Re: Hammock Camping just got back...
- bc,I'm planning on doing just the reverse of your route in late October. Tell me more about why you disliked the horse trails and where they were bad. Which sites did you stay in that were so nasty? I did Miry Ridge trail last year as part of a loop and it was quite muddy and chewed up--it rained everyday that trip too. Maybe I need to reconsider my route to eliminate some horse trail.Steve M----- Original Message -----From: b cSent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 3:39 PMSubject: Hammock Camping just got back...Took Forney Creek Trail from Clingman Dome Pking lot. Got down to Fontana and then back up by way of the two Noland trails. We both used hammocks and very glad we did. Rained every day and the horse camps are quite nasty, muddy, smelly, etc. We were kinda disappointed. The horse trails nasty too. Lots of good exercise tho. I will never hike a horse trail again! But sure got plenty of cardio exercise. Oh.. sure wish we brought our fly rods... cowboys were catching boo coo trout. (disclaimer..nothing against horses, just learning what i should expect from my last trip)
- Hey Steve,Actually, to answer your q, I dont think I'd ever want to camp at any horse camp again. It may sound some snooty but i just dont care for it. Its ok for the horse folks i'm sure. But i like to go to more pristine areas that are more untouched by human (and horse) influence. So.. horse trails mostly are pretty rough to hike, especially with all the rain we've had. Now, I'm seeing that northern GSMNP has more trails restricted to 2 footed creatures only.
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