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#11 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:15 PM

I went in in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. Making those gains in the afternoon.

 

I hear you...

 

We'll get back together this weekend hopefully...  doing back today.  Probably be crowded... :(

 

But you know what that means... :)



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

The mountains of NC are really an amazing place. 

 

It houses one of the few temperate rain forests in the world (in the Transylvania County area). It has high peaks (by east coast standards) with micro-climates above 5,000 feet in elevation as well as in the valleys of the Jocassee Gorge. It has areas that get 100+ inches of snow per year and areas that get ~100 inches of rain per year. It has areas where the average summer time high does not eclipse 80 degrees. There are some really incredible hikes and absolutely stunning drives on the parkway and other mountain roads.

 

There are great unique towns with excellent eateries, tons of breweries, and a lot of wineries.

 

It's my favorite part of the state.

 

I was in Asheville yesterday. In Asheville it was 85ish degrees. I drove up about 10 miles on the parkway and it was 66 degrees, and I was still about 1500-1700 feet below the highest point on the parkway.

 

On any given day in the summer, Mount Mitchell rarely gets out of the 60's and 50's are common.

 

An immense amount of diversity in a fairly small geographic area. We should all consider ourselves fortunate to have such an area so easily accessible.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:24 PM

It never got above 75 at our condo on Sugar Mnt the entire week... it barely got above 85 in Boone.  It was awesome.  At the top of Grandfather at about 2PM it was about 66.

 

 

I went home for lunch here today and it was 96, and we're less than 3 miles from the ocean... I can't imagine what you poor schlubs in the Piedmont feel like... bleh.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:41 PM

90 feels like 96 dew point is 70 and 52% humidity, but that will go up the rest of the day and it will be a nasty wet night....twss



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

I haven't been to the mountains in a while, and I've been wanting to go. More so now with the pics.

How many lines were there on the zip tour? I've done that twice in Mexico and Massachusetts, and wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:02 PM

I haven't been to the mountains in a while, and I've been wanting to go. More so now with the pics.

How many lines were there on the zip tour? I've done that twice in Mexico and Massachusetts, and wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

 

Hawk's Nest has two courses... we did the lower one and it had 12 lines.

 

Afterwards, we all wanted to do the higher one too, but at $75 per person it was a bit too steep.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

I paid 90 for 14 lines when in Mass.  It was the same in Puerto Vallarta for 12 lines.  A place down the road wants that same amount to go off platforms across flat land which doesn't sound fun.  Flying down the mountain is part of the fun.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:16 PM

Somehow I let my work convince me that I needed to take a trip to the mountains today.....the mountains of IDAHO !!!!!

 

Who the H*ll gets stuck going to Idaho for work? Me that's who......going to be a looooong week for this city boy but I must say it is rather nice out here scenery wise. When it is 90 degrees and it only feels like 75, that makes it a bit more enjoyable as well.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:27 PM

Looks like an awesome time. But bro, do you even lift?



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:37 PM

I read this as "Biscuit Mountain" adventure.  I thought it was a new theme park.

 

Color me disappointed man.  I was wanting pics of the biscuits and gravy flume ride.




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