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JDBaughman
2012-06-26, 00:20
Anyone down to do a weekender during this time? Preferably Tennessee Valley/North Georgia areas...?

Nearly Normal
2012-06-26, 00:28
Going in the river and get drunk that weekend with friends I spect.

SGT Rock
2012-06-27, 18:17
Working.

Cuffs
2012-06-27, 18:24
Headed home FROM hiking in VA at that time.





Shitass autospell

Skidsteer
2012-06-27, 18:34
Headed home grim hiking in VA at that time.

iPhone autospell is a fkn midget comedian held hostage in an underground storage facility in Silicon Valley.

You woulda thought Steve Jobs would have freed the poor bastard in his will.

cool breeze
2012-06-27, 18:54
I do get some awsome texts do to auto spell.

Cuffs
2012-06-27, 19:28
Fuckun a

Superman
2012-06-27, 20:22
Anyone down to do a weekender during this time? Preferably Tennessee Valley/North Georgia areas...?

I have to wash my hair that day.

Hog On Ice
2012-06-27, 20:50
I have to was my hair that day.

interesting typo - reminds me of the old saying "fuzzy wuzzy was a bear - fuzzy wuzzy had no hair - fuzzy wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy was he"

Russell
2012-06-27, 21:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhJzDjpmXIA

SGT Rock
2012-06-28, 10:34
Have you tried watching a video on Youtube with CC turned on. It's amazingly bad. Watch this one and turn on the CC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylVlkv1el3Q&feature=g-all-u

southmark
2012-06-28, 12:04
Headed home FROM hiking in VA at that time.





Shitass autospell

Hell, just turn auto correction off.


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Cuffs
2012-06-28, 13:44
Yea but it catches more mistakes and fixes them properly than it does to make screw ups.

Lugnut
2012-06-28, 14:22
Yea but it catches more mistakes and fixes them properly than it does to make screw ups.

Then quit making so many mistakes! :albertein

southmark
2012-06-28, 15:05
it will still show you your screw ups.

Superman
2012-06-28, 15:13
Yea but it catches more mistakes and fixes them properly than it does to make screw ups.

Where's Camo when you need him?

Roche
2012-06-28, 15:45
Myself and spamburglar plan to hike up to Gregory Bald from Twentymile that weekend. As a noob you would have to pick up our tab at the Gregory Bald Pub at campsite # 13 - we have reservations.

JDBaughman
2012-06-28, 22:19
Myself and spamburglar plan to hike up to Gregory Bald from Twentymile that weekend. As a noob you would have to pick up our tab at the Gregory Bald Pub at campsite # 13 - we have reservations.

...what

Superman
2012-06-29, 04:49
Myself and spamburglar plan to hike up to Gregory Bald from Twentymile that weekend. As a noob you would have to pick up our tab at the Gregory Bald Pub at campsite # 13 - we have reservations.

That's wicked nice of you. Noobs usually have to carry your pack. I guess he couldn't handle the weight.

D'Artagnan
2012-06-29, 09:30
it will still show you your screw ups.

Unless you're talking about typos, I don't think the processor is big enough.

D'Artagnan
2012-06-29, 09:31
Where's Camo when you need him?


I don't know, I've never needed him.

Hog On Ice
2012-06-29, 10:08
a Camo phone app - yeah that's the ticket

JDBaughman
2012-06-30, 00:16
That's wicked nice of you. Noobs usually have to carry your pack. I guess he couldn't handle the weight.

I bet I could handle the weight ;)

Nearly Normal
2012-06-30, 03:48
Horse Piss!

JDBaughman
2012-06-30, 04:52
...lol

Roche
2012-06-30, 09:24
I bet I could handle the weight ;)
The bet is on. In exchange for the original discounted invitation of picking up the tab at the world famous Gregory Bald Pub located at campsite # 13 in the GSMNP, you may join us at the full rack rate of carrying my pack (time to pull out the Super Tioga and live comfortably, extremely comfortably) along with all the standard customs and courtesies that I am entitled to - you will be informed of these as I make them up.

Superman - thank you for your assistance with reeling in the fish.

Tin Man
2012-06-30, 09:32
iPhone autospell is a fkn midget comedian held hostage in an underground storage facility in Silicon Valley.

You woulda thought Steve Jobs would have freed the poor bastard in his will.


android ain't no better...

