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    Hey all ohio hangers, Im putting together a 3 or 4 day trip down to the beautiful linville gorge in North Carolina. I used to live down there for 11 years and have been wanting to go back.

    Currently i am shooting for the week of July 30---Aug 2 or 3rd. Whatever. Im pretty flexible through that week.

    I would love for some people to tag along with me but if i have no takers, hell im still going.

    Come on everybody, you know you wanna go. I might even pay for all the gas!! More convincing yet?

    Let me know

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    Ahhhh, I doubt ill be able to make it happen, but know that ill do everything I can too! Ill have to toss it up at home and work and feel it out this week and hopefully I can do it. I've really wanted to hike there.

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    I'll just toss this out there ... that's the hottest most brutal time of the year for the gorge. If you can ... I highly reccmd. spring and fall especially for first time visits. Less tourists than in the summer as well.

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    Unless it involves water I can't imagine a trip anywhere in NC in July or August. Even then I don't want to have to sleep outside in it personally. Takes a lot to convince me to sleep where I'll be sweating at the same time, but that's just me.

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    I'm too fat for the heat. I could do a winter trip.

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    I've hiked, camped and worked trail in mid summer ... the main things you'll need to remember is the water supplies will be limited in a lot of places if we get dry again like we have the last few summers. So that will make some of the rim (most scenic) trails a stretch of your water supply. With the heat ... you'll need to carry a lot more. Probably not a lot different than most places ... but gorge miles are not normal trail miles. So if you over estimate your group's abilities and the heat ... you could have problems.

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    I'd be up for a fall trip (though I'm not quite in Ohio.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    I'll just toss this out there ... that's the hottest most brutal time of the year for the gorge. If you can ... I highly reccmd. spring and fall especially for first time visits. Less tourists than in the summer as well.
    Yeah I'd be down for a fall trip.
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    I was kinda shooting for fall there as well.

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    I've been shooting for this fall since last fall's trip.

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