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    I can tell you that regardless of the *legality*...

    I can tell you that regardless of the *legality* of carts on Eagle or Forney-- the trail (especially on Forney) and the creek crossings (especially on Eagle) will probably make you abandon any carts...
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    I'll either be at Eagle or Forney next weekend;...

    I'll either be at Eagle or Forney next weekend; and if we go to Eagle, I'll keep my eyes peeled for yours as well as my inexpensive Timex I lost at the mouth of Pinnacle Creek. How was the fishing?...
  3. Thread: Mid May Trip

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    Thanks dp, I'm learning some new specifics...

    Thanks dp, I'm learning some new specifics already. I thought that Three Forks was the same area as the confluence of Little Niagara and Raven Fork. From looking at the map and hearing about how...
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    Bummer dp! Hopefully some rest and some Tagamet...

    Bummer dp! Hopefully some rest and some Tagamet will have you back in fishing form.

    I'm certainly interested in hearing a bit more about how Raven and/or Noland is fishing. Do you like upstream...
  5. Thread: Mid May Trip

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    Yeah, I kind of thought that Hazel would be...

    Yeah, I kind of thought that Hazel would be pretty crowded this time of year. On my one trip to Forney, the fishing was pretty slow; but it was cold and even dumped some snow on us-- so I was...
  6. Thread: Mid May Trip

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    Mid May Trip

    After several trips to the Smokies with no luck--well, *one* "luck":

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/2613786289_91a554c7f8_z.jpg

    (and this guy was complete luck-- I had my rod between my...
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    Advice...

    I concur with working from a list and being weight conscious.

    I keep a master list which I create a copy of before each trip and whittle down to just the items for that specific trip. Weather,...
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    re: topo maps of the smokies

    I use a Trails Illustrated topo map of the Smokies that has a 2007 revision date. The map seemed accurate enough for that area when I was there in March 2009. Are there newer maps? Has anything...
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    Google Map link

    I don't have any personal recommendations (no real experience with Gburg CG's); but you might find this Google Map link helpful.

    If I'm car camping or backpacking without being weight conscious,...
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    Spotlight-- I didn't weigh my pack before I went;...

    Spotlight-- I didn't weigh my pack before I went; but it was definitely the lightest pack I've carried on a trip in a while. I took my solo tent and an ultralight down sleeping bag. And on the way...
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    Rog 1-- don't worry, I have no plans of giving up...

    Rog 1-- don't worry, I have no plans of giving up on anything or any specific area. The thing that is funny (or peculiar) is that the crossing is nothing that would register on any normal trip. (We...
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    Jeff-- I didn't mean to sound jaded with regards...

    Jeff-- I didn't mean to sound jaded with regards to people being helpful. I agree with you that the "uncaring jerks" are the minority. But you know what I mean, if I was broken down on the side of...
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    Rough Trip to Little River (Long)

    I just got back from a really short trip to the Park-- one night at a campground and two nights in the backcountry up Little River. When I was packing up my tent and other gear Sunday morning I was...
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    OK-- Thanks. We've decided to got to the Park...

    OK-- Thanks.

    We've decided to got to the Park for this trip; but Snowbird is still an area I want to go back to. I will send you an email with some further questions after I get back from the...
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    Hi Jim-- thanks for the reply. The main reason...

    Hi Jim-- thanks for the reply.

    The main reason I was looking at a destination outside of the park is that my springer spaniel is my number one hiking partner. I promised her I wouldn't take two...
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    Current info

    Hi Jswitow and others,

    Some friends and I are planning to do some camping/fishing around this area either the middle of October or November; and I am looking for any info I can get. We are...
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    Okay, cool. Thanks for the responses. I think I...

    Okay, cool. Thanks for the responses. I think I have most of the suggested flies except for the tellico nymphs. I don't even know what a reverse tellico is.

    Regarding using the EHC as a dropper,...
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    Fly recommendations

    We're headed to the Smokies next weekend (Thurs 12th) to one of the Fontana streams and I want to make sure I'm not leaving out any "must-have" flies. I've got the standard arsenal of BHHE, BHPT, BH...
  19. Thread: Hazel and Eagle

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    According to "Hiking Trails of the Smokies", The...

    According to "Hiking Trails of the Smokies", The trail is 4.9 miles with an elevation gain of about 700' in the middle. It was completed in 2001.

    Quoting the book:
    "Because the old Pinnacle...
  20. Thread: Hazel and Eagle

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    You can use the Lakeshore Trail (some refer to...

    You can use the Lakeshore Trail (some refer to this section as the Pinnacle Creek Trail) to hike between Eagle and Hazel. It's a little over 6 miles from CS90 at the mouth of Eagle to CS84 on Hazel...
  21. Thread: March Trip

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    Ok, thanks for the advice / input. We are going...

    Ok, thanks for the advice / input. We are going to wait to see what the weather looks like before making a final decision; and I'll give a report and post some pictures of wherever we end up. I did...
  22. Thread: March Trip

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    Yeah, it's definitely one of life's better...

    Yeah, it's definitely one of life's better dilemmas.

    I suggested Hazel; but some in our group are worried that it would be the most crowded due to reputation. All the press, and pictures of...
  23. Thread: March Trip

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    Yeah, that spot is definitely not an "official"...

    Yeah, that spot is definitely not an "official" put-in. I think we can find somewhere around the parking area like you suggested. It's been awhile since I've been to the dam; and last time we hiked...
  24. Thread: March Trip

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    Just from looking at the map, and no first-hand...

    Just from looking at the map, and no first-hand experience, I would think that Fontana Marina would be better for Eagle while Cable Cove would be better for Hazel. I just noticed the possible canoe...
  25. Thread: March Trip

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    March Trip

    Hi all, I'm planning a trip to the park in mid-March and have a few questions. We are trying to decide between Eagle and Forney. I have been to both once-- Eagle in May with high water, warm temps...
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