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Thread: New Back Country Campsite

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    Default New Back Country Campsite

    I recently heard that the Park has moved the old BC site #21 off of Sugarland Mountain down to the vicinity of the Huskey Gap Bridge....approximately1/4 mile up stream from the bridge. Has anyone paid a visit to this new location.....can only imagine that this is going to add some pressure to that section of the river between the bridge and the forks of the river.....before this the closest BC site was #24 which is a 4+ mile hike....guess only time will tell....maybe this will take some pressure off of #24 and the waters above it.

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    that is one of several back country changes....please contact the back country office at sugarlands for dates of the changes and a new map will be out this summer reflecting those changes
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    I did not know that. I look forward to checking out the new trail map.
    That would be a great place for a site to be. I sure hope it is not close to the road though.

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    new back country campsites (to be):
    #21 huskey gap (reservation required)
    #26 middle p[rong (res. req.)
    #46 indian creek tr (res. req.)
    #51 deep low gap tr

    discontinued now:
    #4, #7, #21 (old site), #26 (old site)
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    Default A couple Questions for Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by sammcdonald View Post
    new back country campsites (to be):
    #21 huskey gap (reservation required)
    #26 middle p[rong (res. req.)
    #46 indian creek tr (res. req.)
    #51 deep low gap tr

    discontinued now:
    #4, #7, #21 (old site), #26 (old site)
    Sam, as always thanks for the info.

    - Any idea of when the updated .pdf maps will available on the Park's website?
    - Will #26 be on LR or LP?
    - There is an abandoned campsite on upper Deep Creek (near Sahlee Creek). Was it ever official?
    - If a train leaves Boston traveling at......nevermind......

    "Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut."

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    maps should be available in july. #26 will be on little river....as for the old campsite on upper deep creek i don't know if it was official or part of the ccc stuff from way back ..
    also, the brown hiking book is due for revision this summer also
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    i think they're going to put one on noland divide trail as well

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