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jim91303
01-26-2011, 09:52 PM
ok all you hikers ... i know its still early ... but with my work schedule, i have to plan early.

soon as the weather breaks i will be planning a trip up the lural highlands trail. thinking probably May or early June. inless it get warmer sooner.

so post up .... i been working out at the gym to get my fatazz ready .... :040:
then after 1st hike of the yr, i plan on 1+ per month .

NeonRyder
01-27-2011, 07:24 AM
How long of a hike are you thinking about, time and distance? Difficulty? I've been hitting the gym too lol!

As of now I would shoot for May. The weather will be nice enough.

jim91303
01-27-2011, 02:16 PM
i was thinking of starting at ohio pyle SP. the 1st day would be a hard 6 to 7 miles to camp 1. after that easy to moderate. distance for me is not a big deal. 20 ... 40 ... what ever. i will have plenty of time off to do as many miles or days as i with .... so i guess it will depend on those going with me.

weather should be nice at day and chilly at night up on the summit. i would guess 60s at day and 45-50s at night. if ya never been there they have 3 sided leantoo type of shelters with a large chimney fire place blocking the open front. depending on the weather just prior to going i will decied on the shelter ... or my pack tent.

TimMichaels
01-27-2011, 03:02 PM
Why wait so long? This might be the best time of year to get use out of those shelters.

jim91303
01-27-2011, 03:47 PM
Tim ... are you nuts ?????? lol it fricken cold up there right now lol

if you want make a trip up .... i just might be crazzy enough to join ya ... haha i am good to go from now to the 6th. then again march 10th - 25th

trailblaze
01-27-2011, 06:19 PM
i have always been tossing this idea around. i planned on hiking from ohio pyle to rt 30. but cutting the first mile or so off from ohio pyle by jumping on the trail after the HUGE climb out.

ill let you know as time goes on if im up for it!

jim91303
01-27-2011, 07:35 PM
that first 6 mile aint that bad ... start early and be at camp 8 hrs later ... only 6 miles. take our time and go slow ... there are afew really nice over looks in that first 6 mile

NeonRyder
01-28-2011, 07:55 AM
Ok, I'm down as a maybe, I'll know more as time gets closer. Yay camping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jim91303
01-28-2011, 02:58 PM
for me it will come fast. my work schedule make time fly by.

PatF10
01-28-2011, 05:51 PM
id be game for this, love hiking. need some new boots though

jim91303
01-28-2011, 06:23 PM
i need so supples to .. but also trying to save up for a tube bender

need boots and a good water proof bag for my sleeping bag

trailblaze
03-07-2011, 05:50 PM
dont forget the turnpike foot bridge is out soo there isn't a easy way across the pike.

ridgerunner97
03-07-2011, 05:54 PM
Its approx. a 7 or 8 mile detour on the LHHT to cross the pike now. Its posted on the DCNR's website what the official detour route is. You cross the pike now on the bridge that carries the Bakersville-Edie Rd. over the pike if I remember correctly.

jim91303
03-26-2011, 09:19 PM
well .... maybe MAY for my 1st hike trip. not sure yet. if so gonna be a day or maybe 1 nighter.

NeonRyder
05-09-2011, 09:47 AM
Any update on this? I'm looking to get out.
Nothing crazy, just a short overnighter to start with... I'm old and out of shape Lol

jim91303
05-09-2011, 11:23 AM
well ... work has been busy for me ... usually i have a month off ... but i will only get 14 days this time. .... the next month i will be able to go would be july inless its a week day thing or just a day trip.

i moved to the country because i like the slow paced life ... but son of a b*t#h (B@t#h) if i dont feel busy and rushed every day ! seems like i never have time or the money to do any thing, this sucks ! lol

jim91303
05-09-2011, 11:26 AM
not to mention ....... the wife ........ she hates when io want to do some thing. she thinks i should be with her on weekends, and every night when she gets home from work. and no she dont like hiking or offroading.