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Saturday night storm at the Gorge!
« on: November 19, 2017, 11:17:12 AM »

Who else was at the Gorge for that storm last night?!!!  Wow, that was a lot of rain and some crazy winds. 

Some people would be reasonable and go home on Saturday evening, but noooo, not me.  I had a change to test a new tarp configuration and my making a fire with wet wood skills.  8)

Great time.  And oh yeah, if you have yet to check out that bar named Sky Bridge Station, you're missing out on an incredible beer selection.  Just saying.
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Re: Saturday night storm at the Gorge!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 09:30:51 AM »

If you are out in the open in backcountry, bad weather can be a bit scary.  I have backpacked in many thunderstorms but only once during a tornado and that was at the Big South Fork in Tennessee. Fortunately, I found a small rock shelter to wait out the tornado as it passed nearby and hit the Knoxville area; that was in 1997.
I wasn't at the Gorge this weekend but at the UofL vs Syracuse game.  The attached photo shows what Papa John's stadium looked like with 10 minutes left before halftime. This was a very strange picture.
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Re: Saturday night storm at the Gorge!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 10:06:31 AM »

Who else was at the Gorge for that storm last night?!!!  Wow, that was a lot of rain and some crazy winds. 

Some people would be reasonable and go home on Saturday evening, but noooo, not me.  I had a change to test a new tarp configuration and my making a fire with wet wood skills.  8)

Great time.  And oh yeah, if you have yet to check out that bar named Sky Bridge Station, you're missing out on an incredible beer selection.  Just saying.

Pictures or it didn't happen.  :P
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Re: Saturday night storm at the Gorge!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 09:33:30 PM »

Well, I only took 1 picture for a Facebook post.  My tarp setup... calm before the storm.  I really like this 8x10 silnylon over a ridgeline A-frame style.  I pitched the rear in a tight slope expecting strong winds, and closed the front "doors" to eliminate any rain coming in. 

Looking at the picture as is, the flap on the right side is pinned back to allow easy access, but at night I drop it down an have a fully enclosed shelter.  This setup is slowly getting me out of my hammock and back on the ground.  Crazy lightweight and gives me a lot of flexibility.
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