Slingshot Camping & bear hunting

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kyl, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Kyl

    Kyl New Member

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    I just got back from a great camping trip/bear hunt in the Linville Gorge. They call the Linville Gorge "The little grand canyon of the East". The trail we took was only 1.5 miles (2.25Km) long but it dropped over 1800 ft (550 meters) down to the river. I really like slingshot camping, a.k.a. hammock camping. Here is a photo of me preparing to launch myself from a giant slingshot.<br><img src="http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/5273/20111111linvillegorge06.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Ha! Not really, this is my homemade camping hammock. Here is my whole set up.<br><img src="http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/5682/20111111linvillegorge10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br> We never did see a bear. After laying in wait, watching the end of a game trail at the river for 5-6 hours I decided to knock off and just screw around with some slingshot action. Here is my stalwart companion displaying his slingshot style, next to the Linville river, With the east rim in the back ground.<br><img src="http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9774/20111111linvillegorge05.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Here I am standing on the west rim.<br><img src="http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8676/20111111linvillegorge02.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Standing on the west rim looking north.<br><img src="http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2500/20111111linvillegorge19.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Looking south, out of the gorge.<br><img src="http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/5215/20111111linvillegorge17.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Looking up as we descend. The rocky edge in the back ground is about half way down.<br><img src="http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2799/20111111linvillegorge03.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Getting toasty by the fire. The temperatures at night were about 24 F (-4 C) and about <br>38 F (3 C) during the day.<br><img src="http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8353/20111111linvillegorge14.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Here is a little video of me practicing my Butterfly-Style shooting. The target is a 55-gallon plastic barrel we found in the river. Bands are TB black tubes, butterfly length, with a large pouch for shooting 1" rocks. It made a great thumping sound that echoed all around. We hoped it would annoy some campers who camped a little to closer than we would have liked, about 100 yards away.<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfcfEFmQD4U" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Butterfly-Style</a>
     
  2. 3bears

    3bears New Member

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    that looks like a great few days away, have to admit I'm ore than a little envious!
     

  3. pasquale

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    nice trip. I like the places.
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Seeing those landscapes makes me think; if it is true what they all say about heaven, i think we' re living in it.
     
  5. brat boon

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    <div>cool i want that to!!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  6. slingor

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    I'm from the mountains too, but yours look "greener" than mine. You also belt a handgun, what type? Is it allowed to bring handguns in your Country (just sheer curiosity, 5th amendement is always a viable option)? In mine just owning one is a lot of troubles. I just had a glimpse on the satellite Google maps, just super.
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>brat boon wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">cool i want that to!!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>same with me</span>
     
  8. brat boon

    brat boon New Member

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    <div>Yeah <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
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    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  9. larrys

    larrys New Member

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    your photos remind me of the Laguna mountains and Palomar. No bears, but I have seen 150 - 200lb mule deer. you do have to watch out for the cougars but they will usually run if you face them down. I understand there is wild boar up there now. I need to go up to the mountains!
     
  10. baianatunada

    baianatunada New Member

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    Nice photos, Beautiful place