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    WNC - The 4th Annual John Rock Hang 7/12-7/14

    Hi folks,

    Here it is. HB and I would like to invite you to the forth annual John Rock Hang. Children and pets are welcome. Come for an over-nighter, a day hike, or stay for the weekend! HB and I will be at the campsite by late morning on the 11th.

    Located in Pisgah National Forest about five miles West of Brevard in Western NC. Our campsite is approximately 1.2 miles from the parking lot with an elevation gain of ~200'. It's not car camping, but it's not wilderness camping either.

    Getting to the campsite: It is a large Pine grove with plenty of room, a nice fire pit, and ample access to potable water. The site is located at N35 16.486 W82 47.978 for you GPS enthusiasts. On the map it is1.2 miles from the parking lot (West end) at John Rock on the Cat Gap Loop trail.

    From the parking lot: Facing John Rock go to the right side. Walk around the gate and then turn right onto Cat Gap Loop Trail about where the service road starts to look overgrown and goes up hill. There is a marker but it's 20/30 feet up the trail connector.

    The position of our campsite allows for a diversity of hiking choices. Here are a few. Hanging around camp and lollygagging is encouraged as well.

    John Rock Loop

    Butter Gap Loop

    Picklesimer Fields

    There are lots of waterfalls to be viewed from the trails which parallel them. Plenty of swimming holes and spectacular views from both atop John Rock and the surrounding area.

    Directions: From Asheville, take I-240 west to I-26 east to the exit for the Asheville Airport (exit 40). Turn right onto NC 280; follow this 4-lane highway for 16 miles toward Brevard. At the intersection with US highways 276 and 64, turn right onto US 276 west (follow signs for Pisgah National Forest). Follow US 276 for 5.2 miles; turn left onto FR 475. Go 1.4 miles to the Center for Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery. Turn left, cross the bridge and park in the parking lot.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone for a great time.

    RF
    Last edited by Running Feather; 06-05-2013 at 05:30.
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    I gonna put in for some vac. time now!

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    How dark does it get there at night ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickery View Post
    How dark does it get there at night ?
    Really dark
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    That's just great. I hung way up North onced and it never got dark. Didn't sleep a wink. That's a great bunch that gathers up at that Rocks of John. Reckon I'll have to visit.
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    I'll bring some practically petrified pickled eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    I'll bring some practically petrified pickled eggs.
    I'm skeered
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    Gunga Din and I should be there, hooray!

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    Depending on what the wife says, I may try to make this one. We'll see if she has any plans for the car that weekend...
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    some video of last years hang:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvnnWPa3IPw

    Just got my on call Schedule changed so I'm definitely IN
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