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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:58 am 
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Epic is a pretty good way to describe your trip! Great report!


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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:22 am 
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Nice. There's some nice ones in there. We have one like that in the SNP that's reserved for cooler weather and those times when you're in the mood for punishment.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:57 am 
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Oh, FWIW the fuzzy pic of the water under Aaron's nice brookie is the video of him catching it. Should have added that in the post. I managed to guess where he was casting and get the hookup.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:29 am 
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Damn great post, guys !!!!

My knees won't allow that extreme grade of blue lining now,but it is great fun while you can still do it.

Good pictures also
Thanks for sharing


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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:20 am 
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"My knees won't allow that extreme grade of blue lining now,but it is great fun while you can still do it."

My entire BODY won't allow that extreme grade of blue lining anymore, JT. What happened to us?


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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Phil,

Guess it is a symptom of Grey Hair. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:19 pm 
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Way to survive 'living on the edge'...even if the fish are little but real purdy, cooler air than the low country, flora and fauna, getting away from it all...I dig it too! Thanks for sharing -


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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Sweet epicness :D


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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Jason,
That's a great write up and outstanding pictures. That last pic in the thread should be framed somewhere and the trees upstream even seem to bow inward in reverence. :)

About 10 years ago I dragged my Dad up to explore and fish Limberpole creek (near Bad Creek hydro station if that means anything to you fellas). Dead reckoned in on nothing but a topo map and faint log roads till we hit the confluence of Limberpole and Howard creek then fished back up Limberpole. Found an old CCC log bridge along the way then hit a mother of a waterfall that had to be passed. Over 6 mile round trip that day. As we've said many times about it since, "The fishing was good but not good enough to go back!"

There is some pride in saying "I've fished that stream" though. :lol: Congrats on a great adventure and thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic blueline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:58 pm 
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In hindsight, I am starting to enjoy the trip even more. I want to try it again during colder months, without the copperhead and yellowjackets (I still have a warm spot for bears).

I will bring my GPS on trip #2. And, as Jason and I discussed earlier this evening, something to cut a path through the thorns and rhodos.

Ultimately, I can't get the pools we missed out of my mind. So I want the latest and greatest topo mapping software options that might be out there. I would like to start with the most detailed printed topo map. Ideally, I would like to overlay the topo map on a bird's eye photo, if possible. If we can find a way to drop back in after that waterfall that took us off course, well . . . I already have enough trouble sleeping at night. I would also like some idea what level of difficulty we will encounter further on along the route. The topo lines are awfully tight. Perhaps some rock climbing equipment is in order. I thought about what it would take to put topo data on an IPad that I could bring along, but apparently that is not an option with the IPad.

Does anyone have suggestions on the latest and greatest for GPS topo mapping? Fernando?


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