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sp00ki


Jul 13, 2009, 1:15 PM
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Camping possibilities near Haycock Mountain, PA?  (North_America: United_States: Pennsylvania: Southeastern_Region: Haycock_Mtn)
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I'm considering putting together a weekend bouldering trip for some friends to Haycock Mtn-- specifically "Hanger 18" and "The Caves" areas:

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ycock_Mtn/The_Caves/
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ycock_Mtn/Hanger_18/

Is anyone aware of camping potential in the immediate area?
We'd most likely climb on a Sat and Sunday, camp on Sat. night.

Additionally, anything useful to know about the area?

Thanks in advance...


joeforte


Jul 14, 2009, 10:30 AM
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This is a bad time of the year to visit Haycock. Humid, overgrown and buggy. Maybe you'll get lucky with a cool breezy day though...


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Damn... how bad is it? I guess i forgot that August is ridiculous.

Is it possible to get to the boulders at all?


labuke


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I was just there hiking around last weekend, it is pretty overgrown where i was walking however I wasnt looking for boulders. The one that i came across with chalk on it looked pretty clear all around it. Its on game lands so technically youre not supposed to camp ther but I saw a few small fire pits just bushwacking around.

An alternative may be lake Nockamixon, right across the street from haycock mountain on rt. 563. (5 min drive) Its a similar deal there. To legally camp you need a permit. Once again There are always small firepits around the lake in the places off the beaten path. Mainly from fisherman. I doubt youd have any trouble, depending on the size of your party and and how loud you are.

I know there are houses around the base of haycock and a few small neighborhoods.

Other useful Info=====

Great new ice cream shop at the intersection of 563 and 412 called owowcow.

expensive but great pizza in doylestown ( 15-20 min ride)
www.julesthincrust.com/


sp00ki


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Awesome, thanks.

I don't mind paying for camping, so maybe it'll be worth our time to get a permit.

Noise won't be an issue; we're not going to rage, just to get out of the city and climb big rocks ; )

Thanks for the info, much appreciated.


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This doesn't look too bad...

http://ytamari.cocolog-nifty.com/...ck_mtn_aug_2d09.html
Regardless, holler back if you think August 1st is a terrible idea or just not super comfortable.


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justincompton79


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sp00ki wrote:
This doesn't look too bad...

http://ytamari.cocolog-nifty.com/...ck_mtn_aug_2d09.html
Regardless, holler back if you think August 1st is a terrible idea or just not super comfortable.[/quote

That's some really crazy video... I wish I would of ran into those guy's up at Haycock sometime!


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Everyone already filled you in on the camping, I'd just like you to keep me posted when you'll be going.

It is hot, muggy, buggy, and overgrown with poison ivy this time of the year which is why i can't get anyone to go with me now, but i do know both areas fairly well and can show you around if you don't mind an extra climber along for the sends.

Let me know.

Peace,
Ry.


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