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    Yep, the road is FS 64. There'll be a small wooden sign on the corner, the road is on the left hand side. If you reach Turners Corner you've gone too far. Theres several places to camp there, we may be fairly far back past the second waterfall area. If you remember our silver Xterra, look for that attached to a popup camper on steroids.
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    Silver XTerra/Camper/Steriods.
    .check.

    I'll shoot for 7:30 or before, no later than 8 calculating from a 90 minute drive. Any odds on cell phone reception? I'm guessing no.

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    Work is threatening to screw our plans. I'll let you know as soon as I know. As far as I can tell theres no cell phone reception there, mountains have it surrounded.
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    Well they finally got through with thier hemming and hawing and yes, we have to work this weekend. You know how to get to the site so I'd recommend you go and explore. If you can find another Apugger to go with you it'd be better. Otherwise I'm open to a reschedule. It's a bummer, the weather being so nice!
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    BTW I pulled a mapquest link to the area, hope it works:

    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...y=US&geodiff=1

    You'll see Dicks Creek Road (FS 64) branching off just before turners corner going north on 19.
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    Sorry to hear it. I'll be going shooting in any case. DeSoto falls looks very promising in the vicinity as well. I'm guessing you've been there... Any additional recommendations/suggestions?

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    Yes, go further north on 19 and look for a sign pointing to Helton Falls not too far on the other side of the Appalacian Trail crossing. Its bigger and prettier than De Soto. Also you can double back and take 60 west and go to Dockery Lake. It's the feeder to Waters Creek and has a sliding type waterfall downstream from the dam, but its very difficult to get a good view of it. You can continue west and take the road to the fish hatchery on Little Rock Creek and possibley find the waterfall there. The parking spot is where the road hairpins right at a bridge over the creek, you follow the left side of the gorge to the falls. Theres a bunch of other places but I'd need to get my waterfall book out and would take way too long. I think Unicoi is not very far from there either.

    Just be sure you don't turn around too soon to see the second falls. Theres good cascades all along the creek, some accesible. Hope your vehicle has some ground clearance, theres a stream crossing way past the second falls and nice scenery beyond.
    Gary Beasley

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    Thanks for the heads up on Helton Falls. Arrived by 7:45 and had the place to myself til 10:30. There were only a handful of peolple the entire time (I left around 1:30), and none on the lower rapids. The light was great, given that the sun was well up but without any 'hotspots' due to the surrounding hills and trees till 10:30 or 11. I'm excited to get the neg's souped, but it'll be a week before I'm done with them all. Can't wait to get back up there and see a few of the other falls in the area.

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    So where all did you go? Did you make it out to the Waters Creek area? Find anything else interesting?
    Gary Beasley

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    Pretty much stayed at Helton Falls (upper & lower), and drove down the road to the rapids down stream. Did a fair amount of hiking up and down that area and was pretty tired after that. I left a bit sooner than expected, around 1:30, which worked out well considering all I needed to do to prepare for today w/ kids and family. Hope to get the first few negs done tonight - if the kids cooperate...

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