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  1. #101
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    To the baptist church group from Alabama that visited the Black Creek Wilderness area this past Saturday, i think that it's great that you are bringing those young kids out to teach them about camping/bushcrafting but also teach them about trail etiquette. You don't set your tents and camp fires up right next to the trail. Find a place away from the trail. Whenever i'm walking down the trail i want to enjoy the trail. I don't want to walk through the middle of a camp with 10-15 people in it that are all standing on the trail. There's better places you could have picked.

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    Default Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    Spoke with Desoto ranger last week. Black Creek Trail has been bushhogged all the way thru except for natural scenic area which has been cleared with swingblades. Hope to check it out next weekend! Tuxachanie still has a 3 m section closed for bridge repair and no info on when it will be ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuxhiker View Post
    Spoke with Desoto ranger last week. Black Creek Trail has been bushhogged all the way thru except for natural scenic area which has been cleared with swingblades. Hope to check it out next weekend! Tuxachanie still has a 3 m section closed for bridge repair and no info on when it will be ready.
    Thanks for the update Tuxhiker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuxhiker View Post
    Spoke with Desoto ranger last week. Black Creek Trail has been bushhogged all the way thru except for natural scenic area which has been cleared with swingblades. Hope to check it out next weekend! Tuxachanie still has a 3 m section closed for bridge repair and no info on when it will be ready.
    I was in the melvin breland rd area last weekend and could tell that workers had been out there. The grass was cut on that pipeline section. They must have used swingblades to do that. Thanks for the update.

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    Default Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    Finally made it out there to see for myself! Hiked in Red Hills section. The trail was in good shape. No poison ivy or ticks! Very dry conditions.

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    Default Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    was out last weekend in red hills section. trail in decent shape. poison ivy coming up. some ticks. I used Deet but that didn't discourage them. nice weather!

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    Tuxhiker, Glad to see you were able to get out. I haven't been on the BCT since early fall. Hot and muggy now mixed with lightning and floods. Well, it is south Mississippi. Come on October!
    Oh, blackwater, keep on rollin', Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shining on me!

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    I got out on the Black Creek Trail last Sunday afternoon for a couple hours. Started on the forest service road in the Red Hills Section and walked down past the big sandbar across the pipeline to where the trail parallels the creek and turned around where it crosses the pipeline again. Saw no human tracks (footprints or 4 wheeler) after the first 1/2 mile or so. Trail is in great shape right now.
    Oh, blackwater, keep on rollin', Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shining on me!

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    Also...here is a 3 part video Me and a buddy did on a thruhike of the Black Creek Trail a while back.
    https://youtu.be/VccD-Gz8uE4
    https://youtu.be/8-MxA3kGA1s
    https://youtu.be/DSfxR0mzSCk
    Oh, blackwater, keep on rollin', Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shining on me!

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    Default Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    Enjoyed your videos Blackwater Slim! Have spent some time in the Red Hills section recently. i enjoy the climbing. Mosquitoes are bad. Bring plenty of Deet. Happy Trails!

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