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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    here is some info i sent to patrick incase egads or anyone else is still interrested in this weekend's trip besides BB & myself.

    patrick... if you decide to try this week end, we can plan to leave the winston-salem area about 8am. i have talked to ed speer about coming by his place in marion & picking up the pea pod he is holding for me. this would take an extra hour or so, but that would leave plenty time to get to camp by mid afternoon.
    if we leave ed's a round 10:30 or 11:00, & stop to get a quick bite of lunch, we should be at the trail head by around noon.
    keith has mentioned now that he wouldn't mind going up to shortoff instead of down to the river. i told him that would be fine w/ me. that's one of my favorite places to camp.
    if you haven't seen the gorge from shortoff, you really need to!
    anyway, we would probably be where we would want to set-up camp by 2-3pm?
    if you need to get back earlier on sun, you could drive & hike out earlier. it's an easy hike out... all down hill<g>. ....tim
    And yet again, I get beat to the punch!
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    Wow, that all looks so familiar...

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    Tim, have you got any Google maps or anything to show where we're going? Or is it top secret?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Tim, have you got any Google maps or anything to show where we're going? Or is it top secret?
    no real secret (i just hope the others on this list don't read this<g>).
    it's probably good that, that way into the top of shortoff is a little lesser known among the public. only reason it's not is just because it's not promoted as far as i know in trail guides & maps.
    i take exit 100 off I40 (glen alpine/ jamestown rd) & go north 3 miles.
    jamestown rd turns into independance bluv when it crosses hwy 70.
    turn left onto hwy 126. it is directly across from freedom high school.
    on hwy 126 go 11 winding miles. you will see & pass lake james on the left.
    just after you lose view of the lake, you will see wolf pit rd on the right.
    this is a long gravel road. shouldn't be a problem to travel in most any car, but when you get to the last few hundred yards, & as you pass the last house (on the left), the road gets rough.
    if you drive a low clearance vehicle, you will want to find a place to park off the edge of the road, just past that last house.
    i once pulled a geo prizm up onto a slight bank along there.
    if it's rained recently, there will two large puddles to go through. just choose one edge & keep going.
    at the end of the rough section is a circle/ turn around & places to park on both sides.
    the trail is at the back of the circle, to the left. there's at least one other old trail going off to the right, but you can easily see tell which is the regularly used trail.
    there's only one junction in the trail before you get to the top. i'll add details on that soon.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Oh ok. Just leave me hanging out there at the junction.

    Ummm... so I just wait there until the Snipe come and jump in the bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Oh ok. Just leave me hanging out there at the junction.

    Ummm... so I just wait there until the Snipe come and jump in the bag?
    If I end up waiting 'till Saturday, you guys can both ride with me...then we'll have Tim's navigating expertise to keep use safe
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    Just don't let him drink Sprite in your car.

    If I can go, I may need to get back earlier on Sunday than the current plan calls for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Just don't let him drink Sprite in your car.

    not in a hardee's cup anyway<g>

    If I can go, I may need to get back earlier on Sunday than the current plan calls for.
    i understand the need sometimes to get back earlier, but i sure do hate to leave early myself unless it's really necessary. but if you do go & drive, we'll find you a safe place to park before that last short stretch.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    i wish someone from georgia would be attending this gathering (feb 24-25) so i could hitch a ride!(lost my steering in the van):mad:
    Peanuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike
    i understand the need sometimes to get back earlier, but i sure do hate to leave early myself unless it's really necessary. but if you do go & drive, we'll find you a safe place to park before that last short stretch.
    <shrug>

    Thanks. I appreciate it.

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