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Re: Camping in the mountains
- To: "Helmut Mueller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,<CarolinaBirds@duke.edu>
- Subject: Re: Camping in the mountains
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- Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 20:03:01 -0400
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One spot you might consider is the Shining Rock Wilderness, which is fairly
easily accessible - there is a parking lot a little over a mile off the
Parkway on FSR 810 - this is just a bit East of Devil's Courthouse, IIRC.
Again, it's been a while, but the trails are fairly level, the elevation is
pretty high (the ridgelines all stay above 5k, many are higher, highest
peaks in the low 6k range, even if only barely).
I'm not as familiar with the mountains as lots of other folks on the list,
but this is one spot I love, and it's actually where I'm thinking of heading
this weekend to do a little light hiking with my wife.
BTW, as a follow-on - how high has the Rhodie bloom gotten at this point? I
know it's probably still early for the higher balds, but Nidhi has never
seen the bloom in the mountains, and I'd like to rectify that. Will it have
gotten up to the Parkway to the West of Mt. Pisgah yet?
"The time for change is here and here we are, we're just for you!" -
----- Original Message -----
From: "Helmut Mueller" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:20 PM
Subject: Camping in the mountains
> My wife & I (&our dog) are planning a several day camping trip to the
> mountains. We have a huge tent which is quite heavy & therefore would
> a campsite near the car. We would like to get as high in elevation as
> possible, to be near some of the birds of higher elevations.
> It has been almost 30 years since we have done this, & we would appreciate
> any advice.
> --Helmut & Nancy Mueller
> 409 Moonridge Road
> Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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