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    Linville Gorge October 2010

    This was my first trip to the Gorge and it was a great one.

    During the first part of the week we had rain and wind, but that cleared near the end of the week and was followed by bluebird days and long views.

    Special thanks to:
    Hawkeye for organizing
    Hang'n Burrito for meeting me Sunday night
    Hickory for showing me all that we had time to see.
    Ken for his love of the gorge and maintaing such a good site full of information
    And all of the other great folks I had a chance to spend some time with

    I made the week into 3 videos. Here they are

    Oct 24-27


    Oct 28-29


    Oct 29-30


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    Well TZ that's some might fine video footage. Thanks for taking the time to edit and post all that. Love looking back on the adventure ... makes me wish I was back there now.

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    Always nice to see the Gorge and live it vicariously through the rest of ya's. Pretty fall colors by a stream, very nice.
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    Thanks TZ

    Thanks TZ,

    Great pics, great video, nice use of the map to orient viewers, and most excellent narration

    You were extremely well prepared for anything thrown at you this trip, as well as a packing a plethora of goodies to share


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    Great stuff TZ!! I just watched all three. I like the format you used for presenting the trip too. Glad you could make it down, and thanks for everything you did for the group!

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    Part 1:Hickery does love him some sardines with mustard. We used to smell 'em in our packs for a year or two!
    HB ... nice! Spam in a Can .... some nasty in a tin ....m-m-m-m-m-m

    Good to see ya'll having some good times down there.

    Part 2: Sure Hickery needed a dunk .... I have hiked beside that shirt before!
    I like the way you presented the trip TZ .... good detail and narration.
    Hickery said your wife's SR Pie was outta sight!!!!!
    Spent some fine time with my Dad around Babel tower in 1975. Good memories.

    Part 3: The Gorge was glad to have you there TZ....
    Hickery briefed me last night. Says that you are Gorge Material.

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    I enjoyed the videos TZ. The clouds reminded me of a motorcycle trip I took up the Blue Ridge Parkway. The clouds made the mountains more spectacular. I was fooled by the Chili in the third video. I really thought my leg was being pulled. It looked like bark and leaves and acorns from the trail. Sure it was good though. Great scenery and great fellowship. Looking forward more and more to my first trip there. Until then I will live on reruns of these great videos.

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    Great report TZ! I love the Gorge. It truly is a gem. Glad you enjoyed your first trip!

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    Great videos TZ,great report.Truely did enjoy hiking & hanging with you.Still in the area,went down to Babel Tower late today and climbed around,got out at dark.
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    TZ, Great trip report. My 14 y.o. son and I were in the Gorge at Father's Day this year and your videos made me want to go back. Especially since it wasn't 100*+ and 80%+ humidity on Pinch In like when we were there! The weather looked great and the views looked better (in your videos). Thanks for posting.

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