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  1. Thread: Newton Bald

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    I would echo the previous remarks. You only want...

    I would echo the previous remarks. You only want to go down that hill once if you can help it. We were there a few years ago and had to go down the stream a little further to find food flow. But...
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    Hereís a pretty good chart. ...

    Hereís a pretty good chart.

    http://perfectflystore.com/hcsmokymtns.html


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    49 is a great site for hammocks. Itís a pretty...

    49 is a great site for hammocks. Itís a pretty large site. If you continue through the site past the horse paddock thereís another small site with spots for hammocks along the creek.


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    I saw that cove but by that point in the day it...

    I saw that cove but by that point in the day it was 85 degrees and I was ready to do some soaking and fishing in Hazel Creek. Iíll have to hit it next time.


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    We didnít know about this one. Did walk around...

    We didnít know about this one. Did walk around the Calhoun House and up the Hazel Creek trail past the old mill site. Will definitely be going back.


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    Just went to Fontana a couple of weeks ago. ...

    Just went to Fontana a couple of weeks ago. Parked at Cable Cove. Spent one night at #90 and one night at #86, both easily reachable by kayak or canoe. Boat traffic was relatively light once we...
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    Our main issue is we have several hammock campers...

    Our main issue is we have several hammock campers and like to know if possible ahead of time what the hammock options are. Youíd be surprised sometimes how difficult it is to find good hammock sites...
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    Exactly. My group size varies from one or two up...

    Exactly. My group size varies from one or two up to eight at times and itís hard to tell if you can fit at the sites from the single pic on the reservation page.


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    Iíve added several pics of the backcountry sites...

    Iíve added several pics of the backcountry sites to Google Maps. I like being able to look at a campsite and figure out if I want to use that site for a particular trip and figured others might as...
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    This is true. I was there in January. We had two...

    This is true. I was there in January. We had two out of three food bags chewed while at 37. It is a nice easy hike to get there though.


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    Site 52 is great when the leaves are down. Can...

    Site 52 is great when the leaves are down. Can watch the sun set on one side and then watch it rise the next morning on the other side of the ridge. Steep climb down to the spring though. Be sure...
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    Also saw them Saturday night at 23 but not nearly...

    Also saw them Saturday night at 23 but not nearly as many.


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    2 and 3. Thousands of synchronous fireflies...

    2 and 3. Thousands of synchronous fireflies surrounded the entire site with the random patch of blue ghosts mixed in. We stood there for over an hour watching the forest glow for 10 seconds and...
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    Was at site #30 Friday night and the entire...

    Was at site #30 Friday night and the entire forest was lit with them.


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    Great campsite, but that climb back up from the...

    Great campsite, but that climb back up from the spring is steep! Was just here in March and there are several blow downs getting down to and in the vicinity of the spring.


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  16. Thread: Phone Charger

    by Wheezy
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    I've had good luck with the Select Series ones...

    I've had good luck with the Select Series ones from Monoprice. I carry the 4000 mAh version and can usually get almost 2 charges out of it. Weighs 4 oz.
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    I'll second the Flyweight knives. I have the 7...

    I'll second the Flyweight knives. I have the 7 3/4 inch one. He's gone up on the price some since I purchased mine however.
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    Just returned a few weeks ago from a weekend trip...

    Just returned a few weeks ago from a weekend trip with my son and nephew, both 14 years old. We were in the Wilson Creek Area. Plenty of water and swimming areas. Once you get a couple of miles in...
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    Sounds like a wise decision. You don't want any...

    Sounds like a wise decision. You don't want any part of that ridgeline in a storm. Need to get back to the Commissary Ridge camp. Last time I was there we hiked down to the trailhead at the Black...
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    What I've found with my kids is that there has to...

    What I've found with my kids is that there has to be a destination. No walking just to be walking. Water to play in is always a plus.
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    If you want to hang at Commissary, the best...

    If you want to hang at Commissary, the best location is beyond the old rock foundation/firepit in the trees downhill from the grassy area. Great hang spots there.
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    Haven't been up there since last June so I can't...

    Haven't been up there since last June so I can't speak to the trail conditions. There are several sites in the Deep Gap area where it's possible to hang a couple of hammocks. My son and I hung at a...
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    My Arc Blast also had the stay issue and they...

    My Arc Blast also had the stay issue and they mailed me a completely new replacement pack that day. I mailed the broken one back at my convenience, even re-used the box they sent the replacement in....
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    If you go to Mt Mitchell the Deep Gap Trails aka...

    If you go to Mt Mitchell the Deep Gap Trails aka Black Mountain Crest is outstanding. Can do it as an out and back and go as far as you want. The entire trail is about 12 miles one way but within...
  25. Hand Sanitizer dissolves pine sap pretty well if...

    Hand Sanitizer dissolves pine sap pretty well if you have any of that on hand.
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