TN/NC camping trip Weekend of March 18th/19th

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by melbo, Feb 7, 2006.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    AM tentaltively putting together a small group campout at a National Park for that weekend. No shooting, just an 'around the campfire' weekend.

    More later
     
  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    HMMM, might be interested
    What park are you looking at? I know Natchez Trace has a range :D

    Ryan
     
  3. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Sounds good....post details

    andy
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Have a friend or two coming to visit that weekend and had planned to go into The GSMNP around Cosby. Pretty sleepy little campground in the park that has access to a few cool trails.. Easy to moderate this trip.

    More later but I wanted to throw it out
     
  5. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Since I've driven to Florida, Georgia and Vermont to camp with members of other boards, an hour or so jaunt down to Cosby would be a piece of cake.

    Count me in.......we may finally get a FTF, Melbo.....ahahahaaaa

    How many of the folks here live within a reasonable driving distance ?
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I seem to recall a stat that says that 80% of the US population lives within 500 miles of knoxville...
     
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Pout. I'm 500 from Deal's Gap. :evil:
     
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Ahh, The Dragon.
    Know it well. Actually had to navigate around it one 10 day trip, (before I lived here) as we were too loaded down to ride it. Took the Cherohala Skyway instead and got backed up by the filming of a Lexus commercial...

    Some prime riding roads here in E TN. In fact, that's how I first found this place. Bike trips to the Smokies
     
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    If all goes well. the Dragon and Cherohala are on the menu this spring or next fall. I haven't done any touring on this scoot yet, and it really is not yet ready for that. Gotta put GenMar risers on it first, and get a tank bag. Other than that, I can pull out almost any time. b:: b:: b::

    BTW the AMA rag has an article on that very area this month, with maps. [beer]
     
  10. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    I may be on Molokai again.... wish I could join you all!
     
  11. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Any others interested in this?
    2 weeks away
     
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Regrets. Something of a PIA going on at the office, won't be cleared up for another month or two. :cry:
     
  13. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Throwing a catered birthday party for a 93 year old lady my wife has befriended. Its looking like instead of buying a Kifaru tent with stove, backpack, (Yes, Backpack and Tent w/stove will cost the same as...) a catered party for 80 people I have never met.

    Since they are mostly elderly people, so far no one has called with "regrets". Just feel glad we can throw a party for someone who has never had a real birthday party and is just about in the total physical shutdown mode.......

    Knob Creek? Well, that might work and the wife and kids might come. I will keep you apprised.
     
  14. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    I may be....After all..I'll have the rental car..and don't start working for 3 more weeks..
     
  15. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Looks like it's Buz and myself Friday night with phishi and TN_Andy coming in Saturday morning... I'll take some pics. :evil:
     
  16. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    cool cant wait to see them [winkthumb]
     
  17. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Camera froze and I didn't get any pics.

    Basically 4 guys sitting around a fire for 3 days.

    Was a good weekend and It was really good to meet TN_Andy
     
  18. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    That wasn't the only thing that froze....

    Next time, I'll join you guys, be a 'girle man' and set up a tent rather than sleeping in the leaves....ahahahaaa

    Good meet overall.....let's shoot for warmer weather next time.
     
  19. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    HAHA

    BTW, Andy cans a mean jar of chili!!
    I'm still a little chilled myself
    [beer]
     
  20. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Kinda lumpy in the leaves with all the beer cans, wasn't it?
     
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