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North Fork Mountain Trail (WV) March 19- 20
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“Stik - why don't you join us. MO is only what, 10 hours away?”
“Everyone bring a tarp, we'll set up a "tarp city" to hang out under.”
“Hey dammit I'm coming too!”
“So are there any water sources on this trail at all?”
“according to the DeHart guide, no. Unless we want to belay down the cliffs to the North Fork of the Potomac River, then we'll have all the water we want. Luckily, the mileage is low each day (6 miles each day) and we'll be able to pack extra water. Originally we were going to do the entire trail and cashe water near the spot where we are camping friday night. To the best of my knowledge, there is no place to cash water in between the starting spot and the northern trailhead.
The entire trail runs the ridge of the North Fork Mountain.
last edited: 3/16/05 7:47:04 PM”
“I'm thinking 3 liters might be enough for me. 1 for the hike in, 1 for camp, and 1 for the hike out. Worse comes to worse, there should be snow to melt, right?
Of course, this is if I ever make it to camp. Those Martinsburg trucker chicks are starting to sound mighty fine.”
“LOL @ Pennsy, I'm glad your joining us. Low milage for this one, but it should be a very cool time!
PS. I think I'm gonna bring four, so I can mix adult beverages at camp.”
“The tecnical term for them is lot lizards. I saw a show on them.
I guess I will bring 4-6 liters, although I hate carrying that much water. What kind of trail is this with no springs?”
“we won't have to worry about a certain hiker contaminating the pristine springs.”
“I'm gonna get out of work at noon, Mr. Del Sol what time ya gettin' out?”
“do you think a platypus and two nalgines of h2o will be sufficient for this trek?”
“I guess that would depend on the size of the Nalgenes and the Platypus.”
“there's gotta be a joke in there somewhere.
These 2 nalgenes and a platypus walk into a bar......”
“how many nalgines does it take to screw a platypus?”
“"we won't have to worry about a certain hiker contaminating the pristine springs.”
“Lt, there ain't no water on this trail.
It is ridge runnin'.......some of the best ridge runnin' I've ever seen.
My newbie ain't goin', so I can get there in early afternoon if I get my @ss in gear.”
“Man your slow pennsy”
“Hey Pennsy, bring your camera.....huh?”
All sorts of people comin' out of the wood work....
Gee Whiz....a good ole' fashion family outing....sweet!
MarkO....is there enough room at this midpoint meeting place for 29 tents?”
Del Sol Commeth?
“Looks like we got Connecticut in the house; Both Pennsy and Lt in the same day, eh? That was definitely unexpected...
Ok, this trip is now officially bursting at the seams (not that there's anything wrong with that)...
Hey BS, it's looking like 3PM for me on Friday, but I'll have all my stuff packed and in the car at the office that day, so when I get out, I'll just come straight over (it's only about 10 minutes from the office).
Tarp city, eh? I'll bring Backslacker's tarp.
No water? Hope there's lots of snow.
Oh man, we're gonna party like it's 2999. BOOYA!”
“Alright, I'll be ready to go. I'll bring a slightly larger tarp than the one I lent you. We'll be hooked up!”
“can't wait to get this party started”
“what time do you guys think you will be getting to Harrisburg?”
“Yes!!! Never been to WV, should be quite an experience.”
“6:30ish prolly. I think it's about three hours from me.”
“Wait till you see Seneca Rocks!!! Wow, really cool.”
“I may bring my guitar and sit in on the jam. Pennsy, you bringing your harmonica?”
“You kids still planning to stop along the way?
If so....pass on the secret password and the locale....
I'll prolly be passing through Harrisburg around 630 as well....”
thanks for the invite, but...
“I have a quest of my own that will require all of my strength and attention and whatever luck that I may bare upon my journey.
The Valar shall shine their goodness on all good people of Middle Earth, fare well upon your journey and may you reach your end in good stead.”
“Yo Bro....c'mon dude....blow off work and hit the road now man....
BTW....if'n you come....dig out Isis....and add a few tubes....we're gonna need'em....
What was that sayin' we had....poooof....up in smoke....
last edited: 3/16/05 10:40:47 PM”
“email me Stratusloop with your cell phone and we can caravan down together”
How about a bridge walk while we're there....
