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Over 6 inches this week, ground is saturated and it's still raining....

Looks like it might be a good day to handload some cartridges.....or maybe I'll head to the range and punch holes in paper or bounce a few aluminum cans......

Sigh....we're way above normal this year, not sure how much after this week but I suspect it's +16 inches maybe?


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Others might see this as an opportunity to visit some waterfalls to see how they look at peak flow.

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We've been getting T-storms every afternoon.

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Others might see this as an opportunity to visit some waterfalls to see how they look at peak flow.

We've had 3 inches during the last hour and a half...

Visitors in the Smokeys being advised to stay out to the water.

Another 2 to 5 inches forecast through Sunday.

My road, and many other in the area are under water...

Yes sir, I'm sure if you can get to them the waterfalls should be extreme.....


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I just did a great bike ride in the rain. Pretty exhilarating. The waterfall I rode past was pretty spectacular. Now the sun is back out. Might have to go for a run next.
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8pm....been raining in north knoxville for a few hours now....

Was all packed up and headed to Joyce Kilmer this morning and got to madisonville before I had second thoughts and turned around...

Bout to do the weekly filet out on the grill instead of open campfire..

Maybe a canoe trip tomorrow if I feel inspired...
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Maybe a canoe trip tomorrow if I feel inspired...

If the rains keep up like this much longer I could probably launch a canoe from my driveway.  I can not remember a January-July with this much rain.  Wish we could send some out where they really need it!

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5 more inches in the rain gauge this morning.

If my tally is correct, we've had almost 12 inches from sunday to sunday.

1 to 2 inches forecast for today.

Remarkably, no serious flooding reported yet, but some street/road closures have been reported.


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I was walking by a TV a few days ago and one of the perky news/weather babe clones said that an area in southern Alabama got 17 inches in 48 hours.
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Just saw on the local news that we've had 35 inches of rain so far this year. Our yearly average is 41 inches.  :)
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So why aren't we collecting all this rain on the east coast and shipping it to the west where they need it?  It could be more valuable than oil.  Just have a lot of open top tanker railroad cars pulled up and down the coast until full, then head out west with the liquid gold.  Could even use ships like oil tankers - Just collect the rain and head for the canal.
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I just returned from a 17 day backpacking trip off of Flats Mt and into the Citico/Slickrock wilderness and got caught in the July 4th rainstorm which lasted 96 hours from Wednesday thru Sunday my evac day.  Thankfully the rain shut down the Cherohala Scarway motorcycle sport racetrack/scenic nature motor loop so it was quiet the whole holiday weekend, a rarity.

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i wouldnt get overly excited about "perky news/weather babe clones"------i work with both and........yawn....
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welcome back, Tipi......


figured i might of seen you along slickrock creek the weekend after i saw you coming off of flats mountain....
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I don't care!!! I'm going camping, hiking, etc. If I have to build an ark an float, I'm going. Life is too short, summer too fleeting, time off too temporal to miss out because of a little rain...
Alabama has been water logged: Today was the first day since Wednesday without precip. My summer glow has transformed into something reminiscent of Bram Stoker's writings.


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Well, my advice is to take plenty of foot powder.

Jungle rot is a serious thing.


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Well it rained at my house, and is looking like rain again this morning. I need to cut grass...it's a jungle out there after this week of rain.

TN can keep getting rain, as far as I'm concerned. Want to see some waterfall action next week!
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agreed... i'm sick of the rain, but more sick of not getting out.  this weekend's forecast looks promising, though.

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Well it rained at my house, and is looking like rain again this morning. I need to cut grass...it's a jungle out there after this week of rain.

Same here.

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Happiness: The jungle was leveled, weekly Vitamin D quota achieved.
It's sunny and 91. Friday looks like a good day for hiking. I'm :) :) :) :)


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i wouldnt get overly excited about "perky news/weather babe clones"------i work with both and........yawn....

I don't.  That was a jab at a (perceived) stereotype and the companies that want to hire them in order to draw viewers and hence, advertising dollars, and possibly push an agenda.

I'm sure some have a brain, but check it at the door when they go to work, because that's what they get paid for.
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1 to two inches forecast for tonight......

All I could hear yesterday afternoon was the sound of lawn mowers and weed eaters.....

