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Savage Gulf April '11
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david woods
(woodsie) - F

Locale: Middle Tennessee
Savage Gulf April '11 on 04/28/2011 16:26:46 MDT Print View

A one night getaway to Alum Gap from Stone Door. No pics of the lightning but got to weather a pretty good storm in the hexamid with +30mph wind driven rain.laurel gulf view

really need a bigger hatalum gap

hexamid, should be looking at the back of it as the wind is blowing this way, but hey that view is so much betterhexamid

gotta eatspam

heading out, down rocksdown

trail

normally dry creek crossing, not todaydry creek

upsucksup

stone doorstone doortree

home stretchlast trail

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Savage Gulf April '11 on 04/28/2011 18:14:09 MDT Print View

Might get a tad damp on that stream crossing!

Waaaay cool pics, David!

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Savage gulf on 04/28/2011 20:36:41 MDT Print View

I live close by too and have been planning to go soon. Any tips? BTW love the hexamid; prettier than my GG tarp. Been to Fiery Gizzard?

david woods
(woodsie) - F

Locale: Middle Tennessee
Savage gulf on 04/29/2011 15:00:28 MDT Print View

Thanks Todd with all the rain, water water everywhere, a far cry from two summers ago when you had to pack in all you needed up there.

Ben I have done all of Savage Gulf, Stone Door, and Collins but the Gizzard is still on the to do list. South Cumberland Recreation Area offers some great hiking and views imho. If you haven't already you can download trail maps at

http://www.friendsofscsra.org

under visitor help.

Edited by woodsie on 04/29/2011 15:02:35 MDT.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
South Cumberland on 04/30/2011 11:41:21 MDT Print View

Thanks for the info. I have driven past the area many times to backpack and didn't even know it existed until fairly recently. I hope to go before it gets hot.

Edited by alexdrewreed on 05/04/2011 12:14:30 MDT.

Eddy Walker
(Ewker)

Locale: southeast
Collins Gulf on 05/04/2011 14:50:30 MDT Print View

We were down there over Easter Weekend. I was surprised how many folks were there that weekend. Even Sawmill campsite was full. A few yrs ago when I was there over Easter I didn't see anyone!!!