CampStoc 2012 at Moonshine Creek Campground in The Great Smoky Mountains of NC

Every year as usual, well except last year, a few of the Honda ST1300 riders from near and far meet up for a few days of camping, good riding and story telling around the campfire. This years CampStoc was held at Moonshine Creek Campground in The Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

I rode up on Thursday May 24.th along Hwy 9 and 11 in South Carolina, cut up through the mountains on US 178 to Rosman, NC and followed the Blueridge Parkway for a few miles before heading into the woods where the campground was located. A few had already arrived when I got there. Pitched the tent, and settled for the night.

Crawled down in a creek on my way to Clingmans Dome on Friday May 25.th. Didn't have a tripod with me, so had to make a little rock pile to rest my camera on to make a 3-4 sec exposure possible..

 

On the Parkway towards Waynesville, NC. The temp had already dropped to about 65 degrees.

 

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This is how it looked like after most of the gang had arrived. Most of them on ST13's, one on a Yamaha 1200 Super Tenere and a few others. Very nice campground.

 

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Burning hotdogs for night snack.
 

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And of course pizza, boxes and boxes of it were brought in.

 

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Stories were told…

 

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And listened to….

 

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Ran Parson Branch (again) from Cades Cove to to US 129 Deals Gap. Pretty straightforward dirt-run, but it can bite you in spots if you don't pay attention.

Good times. Going back in the fall.

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