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 Post subject: A few pics from the Smokies trip
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:57 pm 
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We generally take a trip to the Smokies for our vacation. This year we broke away from Cataloochee and headed to Smokemont instead. Had a great time, some hiking, some sightseeing, some fishing.

This is what a family of four packs like.

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I slept in the bear burrito all week. I get pretty warm in a tent. This was just right.

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Newfound Gap

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At night, before star gazing.

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Clingman's Dome

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Elk

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We passed this coyote on 441. I was backing up, Karen was trying to get a pic and fumbling with the camera. In her most motherly voice she yell, "Sit still!" And this is what the yote did.

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And of course, the fish.

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This one was pretty healthy.

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A couple of fattys I pulled from the Lufty while it looked like chocolate milk. We got a couple good storms that afternoon, so I tied on a medusa worm, couple of split shots, and dropped it a couple of feet under a thingamabobber. The payoff. The last one is around 11" ish.

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Hit a smaller stream on a dayhike the next day. Full of feisty rainbows. Lots of fun on the 2wt. Tom, they loved your fly!

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The critter tally for the trip was; elk, deer, bears, wild boar, bobcat, turkeys, coyotes, couple of snakes, and some trout. A great time was had by all. If you're interested in more pics, here is a link to my photobucket album. Lot's of pics there.

http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/bb32 ... es%202011/


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 Post subject: Re: A few pics from the Smokies trip
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:07 am 
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Nice. Looks like everyone had fun. :)


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 Post subject: Re: A few pics from the Smokies trip
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:59 am 
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Good trip right there.

Did you get a flick of the bobcat ??
See any grouse ??



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 Post subject: Re: A few pics from the Smokies trip
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Nice pics man!!!

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 Post subject: Re: A few pics from the Smokies trip
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:23 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
Good trip right there.

Did you get a flick of the bobcat ??
See any grouse ??



JT



The last grouse I saw was on Grandfather Mtn last year.

I have to share the bobcat story. We had been eating some of my home made salse before going to bed. There was a serious storm up the mountain too. Karen and the girls went to brush teeth. As she was leaving, the creek really started coming up, you could hear it. So I went to check the creek out. The girls came over after they were done. When Karen got back in camp, she saw something sitting under the picnic table with it's paws on the seat and it was licking the bowl of salsa. Being the mom she is, she automatically yelled at it. She figured it was someone's dog that got loose. When it darted out from under the table she got a bit freaked out to say the least. :o She says it was close to 30 lbs and a couple feet long, buy her estimate. After lots of questions and her describing it, bobcat is the only thing I can come up with. Too large for a feral cat, and she is positive it was a cat.

Wish we had a pic, but the story is priceless. :D


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 Post subject: Re: A few pics from the Smokies trip
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:38 pm 
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Mountain Lion sighting. Henheheh. :D


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