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    Big South Fork TN Oct 26-30

    Rayn and I are going to the Big South Fork Recreation Area for a hike and hang from Oct 26-30. If anyone wants to join up for any portion of the trip just let us know. This will not be big miles each day and we plan to stay at the same campsite Thursday and Friday.

    Tentative plan is listed below.

    Wednesday

    Leave Sawmill Trailhead (west side of park) sometime mid morning and hike about 5 miles on Laurel Fork Creek trail. There are multiple creek crossings on this section. We will camp near the junction of the West Entrance Trail and Laurel Fork Creek Trail.

    If anyone wants to join in on Wednesday night or early Thursday they can come in the West Entrance trail with about a 2 mile hike

    Thursday-Friday

    Hike about 5 miles on Laurel Fork Creek toward the river. There is a nice campsite about a 1.5 miles before the river that we will be using. We will be there Thursday and Friday night.

    If anyone wants to come in for either night, the shortest hike is from the Charit Creek trailhead. Start out across the road from the parking lot on Black House Branch Trail (2 miles) to Laurel Fork Creek Trail. Head toward river on Laurel Fork about 2.5 miles to campsite.

    Saturday

    Finish Laurel Fork Creek trail to the river then take Station Camp Creek trail to Jakes Place on the Twin Arches Loop. I think this is about 7 miles. There are 3 trails that are about 2.5 miles from the trailhead to Jakes Place. You are welcome to join us the last night on trail. The hike from the Twin Arches trailhead to Jakes Place is one of the most scenic hikes in the park

    Sunday

    Hike out early on Slave Falls Trail to the orginal Sawmill Trailhead

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    I might be able to catch you on part of the trail Friday or Saturday. I think I'm on call the weekend before that. Are you gonna be at the middle TN hang out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    I might be able to catch you on part of the trail Friday or Saturday. I think I'm on call the weekend before that. Are you gonna be at the middle TN hang out?
    I am not sure if I can make the Middle TN hang.

    You need to get some hang time on that Clark Weather should be cooler at the end of October. Hope you can make it.

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    Dang. I'm going to be up there the Sun/Mon/Tue the week before. Have fun! - Nav

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    You would pick my work week and I need to see this park! Enjoy and take pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navigator View Post
    Dang. I'm going to be up there the Sun/Mon/Tue the week before. Have fun! - Nav
    You can scout it out and give us a trip report

    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    You would pick my work week and I need to see this park! Enjoy and take pics!
    Sorry, I am always up for a trip to this area so anytime you want to go let me know.

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    Yep southpaw your off call I'm on that week LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    I am not sure if I can make the Middle TN hang.

    You need to get some hang time on that Clark Weather should be cooler at the end of October. Hope you can make it.
    I am also still considering the bridge. I think if I had not ordered the Clark prior to laying in the bridge I might not have it. I might just get a bridge anyway so my wife and I both have a hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    I am also still considering the bridge. I think if I had not ordered the Clark prior to laying in the bridge I might not have it. I might just get a bridge anyway so my wife and I both have a hammock.
    go ahead and order the bridge hammock..you know you want to
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
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    wish we could make it that week. We both enjoy hiking in the BSF
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
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    Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.

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