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    Talking Gorge Rat Fall Infestation (Oct 27-31, 2010)

    This is the new updated 2010 Gorge Rat Infestation Hang string!

    The hang is scheduled for Oct 27th to Oct 31st.

    We plan to do a base camp near the Lettered Rock Trail just east of Hawksbill Trail Head. The idea is to do a group hang but break into smaller groups for day hikes or over nighters in the Big Ditch. We'll plan that out in detail the first night in camp. So don't worry about that ... we'll have data, maps and sheets to hand out for specific areas. We'll also implement a registry to make sure we all are accounted for and no one gets left in the BIG DITCH! It's a wonderful place but it is rugged and unforgiving.

    Directions to the area will be provided the first of October on this string. We'll organize parking and any shuttle services to move cars to pick up points for group hikes.

    To keep things simpler to follow ... to keep within the new guidelines of the forum ... we're going to start this string clean and fresh.

    Hope this will make it easier to keep up with.

    I'll post below the current Updated Role Call and update as it may change.

    Discussions of critical importance ... Rhubarb Strawberry pie, Adam's alien hiking abilities ... we'll continue but let's keep them to the "All things "Gorge Rat"" string

    Well ... it's shaping up to be a good one ... looking forward to seeing new folks and of course all the old patched Gorge Rats!

    Remember ... non-trip planning chatter to "All things Gorge Rat" and you can send specific inquiries directly to my personal email for info or the in depth discussions of Rhubarb Strawberry pie

    Current Updated Role call:

    Hawk-eye ................ Oct 27-31 ................. YES
    Ken .........................Oct 28-31...................YES
    MacEntyre ................Oct 27-31 ................. YES
    Hangin' Burrito............Oct 25-31 ................. YES
    mtncmpr....................Oct 27-31...................YES
    Salty.........................Oct 28-31...................YES
    NCPatrick ..................Oct 29-31 ................. YES
    Cookie.......................Oct 27-31.................. YES
    Rip Waverly .............. Oct 27-31 ................. YES
    Tendertoe .................Oct 27-31 ................. YES
    Hickery .....................Oct 27 till .................. YES
    Slowhike ...................Oct 27-31 ................. YES
    Tinker .......................Oct 28-Nov1.............. YES
    Carolinasbackpacker ... Oct 30-31 ................. YES
    Barefoot Child ........... Oct 25-Nov1 .............. YES
    Hedcase ................... Oct 27-31 ................. YES
    SoundWitness............. Oct 26-31 ................. YES
    CapitalBill....................Oct 27-31...................YES
    JBryan........................Oct 28-31...................YES
    Doctari ......................Oct 28-Nov1............... MAYBE
    Wisenber.....................Oct 28-31...................YES
    Running Feather ..........Oct 27-31 ................. YES
    Mkrzyski......................Oct 27-31................... YES
    Ong-Hat......................Oct 29-Nov 1.............. YES
    Lazy River Road ............Oct 29-31 ................. YES
    Timetraveler1701 ..........Oct 29-31 ................. YES
    HappyCamper ...............Oct 27-31 ................ YES
    Kayak Karl ................... Oct 27-31 ................ YES
    Hooch ........................ Oct 27-31 ................. YES
    rip waverly .................. Oct 27-31 ................. YES
    SkyPainter .................. Oct 28-Nov1............... MAYBE
    OH-No .........................Oct 29-31 .................. MAYBE
    Shug .......................... Oct 27-31 .................. IN SPIRIT
    SnowWhite .................. Oct 27-31 .................. MAYBE
    K45Auto ...................... Oct 30-31 .................. MAYBE
    Hamper......................... Oct 29-31 ................. MAYBE
    Hamper Son................... Oct 29-31 ................. MAYBE
    Hamper Wife ................. Oct 29-31 ................. MAYBE


    ktstone........................Oct 27- Nov 1...............Yes
    Last edited by NCPatrick; 08-16-2010 at 10:21. Reason: New roll call

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    Bump!

    We split this thread and consolidated the info so that it's easier to follow. As Hawk-eye said, the previous discussions were merged with the All Things Gorge Rat thread.

    I'm going to work with Hawk-eye to keep all the information in the first post updated and current...

    Enjoy the planning, and help us keep it focused.
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    Expect to see some planned activities in a list ... hike options and that sort of thing in posts to come. We'll probably reference you to links on Ken's site for loop hikes, maps and stuff so ... keep an eyeball out for it.

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    Exclamation Source of USFS Linville Gorge maps

    A great source is the National Forest Store ... you can order it directly from them ... for LG or any of the National Wilderness areas ... most excellent source for all that's NFS!

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    Exclamation Day hikes and loop hikes in the gorge ...

    To answer some of the questions I've gotten so far ... day hikes and loop hikes ... here is the link to Ken's Linville Gorge.net site that should give you some food for thought..

    The forum is broken out by area ... and there is a string for loop hikes. Good reading and should give you a feel for what's there.

    We'll have more information available to you at the hang. I think depending on the amount of time you'll be there ... you should have ample time to see some of the best sites.

    One area that Jim, Ken and I feel pretty strongly about is Rock Jock and it's side trails. Little more difficult to do a loop but very possible with the ability to shuttle vehicles.

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    Well I can't see "All things gorge rat" - I'm not a paying member (yet), so I'll look for posts on linvillegorge.net.

    Hammock camping really opens up the gorge, it allows you to stay places you couldn't otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterbar Jim View Post
    Well I can't see "All things gorge rat" - I'm not a paying member (yet), so I'll look for posts on linvillegorge.net.

    Hammock camping really opens up the gorge, it allows you to stay places you couldn't otherwise.
    I'll keep you posted pal ... not a problem

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    Exclamation Group Hang coordinates

    As mentioned in earlier posts the base camp will be located on Letter Rock Ridge at the Hawksbill Trail Head parking area. The GPS coordinates are

    N35 54 52.3 W81 52 41.0
    or
    N35 54.872 W81 52.683


    You should be able to use that to get to the trail head with any auto GPSr. More info to come later.

    Thanks Ken ... saved me a lot of looking up!
    Last edited by Hawk-eye; 08-12-2010 at 15:24.

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    Well, if Happy Camper and Kayak Karl are gonna be there, I can't miss out now. Put me down for 27-71 October. Dig y'all there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Well, if Happy Camper and Kayak Karl are gonna be there, I can't miss out now. Put me down for 27-71 October. Dig y'all there.
    How about I log you in for the 31st ... not sure there's enough days in Oct to get you to the 71'st

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