WhiteBlaze Pages 2022
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
$5 for printable PDF, AVAILABLE NOW. $9 for interactive PDF(smartphone version)
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store

Search:

Type: Posts; User: smkymtns; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,908

    Thanks for the info, Peakbagger! I will be up...

    Thanks for the info, Peakbagger! I will be up that way in a few weeks and already have this loop mapped out in Caltopo. I routed it ascending Falling Waters and descending Old Bridal Path, but I...
  2. Replies
    34
    Views
    2,871

    And they will occasionally pause just long enough...

    And they will occasionally pause just long enough that you think ďthank the [email protected]!$&&? Arrrgh, itís back at it!í Ear plugs donít seem to block their irratating and incessant call either.
  3. FS Rd 71 to Deep Gap should be closed for the...

    FS Rd 71 to Deep Gap should be closed for the winter now. An alternative to back tracking to Blue Ridge Gap would be the Kimsey Creek trail which will take you down to the Standing Indian campground....
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,211

    I agree that water should not be an issue, but...

    I agree that water should not be an issue, but Clingmans Dome Rd is scheduled to close on 11/28 for the season. Donít know if that will impact your planning and it can always be closed due to weather...
  5. Replies
    59
    Views
    7,957

    And after re-reading your first post, for the...

    And after re-reading your first post, for the best cold weather performance it sounds like I should refill empty cans from a good source as opposed to topping off partially filled canisters of now...
  6. Replies
    59
    Views
    7,957

    Thanks for the additional info, Starchild. All of...

    Thanks for the additional info, Starchild. All of my info is anecdotal (obviously) but this has worked quite well for me Iím use in varying temps. I do use large dedicated donor cans of quality gas....
  7. Replies
    23
    Views
    7,300

    Any pics of this tarp setup? Do the curtains...

    Any pics of this tarp setup? Do the curtains hang below the sides and with the doors you have a bug-free zone under the tarp? I swear that every biting gnat in the Smokies was hanging out under my...
  8. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,834

    I hate that the two major gateways to the Smokies...

    I hate that the two major gateways to the Smokies are such abominations. I refer to them as Gatlinturd and Cheese-okee. [emoji1787]
  9. Replies
    59
    Views
    7,957

    Cool! Sounds like I need to make a visit to my...

    Cool! Sounds like I need to make a visit to my local asian market and try out the straight butane. :D
  10. Replies
    59
    Views
    7,957

    I used to save the partial fuel canisters for use...

    I used to save the partial fuel canisters for use with my small single mantle lantern - either for emergency lighting during power outages or my picnic table light when car camping. But I have been...
  11. As demonstrated by this incident in the Smokies...

    As demonstrated by this incident in the Smokies last week...
    ...
  12. It wouldn't hurt to call the Nantahala Ranger...

    It wouldn't hurt to call the Nantahala Ranger District and let them know - 828-524-6441.
  13. Funny you should ask. It is actually one of my...

    Funny you should ask. It is actually one of my favorite backpacking stories. Some details may be omitted to protect the guilty... :)

    It was a nice and balmy day when we left Clemson, SC. ...
  14. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,220

    I realize that the OP has changed their plans,...

    I realize that the OP has changed their plans, but hope this will help others when planning trips. FS Road 71 to Deep Gap is a seasonally accessible road (04/01 - 12/31). Every National Forest has...
  15. Thread: Wild life !

    by smkymtns
    Replies
    57
    Views
    7,574

    I hate it, but most of my wildlife encounters are...

    I hate it, but most of my wildlife encounters are over before I can even get my camera out. One of my scariest encounters was many years ago when I was coming down the Thomas Divide trail in the...
  16. Thread: Wild life !

    by smkymtns
    Replies
    57
    Views
    7,574

    I see elk pretty often along Heintooga Ridge Road...

    I see elk pretty often along Heintooga Ridge Road heading into the SE corner of the park. I have yet to see any bulls but I guess that means I just need to spend more time up there. I was hanging...
  17. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,822

    Yep, you have the route and picture locations...

    Yep, you have the route and picture locations correct. The pictures are from my camera as well as my buddies and there were some issues getting all the times from the different cameras in sync. ...
  18. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,822

    Aha! Those must have been your tracks we saw...

    Aha! Those must have been your tracks we saw around Big Fodderstack. Those were the only signs of humans that we saw on our trip. Great trip report and pictures!. We did an overnight loop from...
  19. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,558

    And speaking on behalf of SOTA activators...

    And speaking on behalf of SOTA activators world-wide, I thank you for your many contributions to portable ham radio! :D

    My little ol' MTR-3B on Mt Sterling in the GSMNP a couple of weeks...
  20. Replies
    0
    Views
    1,224

    BPAWWD Inner Net for Trailstar

    I have a Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Pyranet with Trailstar mod up for sale. I bought it several years ago but only used it for 2 or 3 nights. It is in like new condition and I hope someone here...
  21. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,591

    I am currently using an Elecraft KX3 for SOTA...

    I am currently using an Elecraft KX3 for SOTA (and pretty much everything else). It is a state of the art rig with many features and option. The kit is not really something you build as in breaking...
  22. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,591

    SOTA Summits in Georgia NOBO (Not all summits are...

    SOTA Summits in Georgia NOBO (Not all summits are directly on the trail)

    W4G/HC-005 - Springer Mountain
    W4G/NG-040 - Sassafras Mountain
    W4G/NG-041 - Gooch Mountain
    W4G/NG-022 - Black Mountain...
  23. Sounds like a good idea, come on over to SOTA...

    Sounds like a good idea, come on over to SOTA discussion thread.

    BTW, Pete and I were heading to Mt. Rogers for a SOTA activation. I will wait until he recovers and is ready to try it again.
  24. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,591

    Summits on the Air (Ham Radio)

    Here you go Kevin! I will start with a little basic info. . .


    Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an awards program for amateur radio operators, encouraging portable operation from qualifying summits....
  25. I totally agree that an amazing sequence of...

    I totally agree that an amazing sequence of events led to the successful rescue. The situation could have been much worse if we had not stopped at the shelter that day. We are usually flying solo...
Results 1 to 25 of 27
Page 1 of 2 1 2