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Lost map of Pisgah -- help me find it

(updated: Nov 18, 2011)

I can't find my National Geographic map of Pisgah, but I'm pretty sure I've narrowed it down to this hydration pack. Problem is, this pack has like 789 pockets and miniscule compartments, any one of which could be holding my map. It is the Dakine Apex 26L model, which I'm pretty sure by now the L stands for Leviathan. It weighs more than my bike, costs more than some bikes, and even Himalayan Sherpas refuse to lug it around.

I need the map to pinpoint where Pilot Rock trail starts, so I can make a decent google map, so that you can find the trailhead. That knowledge would have helped me, because my brain, eh, it's not so reliable anymore. And it avoids people getting angry at you after telling them its just around the bend for the 100th time, each bend being like 500 vertical feet above the last one, and each time I'm repeating, "oh yeah, forgot about that climb."

Take Mark here...not only did he not enjoy the 7 mile climb and 1 mile hike-a-bike, but he had to take a shit the entire time. But hey, look on the bright side, carrying that extra weight there lowered his center of gravity and helped him descend faster.

But blow me off a cliff if I'm as bad at finding the trail on a google search as I am when I'm actually there. However, as far as my map, if you have any idea of where to narrow down my search, like maybe which quadrant of the pack that it's likely to be in, that would be very helpful.

This isn't the first time this has happened, either. I once lost a video camera battery and a banana in this thing for a month. The results weren't pretty.


Filed Under: General Entries > North Carolina > Wilmington


1. Bryan W said...

Found this. See if it helps:

Nov 18, 2011 @ 8:23 PM

2. brado said...

Get a New Pisgah Map from PisgahMap Company! local dudes, more accurate trail listing than the old Natgeo 780. Trails are listed by name on the map, and not listed by number (NG780) which is nearly impossible to decipher in the key/legend.

Made by Mountain bikers, printed in the US; good stuff all around.

Nov 19, 2011 @ 7:18 AM

3. peter said...

i've hiked that trail down and came up thompson creek a few times, bouldered along pilot rock trail and freesoloed pilot rock. i would see mountain bikers barrelling down pilot rock trail and just be amazed. i think i'll stay hiking on it..if i tried to ride it i would be hiking most of those drops anyways.

Nov 20, 2011 @ 6:11 AM


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