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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2010, 05:47:06 PM »
Yea the virgin falls hike might have to wait toll we get some longer days.


Brady I just now can see the images you posted and that place looks fishy...
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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2010, 06:27:58 PM »

Beautiful waters.... I was already tempted before seeing those shots...now I'm really tempted...

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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2010, 07:03:05 PM »
Wading on slime coated bowling balls is a hoot Tim.  ;D
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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2010, 07:52:51 PM »
Wading on slime coated bowling balls is a hoot Tim.  ;D

Yeah --- been there and done that ---  since way too long ago to want to admit...hence why there is appeal for me.  It calls to my "fishing roots"....and it's why I do some of this fishing every year when I get fed up with all the stuff and preparation for the way I fish most of the time...I go wade in a creek somewhere. Heck, right around the last of the wet wading weather this year I busted my a$$ twice in one morning wading one middle TN river. It's all part of the experience.  :)


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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2010, 01:32:56 PM »
I believe most of the hiking area is in the old Bowater Pocket Wilderness so no hunting.  However most of the land in the general area is part of the Bridgestone WMA where hunting is allowed. 

I actually found an entry on Wikipedia about it.  Here's what Wiki says:

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A number of hiking trails criss-cross Scott's Gulf, with most of the publicly-owned trails on the north side. Some of the trails are poorly-maintained, but well-blazed. Most of the marked trailheads are located along Scott's Gulf Road, which traverses part of Chestnut Mountain a few miles south of U.S. Route 70 between Sparta and Crossville. The trails in the Centennial Wilderness (Polly Branch, Yellow Bluff) are open year-round except during hunting season. Virgin Falls State Natural Area is open year-round.


I assume that means the Polly Branch and Yellow Bluff trails are in a hunting area, since they're closed during hunting season.  I think we should hike one of  those.  If I carry my shotgun, we are hunting and not "hiking," so we are okay.  To be extra sure, someone could carry my stuff so that the game warden can clearly see you are all just helping me hunt.  :)

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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2010, 07:37:41 PM »
That looks fishy as all get out. Would love to throw my 3 wt STS to some nice fish. It needs a good bend it in.
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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2010, 11:57:50 PM »
There are also muskie in the vicinity....better bring something a little heavier!

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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2010, 08:59:04 AM »
That's exactly what I was thinking.
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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2010, 10:39:43 AM »
There are also muskie in the vicinity....better bring something a little heavier!

I can do that too.
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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2010, 11:51:11 AM »
So what's the status on a Scott's Gulf Hike?  Next weekend's Christmas - I'll be up at Dale Hollow for that.  But we ought to go some weekend after that.

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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2010, 07:28:57 PM »
How about Jan. 8 or 9 (Saturday or Sunday) weather permitting?
That would be a nice hike to start the New Year.

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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2010, 07:59:46 PM »
I could probably do that.

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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2010, 08:11:26 PM »
sounds like a plan
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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2010, 08:39:48 PM »
Yup
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Re: Scotts Gulf hike
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2011, 06:47:00 PM »
Saturday January 8: Cloudy with high of 31
Sunday January 9: Cloudy with high of 30 & 20% chance of rain and snow
both nights lows in the upper teens.
Still up for a Saturday visit meet at Virgin Falls trailhead @9am & ride/hike down to Big Springs area?