Had a great time camping with the Bullies of Bushcraft this past weekend. It was great meeting Wilderbeast, BigHat, and our new forum member iMoose. The Krac invasion included myself, CrashDive123 and MadMax.
I left Sarasota around 3:45 am Thursday and arrived in Ocala a little after 6:00 am to pick up MadMax. After loading up MadMax's gear, we got on the road to Jacksonville to pick up CrashDive123. We had a nice leisurely drive up to Troy, NC, stopping at Cracker Barrel for breakfast and just taking our time. After a few gas, pee and smoke stops, we arrived at the campsite a bit before dark and met up with Wilderbeast.
Here's a picture of Tony (MadMax) and our Florida travel vehicle and little trailer. We don't pack light for our camps.
The park was in a beautiful area of the Uwharrie National Forrest. Wilderbeast had secured for us (and paid for, thanks Mike) a very nice group site. A short walk away were I think 9 individual campsites with two vault toilets. Unlike a lot of Florida campsites, these individual sites were not right on top of one another, allowing plenty of space between sites.
There was also a hiking path close by of around 3/4 of a mile that Crash and I hiked that connected you to what seemed to be a popular hiking trail called the Uwharrie Trail. We found a few rock piles on top of one of the step hills.
Here's the start of the trail path.
Here's the rocks at the top of the hill above our camp. I have no clue what type of rocks these are.
Crash is a machine. He didn't stop the whole time we were at camp. Here he is processing what would be a large pile of firewood.
Dave's camp to the right, mine in the middle, and Wilderbeast's to the left.
MadMax's (Tony) Kelty dome tent. Notice Dave's new winter boots. Looks mighty toasty.
iMoose's Saturday morning breakfast. I stuck with the cinnamon rolls in the background and a couple of farm fresh eggs that BigHat brought along from his chickens.
Wilderbeast bringing something else out from the onboard inventory from his truck. The man had MRE'S to try (Friday lunch), some grid strapping material (Crash and I purchased a roll), knives (thanks for gifting me that small knife), and of all things, a networking converter for transitioning from fiber to copper cabling for backbone network interconnecting (I'll let you know how it works).
We ended up leaving
Sunday morning around 8:30 am. Of course we hit the first Cracker Barrel we found once we hit I-95 southbound. I ended up getting home a little after 11:00 pm.
Thanks guys for a great time, I had a blast. Looking forward to some future camps with you guys.