The grass loves this weather.....

My horse had a sore back after our last outing....and after a week of rest I took her to the vet......she's fine but I've got to rest her for a couple of weeks so we're thinking we'll take in a few of the water falls this weekend.....a great suggestion Drift Woody!


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I was in North Carolina June 9-13 in the Wilson Creek Wilderness & Linville Gorge. Visited the falls on Gragg Prong, North Harper Creek, Upper Creek, and of course Linville Falls. Rained pretty good Sunday afternoon into Monday when we camped on Gragg Prong, and fording creeks was a but challenging the next couple days.

Sun came out Monday afternoon and the only other rain was a downpour Thursday afternoon in the middle of a 5 mile dayhike on the Boone Fork Trail at Price Park.

Besides waterfalls, camped 1 nite at Big Lost Cove Cliffs in the Wilson Creek Wilderness and took in some outstanding views from the summit of Hawksbill Mountain and the trrail south of Table Rock on the east rim of Linville Gorge. Mountain Laurel was blooming very nicely.

Finished the week with the 12 mile High Country Loop (counter-clockwise) at Mount Rogers, Virginia. Camped Friday nite along the AT in the forest just north of Scales. Saw plenty of ponies on Saturday, including a running battle between two stallions with mares nearby. The rhodo was blooming, though not yet peak. Reached the TH ~1:30pm after hiking over Wilburn Ridge, then drove 12 hours back to Chicagoland.

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I was in North Carolina June 9-13 in the Wilson Creek Wilderness & Linville Gorge. Visited the falls on Gragg Prong, North Harper Creek, Upper Creek, and of course Linville Falls. Rained pretty good Sunday afternoon into Monday when we camped on Gragg Prong, and fording creeks was a but challenging the next couple days.

Sun came out Monday afternoon and the only other rain was a downpour Thursday afternoon in the middle of a 5 mile dayhike on the Boone Fork Trail at Price Park.

Besides waterfalls, camped 1 nite at Big Lost Cove Cliffs in the Wilson Creek Wilderness and took in some outstanding views from the summit of Hawksbill Mountain and the trrail south of Table Rock on the east rim of Linville Gorge. Mountain Laurel was blooming very nicely.

Finished the week with the 12 mile High Country Loop (counter-clockwise) at Mount Rogers, Virginia. Camped Friday nite along the AT in the forest just north of Scales. Saw plenty of ponies on Saturday, including a running battle between two stallions with mares nearby. The rhodo was blooming, though not yet peak. Reached the TH ~1:30pm after hiking over Wilburn Ridge, then drove 12 hours back to Chicagoland.

A very good week!

The Wilson Creek backcountry is my old backpacking stomping grounds and most certainly the Upper Creek watershed which has several major creek crossings along the old Greentown trail (now the Mountains to Sea trail).

The old Upper Creek trail 268A merges with the MST and heads over Upper Creek and up and over to Harpers Creek and all the rest.  Here's some fotogs---


Here's a swimhole on Upper Creek.


There's a "secret" canyon gorge on Upper Creek and here it is.


Here's another shot looking upstream.


Upper Creek canyon gorge can be accessed from above with a good view a couple hundred feet high.


Here are the old Greentown trail campsites when cars used to be able to cross Upper Creek on the Mountains to Sea trail.


A typical Wilson Creek/Upper Creek swimhole.


Getting water from the mighty Upper Creek.


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Thanks Tipi, next time I head down there again I'll contact you about Wilson Creek's secret treasures!

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Hey drift woody--
You from Chicago?

I'll be up there next week for some phish shows the again a few weeks for the Allman brothers....
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Born in Chicago, grew up near Midway Airport, now live in the western 'burbs not far from forum member Ron. It's a long drive in any direction to the places I like to hike & backpack, and most often it's the Southern Appalachians.

I'll be out of town next weekend at a senior softball tournament (55+). Hope you have good weather for phish at Northerly island!


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i may have some questions about the L if you dont mind answering them....
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Actually never been on the L, and used the train to go downtown a couple times in the last decade. The 'L' refers to the Loop of elevated tracks around the downtown area. Probably comes in handy if you're going from point A to B within the Loop, but not sure if that helps you. Google/Bing can set you straight with the public transport you need better than I can.

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