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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle the Camper View Post
    Forest Service just closed Shining Rock Wilderness and Graveyard fields for camping due to bear encounters. Check for updates when the all clear is given.
    Yeah saw that in the paper this am. Was just up there last weekend camping. Never saw any bears. Plenty of signs though that they were around. Not going til next week so hopefully things will clear by then. If not I'll have to adjust mileage so as to miss camping in that area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pod View Post
    People just don't understand sh*t flows down stream. Just keep following stream downhill to better source. Have a blast it is a beautiful trail.
    Why would anybody CHOOSE to poop by a water source? I jus don't get it...
    we all need to drink.
    BTW... I LOVE bear encounters (and NEVER) report them

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    There are bears, wiley coyotes, mischievous coons and Blair witches in the woods. Don't like 'em? Stay in the mall, and out of the wilderness.
    And, y'all that do choose to get out there in it...please be quiet.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle the Camper View Post
    Why would anybody CHOOSE to poop by a water source? I jus don't get it...
    we all need to drink.
    BTW... I LOVE bear encounters (and NEVER) report them






    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle the Camper View Post
    There are bears, wiley coyotes, mischievous coons and Blair witches in the woods. Don't like 'em? Stay in the mall, and out of the wilderness.
    And, y'all that do choose to get out there in it...please be quiet.
    Thank you!
    Agreed and agreed. I've spent a lot of time in the woods and never been scared of animal encounters. Just need to know the basics of animal behavior and enjoy the quiet
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    There's a water pipe just a few hundred feet down the Ivestor Gap Trail where it runs into the parking lot at Black Balsam Knob.
    "The Road goes ever on and on,
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can.
    Pursuing it with eager feet
    Until it joins some larger way
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Str1der View Post
    There's a water pipe just a few hundred feet down the Ivestor Gap Trail where it runs into the parking lot at Black Balsam Knob.
    Thanks for that info!
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    Make sure your all "watered up" when you start you ascent up pilot mountain. Its pretty dry on this leg of trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bberms21 View Post
    Make sure your all "watered up" when you start you ascent up pilot mountain. Its pretty dry on this leg of trail.
    That is great to know. Wouldn't wanna get dehydrated. Thanks for the heads up
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    Well unless there is some unforeseen issue, I'll be leaving in the morning for the art. Plan to hike straight through meeting my son and wife at camp Daniel Boone by Saturday morning. Talked to the ranger at the district office this morning and camping is still closed in the wilderness area, but should be close enough to camp daniel Boone by Friday night that I'll be just outside of that area. See you on the other side and hope to have a trip report sometime next week.
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    I'm BACK! Well unfortunately I had to rearrange my plans a bit due to the closure of camping in the wilderness area. Upon further investigation I realized that there would have been noway around camping Friday night in the closed area, and didn't think trouncing into my sons webelos camp weekend would be a good example to him and the other scouts Still put in some pretty decent miles and will post a trip report sometime tomorrow. Thanks for all the help and can't wait to eventually thru hike the art
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