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    If you are set on Aug, may I suggest a PA or IN hang. Probably a bit cooler than the Gorge.

    Allegheny Nat'l in Pennsylvania is great as is Hoosier Nat'l in Indiana.

    Avg. Temps for Aug 2 in PA = 76* high 54* low
    Avg. Temps for Aug 2 in IN = 84* high 65* low

    Any thoughts?
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    ha! those numbers don't tell the real story. Find averages for the heat index compared to Burke County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gqgeek81 View Post
    Unless it involves water I can't imagine a trip anywhere in NC in July or August. Even then I don't want to have to sleep outside in it personally. Takes a lot to convince me to sleep where I'll be sweating at the same time, but that's just me.
    There are places in NC that aren't that bad in the Summer, but you'll want to stay above 3500' or so (trout think the same way). Shining Rock and Cold Mountain will take you over 6000' feet which should buy you about 12 degrees F of relief. It can actually be chilly up there at night in July. Rain during the day can make it drop into the lower 50's in a flash as well.

    I still go out in the Summers, but I try to get some elevation between me and the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    If you are set on Aug, may I suggest a PA or IN hang. Probably a bit cooler than the Gorge.

    Allegheny Nat'l in Pennsylvania is great as is Hoosier Nat'l in Indiana.

    Avg. Temps for Aug 2 in PA = 76* high 54* low
    Avg. Temps for Aug 2 in IN = 84* high 65* low

    Any thoughts?
    You are overlooking another state that has delightfully cool summer temperatures (above 3000 feet - easy to do in "the mountain state") and very few bugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    You are overlooking another state that has delightfully cool summer temperatures (above 3000 feet - easy to do in "the mountain state") and very few bugs.
    Hahah straight from our local WV tourism board.

    All of the above sound like a plan. Any OHanger's input?

    I'll carpool.

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    Just as a comment, I have climed at seneca rocks in july and sweat my butt off. I have not tried going higher and staying in the woods. Staying aove 5000 in nc sounds good. I do not like the heat and humidity even in Pa.

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    i guess u guys are right maby a little too warm in the gorge that time of year. Well just have to stick to pa,oh, or wv.

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    I can likely swing a trip around that time. WV is always nice, but I've been looking to do an Allegheny trip for awhile. My goal is to get out at least one weekend a month, at least until the holidays, and maybe take a longer trip around late October.

    Side Note: The natty light cans that I carried out from the last Ohio hang are being turned into stove experiments...I couldn't bring myself to drink the natty light though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCStang View Post
    Side Note: The natty light cans that I carried out from the last Ohio hang are being turned into stove experiments...I couldn't bring myself to drink the natty light though.
    Hahahahahahahahahahah.

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    If'n you'uns fum OH go to WV, you'uns only haf'ta cross one border... just sayin'.

    Might make for more time at yer destination.
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