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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfox View Post
    It's hard to beat relaxing in a hammock next to running water. Stresses of life just go away...
    I did that with my son this past (July 4th) weekend... Site F at Stone Mountain State Park in NC. It was fantastic!

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    Yeah, isn't that a great site?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Yeah, isn't that a great site?
    Very much so!

    On a related note... I was talking to a park employee as we were leaving yesterday. I told him how much we enjoyed our stay (it was our first at Stone Mt.). He asked which site we used, and I told him that it was site F. He asked me what I thought about "the bridge". It had rained the night before, so I told him that I was glad that they had put the wire mesh on the surface. It would have definitely been slippery otherwise. He told me that they were considering closing sites E & F permanently, because of the condition of the bridge at site E. He said that they couldn't get equipment in there to rebuild the bridge. Maybe we need to start a letter-writing campaign to ask them to find some way to fix the bridge. It would be a tragedy if they closed sites E and F permanently!

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    Yeah, let me know what I can do. I can write a pretty good letter and wouldn't mind doing so.

    I wouldn't mind just stepping through the river there. Maybe some stepping stones would be better... it sure would be a huge loss to lose those sites.


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    I'm going to call the park office in the next day or so... to see if it's really true. I'll post back here with my findings.

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    Thank you!


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    I know we're off track of the original post BUT PLEASE let me know who to write/call to keep site E and F open at Stone MT. Those sites are great and I agree, I can walk through the water, jump stones whatever, no bridge needed for me. But I want those sites to stay open!

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    Yeah, we should start a new thread for this if action is required. Sorry to hijack this one.


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    OK, back to the original post...
    KMACK,
    Yes, hike the Foothills Trail. You'll have a great time, but the best time will not be in July or August.

    Medicineman,
    Talk your friend into meeting you at the top of Laurel Fork Falls. Here is a pic of one of the sites at the top. You won't have any trouble finding a place to hang.


    You could stay at the tent camping area at Devil's Fork
    In this pic, the water level was 20 ft. down. Now it is only 5 ft. down.



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