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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:22 am 
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Been awhile, so to speak. My mother is coming in town. She just got back from Napa Valley and is bringing a couple of bottles of Cakebread to celebrate. Boat show on Saturday and then fajitas and Margaritas in the afternoon. Plan to sail on Sunday after church at a local lake, then a few beers. You?


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 Post subject: Re:Weekend Plans
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:51 am 
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Good stuff B. Have fun.


I'm taking off this afternoon for Linville Gorge. I'll be doing a 22 mile loop up on the rim of the gorge, down to the river and back up. I can't wait.

Linville Gorge is the deepest canyon east of the Mississippi. It is also said to be some of the most rugged and wild wilderness in the east.

Attire will consist of mostly synthetics. :blink:


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 Post subject: Re:Weekend Plans
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:50 pm 
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^^do you run the loop?

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 Post subject: Re:Weekend Plans
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:15 am 
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mcarthur wrote:
^^do you run the loop?
Uncle,

We ended up hiking an estimated 14 mile loop over three days (not the full 22 as we intended). It doesn't sound like much, but that terrain is very unforgiving and we wanted to allot enough time to really take in all the gorge has to offer.

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 Post subject: Re:Weekend Plans
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:59 pm 
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JordanW wrote:
mcarthur wrote:
^^do you run the loop?
Uncle,

We ended up hiking an estimated 14 mile loop over three days (not the full 22 as we intended). It doesn't sound like much, but that terrain is very unforgiving and we wanted to allot enough time to really take in all the gorge has to offer.

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nephew,
thank you for sharing. i have a big smile for your efforts

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Re:Weekend Plans ...More Pics
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:08 pm 
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nephew,
great pictures. you should consider wearing pants to protect your legs

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 Post subject: Re:Weekend Plans ...More Pics
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Have you been to the villiage of Linville? The residential area around the Eseeola Lodge has the best examples of traditional rustic archetecture I've ever seen. Certainly the best south of New England. The houses sided with poplar bark are my favorite.

...if that kind of thing floats your boat...

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mcarthur wrote:
nephew,
great pictures. you should consider wearing pants to protect your legs
I would have been nice (along with some snake chaps), but the heat was a major issue.

NG,

I would have loved to. We passed through Morganton which was a lovely little town. It was obvious that there was lots of money there. We were curious what these folks did for work to live so well in a small mountain town. Retirees?


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I'm not that familiar with Morganton, but the neighborhood around Linville Country Club strikes me as being inhabited by people who probably don't do anything but inherit.

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Gorge-ous pics! ugh.

Sounds like a great weekend. All is forgiven wardrobe-wise :)


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 Post subject: Re:Weekend Plans
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:55 am 
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JW, very nice photos - beautiful scenery. Not in the same league I know but we're going with friends to the great Serpent Mound in eastern Ohio this weekend. Picnic lunch on a blanket is as rustic as we'll get - lol.

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Naval Gent wrote:
I'm not that familiar with Morganton, but the neighborhood around Linville Country Club strikes me as being inhabited by people who probably don't do anything but inherit.

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there are people who earned it the old fashion way-hard work and lots of success

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There sure are, Uncle. I like to think I'm one of them. But there is new money, and there is old money. Eseeola is old money, or at least it gives that impression.

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 Post subject: Re:Weekend Plans
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:41 pm 
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Fantastic pics Jordan. I've been hiking in Arkansas and Texas for a few years and haven't been rewarded with a view like that yet.


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