WhiteBlaze Pages
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
$10 for printed copy(paperback). $6 for interactive PDF. $2 for printable PDF.
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 66
  1. #21
    Registered User Venchka's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-20-2013
    Location
    Upper East Side of Texas
    Age
    75
    Posts
    8,431

    Default

    Please don't write in invisible ink!
    October is a possibility. Grandfather Mountain or Grayson Highlands. Y'all have fun.
    Wayne


    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Eddie Valiant: "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon."
    https://wayne-ayearwithbigfootandbubba.blogspot.com
    FlickrMyBookTwitSpaceFace



  2. #22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Please don't write in invisible ink!
    October is a possibility. Grandfather Mountain or Grayson Highlands. Y'all have fun.
    Wayne


    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Well, I didn't mean to! I didn't even know "invisible" was a color option! Anyway, I hope it works out that you can make it. Please let me know as the date gets closer.
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

  3. #23

    Default

    I will be there in spirit. Have a good hike.
    Rolls
    Rolls down the hill, Kanardly hike up the other hill
    May all your hikes have clear skies, fair winds and no rocks under your pad.

  4. #24

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolls Kanardly View Post
    I will be there in spirit. Have a good hike.
    Rolls
    Your generosity-namesake, aka "Gumball" will be there as your representative
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

  5. #25

    Default

    Sounds like fun! I'd love to join you if I'm in town.
    "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver

  6. #26

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RADHiker View Post
    Sounds like fun! I'd love to join you if I'm in town.
    We'd love to have you. Let us know!
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

  7. #27
    Hike On!!!!! Many Moons's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-12-2011
    Location
    Wake Forest, North Carolina
    Age
    59
    Posts
    375
    Journal Entries
    1

    Default I am in x 2

    Got vacation for this day hike. Going to introduce wife to hiking and this sounds like the perfect hike with other hikers. See you all on that morning! Hike On!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher & Snacktime View Post
    I'm organizing another get-together to celebrate returning to the trail after a too-long hiatus. It consists of a group hike up to Thomas Knob Shelter in the Grayson Highlands (and back) with a celebratory picnic (BYO) at the shelter. This hike is open to all, and a great way to meet other WBers!

    If interested, please either sign up here or PM me

    (Of course there'll be trail magic bags for all!)


    Grayson Highlands Hike & Thomas Knob Shelter Picnic

    Friday, October 14, 2014 10:00am to ?
    Hike: approx. 6mi loop from Massie Gap Parking Lot

    Attendees:
    Teacher
    Gumball
    Moose717
    Hikermom
    Grampsb

  8. #28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Many Moons View Post
    Got vacation for this day hike. Going to introduce wife to hiking and this sounds like the perfect hike with other hikers. See you all on that morning! Hike On!!!
    That's excellent! I'll update the board as soon as one of the MOD's gives me access! Look forward to seeing you there!
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

  9. #29
    Registered User frontovik193's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-04-2015
    Location
    Aialik Bay, Alaska
    Age
    31
    Posts
    51
    Images
    9

    Default

    If I can get the time off work I would love to join you guys. I have been looking for an excuse to get out and do this hike for a little while now.

  10. #30
    Registered User
    Join Date
    07-25-2008
    Location
    Bluff City Tn
    Age
    77
    Posts
    149
    Journal Entries
    1

    Default

    Sorry for the the long post
    I take it this is parking lot where the AT spur trail is and not the parking lot up the road a bit. I will most likely be doing a 3 - 5 day hike spending the first night at the Shelter and then doing Mr Rodgers the next day before moving on to another shelter.
    Since I am retired and have or less have all the time in the world I figured it would be a good shake down for some of my gear and sharpen up on some skills.
    I spent most of today taking a nice long ride from Bluff City Tn (where I currently reside to the Jefferson NF welcome center on route 16 just outside Marion Va. I was able to talk to one of the staff (Margret) and we discussed some possible routes, since she is a hiker and has a good portion of that section of the trail. She did recommend the Scales and Crest Trail for the views. So any advice on a loop from Massie Gap and back would be welcome.
    After stopping at the NF welcome center I continued on south to Valoney and then taking route 58 to Grayson Highlands SP so I could find out where we are meeting.
    After that I took 58 to Damascus and then back Home via 58 and TN91. A lot of twist and turns involved, but all in all a good trip and I was able to get a few pictures
    By the way I drive a Blue 2014 Honda CRV.

