Some pics from the Heart of Dixie Hang
I just got in from the Heart of Dixie Hang and wanted to post a few pics. We had about 8-9 people there last night. I was the last to arrive and couldn't manage to find the group so I set off my car alarm to get their attention. :) Yeah I felt like a goob lol......
Came in setup and sat around the fire for a while. Got up this morning and looked at everyones gear plus alot of folks were swapping various stories of the outdoors. My phone had very scattered service but I received an email from my wife saying that there was a storm warning for weather to drop into the teens, 25-40 mph winds, wind chills of -5* to 5*. I was 250 miles from home so decided to head out and come on home. I hated to leave early but I didn't want to risk driving home tomorrow with any bad roads.
Here are a few pics:
This morning everyone eating around the fire ring:
Bama was making a fashion statement :D
My new setup. WBBB, JRB Mt Washington 4, JRB High Sierra Sniveler, WB Big Mambajamba Spin tarp
I think this was Bama's setup
I didn't get a chance to discuss this setup but I believe it was mostly self made gear. It was a pretty cool setup
The first time I got to see one of the Kelty tarps in action
Studying a couple of packs since I have been in the market.
Buffalo Skippers dutch over. He made some good grub for everyone for breakfast.
This was Buffalo Skippers tarp. I don't remember the name of the company making them but it had a pretty neat shape to it.
I had a great time and look forward to meeting up with more in the future. I sure hope the weather doesn't get too bad for them tonight and the weather forecast was a little overstated.
Great time, everyone survived the weather
When you made this post, Smarticle and I were already snug as bugs in our hammocks.
Originally Posted by southmark
The weather held off nicely, and we were all cooked and cleaned long before it came through. Even as the line was approaching, the wind was erratic and shifting constantly, but the worst of it stayed up in the tree tops well above us.
Originally Posted by leeinmemphis
Smarticle and I were the first ones to go to bed, and I mostly slept through it all. But nothing lulls me to sleep better than a good storm. In the end, I doubt we got but between ¼" and ½". But it was a great test of our gear, and everyone survived fine. When I got up in the morning there was a thin layer of ice on everything left exposed (tarps), and we had intemittent light sleet minimal flurries.
Lee, sorry you had to leave, but we understand. We had more good grub on Saturday night. Lamb stew and dumplings, Conecuh and deer sausage, corn and fresh veggies. It was all good.
Here is a pic of the gang. I will post more later.
Left to right, back row: Goblin, bigbamaguy, leeinmemphis, aboyd, Smarticle and tight-wad. Seated: bdbart and MandyDawn.