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Went on a site survey; got destroyed by chiggers n ticks more than I ever have on any single hike. Land owners were clear cutters. Awful.


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Hang Em High Horse Camp, or White Oak Boat in; north a bit from there near Horse Lick Creek is the S-tree primitive camps, it's actually quite nice.
If you want large, then of course you're back to state park and lake campgrounds.

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April 05, 2018, 05:40:14 PM
I'm looking for info regarding backcountry camping in the DBNF London District, preferably near Buck Creek.  Bee Rock and Rockcastle Campgrounds are both closed and we'd prefer to camp more primitively. Little Lick is small and best suited for horses.

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NEVER Leave a person behind
« on: September 24, 2017, 09:06:29 AM »


This makes me very upset. I am glad he lived, but ... I mean what kind of cave grotto leaves a person in a veritable TOMB? Get off your phones and start paying attention! The so-called "leader" is a complete fail.

I cannot imagine even leaving them behind but after a few hours, a few DAYS? To still not know?!?

Thank Heavens he was OK.  It's great that he was so responsible that his friends knew he would never skip work and class...

I think the other lesson here is watch who you trust and go with.

Simply horrific.


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Re: NEVER Leave a person behind
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 01:50:09 PM »

yep, I was going to post this-seems like everyone involved failed some basic caving protocol.
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