Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 77
  1. #31
    Black Wolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Merritt Island, Fla.
    Hammock
    One of Eight
    Tarp
    Cuban Baby !!
    Insulation
    I'm Down
    Suspension
    MYOG, whoopies
    Posts
    782
    Images
    74
    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    18 Steaks wouldn't be bad to hump MedicineMan,,I carried 12 in to Sgt. Rocks Hang a while back..
    Thanks again .. I ate 3 of those steaks . ..

    I'll keep an eye on this .. might be coming this way after the Northern Hike ..
    "The wise man questions others wisdom because he questions his own, the foolish man because it is different from his own." Leo Stein

  2. #32
    MedicineMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Roan Mountain,TN
    Hammock
    Traveler with HNO AirShip
    Tarp
    HNO AirShip
    Insulation
    Leiglo 5/50
    Suspension
    Everything Dutch
    Posts
    5,601
    Images
    76

    Acer

    if you join us I'll carry in a steak just for you.
    BW, would be good for all of us if you show up.
    Def. follow that thread and let us know-there will be issues with the size of our group and the authorities there unless it's really cold or snowy, the rangers there don't come out when it's inclement.

  3. #33
    Senior Member barbermike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Hammock
    Evergreen M50
    Tarp
    10.5'x8' Vinyl Hex
    Insulation
    EE-Prodigy DIY-UQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide Whoopies
    Posts
    137
    Def sounds interesting. I might be up for this one as I had to miss the BSF one. Also the weekend before you all went to BSF my girlfriend and I went for a short overnighter at Savage Gulf and hiked in from the Stone Door ranger station to the Saw Mill camp site. Let me say its a pretty rough trail between those two points. I have to say my ankles were killing me. You couldn't take a flat step anywhere. The trail was super rocky and to top it off was totally covered in leaves! But it was fun. We did have a ranger stop in and say hi that night and he didn't seem to be bothered by our hammocks at all.

  4. #34
    Senior Member southmark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Northport, AL
    Hammock
    Traveler
    Tarp
    Zpack Cuben
    Insulation
    LeighLo/Yeti
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    697
    Images
    3
    Hey Robert, this sounds like one that I would love to attend. I'll follow the thread to see how the group(s) size(s) begin to pan out.

  5. #35
    ftroop94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Arrington, TN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben, WB Spinn
    Insulation
    Leigh-Lo, HG
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    411
    I can't make it to the Ranger Station today, but I should be able to gather intel by Friday.
    Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
    Healthy, free, the world before me,
    The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.

  6. #36
    Senior Member Roche's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    849
    Images
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by ftroop94 View Post
    I can't make it to the Ranger Station today, but I should be able to gather intel by Friday.
    The eastern TN hangers require reconnaissance for a Chinese buffet going south on I-24 to I-75 north. The Murfreesboro place is idea for Nashvillians but a long round about way for the Knoxites.

  7. #37
    ftroop94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Arrington, TN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben, WB Spinn
    Insulation
    Leigh-Lo, HG
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    411
    Quote Originally Posted by Roche View Post
    The eastern TN hangers require reconnaissance for a Chinese buffet going south on I-24 to I-75 north. The Murfreesboro place is idea for Nashvillians but a long round about way for the Knoxites.
    Monteagle, TN between exits 134&135 on I-24. Can't confirm the quality but I know a buffet there. A quality one in McMinville by the Lowes if you choose to come I-40 through Cookeville and Sparta. That may be the best route if going to the Savage Gulf. If we do the Fiery Gizzard I'd say try the one on Monteagle.
    Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
    Healthy, free, the world before me,
    The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.

  8. #38
    ftroop94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Arrington, TN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben, WB Spinn
    Insulation
    Leigh-Lo, HG
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    411

    Savage intel

    Okay guys and gals...here is the skinny!

    I chatted with the rangers at the station on the mountain. He said the ranger down at the Gulf is a little more of a stickler for the rules, but if we follow LNT principles we will have no problesm at all. Worst case scenario is take up a few campsites based on the total number that commits.

    There is a grueler marathon in the park on Saturday the 16th of March, and there will be a lot of activity on the trail, and we may have to do quite a bit of stepping aside. I suggest the weekends of 2nd or 9th of March. We could do a Thurs - Sun or a Fri - Mon scenario. (Dates: Thursday 28 Feb - Sunday 3 March, Friday 1 March - Monday 4 March, Thursday 7 March - Sunday 10 March or Friday 8 March - Monday 11 March.

    I'm willing to help organize, but it would have to be one of those weekends. I can do the 16th, but I advise against that. I can't do the 23rd due to spring break or the 30th due to Easter. So if you want me to help organize it'll be one of those 4 options.

    I have a suggestion of a base camp at Savage Ranger station for those who come in the first night.

    A hike up the Savage Day Loop to the North Rim Trail to the Hobbs Cabin Site (around 9 miles).

    Day 2 of hiking, down into the gulf to Saw Mill and back up out of it to the Stage Road Campsite. Less miles (4-5), but more strenuous going in and out of the gulf.

    Day 3 hike back to the trailhead on the South Rim (6-7 miles) and off to a Chinese Buffet!!!


    ----oh yeah. Base camp has plenty of sites to include a group site that would cover 40 ppl, Hobbs has 8 sites + the cabin. I don't hang inside, but I've seen it done, and Stage Road has 10 sites!!!
    Last edited by ftroop94; 11-29-2012 at 13:59. Reason: SITES AT EACH CAMP
    Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
    Healthy, free, the world before me,
    The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.

  9. #39
    Senior Member hangnout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Monterey, TN
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps
    Insulation
    Leigh's UQ's
    Posts
    1,716
    Images
    122
    Sounds good to me. So lets pick a date and do it.

    This option would allow hangers to join in on Saturday night at Stage Coach if they could not make Friday night.

  10. #40
    ftroop94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Arrington, TN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben, WB Spinn
    Insulation
    Leigh-Lo, HG
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    411
    I'll move it to the SE Forum with a poll!
    Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
    Healthy, free, the world before me,
    The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •