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norseman

Up around Cloudcroft NM. Saw lots of Mule deer and Elk! About 1/2 hour from my daughters house in the desert. Kinda crazy!

Some of the most beautiful park like country I have seen.

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7.62

That's some nice country out there . Is that BLM land ? Are you able to just drive those dirt roads and boonedock camp where ever you want?

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wiiawiwb
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Absolutely gorgeous area.  Pretty good base elevation too at ~8,000+'

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norseman
5 hours ago, 7.62 said:

That's some nice country out there . Is that BLM land ? Are you able to just drive those dirt roads and boonedock camp where ever you want?


Lincoln National Forest.

 

It appears so. The gates are open and there are diy fire rings everywhere. The fire danger board says low.

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wiiawiwb
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Your camera served you well hiflier. Beautiful pictures and settings. I could enjoy each spot.

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gigantor

I'm in West Virginia, total washout, so we went to check out Seneca Caverns.IMG_20200828_161040415.jpg

 

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hiflier
3 hours ago, gigantor said:

I'm in West Virginia, total washout, so we went to check out Seneca Caverns.IMG_20200828_161040415.jpg

 

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Any troglodytes? Not counting our own "Trogluddite" of course ;)

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NatFoot
4 hours ago, gigantor said:

I'm in West Virginia, total washout, so we went to check out Seneca Caverns.IMG_20200828_161040415.jpg

 

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In my head I pictured you guys a little further north closer to I-68 (just drove through Cumberland last night before we headed back north to CT).

 

But...if they're still in WV - you guys are in a good spot. I'd love to look around Elkins some too.

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gigantor
12 minutes ago, NatFoot said:

I'd love to look around Elkins some too.

 

I'm in Davis, WV but roam down to Elkins and sorrounding area.

 

You should come down one of these days.

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MIB
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My hiking / hunting / bigfooting buddy and I just did our annual backpacking trip.   Like last year, the 2nd night's camp didn't pan out so we wound up pushing hard and finishing with a 2 day hike in 1 day.   This year, his 30-ish year old son came along .. first time.   He's also a multiple witness.    Though I calculated the time to be prime, there was not a hint of bigfoot activity.   They heard ambiguous tree crashes and a critter or two run off in the brush.   I don't think it was bigfoot, the area just didn't have that "heavy" vibe it gets when they're around.  

 

It was a success in other ways though.   Couple years ago my GF gave me a clear lake flyline as a gift.    Lee (the son) and I went down to the next lake below where we were camping while Bill (dad) watched camp.   Last year Bill and I had seen a school of hundreds of brook trout in the lake but they would not bite, would not even acknowledge a spinner or bait.   This year I hoped for something better with flies ... and I got it.    I caught 8 brookies between 10 and 11 inches long in about 30-45 minutes before the bite went off.    We kept 2 to spice up dinner a bit.  

 

All in all a good trip.

 

I was thinking of going again solo but we're starting a 10 day string of 100 degree or above temps.   I think I'll wait 'til mid September or even October.

 

MIB

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On 8/29/2020 at 5:29 PM, gigantor said:

 

I'm in Davis, WV but roam down to Elkins and sorrounding area.

 

You should come down one of these days.

Love that part of the country.  I took the family down the upper Gualey and Lower New rivers couple of years ago.  Just beautiful (and tons of fun).

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