedule worked out and will be there Saturday Morning and wondering if there will be any trees left????? I will bring some dessert for Saturday night. Cakes Pies etc. lol I will get some from...
  29. Thread: Startin in NC

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    Welcome to the madness from the NC High Country

    Welcome to the madness from the NC High Country
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    Thanks Snaggleroot for the link I am going to get...

    Thanks Snaggleroot for the link I am going to get a pair. It sounds like your trip with the Scouts was a blast and I hope you post a video of that trip as well.
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    Cool trip report snaggleroot and welcome to HF. ...

    Cool trip report snaggleroot and welcome to HF. Great camp shoes what kind are they? I think you said they are 4 Oz? Hope your trip to the great Northwest was even better. Kind of hard to beat those...
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    Great trip report jdk did you all count the stair...

    Great trip report jdk did you all count the stair steps going up to the top of the falls??
    awesome pictures thanks for taking us along. If I remember right about 300 steps to the top of the falls?
  33. MM as usual great video. Have you tried steam...

    MM as usual great video. Have you tried steam baking vs. dry baking? I wonder which one is quicker and better or personal preference. Thanks for sharing.
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    Snakes

    WOW :eek: you all are brave and I don't mean running the rapids either:scared:
  35. + 1 and does anyone have any of the links to...

    + 1 and does anyone have any of the links to turks videos?? Loved Ed Spears story.
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    skip: air mattress and shower add: compass, map,...

    skip: air mattress and shower
    add: compass, map, water purification, first aid kit, hiking poles, wipes, TP. Agree to look for lighter shoes like crocs or something that can be used for camp shoes...
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    Great trip report and pictures. I think with that...

    Great trip report and pictures. I think with that heat I would have been cooling off in the creeks. Thanks for the topo info another hike to plan now. :)
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    Get the trail guide from...

    Get the trail guide from http://www.foothillstrail.org/ and I enjoyed my thru hike this past April parking at Table Rock State Park and getting a shuttle over to Oconee State Park. Well blazed and...
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    TallPaul you will have a blast. The mountains to...

    TallPaul you will have a blast. The mountains to sea trail runs 24 miles through from Beacon Heights on the parkway to raiders camp creek trail on Hwy 181, from Gragg Prong Falls to Harpers Creek...
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    Welcome to the madness Seth. If you would like to...

    Welcome to the madness Seth. If you would like to check out my kit just give me a shout. Gunner is right Footsloggers is still the place to go. Check with Mothership there she thru hiked the AT using...
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    O wow that is alot of ground to travel; but...

    O wow that is alot of ground to travel; but around Grandfather Mtn I would hang at Price Park,Linville Gorge, Crabtree Falls camping areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway, they will be crowded. I would...
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    Welcome from the NC High Country

    Welcome from the NC High Country
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    :eek: you got that right what is usually just...

    :eek: you got that right what is usually just over the ankle was mid thigh. Let me know when you are going to go back it would be fun to meet another hammock camper and spot a car so we don't have to...
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    Firebird, Good trail report. I started at FS rd....

    Firebird, Good trail report. I started at FS rd. 58 and hiked in to South Harper Falls a few weeks ago and you are right that 1.6 mile section down to where it meets the MST just above Harper Creek...
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    Clown Shoes

    I am glad MM and Hawk Eye noticed the clown shoes and mentioned them. Watching your great video first thing this morning before coffee I was thinking what kind of hiking shoes is he wearing :eek: ...
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    Welcome to the Madness from the NC High Country

    Welcome to the Madness from the NC High Country
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    Boone area Camping with your Famiy

    Enjoy your trip. Price Park campground on the BR Parkway is hammock friendly with trails and bathroom facilities.
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    +1 on the madness and welcome from the NC High...

    +1 on the madness and welcome from the NC High Country.
  49. Thread: My big fear

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    Plus 1 on this setup so you can go to ground in a...

    Plus 1 on this setup so you can go to ground in a clearing if needed. You will have a backup plan if needed!!! :)
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    The best way to connect 100 continuous miles is...

    The best way to connect 100 continuous miles is on the AT in that area and easy resupply. http://www.atdist.com/atdist and maps can be obtained at the ATC http://www.appalachiantrail.org/
    From...
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