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Ides of March Weekend Backpacking Trip

Meet at Blackwell, hike in a short distance (20-ish mins.) to a site, and  basecamp 2 nights.

Day hiking from there, we can possibly go to Patton Cave, and see some other karst features along the way, or perhaps just  wander 'bout the woods aimlessly admiring the scenery.  This allows for a short hike out Sunday.

go someplace with trees, maybe some rocks and water too...

If anyone cares to show up on Saturday, being camped not far from the parking area, we can easily make accommodation to meet you at the trailhead.



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  • Peter I.

    Thank you all for making my first trip such a blast! It was great to get a away to Deam once again and to meet you all! I mentioned before that I ran into a rattlesnake on the Peninsula Trail...well here's the proof to the story: http://youtu.be/r8W-l8k0kE4?t=1m22s :P

    2 · March 19, 2014

  • John C. G.

    Had a great time. Nice to see faces I knew and nice to meet some new friends: Tony, Peter, Sebrina. Can't wait to go again.

    3 · March 17, 2014

  • Annie H.

    Yep- great time. Cave was awesome! Weather was awesome! Company was awesome! Yeah!

    3 · March 16, 2014

  • John

    A spur of the moment decision got me there Saturday afternoon around 5:30. Met some new friends, enjoyed everyone's company and had a good time!

    3 · March 16, 2014

  • Chris H.

    Great weather for a weekend with old and new friends! Had a blast!

    3 · March 16, 2014

  • Jo L.

    Thanks for the trip Brett...had a great time once again

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • Buck

    Didn't get to stay long, but here is some video of the camp.
    http://youtu.be/rRjqecvoxu4

    1 · March 15, 2014

    • Kristin

      Great video. I gotta get out there now to see what stove Brett is using!!

      March 16, 2014

  • Peter I.

    Hey fellas! This will be my very first meetup. I will be running a little late Friday night, so I'll plan on meeting up at Frog Pond--which shouldn't be hard since I've only been in Deam about a dozen times!

    March 12, 2014

    • John

      yeah but it was raining, night and you were the one giving directions. Turn left at camp site 2 and just start walking. LOL It was a great hike!

      March 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Forgot about that night ^^^^ lol

      March 16, 2014

  • Brett

    We will be parking at the trailhead in the NE corner of Blackwell Horse Camp. I'll leave a map with approx. trail and campsite locations on the windshield. Any questions, call me [masked]

    March 14, 2014

    • John C. G.

      sounds good Brett. i will be there in the morning and find camp. thanks!

      March 14, 2014

  • Steph

    I wish I could go-- had my pack packed, too! Health issues... have fun!

    March 14, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Hi, Everyone, I have a request to post Toni's email address so you can contact him. Problem is he cannot get onto the forum because it demands a picture avatar and all he has is a cell phone, he lives in the sticks with no cable or anything. Some of you may remember him from the trip to RRG I went on with you. He had the same problem then too getting on the forum.
    His name is Tony and he would like to go with you this weekend. Could one of you email him and get him in the loop. He would join our forum if he could, maybe we could help him do that too. Heres his address. We'd appreciate it.
    [masked]

    March 13, 2014

    • Buck

      I've sent him the information provided here and my phone number. Hopefully, we will get to see him tomorrow.

      March 13, 2014

    • Steve S.

      Thanks, Buck.

      March 14, 2014

  • Kristin

    Is it possible for me to medt uou guys early Sat morning for one overnight or will you be lost in space?

    March 10, 2014

    • John C. G.

      right, thats the first parking spot. got it. thanks for letting me know!

      March 13, 2014

    • Buck

      Sounds good.... Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening.

      March 13, 2014

  • Buck

    What time are you meeting on Friday night and do you have coordinates to the camping site?

    March 12, 2014

    • Brett

      We can meet at the trailhead whenever, and sorry I don't have coordinates

      March 12, 2014

    • Buck

      That's alright. I should be there around 6pm. Is the Blackwell parking lot at the horse camp?

      March 13, 2014

  • Brett

    March 12, 2014

  • John C. G.

    I am pretty sure I can make it down sat. morning. Will find out if I have to work sat. Later in the week and update. Don't let me take someone else's spot

    March 11, 2014

  • Kristin

    Can we make him talk? (Evil wedgie laugh)

    1 · March 8, 2014

    • Brett

      March 8, 2014

    • Brett

      yep-it is a 20ish min hike to the Mt Carmel Fault campsite

      1 · March 10, 2014

  • Attila

    So is this hike going to be in the Deam or elsewhere?

    March 8, 2014

    • Brett

      not exactly secret

      March 8, 2014

  • Rumiko

    I am a "Maybe" at this point. If the location is somewhere close I may be able to.

    February 23, 2014

    • Steph

      same here...maybe if it's close.

      1 · February 24, 2014

    • Brett

      I may be persuaded to do Deam

      March 2, 2014

  • Kristin

    Is there a place yet?

    February 19, 2014

    • Kyle M.

      NO!

      1 · February 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hell no! How about sand,and palm trees.... Oh. ...I'm already there....5 more days in Thailand.

      1 · February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like the Gorge will be the spot.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Brett

    Miguels in Red River Gorge should be open then...

    February 19, 2014

    • Kyle M.

      They open March 1st.

      1 · February 19, 2014

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