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    Thanks, Tim. It did get pretty serious, but we...

    Thanks, Tim. It did get pretty serious, but we made a good survival plan and stuck to it. A series of good decisions made it turn out well.

    We started hiking after the rain stopped, thinking it...
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    Doctari beat me to it, but I had family duties...

    Doctari beat me to it, but I had family duties and a shower, now going to bed. Long day yesterday--will give more info later, but Chickadee and I are feeling very blessed to be home. There was a...
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    Hi everyone! Cor here (Bonsaihiker's wife) --...

    Hi everyone!

    Cor here (Bonsaihiker's wife) -- if you look at the webcam at 10:40ish a.m. yesterday, you'll see his tan Sienna van with Rocketbox and Doctari's pulk on top of it. Hope you all have...
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    Great to hear of the new additions to the group! ...

    Great to hear of the new additions to the group! Looking forward to see you again, Hammike! Doctari, Chickadee, and I are leaving NKY right now. See you all there!
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    Here's the latest from the NOAA page, specific...

    Here's the latest from the NOAA page, specific for the area around the Wise Shelter:



    So, it looks like the potential amount of snow is significant...9 to 15 inches on the whole! Everyone be...
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    I'm like golfhiker. I'm getting very excited. ...

    I'm like golfhiker. I'm getting very excited. Chickadee is, too. She's looking forward to meeting a lot of you. We looked over past hang videos and it got us even more excited. :D

    So, I...
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    I'm bringing all the snow gear, but resigned to...

    I'm bringing all the snow gear, but resigned to the fact that it will probably stay in the van. But, just in case, in the presence of a major surprise, I'm ready. :D
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    Well I for one will be very glad to finally meet...

    Well I for one will be very glad to finally meet you, Coffee. Feel like I already know you since you are a major topic of conversation when I hike with Doctari! I know he will certainly be...
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    OK, I am, as of 10 minutes ago, fully packed and...

    OK, I am, as of 10 minutes ago, fully packed and ready to head out the door. :D :D :D

    Like I said before, I never feel 100% packed until I'm heading down the road, but all the food is packed,...
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    Lost Biker, it's a real shame you can't come. I...

    Lost Biker, it's a real shame you can't come. I agree that people would understand if you went...it would be product testing after all...:)

    krshome: All the weather reports are currently...
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    It'll be good to see you again, Kent--I think.......

    It'll be good to see you again, Kent--I think....

    I just finished watching you stuff pork hocks up your nose....whew....that, was, um...whew. I want to hear that from your side, K?

    :lol:
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    Wax up the pulk! Weather depends on what report...

    Wax up the pulk! Weather depends on what report you read...weather.com reports a 60% chance of snow on the 18th!

    I'm just packing for all possible weather variants, and will be happy just being...
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    Well, I am more of a traditional fly-fisher, but...

    Well, I am more of a traditional fly-fisher, but believe me I would love to bring my gear along. Trouble is the cost of the permits. Last time I checked, I need a Virginia 5-day non-resident...
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    USMCStang, there are so many options up there for...

    USMCStang, there are so many options up there for hiking that you could probably just start walking, then turn around when you still have time to make it back for some food. I wouldn't be too late,...
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    Oh, man, Hooch. I was so hoping you'd make...

    Oh, man, Hooch. I was so hoping you'd make it....:(

    Doctari, about being packed, I never consider myself completely packed until the vehicle is heading down the road. However, that being said,...
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    I was looking around (hopefully) on weather sites...

    I was looking around (hopefully) on weather sites to try to get a feeling for what might come. I know it's early, and anything could happen between now and the hang, but I was curious to see the...
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    Well, it looks like my daughter (she decided her...

    Well, it looks like my daughter (she decided her forum name is"Chickadee") is almost certainly going. She has the necessary gear to keep her warm and dry and on top of the snow if we have any. Only...
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    Great! So the only barriers are if you have work...

    Great! So the only barriers are if you have work or if you have class. Well, I don't know about work, but the other shouldn't be a problem! :lol: :lol:

    Just kidding, of course...hope to see you...
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    That's too bad, Mac. My daughter was hoping to...

    That's too bad, Mac. My daughter was hoping to hang out with yours... :(

    You have one crazy mask, there--think that will keep you from losing your nose to frostbite? :D
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    Just got word that I was approved for Thursday...

    Just got word that I was approved for Thursday and Friday off, so that means I'll be there! Woot!

    I may also be bringing my daughter along--not sure yet.
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    I'm very sorry to hear that, Hooch. I was hoping...

    I'm very sorry to hear that, Hooch. I was hoping to see you again. Well, there's always next year!
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    Awesome! It will be good to see you again!

    Awesome! It will be good to see you again!
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    Try some backyard hangs beforehand with the gear...

    Try some backyard hangs beforehand with the gear you do have, and you'll get a good idea whether it's possible. That's what I did before my first trip. Keep in mind, too, that, depending on where...
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    I think they turn on the snow after they turn on...

    I think they turn on the snow after they turn on the wind and turn off the streams for the season.
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    I don't believe it. Not for a minute. :D

    I don't believe it. Not for a minute. :D
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    Planning on it again this year--hopefully without...

    Planning on it again this year--hopefully without an oxygen tank standing next to my hammock! Also, hopefully without a lake forming underneath. And hopefully without a leaking tarp!

    Only issue...
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