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    Ya'll really know how to live))))))))
    I like kites.
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    Looks like HB took an extra hammock just for lounging in base camp. Not a bad idea.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Looks like HB took an extra hammock just for lounging in base camp. Not a bad idea.
    Yea and he could also loan it to those 4 footers in the Gorge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    MOST EXCELLENT ... how come when you fellers get together I always think they should play "All my rowdy friends ..." by good old Hank Jr.

    Looks like a good weekend fellers and lady ...
    Thanks Hawk-eye. Yeah we did raise the roof a bit

    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Any reason is a good reason to get out in the woods. Thanks for taking us along. I like the view.
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    Thanks. CB was the real photographer/videographer on this outing.
    I'm looking forward to it with a bit of trepidation

    Quote Originally Posted by Hickery View Post
    Did yall have time to prestock?
    No need this time Hickery. The vehicles were on the way to the trailhead

    Quote Originally Posted by dkperdue View Post
    Yeah- An almost full moon will mess up most of the viewing on the good meteor showers.
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    Yep. The moon and moon-bow dominated the sky until the clouds took over

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
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    I like kites.
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    Thanks Shug. We tried. The kite guy put on a nice show

    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Looks like HB took an extra hammock just for lounging in base camp. Not a bad idea.
    We actually had four of them. HB and I were going to make bush chairs. I hung mine as a camp chair before coffee and then we put up two more. Never felt the need to change

    HB went crazy (as usual). He had cut an ENO in half to make his with a built in pocket/beverage holder. Then he added the ridgeline and organizer for show
    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Looks like a fantastic time and a amazing overlook. Getting to appreciate the Pisgah more and more...Hope to see yall soon!
    "Sometimes only nature felt real, while all human monuments and actions seemed to be the settings and the plots of dreams"

    "So many people live in the past or the future and betray the present."

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    I'm jealous as I can't get outside right now due to the skeeter invasion in our area.

    Nice pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
    We actually had four of them. HB and I were going to make bush chairs. I hung mine as a camp chair before coffee and then we put up two more. Never felt the need to change

    HB went crazy (as usual). He had cut an ENO in half to make his with a built in pocket/beverage holder. Then he added the ridgeline and organizer for show
    That's a nice solution for hanging out near the camp fire and camp central, leaving the sleeping gear at a safe distance
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    That's a nice solution for hanging out near the camp fire and camp central, leaving the sleeping gear at a safe distance
    It worked out just about perfect, which is the exception to the norm. We had a tiny fire for coffee making and food prep since campfires are prohibited in the wilderness. The trees were close enough to hang from and also close enough to the fire
    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
    We lolly-gagged for quite a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
    He had cut an ENO in half to make his with a built in pocket/beverage holder. Then he added the ridgeline and organizer for show
    Thanks for clearing that up. At first, I thought that HB had done growed a whole bunch!

    Oh, and I kept lookin' up to see the Draconids shower every time I was outside Friday and Saturday evenings. I thought that I was just incredibly unlucky, but it sounds like maybe they just weren't as spectac'lar as expected.

    Thanks for the trip report.

    Chris
    Last edited by Land; 10-10-2011 at 23:18.

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    What a beautiful day we had Saturday, the views seemed to go on forever there.


    At the top of Black Balsam Knob is a dedication plaque for the man who loved these mountains and the trail was named after.

    And while Geo Cashing we found a Cairn.

    We went quite a ways looking for one cash and never did find it.

    At the highest point on Black Balsam Knob it is 6201 feet.

    The last flower of Summer.




    This guy needed a big pack to go with his big cook pot!

    Once back at camp HB pulled out a prototype of his sawdust stove. A much smaller version of the big ones because he made this one out of 2 coffee cans. I thought it was a great way to have a fire. I roasted my hot dogs over it faster than the guys using charcoal. this is the inside of it while it is burning It's red hot and burned like that for 3 hours!

    When we awoke the next morning we were in low clouds. That's not smoke you see beyond where I was laying in my hammock. Bands of mist were blowing through and creating lots of moisture.

    After coffee we packed up and headed out. It was a great trip and I'm glad I got to hang with the Hendersonville Brothers again and finally get to meet Carolina Backpacker.
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