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    Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap

    Anybody done this? Any hanging spots there? I've heard the mountains are bald. Or anyone hung on Mount Mitchell anywhere? any advice? thanks

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    I've only done part of it, many years ago. The main concern I would have is that, from what I'm told, there is very little water to be had up on that ridge line. Maybe someone else knows more.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Mt Mitchell is not a bald. Lots of Balsams. You may have to stealth, its an international bio sphere which means our country gave it away and it has special rules about camping.

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    So are there rules against hammocks? And how about Grandfather Mt? It is a inernational biosphere as well. anybody hung there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawldaddy View Post
    Mt Mitchell is not a bald. Lots of Balsams. You may have to stealth, its an international bio sphere which means our country gave it away and it has special rules about camping.
    Please don't rationalize being a criminal just because our Nation can be altruistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolinahammockhanger View Post
    So are there rules against hammocks? And how about Grandfather Mt? It is a inernational biosphere as well. anybody hung there?
    I once did a hike from the Table Rock parking lot along the rim of the linville gorge, over to Grandfather mountain and slept in my hammock all the way with no problems whatsoever!
    Relax, monsters under the hammock are easily distracted by twister-playing squirrels.

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    there was water @Deepgap last year @ this time. its on the west side down an old road.best i can remember there are plenty of trees for hammock

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    Supposed to be a rather strenuous hike. Just a heads up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolinahammockhanger View Post
    And how about Grandfather Mt? It is a inernational biosphere as well. anybody hung there?
    NP hanging at Grandfather mtn for me. Nice place for hanging!

    Make sure you hang your food well- last time I was there with my girls, a bear spent a good 30 mins trying to get to ours! We watched (kinda scared) as he even tried to push the tree over!

    Perkolady

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    Thanks perkolady for bear info! Last year after I hiked out I toured the mountain. One of the workers said they "shu" bears off the swinging bridge a couple times a year. I plan to buy a bear vault. Heard of many other bear stories on Grandfather.

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