Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    NC
    Hammock
    Simply Light Designs Trail Lair
    Tarp
    SLD Trail Haven
    Insulation
    EE / UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    89

    Thumbs up VIDEO: Linville Gorge Wilderness - 3-day Backpacking Hammock Loop - Pinch-in to Rock Jock



    On this trip I spent 3 days backpacking solo in North Carolina's Linville Gorge. I had planned a short route to do some fishing but recent heavy rains meant that I just did some relaxing instead - can't complain!

    My first day started out hot and sunny heading down Pinch-in. I've gone up and down Pinch-in many times and the awesome views never get old. After making it down to the river and following the Linville Gorge Trail for a couple miles the sky opened up in a series of thunderstorms. I stayed dry in the first burst but then got ambitious and wanted to walk a little farther for a nicer campsite. I did end up with a nicer site, but also got soaked in the second rain burst of the evening.

    On day 2 I continued along the LGT before cutting up Conley Cove. All the rain made the Gorge wetter than I had ever seen it - tons of rivulets, water features and cascades along the way. I shouldn't have carried all my water up from the bottom! Camp for the night was at Bean Camp along the Rock Jock trail, very small site. This was my only dry day of the trip.

    Day 3 started out rainy but tapered off after I started hiking for the day. The real villain was all the water that had collected on the plants surrounding the trail, soaking me once again from chest to toe. The fog afforded incredible views of the Gorge, partially obscuring some areas and making others stand out even more.

    I finished up on the short road walk along Old 105 and saw 2 fellas hammock camping a little ways before Pinch-in. They said the rainy weather was forecasted to continue for a couple more days. I was heading home anyways, to shower up and get dry!

    Shorter highlight video for anyone who wants to see the scenery without the trip details:
    https://youtu.be/sBacl8rHXG4


    Layne

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    SoCal
    Hammock
    DW Chameleon
    Tarp
    HG Journey
    Insulation
    HG 20* TQ/BQ
    Suspension
    DW Whoopie's
    Posts
    53
    Images
    5
    Nice write up and highlights video! I've never been to the carolinas but want to make a trip when travel resumes

  3. #3
    NOBOZax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Peoria, Illinois
    Hammock
    Warbonnet, Eldorado
    Tarp
    Warbonnet, Minifly
    Insulation
    T UGQ 20, U HG 40
    Suspension
    Dutch Whoopiesling
    Posts
    119
    Great highlights video. Beautiful


    Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    ObdewlaX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Deep In The Heart of...
    Hammock
    SLD Trail Lair, Chameleon
    Tarp
    Dutch Hexon
    Insulation
    Loco Libre, HG
    Suspension
    Spider Web 1.5's
    Posts
    642
    Images
    115
    Nice trail report & video. Rain always makes things interesting on a trip.

    Thanks for posting!

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Watkinsville, GA
    Hammock
    Hammeck Netty, Astd. Dutch
    Tarp
    HG DCF Hex, TF
    Insulation
    HG,WLSS,JrB,UGQ,LL
    Suspension
    LW straps/Becket
    Posts
    407
    Great job as usual Layne!

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    NC
    Hammock
    Simply Light Designs Trail Lair
    Tarp
    SLD Trail Haven
    Insulation
    EE / UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    89
    Quote Originally Posted by mcimes View Post
    Nice write up and highlights video! I've never been to the carolinas but want to make a trip when travel resumes
    Hope you get to make it out! Aim for Fall or Spring.

    Likewise the Trans-Catalina trail is on my extensive “want-to-do” list.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    NC
    Hammock
    Simply Light Designs Trail Lair
    Tarp
    SLD Trail Haven
    Insulation
    EE / UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    89
    Quote Originally Posted by NOBOZax View Post
    Great highlights video. Beautiful


    Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk

    It’s a beautiful place!

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    NC
    Hammock
    Simply Light Designs Trail Lair
    Tarp
    SLD Trail Haven
    Insulation
    EE / UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    89
    Quote Originally Posted by ObdewlaX View Post
    Nice trail report & video. Rain always makes things interesting on a trip.

    Thanks for posting!
    The rain definitely reminds you who is really in charge out there - and it isn’t you. Helps one appreciate the sunny days that much more!

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    NC
    Hammock
    Simply Light Designs Trail Lair
    Tarp
    SLD Trail Haven
    Insulation
    EE / UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    89
    Quote Originally Posted by Clisbyclark View Post
    Great job as usual Layne!

    Thanks Doug, appreciate the support!

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Newnan, GA
    Hammock
    Dutchware Half-ziped
    Tarp
    HG 12ft. Sil Poly
    Insulation
    SLD Trail Winder
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    96
    Great job, thanks
    ~ Rerun

    In 100 years it won't make any difference...

  • + New Posts
  • Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. Video: Rock Jock Loop in Linville Gorge
      By prelohded in forum Trip Reports
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 09-23-2019, 13:14
    2. Video: Rock Jock overnight loop - Linville Gorge, NC
      By prelohded in forum Trip Reports
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: 06-13-2018, 19:03
    3. VIDEO: Linville Gorge North Loop
      By henson in forum Trip Reports
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 10-01-2017, 15:34
    4. Replies: 13
      Last Post: 05-24-2016, 11:34
    5. Rock Jock Question - Linville Gorge
      By Salty in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
      Replies: 23
      Last Post: 08-06-2010, 09:50

    Tags for this Thread

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •