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    Caulderwood Lake Paddle/Camp/Hang/Hike Aug 24-26

    A 2 night Calderwood Lake Paddle/Camp in the Joyce Kilmer/Slick Rock Wilderness West of the Smokies. Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26

    The lake is a reservoir lake below the Cheoa Dam. It is cold and refreshing especially during the heat of summer. At night a cool fog comes off of it that feels wonderful! There is a tunnel that was an old rail road tunnel years ago and it can be paddled through too! Everyday the lake is drawn down a foot or two making it possible to paddle through it.

    The camp spot I stayed at last year was a short paddle to get to so recreational boats and canoe's will have no problem. It had two tent pads and hanging spots along the lake access trail right at the mouth of Slick Rock Creek. There are more places to hang further in away from the water if the group get big. And there are other camp spots along the lake that we found last year with picnic tables and lantern posts. Also there are car camping places at the put-in along the lake with a Port-A-John.

    I'd like to paddle in and get set up the first day then paddle the next exploring the lake and try & find the old RR tunnel that can be paddles through during low water times. The last day we can hike up Slick Rock Trail to the Lower Falls to enjoy the water. The creek is a lot better for swimming or dangling our feet in than the lake because the lake is FREEZING!

    We loved this place last year and just have to go back!

    Lower Falls Hike

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    Last edited by L.D. Cakes; 07-27-2012 at 13:47.
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    none of the links work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    none of the links work
    Fixed it...Try it now.
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    Oh darlin, you do so tempt me.........
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    What can I say Canoebie...I love to paddle!
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.D. Cakes View Post
    Fixed it...Try it now.
    yeppers they are working now
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    Wow! That is a beautiful place!
    Loved the video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Wow! That is a beautiful place!
    Loved the video!
    Thanks Mike, It's become one of my favorite places.
    As you could prob see the second video MacEntyre did. The first one I did and I have to admit it's taken me a year to figure out how to stitch all the little pieces together to make it a video, and only finished it last weekend! I use to use Picassa but after Google bought it out it hasnt worked right since.
    I finally sat down and worked through one of the tools that You Tube offers. It was pretty easy but I still haven't figured out how to incorporate pics & music into it like I us to be able to do with Picassa. Now that I'm over the biggest hurdle I'll keep trying to make better videos!
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    Thanks for sharing the videos Cakes. I just checked the trip planning forum and put two new trips on the calendar. You guys are making it hard to stay home on weekends.

    @MAD...Slickrock is a beautiful place. Plenty of places to hike too. You FL hangers need to make it up our way more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detail Man View Post
    Thanks for sharing the videos Cakes. I just checked the trip planning forum and put two new trips on the calendar. You guys are making it hard to stay home on weekends.
    See ya on the Nanti/Tuck next week?
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