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    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.
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    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.


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  3. 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...
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    That was a great video, Lemur. It makes me want...

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


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    And a big Woo-Buddy to you! :)

    And a big Woo-Buddy to you!
    :)
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    You're welcome Ron S

    You're welcome Ron S
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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....
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    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.
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    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
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    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...
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    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
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  15. 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
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    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.
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    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...
  18. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The FHT map has the river at 2100 ft just north...

    The FHT map has the river at 2100 ft just north of there
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    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...
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    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....
  24. Thread: Columbia SC

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    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.
  25. 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...
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    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.
    ...
  27. 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....
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    I'm sure we'll get another chance. The pleasure...

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

    Swampfox
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    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
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. Is there a link to donate to the fire pit fund ?

    Is there a link to donate to the fire pit fund ?
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    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?...
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    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...
  39. 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
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    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...
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    Nice report. That's my favorite part of the FHT....

    Nice report.
    That's my favorite part of the FHT.
    It would have been hard for me to pass up that camp site at the top of the falls.
  42. I can think of a couple of places I think you'll...

    I can think of a couple of places I think you'll enjoy.
    Anywhere on the Chattooga River, north of the Burrell's Ford Campground, There are a lot of trip reports on here for that area. You can hike...
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    A lot of good suggestions on here. If you don't...

    A lot of good suggestions on here. If you don't mind going about 30 minutes past Burrell's Ford, may I suggest Panthertown Valley?
    Check this link.
    20 Waterfalls-Panthertown Valley
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    I really enjoy seeing pictures from other parts...

    I really enjoy seeing pictures from other parts of the world.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I hope your weather turns good and you get a chance to post more.

    Swampfox
  45. Payment has been received for both items. ...

    Payment has been received for both items.

    MODS:
    As far as I'm concerned, this thread can be closed.
  46. Barchetta, I'm very sorry you feel the need to...

    Barchetta,
    I'm very sorry you feel the need to make a big deal of this.
    When you first posted, I thought it was just someone trying to be cute.
    I was stunned and disappointed when I realized you...
  47. Sorry, it's pretty clear from the above exchanges...

    Sorry, it's pretty clear from the above exchanges that the Black Rock pillow has been sold to Rooster.
  48. Black Rock Pillow has been sold to Rooster.

    Black Rock Pillow has been sold to Rooster.
  49. Black Rock goes to Rooster.

    Black Rock goes to Rooster.
  50. Xtrm tj, It's yours Swampfox

    Xtrm tj,
    It's yours

    Swampfox
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