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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    We're heading up to Carver's Gap today for a hike! I'll pack the snowshoes (also Yukon Charlie's) and we'll hike/snowshoe south to the shelter or north over the balds, depending on conditions.

    Thanks so much for this TIMELY post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    We're heading up to Carver's Gap today for a hike! I'll pack the snowshoes (also Yukon Charlie's) and we'll hike/snowshoe south to the shelter or north over the balds, depending on conditions.

    Thanks so much for this TIMELY post!
    Pips, Take your crampons too since you're headed over the balds. In that direction it is windswept on that side and in places it will be just ice by now. But I'm sure you will need the snow shoes where the wind doesn't blow so much. We had snow drifts in places where they were hip deep in the recesses.
    Have fun and send a report!
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Brings back memories. Last time I was up there was in the 70's and a blizzard hit, real fun
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    Nice trip, Thanks fir sharing. Hope I get out on shoes this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Nice to have one of those in yer back yard!

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    Ain't it though!
    Quote Originally Posted by southmark View Post
    Nice video, thanks for sharing. Brings back memories of my the hammock hang-out there a couple of years ago except we had about 40 mph wind.
    Oh we had wind up there! And when I went out of the shelter once without my mittens my hands got painfully cold. So the wind chill was deff making the temp less than 32*!

    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by philszone95 View Post
    Nice! Ive been there many times since its like 45 min. from my house to Carvers Gap. I usually go up the other side on the balds though...much better view from over there. Funny you mention the Applehouse shelter being closed. I was there a couple of months ago hiking in from 19 and had no idea what happened to it. I don't stay in shelters anyway but they are nice landmarks. Although I actually did sleep in the Roan High Knob shelter once in the 90's. Happy Hiking!
    I was hiking with a Forest Service friend two years ago when we found a two foot high bong in that shelter. She said they had already decided to close that shelter because it had become such a party spot because it was so close to the road making it easy access foe the cooler carrying types, if you know what I mean.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    Enjoyed your video. Looks like a great time. Walking thru the woods with snow on the ground gives such a peaceful feeling all around.
    I can't stay inside when it snows, I love walking in it and even paddling across the lake in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Feels good seeing the snow. Nice that you got out there. Been pretty warm here, daytime high's about 45-48F but a deep cold trough is droppin in about a week. Going down to -15C/5F with snow so it will be powder city.(-;
    Thanks LD

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    My pleasure Bill. Your reports & pics are always a pleasure and I'm looking forward to them of the coming season!

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    Very cool! Thanks for bringing us along.
    Tell Steve I say hi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    It must be great to have such a wonderful backyard. Thanks for taking us along, Deb.
    It is and I'm a lucky woman. I'm hoping to spend more time on Holston this season too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Dang that's nice, perfect day for a hike! Had a ball watching you upload those segments yesterday. Thanks for sharing those Cakes!
    Oh yeah...That was a bobo....I didn't mean for all those clips to be published before I stitched them together...I'm still learning how to navigate around doing this stuff.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Nice video report! Thanks for sharing with us all.

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    YOU ARE KILLING ME!!!!!!!!!!
    I AM SO READY TO LEAVE WEST TN, I CAN'T STAND IT!!!!!!!\
    Nice video, thanks for taking us along.
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    Great video, Cakes. thanks for sharing the snow.

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    Very nice Cakes

    Thanks for taking us along
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    Great video man I have to get out in the woods more. Love to play in the snow on the Roan. Was good to see you for a few today it has been a while. Keep in touch.

    Jason

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