Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 460Shooter, May 29, 2020.
Looks like a great place to sit and wait. Safe travels and hiking.
I have hunted Kettle Moraine many years ago when I work at Point Beach. Beautiful area. Just too many people with guns around me. Hope the hike was relaxing
Those Granite Boulders in the creek bed are slippery. I have slipped and fallen before. I wouldn't have gone out on that one except there was dirt to stand on on top of the boulder.
I always carry my Glock 19 and my Buck 110 and Gerber Multitool.
In the winter I wear REI hiking pants because they are quick dry. And there's not a lot of pocket space so I don't carry any other knife except my Gerber Srongarm which lives in my pack
Okay and now that we've got the gun porn out of the way. The farther west I went on the trail the deeper the snow got and the slicker the rocks got. I never fell but I slipped enough times to wrench my right hip and my right knee and my lower back (none of which work right anyway).
So I only made it to the end of the Seven Bridges Trail before I had to turn around. The following are trail shots that I took.
Looking Southeast from the parking lot.
Clouds rolling in.
And some clouds rolling through the Cañon
Glock 19 /Buck 110 LTE.
And the Tilley
Late bear looking for grubs.
Looking down North Cheyenne Cañon
Loud's Cabin. If you look just to the right of the chimney you can see the wash tub hanging on the wall.
Some idiot hung this wash tub inside the ruins and used it for a target. I don't mind people shooting in the mountains I think it's a phenomenally stupid thing to do in an area where there are a lot of people hiking but I don't mind it in general. Also, I don't know if it shows in the picture but Mount Garfield slopes up right behind the cabin so they did have a back stop.
What bothers me is that this cabin is considered a historic site and whoever did that is literally ruining the cabin for the rest of us.
Wood Pecker hole.
Looking back down the Cañon.
I've used this picture before but that's what I was carrying. Glock 19, Buck 110, Gerber Multitool.
That's the actual top of the mountain (7694 feet)
That's a picture of the moon I took.
Looking down from the East Peak.
Video from the East Peak
While I was back there a made a quick stop at my Overlook camp.
I also replaced the dead batteries in my cell cam that watches my cabin.
Here's a pic of a couple of guns that I brought along.
My trusty woods gun the sr9c and a caulking gun to try to keep the mice on the outside.
8 degree high and -5 low today. I'm thinking TN and SC will be warmer.
I'm only traveling with my XDM compact 45acp with magazine of 230 hp and a magazine of 255 +p hardcast. It is also a little test for me. I normally have carried a small handgun in my pocket since I started carrying.
This is a test for carrying a large pistol for my primary. I would like a 10mm so will it be only a backup for a j frame? If not something that I'm comfortable with as a primary carry. A Shield Plus or Hellcat may be my next purchase if the XDM is uncomfortable for the next three weeks. I never worried about capacity, but it is never a bad thing to have a few extra rounds available .
I hope to post several pictures of the great outdoors during this trip!
I would put that in a crossbreed supertuck with crossbreed belt and be happy. Only downside to IWB is going up a waist size in your jeans. For me it is all about the belt. I have a thin Carhartt belt that is almost worthless for carry. Does not matter IWB or OWB. With a belt meant to carry with it is a different story.
Looking forward to your trip photos. Safe travels
I decided to use the last minutes of daylight to run back to the hunting blind and get my canned goods before they freeze and burst.
I reached inside the gunsafe and took a hold on a gunbarrel....pulled out a T/C performance center 22lr auto. I have had a coyote on the trail cam this week. Put the 22back in and felt for another rifle barrel....out came a .204 handi with 10rds in the ammo sleeve....that'll do!.
I dropped the Handi-Rifle in the rack and pointed the Honda to the blind. I wasn't yet out of the yard and I could see more than a dozen deer feeding in the cornstalks between me and the blind. I don't like scattering game at dusk, but I was already committed. Apparently they could sense the cold front headed towards us and were stocking up on groceries. They held their ground for a while then scattered in a chaos of tails. There were some antlers in the bunch but no trophies.
I reached the blind and boxed up the cans of chili and chicken gumbo...tossed the bread in the fire ring. Emptied the mousetraps and headed back home.
A pretty uneventful trip...but always good to get I to the wild....even for a few minutes.
I took the usual G20, and a new Benchmade Griptilian.
It may have been 45 degrees, but it looked much colder up in those mountains.
We were there in July. It's beautiful there. I'm a little jealous of you right now being able to hike there
We spent one day in Cades Cove.
In addition to my XDM 45acp and my pocket Victorinox I had these two tools with me. They have found a permanent home in my waist pocket of my day pack.
We spent a few days in SC to stop and see friends, but no fun hikes. We did enjoy the James Island Christmas Lights. A must see if you are in the Charleston area at Christmas time.
Hope your family member has a successful surgery and complete recovery. Cades cove never disappoints
Which part of the trail? Or Georgia to Maine?
Any pictures??? We like pictures
Pennsylvania portion, north of Gettysburg.
We spent time at the Acme Feed and Seed Bar and the Third and Lindsley Bar.
I left my Hellcat in the truck while we were downtown.
Same gun as always
I post this picture of that Granite face a lot.
This is what it looks like when you're standing on top of it.
I actually was carrying this knife today.
The sun never gets too much over that ridge in the winter
When I was a kid somebody hit me in the face with baseball bat and broke my nose. That's what the weezing is from
I have that same exact Jeep. !!! Same wheels, except right now/winter I have a set of knobbies I run on it, on older jeep steel rims. When I saw that picture, I really wondered how someone got a picture of my jeep. !
Snow Shoeing today on the State Land. EL Patron and his side kick Senior Sling Shot.
I'm glad you went armed while hiking the trail. The young and dumb social media crowd considers that "un-hip" and anything bigger than a pocket or folding knife will put you on the un-cool list and get you kicked out of the club. I guess just recently they got in a big tizzy with all their panties tied in a knot because someone was carrying a spear. !!! Did you carry concealed or open? Either way, good for you.
Lol, my view is if it’s legal and I’m alone in the middle of nowhere hiking, it’s prudent to have a firearm. There have been some murders on the Appalachian Trail over the years. Pa allows for open carry, but to avoid the snowflake issues I conceal carry. On the trail I prefer OWB under a jacket or shirt
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