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    Unhappy Bad Water Source at Red River Gorge, KY

    Now this isn't exactly hammocking, but I thought I should pass it along. I know there is a group here that goes there a lot. I went to RRG, KY a little over a week ago and I think I got the Big G from it. I didn't do any overnighters or drink any water from a source since the Mt Roger's Campout. So I'm pretty sure it is from there.

    Most of the water I used was from the Rock House just past the backside of the Indian Staircase. I also got water once in the walk up from the trailhead. I am not sure of the trailhead, but it was about 4 miles into the backside of the stairs. I treated most of my water, but dipped and sipped at least once from both sources.

    Just thought I would throw that out there. But if you want to find out whether your water treatments works, this would be a good real world test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Now this isn't exactly hammocking, but I thought I should pass it along. I know there is a group here that goes there a lot. I went to RRG, KY a little over a week ago and I think I got the Big G from it. I didn't do any overnighters or drink any water from a source since the Mt Roger's Campout. So I'm pretty sure it is from there.

    Most of the water I used was from the Rock House just past the backside of the Indian Staircase. I also got water once in the walk up from the trailhead. I am not sure of the trailhead, but it was about 4 miles into the backside of the stairs. I treated most of my water, but dipped and sipped at least once from both sources.

    Just thought I would throw that out there. But if you want to find out whether your water treatments works, this would be a good real world test.
    sorry to hear that.

    were you going native, using the Steripen that was acting screwy like mine at Mt. Rogers, or something else?

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    Good to know. I'm gonna try and head to the RRG next weekend if things work out. I was heading to Indian Staircase.
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    My steri-pen still isn't working. I need to call about getting it replaced. When I was treating it was with Aqua Mira.
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    I'll be using my new gravity filter but I'll take my AM for extra protection.

    Where exactly did you get water? Was it that REALLY big rock house with the small waterfall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I'll be using my new gravity filter but I'll take my AM for extra protection.

    Where exactly did you get water? Was it that REALLY big rock house with the small waterfall?
    That's where I got it. I got water at one other source, so I can't say for sure which one got me.

    I ended up checking out the top the next day. It is kind of a muddy mess on top.
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    There used to be some ATV and off road trails back in that area. If those are still there, it no telling what's made it's way into the water source.
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    I can't tell you what is all in the water, but I can tell you what it is doing to me.
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    Sorry to hear about that HE. I hope you get feeling better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Now this isn't exactly hammocking, but I thought I should pass it along. I know there is a group here that goes there a lot. I went to RRG, KY a little over a week ago and I think I got the Big G from it. ...........
    You got Gonorrhea while camping there? It might be a beautiful place, but it sounds a little rough for me.

    No, seriously, sorry to hear about the Giardia. How long did it take for your symptoms to show up? I'm asking because doesn't it take a while ( couple of weeks? ) for giardia symptoms to show up? Whatever, you got something nasty.
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