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Re: Big Beech-Rendevous State Forest, Wilkes County

Yes I read that the Forest Service had excluded 40 acres of old growth from the timber sale off the Globe Road- seems to be a pattern here: propose a sale, see who is against it (in this case the Blowing Rock town council, and Wautauga County) and scale back the project after the Southern Environmen...
by Ashe County
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:17 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Big Beech-Rendevous State Forest, Wilkes County
Comments: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Big Beech-Rendevous State Forest, Wilkes County

sounds like fun, depending on how fast you need to move to get where you're going! I'm a rather old fart these days but can handle a 2000 foot climb, on a steep TRAIL at least. Can you drop down off the trails off of Curtis Creek road into the area? I could be there in about 2.5 hrs. from my place. ...
by Ashe County
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:54 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Big Beech-Rendevous State Forest, Wilkes County
Comments: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Big Beech-Rendevous State Forest, Wilkes County

The biggest one might only be five feet if I "cheat" a little and measure it from the downhill side at chest height. It grows at the edge of the old logging road where I held my hiking pole up to it to get an estimate. There is a 2-3 footer visible up on the hill across the creek from that...
by Ashe County
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:25 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Big Beech-Rendevous State Forest, Wilkes County
Comments: 9
Views: 1049

Re: 'Ultra' runner conquers Parkway in just 17 days

30 years ago I would have agreed. But now the parkway is a ribbon of tranquility,on some days at least, and allows me to access places to hike without passing so much as a stop sign.
by Ashe County
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Off-topic - Post About Anything Here
Topic: 'Ultra' runner conquers Parkway in just 17 days
Comments: 7
Views: 968

Big Beech-Rendevous State Forest, Wilkes County

Has anyone been to the Rendevous forest? The area near the fire tower is said to be old growth- some good size poplar and chestnut oak I saw there but not of the size of trees found in an old growth cove forest. The ranger also said a hurricane had blown down "most" of the bigger trees. Th...
by Ashe County
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:22 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Big Beech-Rendevous State Forest, Wilkes County
Comments: 9
Views: 1049
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