Superman
2012-06-30, 09:51
The bet is on. In exchange for the original discounted invitation of picking up the tab at the world famous Gregory Bald Pub located at campsite # 13 in the GSMNP, you may join us at the full rack rate of carrying my pack (time to pull out the Super Tioga and live comfortably, extremely comfortably) along with all the standard customs and courtesies that I am entitled to - you will be informed of these as I make them up.

Superman - thank you for your assistance with reeling in the fish.

No problem. I used to get FNGs to carry my extra battery for my PRC 25 just by talking the same shit. They'd do it...once...then they'd know better.

Roche
2012-06-30, 10:05
No problem. I used to get FNGs to carry my extra battery for my PRC 25 just by talking the same shit. They'd do it...once...then they'd know better.
Noobs and FNGs should be seen and not heard. One good thing about getting old is that we can't remember when we were noobs and FNGs.:confused2:rankf-sra

JDBaughman
2012-06-30, 13:01
....yea well, in reality if it came to extra radio batteries, I'd have a fuckin boot nugget PFC or LCPL carry my shit. but in all reality, I like how I asked if anyone would like to do anything and suddenly I'm getting sucked into some fng bullshit.i might be new to this forum, but I ain't new to the shit.

Tin Man
2012-06-30, 13:17
....yea well, in reality if it came to extra radio batteries, I'd have a fuckin boot nugget PFC or LCPL carry my shit. but in all reality, I like how I asked if anyone would like to do anything and suddenly I'm getting sucked into some fng bullshit.i might be new to this forum, but I ain't new to the shit.

so you are a hikinghq noob. wear the big boy pants and dish it back and everything will be fine. no one is serious here. this is the humor hiking forum or wb without the dumbass gator.

Tin Man
2012-06-30, 13:19
...and if threads stay on track past 3 posts, that would mean none of the regulars are awake at the keyboard. :)

JDBaughman
2012-06-30, 13:26
...lol

Superman
2012-06-30, 13:27
...and if threads stay on track past 3 posts, that would mean none of the regulars are awake at the keyboard. :)

Where do you ski?

JDBaughman
2012-06-30, 13:30
Where do you ski?

Skiing as in sitting in between two guys?

Superman
2012-06-30, 13:33
Skiing as in sitting in between two guys?

Lefties go to VT and the good people ski in NH. Just sayin....ooops...is this thread drift?

JDBaughman
2012-06-30, 13:40
...lol just a little... Who cares

sheepdog
2012-06-30, 14:40
Lefties go to VT and the good people ski in NH. Just sayin....ooops...is this thread drift?

not to be confused with Walt Kowalski.
http://youtu.be/PXnEeNglN5g
PXnEeNglN5g

Roche
2012-06-30, 15:12
Hikinghq posts must contain at least one of the following: 1) an infinitesimal amount of usable information; 2) sophomoric humor; or 3) the busting of stones. Bonus points are given for any combination of the three. Rock lets us know if we cross a line and then Dix kicks our ass.

OP - Are you going to pull the trigger on G Bald or are you holding out for an invitation from the Swedish Bikini Team to hike Lookout Mountain. If the latter, take plenty of pictures and post some great tales - lie if you have to.

SGT Rock
2012-06-30, 15:41
mmm bikini team...

JDBaughman
2012-06-30, 15:51
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm *drool

SGT Rock
2012-06-30, 16:03
Maybe I'll go up there on the 3rd.

Roche
2012-06-30, 16:11
Maybe I'll go up there on the 3rd.Gregory Bald, Lookout Mountain or the bikini team?:confused2

SGT Rock
2012-06-30, 16:20
ummm, Gregory Bald? Make that the 4th.

Roche
2012-07-01, 09:37
ummm, Gregory Bald? Make that the 4th.Great spot to see all the shows.

SGT Rock
2012-07-01, 16:15
Well, that and to get away from my neighbors who will probably keep their personal playtime with fireworks going until midnight. I don't sleep well through that stuff anymore.

SGT Rock
2012-07-02, 21:28
I don't know which way you guys plan to hike in if you go to Gregory Bald, but I just did some test pages working on my guidebook draft. The first two pages are the trails separately and the second two is where I tried hooking the profiles all in a line for the hike I am thinking of doing.

