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    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
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    Talking VIDEO: Spring Time in Linville Gorge

    Nothing finer in Carolina than Spring time in the Big Ditch with the Gorge Rats.

    It's been six months in the planning, chatting (on LG.net) and the anticipation! Finally the time was here and now it's gone ... just a great memory.

    There was a full gambit of Spring time weather, critters, hiking, camping, companionship with old friends and new.

    Mac forgot to wear pants again, LDCakes made the "moon shine", we met "Mouse and Squirrel" (use Russian accent there), Fin popped up with that ear to ear smile, Mr. Green made the trip (hope the knee heals), and Millergear arrived in the middle of the night as usual! How could it be a GR Gathering without Shug, Hickery, Hanging Burrito, and Running Feather? First Gorge Rats Mtncmpr, Ken and Waterbar Jim were there as was Crazytrain. Pizza was made by the fire as was home made biscuits and Livermush from Waterbar Jim's DIY pie pan Dutch Oven. Food was consumed at Louise's Rock House Restaurant ... as were hot dogs (all the way) at an undisclosed GR secret location thanks to our friend Shug! Hooch was greatly missed as was Slowhike. JerryW was there with new and amazing gear from his thread injector! TZBrown ... ah TZ ... married to a pie goddess did not disappoint either in companionship, laughs or pie! Ever smiling and ever joking Wisenber didn't fail to make me laugh or make me worry he'd survive the night hiking!

    AND BABELFISH5 ... made me fatter with gifts of trail food that was unbelievable. Mighty fine stuff!

    I didn't spend a lot of time capturing video clips this trip, no special effects, no gear reviews ... just too busy having a great time.

    Great to see old friends and new ... for those that didn't make it ... hope you enjoy the video and those that did make it ... hope it gives you a few smiles as you remember the weeks events.

    So if you have time to waste ... here are some video clips that fail to do justice to a great week! No special effects ... no gear reviews ... just Gorge Rats!

    GORGE RAT SPRING 2011 GATHERING


    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    Thanks Hawk! Always fun to catch a glimpse of the gorge and watch fellow hangers doing what they love.
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    Looks like you all had a great time. I hope to one day be able to join you all in the big ditch.
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    Great video Hawk'. Wish we'd been able to spend more time together

    Good to see the 'Rats' in action once again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Thanks Hawk! Always fun to catch a glimpse of the gorge and watch fellow hangers doing what they love.
    Thanks for watching ... yeah we're a pretty fun group that get together in the Gorge.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Looks like you all had a great time. I hope to one day be able to join you all in the big ditch.
    That'd be great ... and you'll be welcomed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
    Great video Hawk'. Wish we'd been able to spend more time together

    Good to see the 'Rats' in action once again
    Yeah not enough time my friend! Glad you enjoyed the video.

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    Man!..... you guys know how to have a good time in camp Thanks for sharing H-E
    But you better be warned, some day i'll will be knocking on your door, forcing you to show me around the Gorge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    Man!..... you guys know how to have a good time in camp Thanks for sharing H-E
    But you better be warned, some day i'll will be knocking on your door, forcing you to show me around the Gorge
    Ha ... no forcing required ... you'll always be welcome!

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    Great stuff, Hawk-eye! Thanks!

    I believe this was the best hike I have ever been on. Tom & Jerry were great hiking partners. (And no one made fun of their names all week.) We joined forces with the Hickery Bros, which made for an exciting day, then met you and Glenn at the trailhead. After a nice dinner at Louise's, sitting around the 100 year old fire pit was really special!
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    Great stuff Hawkeye, man I need to get out there the vids and pics you all post of the Big Ditch are just beautiful, well that and I wanna hang with you fellers! Thanks for taking the time to do this Hawkeye!!
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    Hawk-eye thanks for posting some really cool footage. looks like y'all had a great trip with an awesome crew!
    really fun to watch.

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