Hello to all. I have been on here a couple of months. I have posted a few things but I don't think I have posted anything under "Introduce Yourself."
I am not new to camping but I am new to backpacking. It is going to take me a while to obtain my gear but I do not have the time to use it if I had it at this time. I will be retired in a couple of years and that is when I will begin in earnest.

I have changed my mind numerous time since I have been reading posts on this forum. I went from Clark to Hennessey and now I am thinking WBBB. I was going to attempt to make my own. I think I can probably make a hammock but I need a bug net and that is what is causing a road block. I am not sure I have the skill to make a hammock with a bug net. Here in Louisiana you pretty much need a bug net year round.

Anyway, I enjoy this forum and the people on it. Everyone is so helpful and willing to take time to help the newbies. I can say this . . . I will have to make a Gorge trip as soon as possible. Sounds like the hanger's Mecca. I guess the closest I have come to the Gorge is when I was motoring on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Did I come close to the Gorge?

Looking forward to meeting you guys and gals sometime. Take care.