Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fenton, Michigan
Hammock: DIY and Speer
Tarp: HG CF, MacCat, GG
Suspension: straps & whoopies
Linville Gorge October 2010
This was my first trip to the Gorge and it was a great one.
During the first part of the week we had rain and wind, but that cleared near the end of the week and was followed by bluebird days and long views.
Special thanks to:
Hawkeye for organizing
Hang'n Burrito for meeting me Sunday night
Hickory for showing me all that we had time to see.
Ken for his love of the gorge and maintaing such a good site full of information
And all of the other great folks I had a chance to spend some time with
I made the week into 3 videos. Here they are
Old Gorge Rat
Well TZ that's some might fine video footage. Thanks for taking the time to edit and post all that. Love looking back on the adventure ... makes me wish I was back there now.
WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Deville, La.
Hammock: GrizzBridge Rhino
Tarp: Speer Winter Tarp
Insulation: HammockGear TQ/UQ
Suspension: Whoopie Slings
I enjoyed the videos TZ. The clouds reminded me of a motorcycle trip I took up the Blue Ridge Parkway. The clouds made the mountains more spectacular. I was fooled by the Chili in the third video. I really thought my leg was being pulled. It looked like bark and leaves and acorns from the trail. Sure it was good though. Great scenery and great fellowship. Looking forward more and more to my first trip there. Until then I will live on reruns of these great videos.
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: winston salem, NC
Hammock: HH ultralite explorer
Tarp: HH hex tarp
Insulation: JRB Mt Washington
Great report TZ! I love the Gorge. It truly is a gem. Glad you enjoyed your first trip!
Always nice to see the Gorge and live it vicariously through the rest of ya's. Pretty fall colors by a stream, very nice.
" The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."
“The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer
Great pics, great video, nice use of the map to orient viewers, and most excellent narration
You were extremely well prepared for anything thrown at you this trip, as well as a packing a plethora of goodies to share
"If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Linville Gorge Wilderness
Tarp: Speer SWT
Suspension: Whoopie slings
Great stuff TZ!! I just watched all three. I like the format you used for presenting the trip too. Glad you could make it down, and thanks for everything you did for the group!
"You can't hem up a Rat!" Malcom Johnson, ca. 1970
Part 1:Hickery does love him some sardines with mustard. We used to smell 'em in our packs for a year or two!
HB ... nice! Spam in a Can .... some nasty in a tin ....m-m-m-m-m-m
Good to see ya'll having some good times down there.
Part 2: Sure Hickery needed a dunk .... I have hiked beside that shirt before!
I like the way you presented the trip TZ .... good detail and narration.
Hickery said your wife's SR Pie was outta sight!!!!!
Spent some fine time with my Dad around Babel tower in 1975. Good memories.
Part 3: The Gorge was glad to have you there TZ....
Hickery briefed me last night. Says that you are Gorge Material.
Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brandon, Ms
Hammock: my only hammock! ENO double
Tarp: my only tarp ENO
Insulation: Have no Idea
Suspension: Ratchet straps
TZ, I really enjoyed meeting you! Enjoyed Hiking with you also, I would be glad to have you hike with me anytime. Especially knowing that you would hang back and make sure everyone made it ok, or make sure that everyone had a safe out! Super super guy you are, and a good darn wine maker also. Really enjoyed that bottle you handed me as I left.
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