  11. #31

    Default

    Grampsb,

    I wish I had more info about the area, but I've only hiked a couple of miles out of the Massie Gap lot both times I've been to Grayson Highlands. Hopefully somebody here will have the info you're looking for!

    Do you think you might join us?
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

  12. #32

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher & Snacktime View Post
    I'm organizing another get-together to celebrate returning to the trail after a too-long hiatus. It consists of a group hike up to Thomas Knob Shelter in the Grayson Highlands (and back) with a celebratory picnic (BYO) at the shelter. This hike is open to all, and a great way to meet other WBers!

    If interested, please either sign up here or PM me

    (Of course there'll be trail magic bags for all!)


    Grayson Highlands Hike & Thomas Knob Shelter Picnic

    Friday, October 14, 2016 10:00am to ?
    Hike: approx. 6mi loop from Massie Gap Parking Lot

    Attendees:
    Teacher
    Gumball
    Moose717
    Grampsb
    Ok, it's less than a month away. Do we have a final count or is this plan going the way of the dodo?
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

  13. #33

    Default

    Wish I could go Ill be finishing up my week in PA
    Trail Miles: 4,317.5 - AT Trips: 72
    AT Map 1: 2193.1 Complete 2013-2021
    AT Map 2: 270.2
    Sheltowee Trace Map: 148.0
    BMT Map: 57.7
    Pinhoti Trail Map: 31.5

  14. #34

    Default

    Just for the record (I used to make a living as a copy editor), October 16 is a Sunday, not a Friday, this year. The date was probably copied/pasted from a 2014 post.

  15. #35
    Registered User Venchka's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-20-2013
    Location
    Upper East Side of Texas
    Age
    75
    Posts
    8,431

    Default

    Rats. A week too early. We'll be back in the neighborhood later in October. I'm aiming to at least scout the route from Boone to Damascus to Grayson Highlands SP to West Jefferson for lunch or dinner & back to Boone.
    Y'all have fun.
    Wayne


    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Eddie Valiant: "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon."
    https://wayne-ayearwithbigfootandbubba.blogspot.com
    FlickrMyBookTwitSpaceFace



  16. #36
    Registered User dudeijuststarted's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-15-2008
    Location
    Saint Petersburg, FL
    Age
    41
    Posts
    541
    Images
    33

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tipi Walter View Post
    I don't know if a fresh red apple is human food but I carried one into Mt Rogers back on a 1997 backpacking trip (see below) and the little motard pony
    that's not very nice!

  17. #37

    Default



    CORRECTED INFO

    Grayson Highlands Hike & Thomas Knob Shelter Picnic

    Friday, October 14, 2016 10:00am to ?
    Hike: approx. 6mi loop from Massie Gap Parking Lot

    Attendees:
    Teacher
    Gumball
    Moose717
    Grampsb


    It appears I transposed the date and the year (4 and 6) in the original post. I don't seem to have edit ability so I've been unable to fix it. Please note the corrected info and hopefully we can get a hike set up!
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

  18. #38

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tiptoe View Post
    Just for the record (I used to make a living as a copy editor), October 16 is a Sunday, not a Friday, this year. The date was probably copied/pasted from a 2014 post.
    No tiptoe, I transposed the 4 and the 6 and couldn't get back in to fix it
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

  19. #39
    Registered User Venchka's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-20-2013
    Location
    Upper East Side of Texas
    Age
    75
    Posts
    8,431

    Default

    So close. Yet still so far.
    Drop a few breadcrumbs and I will follow Y'alls trail.
    On the way to dinner in West Jefferson, NC.

    Wayne


    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Eddie Valiant: "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon."
    https://wayne-ayearwithbigfootandbubba.blogspot.com
    FlickrMyBookTwitSpaceFace



  20. #40

    Default

    I'm in.

    Lost Acoustic Blues
    (clickable)

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •