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    N.C. hammockers

    a few of us that live reasonably close have already hammocked together on the trail & there has been mention of trying to do more.
    i know there are several in NC. & connecting states.
    maybe we can try to look toward another trip soon.
    and maybe others will do the same... like the TENN folks are doing.
    and of course if we plan a trip somewhere in NC like linville gorge wilderness area or where ever, maybe it will be close enough that some of those in VA, TENN, SC, or GA would be able to join us & vice-versa.
    i generally try to keep the one nighters with-in 2.5 to 3 hours driving time, but i'll drive a little farther for two nights.
    only problem is that the people i work for don't want me taking fridays off. i could probably take a monday off on occasion, but it will be w/o pay... so not to often<g>.
    anyway, just wanted to see if there were a few that wanted to start looking toward another trip. ...tim
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    You know I'm up for it! I have Mondays off this semester, and I can pretty well take Fridays, too. Just let me know!

    As far as location, Linville Gorge would be great. I'm also partial to Wilson Creek (adjacent to LG).
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    You know I'm up for it! I have Mondays off this semester, and I can pretty well take Fridays, too. Just let me know!

    As far as location, Linville Gorge would be great. I'm also partial to Wilson Creek (adjacent to LG).
    yep, both of those places are GREAT!
    we'll probably have to wait un-till next month though<g>. but let's be looking for a weekend in feb.
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    Just let me know where and I will try to be there.

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    I'd love to do the Foothills Trail again, and doing a trip a little further south might get the GA/FL folks involved. And still not too far for the NC folks to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I'd love to do the Foothills Trail again, and doing a trip a little further south might get the GA/FL folks involved. And still not too far for the NC folks to drive.
    What's that one like? It's not one I have any experience with, although I've heard lots of people having good things to say about it. Where exactly is it located again? I'm thinking Western NC (south of GSMNP) for some reason, but my memory isn't what it used to be
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    im good...u guys know i have four days off at a time, but those days dont always fall on the weekends...the foothills trail is in sc between oconnee state park and table rock state park...im going to do the whole thing (~76 miles) the first part of April if anyone is up for it. BD
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    It's right near the GA-SC-NC border. It's mostly in SC but crosses into NC for several miles.
    http://www.foothillstrail.org/permanent/trailmap7.htm

    The whole trail is 76 miles and it's beautiful...drops down to the lake, has lots of waterfalls and underground streams, etc. I guess the views are even better during the winter...the vegetation is pretty thick in summer.

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    I'd be up for a one nighter close-by.

    I'm in the middle of marathon training (St. Louis in mid April) and I can't miss too much training time (oh yeah, and then there's that work thing, and then there's the whole family thing). Feb sounds good.

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    foothills trail

    Great trail going to do my last 30 miles the 17 and 18 of feb. it the only natural rain forest in the eastern united states, some were around 60" of rain a yearplus the veiw is great in the winter .this would be a bad trail to do as your first because it is so pretty . just my to cent
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