I Ain't From the South, but I got Here as Quick as I Could

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Laconic, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    Getting near the edge.

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    Notice my body language?

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    I have decided to name this feature "Kirk's Crack", since he's the one who led us there. :D

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  2. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    Ever heard of Aron Ralston?

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  3. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    Little River, good sized canyon. It's been busy over the millennia, I guess.

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    Notice the body language again? It makes me queasy just to look at this picture.

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    I may have left some fingerprints in that rock... :lol3 There's definitely a strong gravity well in that canyon.

    In his book about being trapped and ultimately amputating his own arm, Aron Ralston mentions a quote one of his college geology professors used to illustrate the fact that the Earth is continuously changing; "Geologic time includes now". That's all I could think about the whole time I was out there.


    Looking up the canyon to Little River Falls.

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    If you are ever in the area, this place has fantastic hamburgers.

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    Rode home Sunday, hit quite a bit of rain between Cleveland and Sylva, then it dried off enough to allow me a pretty good shot to the house.

    Awesome weekend, Kirk. Thanks again.
  4. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    More rocks! Does your wife know about your obsession? I think mine cost me at least one marriage... :D

    In his book about being trapped and ultimately amputating his own arm, Aron Ralston mentions a quote one of his college geology professors used to illustrate the fact that the Earth is continuously changing; "Geologic time includes now". That's all I could think about the whole time I was out there.


    There is a theory (well, probably more like a proven concept) in geology called "puctuated equilibrium". It seems the Earth likes having it's geologic system in equilibrium but at times things happen that upset that equilibrium, like earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, glaciation, meteor impacts, etc. I think about those punctuation marks when I'm standing on top of a cliff like that, looking into the "gravity well"... :lol3

    Doug
  5. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    And I know he's missing more than just a vowel from his name.

    Yes I know that's how he spells it.


    Nice ride.
  6. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    "Kirk's Crack" I'm sure the park service is proud. I'll bet they're working on the signage now. :lol3

    Great pics and report!
  7. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    If rocks were the only obsession I had, I think she'd be happy. :lol3 Besides, I don't think I'm obsessed; I haven't crashed while gawking at rocks yet. :D

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    I always wanted to go to Little River Canyon. The rapids at the bottom are reputed to be good. Just couldn't get over the distance part.
  9. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    It is child's play, my friend. Make the Nantahala/Ocoee your halfway point.
  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    love the pics and the area.... but you guys do look kinda uneasy at the edge :lol3
  11. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    I was more than uneasy, but I wouldn't admit that to just anyone. :D
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    Al Tuna NSFW

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    Falling off... We were concerned that I might break the ledge.:deal
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    I think he was talking about hiking the boat down the trail to the put in. :lol3
  14. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    Oh. That might be an issue. :rofl
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    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    Awesome weather.

    Cruised through Hanging Rock State Park.

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    Found the remains of an iron bridge where no bridge is needed. There's a more modern concrete bridge down the hill; looks like they moved the old one up here after putting in the new. Near Danbury.

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    I'm always looking for sheds.

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    Most everyone's got their tobacco pulled by now.

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    We still have a little color around here, but it's fading fast.

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    A well preserved schoolhouse.

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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Great photos Rick :clap

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    I haven't seen or heard from her for some time...:huh
  17. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    I'll pass it on, she went to a conference with one of her friends, so I'm on my own for a couple days.

    As I understand it, if the doc doesn't take the cast off, I'm going to be the one to do it. :D
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Ah so.... :eek1

    As you know I'm hold down our Fort this weekend as well...

    I started to stain the deck.. Today...:clap
    It's soaking it up like a sponge!!!! I went through 1 Gal. already ,and I'm not even half way done...:huh
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    :clap Bravo Ricky Bobby!! :freaky

    How have I missed this thread? :scratch

    Glad I finally found it! Great pics in here! :thumb


    You posted this one below somewhere else though as I remember falling in love at first sight :lol3 in fact it's still the wallpaper on my netbook! :bow



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  20. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    I'm glad Don left you a list of chores to do while he was gone. :D