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by swampfox
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Trail Talk
Topic: Fall is coming and my next move is to ....
Replies: 6
Views: 9469

I've got two trips planned in October. My wife and I are camping at Jones Gap State Park. All of the campsites are trailside primitive and almost all of them are right next to the Middle Saluda River. You can reserve the sites on-line http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Mountain_Bridge_Wa_Ch/jg/r/...
by swampfox
Mon May 25, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Trail Talk
Topic: Parking and Shuttle
Replies: 2
Views: 3457

Hey Sue,
You might want to try this site.
You'll find a large population of fellow hangers and they're very helpful.
http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/?
by swampfox
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Southeastern Hikes
Topic: Northern Alabama
Replies: 1
Views: 3155

Here is a review of the Sipsey River Trail from Trails .com. This was by far the best trip I have ever been on. The trees were elecrtic, all the colors of fall really stood out. We hiked in on trail # 206 through Kings cove, by Ship rock to the junction of Bee branch and the Sipsey Fork and camped t...
by swampfox
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Backpacks
Replies: 5
Views: 4897

I bought the Gregory Baltoro 70 on EBAY. Bid on a large and received a medium. Returned it and am waiting for the real one. I really liked the looks of it. It's 4600 ci and 5+ pounds.
by swampfox
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Chattooga River Trail
Topic: Chattooga River Do's/Don'ts
Replies: 63
Views: 27080

BirdShooter wrote:Excellent, let us know how it goes in a trip report:

https://yourhikes.com/HikePages/HikePage.aspx?HikeID=23
My trip report is here.
https://yourhikes.com/HikePages/HikePag ... HikeID=997

swampfox
by swampfox
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Backpacks
Replies: 5
Views: 4897

I currently have an Osprey circa 1994, that has been great, just heavy.
I'm planning to pull the trigger on a Gregory Baltoro 70 as soon as I catch one on sale.
by swampfox
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Campsite Recommendations for Jacks River Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 17674

I don't personally know anything about the Jack's River Trail, but Fishing Georgia (Falcon Press) says that the trail crosses the river over 40 times, sometimes waist deep, so expect to get wet. You can buy the book here for about $2. http://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwork/10804830/used/Fishing%2...
by swampfox
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Location For Bear or Les
Replies: 2
Views: 17565

The Iranian Air Defense Radar (part of Iran's military) requires all aircraft crossing Iranian territory to give them a 10 minute "heads up" that they plan to enter Iranian air space. After making contact with the Iranians, the common procedure is for commercial aircraft to give them their call sign...
by swampfox
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: How To Hike And Backpack
Topic: How To Select A Backpack (For Those That Are In The Market)
Replies: 3
Views: 3852

I'm in the market. My current backpack is an Osprey Silhouette, I believe it was made around 1996. It is a great 5400 cu. in. pack that can take a real beating. The only knock I have is that, empty, it weighs 9 lbs. and I'm not getting any younger. Lately, I've been looking at the Gregory Baltoro 70...
by swampfox
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: How To Hike And Backpack
Topic: How To Choose A Camp Stove
Replies: 1
Views: 2791

I generally select things like this based on other peoples feedback. There is so much information available on the internet for anything you want to know. I check the reviews by people that have purchased and used the items. After doing that, I went with the JetBoil Backcountry gourmet set, which in...