Events/Trails UC Over the Mountain Tour (OTMT) 2019 - 8/22-25

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Is it possible to have a Friday morning meet up spot? Not looking like I can get away Thursday now....
Do you know where Thursday's campsite is? You could easily catch us still there Friday morning. Other than that I think Friday's plan is to stay off asphalt as much as possible until making our way to the cabin in the afternoon, and communication is spotty in the area.
 

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Cell phone comms is definitely "spotty" to non-existent in that area. Best bet is HAM on our decided freq and with an external antenna. I was able to radio for help a few years ago from several miles away while they were still frying up bacon that morning.
 

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Do you know where Thursday's campsite is? You could easily catch us still there Friday morning. Other than that I think Friday's plan is to stay off asphalt as much as possible until making our way to the cabin in the afternoon, and communication is spotty in the area.
If I knew I would just surprise you! No idea as I've not been able to attend in the past due to work. I'm trying to keep that from happening again this year.....The struggle is real! The new 80 has a HAM with external antenna so I should be able to talk but will want to get some understanding of where you will be....maybe bring a flare gun!
 

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If I knew I would just surprise you! No idea as I've not been able to attend in the past due to work. I'm trying to keep that from happening again this year.....The struggle is real! The new 80 has a HAM with external antenna so I should be able to talk but will want to get some understanding of where you will be....maybe bring a flare gun!
Texted you. It won't be a problem and if it is I don't mind driving back out to intercept you. And I do carry pop-up flares in my gear. :)
 

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If I knew I would just surprise you! No idea as I've not been able to attend in the past due to work. I'm trying to keep that from happening again this year.....The struggle is real! The new 80 has a HAM with external antenna so I should be able to talk but will want to get some understanding of where you will be....maybe bring a flare gun!
Jeff, you mind if I tag along? I won't be able to join until Friday either... Our bathroom/office remodel is running a little long and Boeing would "prefer" that I come in to work on Thursday. The contractors being at the house is the big thing, though.
 
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@JToobe I'm not able to pull away from work until Friday as well. Would you like to meet up in the AM and try to hit the Upstate Cruiser camp site before they break camp? My number is 703-203-3398. Message or call me so we can coordinate.
 

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The week is upon us!

For those that have not been, be prepared to be self-sufficient regarding food, water, etc. There will be a club stove though so heating food is no worry. Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast is handled.

It may be hot Friday, and a dip in the cold river will be tempting.
It may be cold Saturday, so a jacket and gloves will be a welcome pack item.
It looks like there will be chances for rain throughout the trip. Proper shelter and clothing will go a long way to staying happy.

Forecast for Brevard, NC. The mountain forecast for Saturday night should be available later today or tomorrow.
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Meeting spot for those that want to hit a grocery store on Thursday at 1pm. Ingles off hwy276 in Travelers Rest, SC.
Ingles Markets
1500 Geer Hwy, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
(864) 834-5937

Those that are coming from a different way and don’t want to backtrack we will be pulling into Gorges State Park around 2.
Gorges State Park Visitor Center
976 Grassy Ridge Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774
(828) 966-9099

When you get there just go Down the road to the bottom parking lot and wait for us.

I’ll update for Friday and Saturday locations in a few.
 

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I am cornfused...Is Thursday night camp at the GA/SC stateline as in past or somewhere new?
 
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