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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyMike View Post
    I'm not great at trip reports but I'll try, especially since I may be the only hammocker.

    I'm also interested in other planning resources, especially the locations of water sources.
    From memory (This was a few years ago) coming up from Camp Daniel Boon you will cross a few streams but the source we used was a small spring next to the trail just before we reached the ridge that connects Shinning Rock and Cold Mountain. If you climb Cold Mountain there is a small spring right near the top of the mountain.

    There is a very good spring on your way out of the Shinning Rock "Campground" toward Flower Gap and Tennant Mountain. The spring is just beneath the trail and turns into a nice size stream.

    We did a water drop at the Black Balsam parking lot since one of our people was heading out there. The next two reliable sources were the springs at the two shelters after you cross the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    The trip was amazing and we want to get back there. It is somewhat dry up there so be ready to carry some water.

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    Re: Art Loeb Backpacking Trip, May 3rd - 5th

    Thanks so much vpi99!

    T-10 days and counting.
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    Re: Art Loeb Backpacking Trip, May 3rd - 5th

    Still looking for anyone that wants to join me and a noob on the Art Loeb Trail.
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    FYI, last fall they closed Shining Rock/Graveyard Fields area to camping due to bear activity. You might want to contact the ranger station to see if the area is open yet. Not trying to scare you, I just couldn't find any up to date info. All the notices were dated last Oct "until further notice."

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    Will do and Thanks!
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    Postponed.
    Going to try again next weekend.
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