“This is close by.
“is that the bridge in Temple of Doom?”
“ENS....you're livin' dangerous dude....like you want me to give you my cell phone number...what are you nuts....
Sure man....i'll email it tomorrow...cause it'll let you in on a secret....I don't know what my number is....I need to ask my wife....now no smart-al-ick remarks
But...in the meantime....shoot yours my way..”
“Sure looks like it. It's at the Nelson ROcks Reserve. Pretty close to where we'll be.”
“If we have time on Sunday, it might be cool to see Seneca Rocks and hike up to the top.”
“EarthMan, bring a guitar!!
I'll bring some of my song books......or we'll just throw away the book and give it hell!!
It looks like I'm flying solo, my newbie didn't get her boots from Cabelas yet.......next month for sure!!
That leaves me free to hit the road as early as I can.”
“I've only been on this trail once but I think there is lots of room at Friday's camp.”
I'm not diggin' this weather forecast....i'd rather have colder temps and snow showers than rain showers....and then the views might be shut down 'cause of it....”
“weather forecasts are only forecasts, many times they have been wrong. Hopefully this will be the case.”
“i'm hoping to get there early too marko (trying that is). may be 4ish before i get there though. now i just need to get out of work. also need to tell my wife i'm going packin this weekend.
i'm bringing "no water needed" foods. tortilla's, beans, cheese, tuna. that sounds yummy. dinner on saturday anyway. pepperoni, cheese, pretzels and pop tarts. what more does a person need?
pennsy, will you carry my water filter for me? what? they aren't needed? good, that means you can carry a stove for me then. haha.
sure is a pile of folks now.
what's the latest weather? where do you look?
i'll be coming in on 220 from franklin. anyone know how far above upper tract the turn to smoke hole road is? does anyone care?
i'll see you folks on the hill.”
“Well I just don't like it man....
But thanks dude for that enlightening philosophy.....I think I'll go ponder these thoughts....hmmmmmmm (shaking my head & rolling eyes)
Sure wish I had a generator....otherwise i'd consider bringing one of my keyboards although it wouldn't like the rain if there is any.....we could turn this whole she-bang into a menagerie of techno hillbilly folk ensemble....scare all the bloody Ents out of the forest....”
“Cell phone number. It took me nearly a year to remember my cell phone number, cuz use it primarily when traveling. Several times during the year wife and I do not travel together, then I always have to look up my wife's number. (Now, we use the cells for all our long distance.)”
“baume 66, I have not driven that stretch of 220.
Upper Tract is probably not even a village.
Good luck to all!!”
Thanks dude for the back up....people will ask me for it and then I pause (thinking of a calculated answer) and then simply say...aaahh...don't know it!
They then look at me like i'm from Mars with an expression that emulates "is this guy for real!"
I'm always asking my wife what my number is...in fact I need to call her now and ask once again...I keep wanting to programme it into the phone but at my age the memory doesn't function well...ha ha”
“Man I am working on my pack list, so far I have a 19lb pack with gear and food. Then I add the water 6 liters is 14.3lbs. I wonder how dehydrated I would get if I tanked up Friday and only brought 4liters, that would only be 9.53lbs. Then left water in one of the North end cars.”
“i'm hoping to keep my pack weight down. I'll probably skimp on clothing since it will be warmer. I'll bring water proof shells if it's raining. I'm also trying to scale back on food. I always manage to bring too much. I always overpack. Now, it's time to pack for the trip and leave the extra stuff at. It's getting too hard to carry 40 lb+ packs on every trip.
Totally looking forward to this trip rain or shine. If the views are blocked by the clouds, just another reason to comeback. I think we're going to have an outstanding time.
MarkO, I'll bring my guitar. Do you think you may come with us on the Old Rag trip next month?”
“looks like the weather forecast is improving.”
“ENS, I've got lots of songs printed.
I hope it's not too cold to stay in tune.
Hanging by the fire might do the trick.
I must remember the Coleman lantern.
Four liters might just do.
Maybe I'll skip cooking altogether on the trail.”
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