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    Video Alert: 2011 Henson/Fantasy Creek Loop (Rat Mischief)

    The 2011 Gorge Rat Gathering at Linville was a big hit. I didn't get to spend all the time there I'd planned, but had a great time. On Thursday 8 of us made the loop down through Henson Canyon, across the foot of Westface Wall and up Fantasy Creek and Canyon. Great trip with a good bunch of Rats. 5 of the group stayed in for the night on Midcliff Ridge. Hammock camping made it possible in a thick jungle-like area.

    Here are a few clips from that trip. Started at BRT and made the loop through Huckleberry, Red, Henson, Westface, Fantasy, Windy Point, Lower Cross, and Midcliff trails. Jimd, TZBrown, Mtncmpr, Carolinasbackerpacker and Puf camped on Midcliff Ridge. Wigg, Hangin' Buritto and I came out Midcliff to Yellow Brick Road and back to the cars.



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    Thanks Ken! That was alot of fun with you and the rest of the Rats that day.
    I thought sure we were gonna get rain. I'm sure glad we didn't on that trail, huh?
    Looking forward to hiking again with you soon, maybe doing L.O.S.T. this winter?
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    OH MAN KEN ... those are some might fine shots. Wish I could have joined you fellers on this one! Great to see how good TZ was doing after such a bad accident this spring!

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    great video Ken, thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Burrito View Post
    Thanks Ken! That was alot of fun with you and the rest of the Rats that day.
    I thought sure we were gonna get rain. I'm sure glad we didn't on that trail, huh?
    Looking forward to hiking again with you soon, maybe doing L.O.S.T. this winter?
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    Will do HB! You would love that one too. Different, but still rugged.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    OH MAN KEN ... those are some might fine shots. Wish I could have joined you fellers on this one! Great to see how good TZ was doing after such a bad accident this spring!
    Thanks Michael. TZ is an impressive person all the way around. Wish I could handle myself in the woods more like him. Always a pleasure to be around, and he did great in the rough stuff.


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    great video Ken, thank you very much.
    Thanks flatline. Gotta get you down in that area sometime!

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    Terrific Ken. Henson had eluded me and now I know I really need to get there. The over-night must have been wonderful.
    All you fellers are mighty fine fellers!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Terrific Ken. Henson had eluded me and now I know I really need to get there. The over-night must have been wonderful.
    All you fellers are mighty fine fellers!!!!
    Shug
    Thanks Shug! You a "fine feller" too, and "I like the way you talk!"

    EDIT to say I should have said: "I like all the ways you talk!"

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    Last edited by Ken; 11-06-2011 at 09:27. Reason: added text
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    Great Video Ken

    I really enjoyed exploring that area with you guys

    Wet leaves on wet rocks can be a bit slick. Causing an "on all four's" approach to some areas though
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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    Great Video Ken

    I really enjoyed exploring that area with you guys

    Wet leaves on wet rocks can be a bit slick. Causing an "on all four's" approach to some areas though
    Thanks TZ. It sure was great to get out there and hike with you and the others. It can be a treacherous area, but one that is hard to stay away from...
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    Man what a great video! brings back so many memories... L.O.S.T this winter would be great HB. Definitely need a guide for that one... Should we carry full packs???
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