Roche
2012-07-02, 22:35
Spamburglar (kilt @ Slickrock) and I plan on doing the identical hike, counter clockwise from 20mile. I need to add the GB Tr to Doe Knob to clean up some GSMNP900 miles. The attachment is great, just like your BMT guide. Do you plan to do a Smoky edition? If so, I'll place my order now. The little brown book is adequate, best for pack sniffers. Your version would ROCK:rock:

SGT Rock
2012-07-02, 22:52
Yes, I plan to eventually make a pocket trail guide in that format. I just started the project and don't plan to be done anytime soon. I've got a lot of hiking to do in order to verify what I'm going to put into it. The brown book is my current trail guide but it is large for something to carry hiking (for an ultralighter like me anyway) and the trail tracks don't do it well for planning and navigation on the trails. What I am aiming for is a "data book" of the GSMNP trails that can be used as a companion to "Hiking Trails of the Smokies". Something that a hiker can use to easily figure out how trails connect and the mileages to points along the trails.

That file there had a glitch in the mileage computation where I strung the trails togther. It is off by a good bit (more than a mile), here is the updated chart:

Roche
2012-07-02, 23:00
A Smoky version is a momentous task. If needed, please add me to the list of people who "say they will help on this project" - hopefully I can and will be of some use. I just put the brown book on my postal scale - 11.5 oz. No wonder I always keep it at home.

JDBaughman
2012-07-05, 12:56
Pretty nice guide you got there. Simple, easy to read, and very informative as far as elevation, distance, and markers.

SGT Rock
2012-07-05, 17:13
I just got back. The water sources are running good. Blueberries are getting just ripe up there on Gregory Bald.

Roche
2012-07-05, 22:44
Good to know, thanks Rock.

JDBaughman
2012-07-05, 23:38
Nice

SGT Rock
2012-07-06, 00:48
Be advised: I don't know how you guys planned to hike in, but I would avoid going in from any point between the Y and Cades Cove. Twentymile is probably the best bet:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jul/05/smokies-visitors-feared-stranded-perhsps-injured-s/


Rescue workers are cutting their way through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Thursday night to reach visitors stranded and perhaps injured when a fast-moving storm blasted its way through East Tennessee.

Multiple trees are down in the park, cars have been crushed and authorities believe people are trapped, but they do not know how many or the extent of injuries, said Don Stallions, chief of the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department.

A command center was being set up near the park's Townsend entrance.

"We're calling all hands on deck," said Deputy Superintendent Kevin Fitzgerald, , including all available rangers and staff, as well as personnel from North Carolina.

Most of the reports are in the areas of Little River Road east of the Y, Laurel Creek Road into Cades Cove and the Abrams Creek campground.

There may be injuries, some serious, said Fitzgerald, the deputy park superintendent.

A resuce center was set up at the Towsend Church of God and at least 30 park visitors were en route to it, according to authorities. Like most of Townsend and much of Blount County, the resuce center, however, was without power. Generators were being brought in.

Multiple organizations and agencies were responding to the emergency in the park, including the Red Cross, the Townsend Fire Department, the Park Service, the Blount County Sheriff's Department and the Knox and Blount County rescue squads.

"The most important thing right now is to get crews safely in there to assess what's going on," Fitzgerald said.

Several families were with authorities trying to ascertain the safety and location of other members of their fmailies who were believed to be in the park when the storm struck.

More details as they develop online and in Friday's News Sentinel.

They will probably still be sorting this out for days.

JDBaughman
2012-07-06, 01:21
...wow

I was grilling out today around 730-800 and literally outta nowhere the wind just started blowing like crazy! I thought for a second that a tornado was coming down on top of my neighborhood! I mean, branches were hitting the side of the houses, trees were falling over none in my yard, but you could clearly hear them break and fall into fences and vehicles... It was crazy... I've never seen anything like it.. And just like it came, it was gone... Strangest thing i have ever seen as far as storms go... And you know, it's only gonna get worse...

Hog On Ice
2012-07-06, 08:25
sounds a lot like the storm that hit me and Mala - blew up real fast and did a lot of damage

Roche
2012-07-06, 10:17
Thanks for the heads up. We're going in by Twentymile; it will be a mess on the other side. Best wishes for the injured and responders.

SOAPBOX: If you can, donate blood. It helps others in need and you and your family are covered for any blood requirements for the following year. Like insurance, I hope I never need to cash in. And try the ALYX donation method - twice the bang for the buck.

