Gold panning trip in the hills of Tennessee with the Vibe

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Gold panning trip in the hills of Tennessee with the Vibe

Postby epcIII » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:58 am

I went on a little gold panning trip to Coker Creek, TN this week. Yup, that's right, Tennessee. Some of the first gold rushes in the States were in TN, GA, and NC in the 1820's and 30's. You won't find much without a sluice, but since I can't drive to CA or AK for a quick getaway, it's still fun to go. Here's some pics:

Camp site at Doc Rogers Field:

Slept in the Vibe cause I don't have a tent. Pretty comfy!

My little operation:

First color of the trip:

I'm rich!:


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Re: Gold panning trip in the hills of Tennessee with the Vibe (epcIII)

Postby BadBrew » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:19 am

That's the kind of weekend I'd love to spend!

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Postby 808 Vibes » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:35 pm

Oh COOOOOOOOL! I'd love a trip like that...
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Re: Gold panning trip in the hills of Tennessee with the Vibe (epcIII)

Postby bodhi_tree777 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:35 pm

looks like a fun weekend. TN is gorgeous if you know where to look. I dig your Vibe's color, by the way. Forget what it's called, but kind of rare, right?
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Re: Gold panning trip in the hills of Tennessee with the Vibe (bodhi_tree777)

Postby Kari » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:55 pm

It's Envy Green.

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Re: Gold panning trip in the hills of Tennessee with the Vibe (Kari)

Postby bodhi_tree777 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:28 am

Quote, originally posted by Kari »
It's Envy Green.

ah, the irony. Well, I envy it.

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Re: Gold panning trip in the hills of Tennessee with the Vibe (bodhi_tree777)

Postby epcIII » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:44 am

Quote, originally posted by bodhi_tree777 »
Forget what it's called, but kind of rare, right?

Yeah, I think they only made it in 2003 cause it wasn't a popular color, but I love it.


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Postby cptnsolo77 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:34 pm

Did Tennesse last year for xmas & it was beautful! Had a great time there. The Vibe got some great mileage with a full load. I was pretty impressed.
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Re: Gold panning trip in the hills of Tennessee with the Vibe (epcIII)

Postby Houston » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:00 am

The 2003 Vibe the dealer let me take for a day when I was thinking about buying a Vibe was that color. The only Envy Vibe I've ever seen was that one.

I'd love doing what you did in Tenessee!


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Postby epcIII » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:24 am

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I'd love doing what you did in Tenessee!

It's so much fun, I really can't wait to go again! There's gold to be found everywhere--even Michigan: http://www.dayooper.com/MichiganGold.htm.


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Postby 455SD » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:06 pm

Hey,

This looks like a good way to take a summer vacation! Where at in TN did you go?
Wife and I have spent the night in our '03 Vibe too. It's amazing how much room there is in one of these cars. Great color....if you ever decide to sell, let me know I'm looking for an automatic Envy for my wife. Would match up well with my 5spd Envy.

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Postby epcIII » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:55 pm

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Where at in TN did you go?

I went to a place called Coker Creek, TN. Beautiful area!!!! There's a little camping place near the creek and it's free. It's actually in part of the Cherokee National Park.


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...if you ever decide to sell, let me know I'm looking for an automatic Envy for my wife. Would match up well with my 5spd Envy.

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Postby 455SD » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:07 pm

Understand why you want t keep it. Great color & great car!
Thanks for the info on the location.
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