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“shhhh, I didn't mention the hosing part. Don't give away all our secrets.”
couple things on Alaska. Which maps do we need and wheres the best place to get them? I'm curious how doing the total mountain house meal thing worked out for you last year.
I'm duplicating this post on the AK gear thread.”
“Hey fridge. Nemster and I are thinking about doing a trip this fall at Mount Rogers. Where is a safe place to park these days? Is Scales safe for overnight parking?”
“Scales is good. Campground Host is there.”
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“Thanks. What about the overnight parking for backpackers in the park itself?
“CD.. What car are you taking to get to scales? Its not that great a road...
“Not sure, but now that you say that, I guess we should take my Outback. I've never taken the road to Scales.”
“Its a #&%!$ to get back there... they get horse trailors in, but most of the vehicles you see there are 4x4.. its better to park down at the canmpground and hike the 2-3 miles in...
“scales is not bad unless you have no experience driving on a FS road. They take pull behind campers up there and scales will be full of them late fall.
There is a Host there Mr Blevins from Marion Va. He has been staying there every year up until the winter months. He will have the big camper.
The state park is of course good too and easy for those who live in a big city.”
You got a problem with city slickers, Pappy?”
“I drove my Scion XA up there with no problems”
“Thinking of doing a trip to Greyson Highlands this weekend for maybe a 3 day trip. Whats the weather like up there?”
“Here ya go....Nov 17th
Tonight: A chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 44. Breezy, with a southeast wind between 16 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday: Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a southeast wind 19 to 22 mph decreasing to between 11 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night: Rain or drizzle. Low around 43. South wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday: A chance of rain or drizzle before 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Saturday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
This is at 3500 ft elevation ....subtract at least 3 degrees for every 1000 ft gain in elevation and add much more wind.”
“I kinda got that info from weather.com.....I was thinking more of a personal view from someone in the area.”
“I do it any time any weather. Every day is different when you get above 5000 ft. If cloudy you will not get the views. There are plenty of wild ponies everywhere. Springs are all flowing as good as they get. If you do decide to do it let me know as I could meet you for a night easily. Grayson Highlands state Park will be the safest place to park your vehicle. What area did you have in mind? Wilson Creek Wilderness area, MtRogers Summit area, Wilburn Ridge area, Lewis Fork Wilderness area. Pine Mt area.”
“I was just trying to keep an eye on the weather a little bit. I dont mind weather conditions, but I wouldnt go if it was going to rain the whole time either.
Probably Mt. Rogers area, was thinking about a loop on the AT and Pine Mtn trail.”
“That is a nice loop nemster, they dont get much better than that.”
“pine mtn trail is one of my favs. :) LOVE IT.”
“you got mail!”
“Can someone email me fridge's phone number?? I really need to get a message to him today.
cindyfr123 at yahoo . Thanks!”
“I gots your message”
“Send me your email address.
I met a backpacker here in Nashville who stated he would like to hike Mt Rogers with someone who knew the area.
I told him I would send you his email address and if anyone knew Mt Rogers, it woudl be you.”
“just warn him about the difference between Fridge miles and map miles”
“you got mail”
“I remember one day in Alaska. Fridge said it was only going to be four miles. I am pretty sure it was just a bit more than four mile but then again it was Alaska so it might have only been two.”
“Nope it was 4 miles but felt like 8.”
“Mike, did you get my email regarding stoves/pumps?
“I just opened this up Duane.”
“Good morning Mike.
“Good afternoon Duane.”
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