Originally Posted by Catavarie
You can also looking to the gorge Rat gatherings in the beautiful Linville Gorge. Mostly it's a bunch of regional locals (SC, NC, TN, VA, WV, GA) but there are a few who travel a bit further such as TZ and Shug.
Plus it is quite possibly the most beautiful place on Earth not covered with so many tourists that you have to wait in line to see the sights.
I plan on getting out to Linville, but its something I can do without much planning. What I was thinking about was something more exotic from my daily ability.