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    Default Ramps and Specks

    Hey all,
    This is my first post to the board and I wanted to share a last weekend's trip up to the park. We headed out early Friday and after a mellow 4.5 mile hike we set up camp and headed upstream. We saw some nice wildflowers on the hike up...

    The Trillium was in full bloom



    Some really pretty Bloodroot




    We suited up and quickly got into a mix of wild rainbows and small brooks






    After a few hours of fishing we headed back downstream and came upon a small cluster of Ramps.


    We found an endless supply around the campsite. We DID NOT saute them in butter with wild trout.

    Oh yes we did!!!



    Saturday brought a cold morning followed by some fantastic afternoon fishing

    About a quarter mile up from the campsite we got into some hot brookie action. All on various drys.









    Checked out a prong. If you recognize this I have a question for you.




    Sunday brought a hike out and on to another stream for some rainbows and browns






    Today brings sore legs and great memories.
    Last edited by joe a; 04-11-2011 at 05:40 PM.

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    Very well done Joe_a. You're posting like True Vet of the forum already

    Neal

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    Thanks for sharing

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    joe --- how were the ramp-sauteed fish? Have had ramps in omeletes, and they were superb but haven't tried them with fish.

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    Thanks for the report, the photos are great..

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    Good report and some nice pics. FYI here is a link to gathering wild foods in the Park
    http://www.nps.gov/grsm/parkmgmt/upl...Compendium.pdf Section 2.1
    "Here fishy fishy."

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    Welcome to the board. Great first post. Love those brookies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
    Good report and some nice pics. FYI here is a link to gathering wild foods in the Park
    http://www.nps.gov/grsm/parkmgmt/upl...Compendium.pdf Section 2.1
    Ah Rats Silvercreek!!! Ignorance was bliss, but thanks for the info. Any knowledge of why the gathering for personal consumption is prohibited?

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    Smile Great Report & Welcome

    I'm glad to see more fishing posts Nice pics. I have also been enjoying the trillium blooming everywhere, and wasn't familiar with Bloodroot so thanks for the lesson on that one

    As SilverCreek mentioned harvesting ramps in the park is now illegal. You even now have to get permits to harvest in the National Forests.

    I even remember my old Smokies brown book told you to harvest a few & mix with you eggs in the morning at campsite 23. I'm sure you had no idea, and i don't think anyone will hold it against you

    Again welcome, and thanks for posting

    James Locke

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    Great post. I also eat alot of ramps and just this weekend my son and I transplanted 2 walmart bags full of ramps to a spot. I hope that they do well. We transplanted them where blood root, black cohosh and ginseng were present so I assume that it will do well also. While we where there I pointed out the different plants to my son and we had to dig up one of every plant minus the sang which he has saw plenty of. We didn't see any blooming blood root yet tho. I posted something earlier this spring about not being able to eat ramps from the park. Where are you from?

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