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    Breck--I guess I have bad or at least mixed news...

    Breck--I guess I have bad or at least mixed news for you. Morels are far better known in this general part of the world than you seem to think. Turkey hunters know all about them; in fact, I...
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    hookedontrout--Old Tom's advice is completely on...

    hookedontrout--Old Tom's advice is completely on target. Noland Creek is a medium-size or slightly smaller stream.Boys of 12 and 13 should handle the hike fine. I would advise walking a ways...
  3. Thread: Intro....

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    g022271 (Mike)--Here's a belated but nonetheless...

    g022271 (Mike)--Here's a belated but nonetheless heartfelt welcome. You'll find lots of good folks here, worlds of knowledge, great insight, and plenty of individuals willing to be helpful.
    Jim...
  4. Byron is correct. A very nice lady called and...

    Byron is correct. A very nice lady called and placed an order today, although I would note that apparently the book had been out of stock for some time and she acknowledged that was likely the case....
  5. Fred--The battle for the backcountry is by no...

    Fred--The battle for the backcountry is by no means over. The edict may have come down from Sugarlands but I for one will not take it lightly. Nor would many others. More FOIA requests are in the...
  6. Thread: Oconaluftee

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    hauntedbywaters--Basically, when fishing any part...

    hauntedbywaters--Basically, when fishing any part of Luftee, and for that matter Beech Flats Prong as well, you cannot escape the roar of motorcycles. There are one or two places, such as the...
  7. Shawn and Tnflyfisher--Thanks for your supportive...

    Shawn and Tnflyfisher--Thanks for your supportive comments. I think most if not all of this brouhaha about fees could have been avoided had Park leadership simply shown common sense and sat down with...
  8. Fred--I have fought against this boondoggle tooth...

    Fred--I have fought against this boondoggle tooth and nail and probably have at least 200 hours time in it. I was one of four people who put together a petition of protest (we garnered over 500...
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    NDuncan--You are not entirely correct on your...

    NDuncan--You are not entirely correct on your statement about other national parks. While a number do have entrance fees (the GSMNP is forbidden to charge those by law), there is not another...
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    Yes, this is the official press release and it...

    Yes, this is the official press release and it has me seething. First of all, what the release doesn't say is that the ratio of those opposed to the fees as compared to those in favor was 19 to 1. ...
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    Fred--The Wiggins-Watson Cemetery is a different...

    Fred--The Wiggins-Watson Cemetery is a different one. It is quite large and is located just off the gravel road which leads from the bridge adjacent to the lower trailhead parking area on Deep Creek...
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    JoeFred and stana Claus--You were right and...

    JoeFred and stana Claus--You were right and trying the smaller file worked. Thanks. The map is very nice. I do have three decidedly minor points to mention.
    1. There is a graveyard (Wiggins)...
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    JoeFred--No doubt it's my lack of computer savvy,...

    JoeFred--No doubt it's my lack of computer savvy, but when I click on the link I just get a black screen. Tried it twice.
    Jim Casada
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    JoeFred--I'm sorry to hear of your brother's...

    JoeFred--I'm sorry to hear of your brother's passing, but find surcease from sorrow in two thoughts--remembering the good times (and obviously you had them) and in realization that in the end the...
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    Adam--You have me totally confused when you...

    Adam--You have me totally confused when you suggest the signs are above the confluence. If so, this has happened since this summer and would mean that the section of Luftee which has the Visitor...
  16. Grannyknot--I read the report about the petition...

    Grannyknot--I read the report about the petition at the outfitter in Maryville. Someone is being untruthful here, and I don't think it is WBIR. Dale Ditmanson was quoted, just a few weeks back,...
  17. Grannyknot--Your read on this is precisely the...

    Grannyknot--Your read on this is precisely the same as mine. The user group being targeted is a tiny percentage of the total Park visitors annually (around one percent) and they are probably among...
  18. Rog 1--I totally agree. One of the real limiting...

    Rog 1--I totally agree. One of the real limiting factors in my knowledge of the Park has been the fact that almost all of my walking and wandering has been done with fishing first and foremost in...
  19. Shawn--Actually they covered the whole brouhaha...

    Shawn--Actually they covered the whole brouhaha initially and Morgan Simmons of the Knoxville paper did a fine, fair piece a few months back, quoting me among others. Almost all the folks who have...
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    Adam--They control Luftee up to the point where...

    Adam--They control Luftee up to the point where it and Raven Fork meet (never mind that the Park boundary starts hundreds of yards downstream). Go figure!
    Jim Casada
  21. Rog1--I like your way of thinking even though my...

    Rog1--I like your way of thinking even though my days of hiking to places like Three Forks are pretty much behind me. However, I would advise putting your energy into a stream other than the one...
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    swamp--Park authorities, in what I consider a...

    swamp--Park authorities, in what I consider a fine example of money talks and principle walks, ceded the stretch of Luftee from the Parkway Bridge to the juncture of Raven Fork and Luftee to the...
  23. You fellows have had some good-natured fun with...

    You fellows have had some good-natured fun with this, but underlying it is a vein of seriousness. It is pretty clear to me that Dale Ditmanson intends to go through with the proposal for charging...
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    CuriousLayman--Thanks, and I'll add a bit of...

    CuriousLayman--Thanks, and I'll add a bit of "migratory" trout from the Reservation. The past couple of summers I have caught quite a few refugees from Raven Fork in Luftee, some of them as far...
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    I suspect Flyman is right. The tribe stocks...

    I suspect Flyman is right. The tribe stocks plenty of brook trout and they regularly make their way up Luftee from Raven Fork.
    Jim Casada
    www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com
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