Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > In The Backcountry

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-10-2008, 12:20 PM
marktronic marktronic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 34
Default 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?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-11-2008, 03:02 PM
marktronic marktronic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 34
Default

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 issue, lack of use, bad campsites, bear problems or what? Now that the upper sections of Walker, Proctor and Hazel are all open to fishing, it seems like it would be a campsite that would get some use. Especially as a stopover before the steep climb between the Cascades and the AT. Silers Bald shelter really isn't practical as an option for fishing this area.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-11-2008, 04:26 PM
Art Vandalay Art Vandalay is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 26
Default

I would contact Steve Claxton, he knows that area better than anyone.

Mr. Vandalay
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-15-2008, 07:44 AM
mtnman2888's Avatar
mtnman2888 mtnman2888 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hendersonville, NC
Posts: 705
Default

I'm assuming that these old campsites aren't legal to stay at? Was planning a trip up there and the higher up we could stay the better since we are planning on coming down from the dome (i know, i've never claimed to be smart). I know we are definitely going this summer but it's always better to be armed with a little more information.

Do you know mr. claxton's email address? I would like to ask him a few questions about this area. Feel free to contact me via email if you wish. Thanks alot.

Craig
__________________
Craig Lancaster
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-18-2008, 06:35 PM
mtnman2888's Avatar
mtnman2888 mtnman2888 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hendersonville, NC
Posts: 705
Default

Scratch that, now that i think about it i think the cascades are above where proctor runs into hazel, but exactly how far i don't know. I'm sure someone else can fill you in a little better than i.

Craig
__________________
Craig Lancaster
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-18-2008, 08:14 PM
old tom's Avatar
old tom old tom is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Davidson and Bryson City, NC
Posts: 185
Default

You're right Craig... you can't "legally" stay at the old campsites. So are you planning a 10-11 mile hike from the Dome to 82? Meaning you've got to go back up...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:59 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.