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    Panthertown Valley Trip Report-Awesome

    Went backpacking with Half-Hitch to Panthertown Valley NC last weekend, Aug 23-25.
    Weather was perfect, no rain, 45 degrees at night 75 during the day. It was a great camping trip.

    This was the view from our basecamp in front of Schoolhouse Falls.
    We hiked to 3 other waterfalls over the two days.



    You can walk behind the waterfall.
    Here is a view from the side and from behind.




    On Saturday, we hiked up Little Green for this view.


    We hiked down the other side to the Mac's Gap Trail and headed west toward Granny Burrell Falls



    There are a lot of excellent campsites along the Mac's Gap Trail, especially between Granny Burrell and the Panthertown Valley Trail.
    Here are a few examples.









    There was another really nice double site where Power Line Trail connects to the Panthertown Valley Trail.
    This is one of the two sites, side by side, on a creek, just about 50 yards up Power Line.



    On Sunday, we hiked to
    Jawbone Falls


    and Riding Ford Falls


    This was just an incredible weekend.
    We just scratched the surface of all that this gorgeous place has to offer.
    I plan to get much more familiar with Panthertown Valley.

    I have attached a PDF map of the area. It's best if printed on 11 x 17 in color.

    to get a real map, go to Slickrock Expeditions
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    Real nice looking area, thanks

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    Nice pics! Really like the behind the falls shot. Thanks for sharing.

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    Awesome pics Swampfox. Talked with Rick yesterday and he is in for getting very acquainted with the area, so that makes two more to add to your outfit. Just give me some advance notice so I can make arrangements with work and family. Looking forward to it...
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    Great place. Go there often. Never have been disappointed. Nice report. BigRed77

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    Hope to be at the same hang with you or/and Medicineman soon so I can get one on one details of this amazing place. I can feel the emotion from the pictures and the words. Great job. I knew you would be going there after seeing Medicinemans vids.

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    Wow

    Just Wow. Holy Cow Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muskrat View Post
    Just give me some advance notice so I can make arrangements with work and family. Looking forward to it...
    Hey Muskrat,
    Right now, I have Oct 18-20 penciled in for a trip. I'll keep you posted as time gets closer. If something bumps that weekend, I don't know when it will be.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chigger View Post
    Hope to be at the same hang with you or/and Medicineman soon so I can get one on one details of this amazing place. I can feel the emotion from the pictures and the words. Great job. I knew you would be going there after seeing Medicinemans vids.
    Hey Chigger,
    Yeah, those videos really lit me up and the real thing was even better than the videos. I'll be happy to share what I know with you but when I look at the map, I haven't covered very much. All the more reason to go back.

    Swampfox
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    Great pictures Swampfox.
    We are the crazy people.

    Most physical hike: Grandfather Mountain, NC. Aug 13.

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    Great report and photos, Swampfox!

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