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dates are malleable”
“What's the plan?”
“got the map out now. will get back to you on that”
“"dates are malleable"
Makes me think of play doh.”
“Malleable, like pig iron.”
“10 10 at your back door. Plan on it.”
“Im down- just dont make it the weekend of the 6th!
“ill probably drive down on thursday eve”
“The weekend of the 12th is a holiday weekend so it might work for a few people as a 3 day.”
“I am down as a maybe. Any weekend is good except for the weekend of Feb 12-14.”
“why is the weekend of the 12 a holiday?”
“The 15th is President's Day.”
“Crash 12-14 looks good for me. And B”
“Crash, if your dates are still flexible, 5-7 or 19-21 would work better for me?”
Joe and I will be in as well if the date works.”
“hey Crash. I might drive down for this. You aren't going to be using a lot of those big words are you?
(jim from porkies hike)”
“Just an FYI, the 14th is Valentine's Day”
“if you want to hold hands on the trail, i dont mind”
“I can leave Thursday evening or early Friday evening.”
“Crash what is the plan? Is this the weekend you are planning on going?”
“Scott, if you don't change the dates, we're in!”
“When and where what are the plans might make it”
“if you change it to the weekend of Feb 20th I can make that :D”
“any trip details worked out yet?
like where and when?”
“I think this is a trip I might try.”
“I have already made plans to hike the Pinhoti over the weekend of Feb 19-21 so this one may be in doubt now”
“Crash Bang where where are we starting?”
“We be talkin' bout the Crash Bang Boomarang...Whassup cap'en!”
“If you plan it, we will come!”
It seems that Crash has forgot about this trip!!!
He did the same thing to his Big Bend Trip in December.
No post since the 4th!!
Maybe somebody should give him a call!!
I might be able to make this now and if Crsah has flown the coop, I could put something together on the weekend of the 12th!!
Perhaps that'll get a rise!!!
See ya later.
“Sounds like we have a Trip Leader.
I am going to let Jacob skip school on Friday for a little Outdoor Education. Friday to Monday would be great Monday being Presidents Day.”
“That sounds good to me!!!
I am gonna call Crash later and see whats up!
See ya later.
“Will Charit Creek be open to stay 1 night then Randall?”
“My first trip with my son will be the 12th w/e. Anyone know where we can stash the car and do a loop for 3, maybe 4 days. We are coming from Nville.”
“Sounds like there is plenty of S.Fork experience on this thread.......any particulars you might impart in the spirit of Bpacking fellowship. Some CRAZYman at a local sporting goods store (claimed to be an avid outdoorsman....?) said I would be nuts to bring my son out there without protection....from lions(?) and theives! IS THIS TRUE? The LIONS is about as farfetched as it gets, but the theives is a little stressful.....?”
Crash is still alive and working on his Finite math!!
He says he is gonna post soon as he figures out the dates er sumpin like that!!
As far as Big South Forks goes
No Charit Creek will be closed for the Winter!!
I took a gun with me and ended up shooting at some wild hogs, but that only happened once!!!
There are Bear there as well!!!
No thieves, at least not that I have encountered, thatís only at the Red River Gorge, KY!!!
Just ask Crash and Stomper!!
Hers a link to one of my trips, Check it out, be sure to read the threads for the PIcs link!!
See ya later.
last edited: 1/28/10 3:19:18 PM”
“i havent decided on a date, yet.
as far as the itinerary goes, the only thing for certain is IT WILL BE BACKPACKING NOT BASECAMPING WITH DAYHIKING
I didnt forget the big bend trip, i just canceled it. i havent forgotten this trip, either”
“Reminder:, February is Monday”
“First thing don't get offended when someone calls you a troll because you don't have your location filed on your profile.
Second if you are worried about thieves park your car at Bandy Creek Visitor Center, you have to go there to get your permit anyway. There are several options for loops from here. If you don't have it get the Trails Illustrated map of Big South and one of the books by Duncan. Personally I have never had any problems with tom-foolery and I have been going here since the early 90s.”
“what part of Nashville? I was up in BSF last weekend and had my little corner to myself. My first overnight trip was in the BSF. Lots of options and trail heads to leave your car. Ditto the Bandy Creek suggestion.”
The best advice so far is to call Howard Duncan, he's the head property manager, Head Ranger, er sumpin like that. He knows the whole place really well and can tell you some of the best spots ta go.
I got some maps on that link above.
See ya later.
“I agree with Sticks...park at Bandy Creek and talk to the Rangers there. There is a great ridge trail starting from the campground, which is beautiful. From there you have several options depending on how many miles you want to do. One thing I have found in backpacking at BSF is there a lack of good campsites (i.e., they fill up fast in good weather) so be mindful as you get close to sundown. THere is a ranger there that wrote a trail book on the BSF and knows every inch, she is really helpful. It is a beautiful area. Never had problems with thieves or mountain lions...or bears (Randall are there really bears in BSF??)
Also, that was my 14 year old daughter's first backpacking trip...”
“a healthy population”
“Oh yeah they got a real good population there now!!!
I have always just missed em, but last year we talked to several people that had seen them, and they said there were alot of cubs!!”
If this trip aint the 12th!
“then Im goin with randall for a 4 dayer! Whos with me!”
Dissention in the ranks!!
There be a mutiny on the horizon Cap'n!!
Better hoist the Jolly Roger and trim yer Spinnaker Jib!!!
Arrr, me spirit hurts in the dense cold of late January.
Hmmmm..... and I ain't even drunk! Yet!!!
See ya later.
“ha ha! ya hit the nail on the head Cap'n!”
“2/12 thru 2/15 the only weekend I have free.”
I HAVE DECIDED!
“it will be the weekend of the 12th
attila and i may go down early (thursday night), or we may stay late (mon morn), or both (probably not both)”
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