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shaman

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December... the best time to explore
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:29:19 PM »

This is a view from an extension off Tunnel Ridge Road (part of the ridge to Raven's Rock Overlook Trail that is accessible from TRR, not the Martin's Fork Parking Lot) between Gray's Branch and Fish Trap Branch. I'm looking southwest, back toward TRR.
I love going off-trail and following game trails this time of year.

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Re: December... the best time to explore
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 05:37:35 PM »

what I love is it looks straight out of China. GREAT
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Re: December... the best time to explore
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 06:22:02 AM »

The game trails along TRR are underappreciated.  I take a day every winter to explore in that area.  Trail "N" from the Hinterlands is well worth the effort to reach the overlook.
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Re: December... the best time to explore
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 02:07:51 PM »

The game trails along TRR are underappreciated.  I take a day every winter to explore in that area.  Trail "N" from the Hinterlands is well worth the effort to reach the overlook.

I agree!
Some of those overlooks are wonderful in early morning when the fog rises from the hollers, even in Summer.
This is an extremely easy one off Trail L looking into the confluence of Gray's Branch and Martin Fork not far east of the tunnel, KY77 is down there under the trees:



If you look at my first picture, you can see this overlook in the background in the top left across the holler.
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Re: December... the best time to explore
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 02:13:32 PM »

what I love is it looks straight out of China. GREAT

It really does...
There are a lot of plants and trees in Appalachia that share an evolutionary line with many in Southeast China.
Check this out when you have time:

https://today.duke.edu/2015/05/easternforests
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