Hog On Ice
2012-07-06, 22:14
from the Morning Report:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Severe Storm Leads To Two Deaths, Injuries, Other Emergencies

A severe thunderstorm swept through the west end of the park around 6 p.m. yesterday evening, causing significant tree fall in a line stretching from Metcalf Bottoms across Cades Cove to Abrams Creek. Several emergency responses were underway late last night and the situation was continuing to evolve. Two fatalities have been confirmed – a man who died in a motorcycle accident a half mile east of Townsend Wye and a woman at Abrams Creek who was killed by a falling tree. There have also been reports of multiple injuries. At the time of the report around midnight, ambulances were en route to Cades Cove to deal with three injuries and a cardiac incident. Three people in the Abrams Creek area were also injured; one was evacuated by ambulance and two others by helicopter. Many trees are down on both the Little River and Laurel Creek Roads. One lane of each road has been cleared for emergency vehicles. The Cades Cove and Abrams Creek areas have also received significant tree fall. National Park Service crews have swept all roads in storm-damaged areas to identify stranded motorists and those in need of medical attention. Emergency crews from Blount County are assisting park crews in the area of the Townsend Wye and at Abrams Creek. At the time of the report, priorities for park crews were to continue to get emergency personnel to individuals in need of medical attention and to evacuate those individuals from the park. Once this was accomplished, the need for overnight clearing operations was to be evaluated. Rangers will continue to work today to ensure all visitors and staff are accounted for and begin to assess needs for emergency response in the park’s backcountry.
[Submitted by Melissa Cobern, Public Affairs Specialist] More Information... (http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jul/05/fast-moving-storms-trap-park-visitors-block-et/)

Hog On Ice
2012-07-06, 22:24
was the storm a derecho like the one that nailed Mala and me? and per the Morning Report (http://www.nps.gov/morningreport/) also nailed the New River Gorge NP

Cuffs
2012-07-06, 22:28
We caught the far end of it but no problems near like those in the Smokys.

SGT Rock
2012-07-07, 04:47
It was mostly a huge powerful wall of wind running about 80 MPH and about 1 hour of rain, but nothing uncommonly strong or long. The initial wind storm was what did it, imagine one of those hurricane walls hitting you and that was about like it.

Hog On Ice
2012-07-07, 08:02
yep sounds like a derecho alright

cnn's article: http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/06/us/tennessee-park-storm/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Hog On Ice
2012-07-07, 08:12
here's a loop showing the storm that hit Mala and me: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/120629-30_g13_ir_derecho_anim.gif

Hog On Ice
2012-07-07, 08:28
another view showing damage to boats from Sevier County: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-video/ships-wrecked/1414721341001

SGT Rock
2012-07-07, 21:32
A guy I work with had his boat in that pile.

Roche
2012-07-08, 16:03
We just returned from Gregory Bald by way of Twentymile Ranger Station. Estimate about 20 - 25 blow downs along the first 2.6 miles of Twentymile Trail, and a handfull along Long Hungry Ridge Trail before campsite # 92. Coming down Wolf Ridge Trail the fun starts below campsite 95, 10 - 15 blow downs, about 5 you have to take off the pack and go through, no other option. The damage is below 2500'. Aside from two other campers at campsite # 13, we ran into no one. We recorded temps between 66 and 91. If you want to do this hike without following horses, now is the time.

SGT Rock
2012-07-08, 19:57
Wow, thanks for that. There were no blow downs anywhere when I went through before the storm.

Spamburglar
2012-07-08, 21:59
Yeah, Roche and myself found ourselves doing a fair bit of inadvertent bushwhacking. Not to mention getting up for my morning wildlife watering routine and catching myself about to set my foot on a rattler. Didnt need coffee after that wake up!

SGT Rock
2012-07-08, 22:03
LOL, I wish I could have been there.

Spamburglar
2012-07-08, 22:12
Would have been glad to have you there. Might have been the 6:30 light but he looked to have a green color. I had never seen one like that.

JDBaughman
2012-07-08, 23:16
Would have been glad to have you there. Might have been the 6:30 light but he looked to have a green color. I had never seen one like that.

Was this the snake?!? It's called the Green Mohave Rattlesnake... I think

4185

Lugnut
2012-07-08, 23:18
Aren't those only in California?

Spamburglar
2012-07-08, 23:28
I did some google surfing and found that some are green with the brown markings. So I learned something new today!

JDBaughman
2012-07-09, 01:05
Yea I thought those were only western USA... had to learn about them when I would go to CACX, Mohave viper, javelin thrust, ECT... (training)

MonkeyBoy
2012-07-09, 01:39
Be advised: I don't know how you guys planned to hike in, but I would avoid going in from any point between the Y and Cades Cove. Twentymile is probably the best bet:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jul/05/smokies-visitors-feared-stranded-perhsps-injured-s/



They will probably still be sorting this out for days.

Monk and I were literally sitting at the Scales by the restrooms watching it go by right in front of us through the gap.....temps went from 90's to 60 in a matter of seconds.