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Offline Grannyknot

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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2017, 08:11:32 AM »
One other thing that makes a big difference: Take a big tarp. Afternoon thundershowers happen durn near every day. Having a big dry place to sit and hang out makes it much more enjoyable.

Good call, learned on the last trip that our go-to tent acquires more water than it sheds. My 6 year gave me hell when i spoke of moving to a hotel, she's a tough little asshole who can handle herself  d:b ....I've got a frame canopy, a bit bulky for the kia
i'll likely be renting. Woolly do you use hiking poles for that thing?

If you're staying at Cataloochee, the campground has ten million trees in it. I just take about a 20x30 tarp and a bunch of string and tie it up to the trees.

Lets see a picture of this 20x30 tarp set up
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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2017, 17:55:58 PM »
I can't find a pic on my current computer. I usually just run a ridge rope between two trees, center the tarp over it, and tie the corners off to trees.
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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2017, 18:33:49 PM »
I just wanna fish the last 2 miles of Cattaloochee...via Waterville lake. 
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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2017, 08:07:58 AM »
I can't find a pic on my current computer. I usually just run a ridge rope between two trees, center the tarp over it, and tie the corners off to trees.

how high do you have to hang a ridge rope for a tarp that big?
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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2017, 12:28:09 PM »
I saw a guy take a tarp like that down at Cataloochee (luckily, there were lots of trees to tie down to). He stood on the top of the cab of his big 4wd pickup. Took forever. It looked like a tremendous pain in the ass to me.

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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2017, 12:43:55 PM »
I can't find a pic on my current computer. I usually just run a ridge rope between two trees, center the tarp over it, and tie the corners off to trees.

how high do you have to hang a ridge rope for a tarp that big?

You're kidding, right?

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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2017, 12:54:32 PM »
I can't find a pic on my current computer. I usually just run a ridge rope between two trees, center the tarp over it, and tie the corners off to trees.

how high do you have to hang a ridge rope for a tarp that big?

You're kidding, right?

wrong thread mudders.
i'm asking about a tarp.  not ACC football banter related.
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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2017, 13:20:09 PM »
I can't find a pic on my current computer. I usually just run a ridge rope between two trees, center the tarp over it, and tie the corners off to trees.

how high do you have to hang a ridge rope for a tarp that big?

You're kidding, right?

wrong thread mudders.
i'm asking about a tarp.  not ACC football banter related.

I can make it ACC/SEC football related.  Your question has to be one of the most ridiculous ever appearing on the forum.  It must be a SEC, or at least a TN thing.

Your query made me pause, because there are so many variables.

1.   Height of the user
2.   Use – kids playing only, adult head room, margin for a game of basketball, etc.
3.   Material/weight of tarp
4.   Ridgeline rope quality, stretch, etc. 
5.   And many others

Just jabbing your TN ass, Granny.   Please tell me you’re not taking trainings from Grayson; that would disappoint me.

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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2017, 13:28:59 PM »
Jesus. I was just giving a simple answer to a simple question. Of course, I'm from NC.  ;D

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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2017, 13:54:17 PM »
Jesus. I was just giving a simple answer to a simple question. Of course, I'm from NC.  ;D

Jesus?  When did he join the board?  Which one of you moderating peckerwoods deleted his post?

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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2017, 15:45:43 PM »
Jesus. I was just giving a simple answer to a simple question. Of course, I'm from NC.  ;D

imma just trying to get some info from ole yallerhammer about his tarp set up.
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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2017, 16:05:17 PM »
I get you G. You could have a bodacious goat rodeo and midget orgy under a 20x30 tarp. Gknot needs some details.

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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2017, 18:15:10 PM »
The ridge rope, probably about ten feet or so. Not that much of a pain in the ass if you use your head. Throw it over a limb/trunk junction. Use a long forked stick to shimmy it up the tree trunk. It is, however, a huge pain in the ass to sit in pouring rain all weekend, or stay cramped up in a tent.
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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2017, 18:16:53 PM »
I just wanna fish the last 2 miles of Cattaloochee...via Waterville lake.

Pretty good fishing. We used to go in from the Dick's Trail jeep road. There are some browns in there that could swaller a housecat, and a few good smallmouth to boot.
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Re: G Smokies Trip Advice
« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2017, 21:14:58 PM »
I just wanna fish the last 2 miles of Cattaloochee...via Waterville lake.

Pretty good fishing. We used to go in from the Dick's Trail jeep road. There are some browns in there that could swaller a housecat, and a few good smallmouth to boot.
This is something I've wanted to do for many years.


 

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