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    Carver's Gap to Erwin

    Since my planned hike this weekend didn't wind up working out, I'm working on planning a "replacement" hike. I need to close up the section between Carver's Gap and Erwin, so planning on heading out from Carver's on Friday, 30 September and arriving in Erwin on Sunday, 2 October. Distance on this is a little less than 35 miles. Elevation profile can be found here. Anyone interested in joining me?
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    Dang ... wish I could ... hiking with Hooch is a laugh a minute! You be safe out there pal and have a great time!

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    Nice hike. I am not sure which is easier, walking up or down Roan Mtn!
    Where will you bail in Erwin? Indian Grave gap or down at Uncle Johnny's on the River? I was born and raised in Erwin and have hiked that section many times..
    Enjoy-many great memories of the Beauty Spot!

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    Senior Member Hooch's Avatar
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    Planing on parking at Uncle Johnny's and hiking back to my car.
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    Hooch...this is my favorite hike on the AT so far....

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    Would really love to join you on this section but I will be in Arcadia NP. I left off at Erwin this summer. Have a great hike. I'm going to join you on a hike hopefully before the JMT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Dang ... wish I could ...
    Blah, blah, blah. . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by southmark View Post
    Would really love to join you on this section but. . . .
    Blah, blah, blah. . . .

    I'm hearing excuses from y'all.

    Quote Originally Posted by southmark View Post
    I'm going to join you on a hike hopefully before the JMT.
    Great idea! Hopefully we can arrange something in the spring!


    Quote Originally Posted by cooldays View Post
    Hooch...this is my favorite hike on the AT so far....
    Thanks, buddy! Hope it's as wonderful as I think it's going to be. I really want to close that section up and I may as well do it before it gets too cold outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Since my planned hike this weekend didn't wind up working out, I'm working on planning a "replacement" hike. I need to close up the section between Carver's Gap and Erwin, so planning on heading out from Carver's on Friday, 30 September and arriving in Erwin on Sunday, 2 October. Distance on this is a little less than 35 miles. Elevation profile can be found here. Anyone interested in joining me?
    When were you thinking of starting on Friday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    When were you thinking of starting on Friday?
    Not positive yet, but fairly early, maybe around 8 or 9 if I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Not positive yet, but fairly early, maybe around 8 or 9 if I can.
    I was trying to see if I could break off from work and pull it off; however an early Friday departure would make it a bit more challenging.

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