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PostSubject: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Wed May 30, 2012 10:59 pm

This wouldnt be so much of a wheeling trip as opposed to a exploring backroads kind of trip.

I used to be able to navigate from the north end of the pisgah natl forrest to the south end without ever touching the BRP or any 4lane hiways. I tried to plunk this route down in google maps.


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Thats the best I can come up with. I know of many many primitive campsites along the route and a few waterfalls that a few minutes hike from the route. The drive up old 105 is also nice.

I am thinking make for a 3 day weekend and meet up in blowing rock on friday morning and head out, stop whenever we get to a scenic spot or get tired and want to camp.
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Wed May 30, 2012 11:39 pm

I know the wife and son might really enjoy this, keep me posted!

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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Wed May 30, 2012 11:44 pm

say what??? I didnt think you would be the first to respond with interest Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Wed May 30, 2012 11:50 pm

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say what??? I didnt think you would be the first to respond with interest Very Happy

Really??? Rolling Eyes lol

My family LOVES camping..... I have a $550.00 Kodiak canvas cabin tent, 10'X14' that I throw on the roof rack for some good ol "car camping" along with all the usual gear including a dual tank propane Buddy indoor heater for late fall and early spring camping.....

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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Wed May 30, 2012 11:51 pm

oh wow... I set up camp in 15 minutes including getting a fire going and break camp in 5 minutes.
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Wed May 30, 2012 11:58 pm

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oh wow... I set up camp in 15 minutes including getting a fire going and break camp in 5 minutes.

I can set up the Kodiak in 15 minutes myself....all other creature comforts are a bonus. BUT I do like to take it easy....not like I am bugging out from an attack or anything (although I could if I wanted to.....) I will be 40 this year, so my years of rushing around are behind me......I prefer to take it easy and enjoy nature rather than setup and evacuate (did plenty of that in the military)....Laughing Laughing Laughing











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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 12:02 am

Wow I think Lindsay and myself would def be up for a trip like this
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 12:04 am

Im all about relaxing, Im just a minimalist. If it isnt necessary then I dont bring it. I used to pack thousands of gadgets for comfort and convenience but realized that they just made me spend that much more time packing and cleaning up before and after. I dont like that part as much.

Anyway I want this to be a more the merrier kind of trip and I am also crossing my fingers that all these roads are open and not gated. I got a good map to find go around routes just in case.
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 12:11 am

crogers6569 wrote:
Anyway I want this to be a more the merrier kind of trip and I am also crossing my fingers that all these roads are open and not gated. I got a good map to find go around routes just in case.

I agree this would be cool!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 12:23 am

If you look at a the map and zoom it out to where you can see the enitre pisgah natl forest you can see the northern part makes a horse shoe shape. I used to romp around all kinds of fire roads and forest service road around the NC part of the horse shoe.

I know of a bunch of waterfalls and overlooks that arent on the beaten path.
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 12:24 am

I also know of a suspension style sheep bridge crossing the south toe river to play on.
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 9:02 am

I/we would be up for a trip like this. Weekend trips are tough for Kim and I to get off from work. But with enough notice on a confirmed date I can possibly make arrangements to be off. My wife on the other hand doesn't even know where she will be working this far off.
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 4:48 pm

How does October 5-7 work for everyone... it should be cooling off some by then and fall foliage will be starting to get pretty good by then as well.
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 6:13 pm

that would probably work for us, a little to far out to say 100%
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 7:49 pm

Same here but I can put it down on the calendar at work to keep other people from taking it off before i can get to it.
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Thu May 31, 2012 8:10 pm

We might be up for this.
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PostSubject: Re: any interest in a late fall camping weekend trip?   Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:36 am

Date doesn't work for me. First weekend back from a 6 week vacation. I would prefer some time in Nov, but you are right about this time of year being very colorful. There's always next year for me.
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