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Track Rock 2019

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by ndmiller, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. crex

    crex

    734
    Oct 4, 2002
    Two weeks!
     
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  2. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
    Bruno is anxious and ready to hit the road. TR can't get here soon enough.

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  3. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Bruno's thinking I cost way more than that tent..........
     
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  4. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    946
    Apr 3, 2015
    One week out. Just so we can have a lay of the land, where is everyone staying for TR that is going? Site or cabin number would be helpful. Seems we're a little spread out and I'll consolidate where everyone is in this post. When I called the campgrounds a couple days back the tent sites were all filled and there were only a few RV sites off the north road left.

    Justen/Cohutta - Site 49
    Big Deal, NOLA, Vance - Offsite cabin
    Norest - Cabin #1
    ndmiller - Site 43
    RLo, Crex (+ Cliff) will be offsite at Misty Mountain Cabins
    Swo - Somewhere in a sleeping bag.
     
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  5. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    880
    Nov 27, 2015
    I'm in cabin #1. This is my first time at Trackrock. I'm looking forward to finally meeting you all!
     
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  6. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Justen - Somewhere on the campgrounds in my trailer or in Hiawassee.
    Big Deal, NOLA & VANCE - Offsite cabin.
    NoRest #1. This is my first time at Trackrock. I'm looking forward to finally meeting you all!
     
  7. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

    396
    Jul 9, 2016
    As mentioned above I'm staying in the offsite cabin with Big Deal.

    I have a deposit down on campsite #49 if anyone wants it. If not, I'm going to cancel it.
     
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  8. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    946
    Apr 3, 2015
    Jeff, Ill take 49 of your hands. Keep the reservation.
     
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  9. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I think I'm in #43.
     
  10. crex

    crex

    734
    Oct 4, 2002
    RLo and I (+ Cliff) will be offsite at Misty Mountain Cabins.
     
  11. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Everyone needs to bring knives for trading
     
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  12. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    I leave for the airport at 4:30 in the AM. Bob, I'm counting on you for a couch, but I'm bringing my air pump in case I have to invest in a Walmart special $10 air mattress. (Full disclosure, iIt was still in the huge red "trackrock special" suitcase that I didn't seem to fully unpack from last year...)

    Picture from last Spring (I think it was spring, or it's going to be way warmer this fall.)

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  13. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    946
    Apr 3, 2015
    Swo, I have an Exped mega mat I'll throw in with my gear in case you need it.
     
  14. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Hey gang,

    My plans changed and will not be up today, rather tomorrow for the day. @Bmurray count me out for supply shopping today, but will help tomorrow.
     
  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Sounds good. We were looking for you today.
     
  16. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    "What happens at Trackrock stays at Trackrock" is not a wholly bad idea in some instances, but that was more of a "I couldn't figure out how to post pictures from my phone."

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  17. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    So I'm guessing it's like Vegas and what happens in TrackRock stays in TrackRock? (you couldn't show us?) ;)

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  18. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    Great weekend. Seriously, if you can make it in any way, you really should. It's magical on many levels. Not only does it restore my faith in humanity, I always learn more in a weekend than I will learn online the rest of the year. Where else can you get a Master Smith to explain to you how to forge a dagger shape, but then have him help you actually do it. Or have Andy Roy teach you how to shape a handle, or shoot the breeze (there wasn't any this year) with Rick Lowe while he helps you make a sheath, or check out the awesome collection of engines and shop tools or listen to old farts make up stories about when they were young.

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  19. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    When I wasn't helping out the munchkins or forging butter knives, I even managed to bang these out. (Normalizing them in the oven at home)

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    Pretty cool seat on the plane ride home to KC in time to watch the Chiefs. (I feel bad for those around me because I know I was snoring...)

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    Spring Dates were announced as March 13-14, 2020.
     
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  20. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

    396
    Jul 9, 2016
    The other complication in posting is that Trackrock is a dead zone when it comes to a cell signal or wifi.

    Here's a picture I took on the drive there this year. Pull up Google Maps and search for "Middle Ocoee Put-in" to the right is down river but to the left is upriver and the location of the 1996 Olympics Whitewater Events Center. It's a very scenic drive during the fall. Panoramic view makes it a little funky to view.

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