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Forum: In The Backcountry 08-21-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By marktronic
Craig, Check your email. James Buice, I...

Craig, Check your email.

James Buice, I understand that you rep for Scott. Is the Murray Mountain Trout Rod a repackaged or modified Fibertouch? Murray says it's graphite and based off a G. It...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-06-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By marktronic
My calculations show that it was about 6 miles to...

My calculations show that it was about 6 miles to the Hazel Creek trailhead from the Clingman's Dome parking lot. Then the first 2 or so miles of the HC trail are switchbacks before you get to the...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-06-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By marktronic
Mtn Man... Check your email later today...

Mtn Man...
Check your email later today...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-05-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By marktronic
It took 8 1/2 hours to hike down to 82 on Friday...

It took 8 1/2 hours to hike down to 82 on Friday and only 7 1/2 hiking back out on Sunday. It was slow hiking down because our packs were heavy and the trails were steep. I guess you can go faster...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-01-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By marktronic
Upper Hazel Report

Fished upper Hazel last weekend and caught lots of little rainbows and brookies. We hiked the 12 miles down from Clingman's Dome to 82 in about 8 1/2 hours. The 23 water crossings (only one bridge)...
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-09-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By marktronic
Notice that there are only two Hazel Creek camp...

Notice that there are only two Hazel Creek camp sites indicated on this 1990 Appalachian Trail Conference map of GSMNP, Calhoun and Cascades. (see link below)

How new are 83 and 84?
...
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-07-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By marktronic
Here's the excerpt from Don Kirk's book on old 81...

Here's the excerpt from Don Kirk's book on old 81 and 80:

http://bp3.blogger.com/_8_eUJfY5I9k/R_pTxRiexlI/AAAAAAAAA0E/GOY1L51fmTE/s1600-h/kirk+on+old+sites.jpg
Forum: In The Backcountry 03-31-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By marktronic
865.436.1231

865.436.1231
Forum: Tackle and Gear 02-21-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By marktronic
I personally use a Sierra Designs Antares in the...

I personally use a Sierra Designs Antares in the "fastpacking" mode when going backcountry fishing with a buddy...
check it out here: http://www.sierradesigns.com/tents.display.php?id=490

It is a...
Forum: In The Backcountry 02-21-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,460
Posted By marktronic
Yep, those are pix of 53. I liked the campsite...

Yep, those are pix of 53. I liked the campsite and was spoiled by the fishing there. If you are used to hiking in the Smoky's, the climb back out of 53 is not too bad. It's much easier than the...
Forum: In The Backcountry 02-20-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,460
Posted By marktronic
Photo's of 53

Here's a link to some pix of my trip to Deep Creek last September...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9171401@N02/sets/72157602225521443/
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-19-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 42,390
Posted By marktronic
Is Snowbird creek closed where the campsites are...

Is Snowbird creek closed where the campsites are for the month of March too?
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-18-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By marktronic
Anybody have any first hand information on the...

Anybody have any first hand information on the campsites along the Noontootla? I have heard some are better than others.

What about the Cooper Creek or Mulkey campground?

Or does anyone have...
Forum: In The Backcountry 02-11-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By marktronic
After reading Kirk's book more carefully, I guess...

After reading Kirk's book more carefully, I guess there were two sites above 82, "Proctor Creek", old #81, and "Cascades" old #80. Anyone know why these sites were closed? Was it a money savings...
Forum: In The Backcountry 02-10-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By marktronic
Upper Hazel

Not too long ago there use to be an official campsite above 82 called "Cascades". Does anyone know why it was closed? Or if it is easy to find?
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-03-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By marktronic
nvr2l8: I think late 90's. That map is in the...

nvr2l8: I think late 90's. That map is in the appendix of this book: http://www.amazon.com/Fishermans-Guide-Great-Mountains-National/dp/1888952822/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product/102-9870663-3430503

I...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-03-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By marktronic
Steve: I personally use a Sierra Designs...

Steve:
I personally use a Sierra Designs Antares in the "fastpacking" mode when going backcountry...
check it out here: http://www.sierradesigns.com/tents.display.php?id=490

You might be...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-03-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By marktronic
here's a map of the formerly closed waters: ...

here's a map of the formerly closed waters: http://bp3.blogger.com/_8_eUJfY5I9k/RvEWAnMypnI/AAAAAAAAAXc/QCwJ2zXEbOc/s1600-h/old+restricted+waters.jpg
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-01-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By marktronic
PeteCz: We scouted the Ridge Fork trail and saw...

PeteCz: We scouted the Ridge Fork trail and saw no easy way down to the Left Fork. The trees and brush were really thick and the slope was steep. You could barely hear the sound of the creek which...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-01-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By marktronic
upper Deep Creek

Camped at 53 over the weekend and caught lots of little brookies, browns and rainbows. Check out the big brookie that was just over 12"......
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-18-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By marktronic
Check out this ladies site:...

Check out this ladies site: http://www.angelfire.com/freak2/kristinadean/GSMNP_Footpounding.html

She has hiked all 900+ miles of the GSMNP and has chronicled her experiences on her site. It's a...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-17-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By marktronic
Owl: Thanks for the suggestions and look for...

Owl: Thanks for the suggestions and look for pictures and a report in a couple of weeks...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-14-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By marktronic
PA: What were you catching them on last year...

PA: What were you catching them on last year when you were on Deep Creek?
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-14-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By marktronic
Thanks PA and Pete... Pete: How severe would...

Thanks PA and Pete...

Pete: How severe would a 350 foot descent be over .10 of a mile (528') distance? Maybe it sounds worse than it is...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-14-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By marktronic
Left Fork of Deep Creek

Does anybody know of any unmaintained side trails off of Fork Ridge trail that go down to the Left Fork of Deep Creek? Or has anybody had any luck bushwacking down from the trail? I'm going to be...
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