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djrunner
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Mountain trip suggestions
Criteria would include somewhere drivable and with some fly fishing possibilities. Looking at going labor day.
I was thinking Arkansas or North Carolina/Ten but have never made the trip. Any suggestions would be great...


Ron Cheramie
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
White/norfork river in Arkansas is great fishing and great scenery


djrunner
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
how far of a drive?


TigerOnTheMountain
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
Come visit me in Bryson City.


Ron Cheramie
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
Where do you live?


cave canem
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
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I was thinking Arkansas or North Carolina/Ten


Having done several trips to both I would say Smoky's hands down every time unless rafting then Arky gets the nod.


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djrunner
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
I'm in BR.


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auggie
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
Nobody ever mentions it,but West Virginia is a bad arse place.
I go through there sometimes on the interstate,and I really want to spend a week there just driving around and exploring. It seems almost untouched.
The whole state aint nothing but big arse Mountains,beautiful rivers and creeks. I don't understand how it hasn't become more of a tourist type place....well,maybe it's because of the hillbillies..but no place is perfect.

Oh, if you go there, don't eat at Gino's.
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GtownDawg
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
LINK - Brevard NC

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SWherd
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
Climbed Mt Mitchell in North Carolina, never been anywhere like that in my life. The base of the mountain is full of people camping in tents and a river runs right next to the camp. Fly fishing is supposed to be great and the hike up the mountain will take a full day. I highly reccomend it.


djrunner
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
Hows the dinning and fishing in around Bryson. It looks cool actually...


GtownDawg
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
Brevard has the Davidson River and Mills River. I believe the one the poster is talking about near Mt. Mitchell is the South Toe River.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
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Nobody ever mentions it,but West Virginia is a bad arse place.


Really is. It's d love to spend a week driving through WV and exploring. I don't mind the hillbillies, they are kind of quaint


TigerOnTheMountain
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
If you come soon the fishing is very good. Especially around Deep Creek. Downtown Bryson has anything you would want for dining. I highly recommend The Filling Station for lunch. Nantahala Brewery has good food and beer. One of the owners is a die hard LSU fan. Even has a flag hanging from above the bar.

GSMNP is less than thirty minutes from town as well.
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AubieALUMdvm
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
Check in with the mega fly fishing thread before you go. You can get some tips


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auggie
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
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I don't mind the hillbillies,


Personally Roger, I like The Hillbillies,that's my kind of people. I just wonder if that is the reason that W.V.,doesn't have as much of a tourist industry?

People watched too many movies like Deliverance?


TigerOnTheMountain
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
There are hillbillies and then there are mountain, southern baptists. I'm catholic. We don't get along well.


auggie
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
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There are hillbillies and then there are mountain, southern baptists. I'm catholic. We don't get along well.


From what I understand,there are actually a lot of Italian descendants there that are Catholic ( that's how Mandolin ended up in Bluegrass Music),but I would suggest in general,Don't discuss religion in the company of strangers,unless you are on a mission to do some converting.

Or get converted.
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RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
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quote:
I don't mind the hillbillies,


Personally Roger, I like The Hillbillies,that's my kind of people. I just wonder if that is the reason that W.V.,doesn't have as much of a tourist industry?

People watched too many movies like Deliverance?


People have kind of lost their sense of adventure and are afraid to open up to things other people ridicule. I like country folk, rural folk, bush people. In reality we're closer to them than we are the upper class.


TigerOnTheMountain
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re: Mountain trip suggestions
I agree in principle that you shouldn't be discussing religion in the company of strangers. Only in the Appalachian's, you're the stranger and the local residents don't agree. That's not to say there aren't good people here. The point I was trying to make is that in many places such as WV, religion rules the day and their doctrine is southern baptist. Their mission is to convert as many heathens as possible. That's why you don't see much tourism to Appalachia. Harpers Ferry not withstanding.


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