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    L.D. Cakes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    So glad to see you out and about again....in your own woods!
    That shelter looks snakey>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Shug
    Yeah, The Hilton's famous round these parts. The snakes are the reason for the bullet holes!
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Nice trip report LD thanks for sharing! Really liked the pics at the look out, on the other hand the Hilton was a bit creepy.

    Glad you got to do do some healthy gear testing.

    Mucho Bueno...
    I hike with SCISSORS cause it makes me feel dangerous ... LoL

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    That looks like a fun, productive (gear testing) trip. Glad you're getting to know your mountain. Thanks for sharing.

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    Looked like a nice trip to test that packa of yours. I got caught in the same storm fishing this weekend. Made for an interesting hike down the mountain back to the car.

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    Very nice report Cakes. I'll have to make it over there soon. I might have to pass on the Holston Hilton though!
    "Is this the best you've got?!!" (Shortoff Mtn., Linville Gorge 2010)

    "Life is tough.....it's even tougher if you're stupid!".....(John Wayne)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HWS View Post
    Nice trip report LD thanks for sharing! Really liked the pics at the look out, on the other hand the Hilton was a bit creepy.

    Glad you got to do do some healthy gear testing.

    Mucho Bueno...
    Glad you liked the overlook shots. I've been going up to Flint Mill Gap overlook for the past 17 or 18 years. Have only seen one person at the top in all those years who made it on foot. The shortcut is only 2 miles but it's straight up the ridge with some climbing and a lot of scrambling involved! The way we came in this time was from the ridge. Longer but much easier!

    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    That looks like a fun, productive (gear testing) trip. Glad you're getting to know your mountain. Thanks for sharing.
    Learned a lot about where to tweek my gear from water filtration to rain gear. That mountain has many hidden spots and I've been trying to find all the secrets of her since I was 17!

    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    Looked like a nice trip to test that packa of yours. I got caught in the same storm fishing this weekend. Made for an interesting hike down the mountain back to the car.
    The Packa is superb I just need something for my legs! But found that a Bush Buddy can dry socks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Burrito View Post
    Very nice report Cakes. I'll have to make it over there soon. I might have to pass on the Holston Hilton though!
    I hope you do get to visit here. The diversity of the foliage is a special feature of the Holston...and so are the Good Ol Boy's! But seriously....Most are just simple good mtn folk though, that would give the shirts off their back if you needed it.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Very Nice Tr enjoyed it and the pictures Thank you for sharing em.

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    great report and Pic's thanks for taking us along

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    Im glad you had a great trip and im glad your gear held up well.. maybe I can get in on the fall trip.. great share.. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sswens View Post
    Very Nice Tr enjoyed it and the pictures Thank you for sharing em.
    Thanks but I can't take all the credit for the pics. Kim shared hers with me to make the report complete.

    Quote Originally Posted by Can't Wait View Post
    great report and Pic's thanks for taking us along
    I wish I could have captured the storm when we were on the High Point. But I was too busy ducking for cover! I love weather and that was truly exciting!

    Quote Originally Posted by photojag View Post
    Im glad you had a great trip and im glad your gear held up well.. maybe I can get in on the fall trip.. great share.. thanks
    Besides my Packa, the other piece of gear that performed well was my OES Macat Ultra. It kept everything dry and I had room to spare! I hope you can make the next one, I'm looking forward to the fall colors.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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