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Vtpilot1
05-15-2013, 08:02
I just ordered a WBBB. Hopefully i'llhave it in a few weeks. Any other hangers out there in this neck of the woods? I'd love some tips and advice from experienced hangers.

Nighthauk
05-15-2013, 11:27
Well I can't go up there until after June but i see you already poked your head into the NEHHA hang thread. That is the closest one with a WIDE variety of different hammocks and setups with a lot of us having used or are using the WBBB. If you want to stay closer to home post up in the trip planning section asking for hiking partners and see who shows up.

Yukon
05-15-2013, 13:35
I'll be on the LT for three days this weekend, too bad you didn't have your set up yet. Send me a message when you plan to go out sometime and we will see if we can get together. Do you like to hike and camp, or just camp? I spend a lot of time in the Green Mountains :D

Vtpilot1
05-15-2013, 13:48
I'm all about hiking. Which part of the LT?

Yukon
05-15-2013, 13:57
I'm all about hiking. Which part of the LT?

I have a couple different sections in mind right now, I won't decide exactly which one until the morning I wake up to leave probably. It will be on the southern most half of the LT though, anywhere from Rt. 4 to the Massachusetts border. I see you are in Essex, you do any hiking on the northern sections of the LT?

Vtpilot1
05-15-2013, 14:54
I've hiked most of it down to middlebury over the years more than a few times. Sad to say I haven't made it down to the southern portion. I love hiking in the adirondacks though. Less people I've noticed. Ever hear of the northville placid trail? Unless I can get a solid week off work to finish it all up, I'm going to do it in two 3 day weekends as long as I can find someone to car drop with me. Having to hitchhike back to your car can take awhile out there.

Yukon
05-16-2013, 06:15
I've hiked most of it down to middlebury over the years more than a few times. Sad to say I haven't made it down to the southern portion. I love hiking in the adirondacks though. Less people I've noticed. Ever hear of the northville placid trail? Unless I can get a solid week off work to finish it all up, I'm going to do it in two 3 day weekends as long as I can find someone to car drop with me. Having to hitchhike back to your car can take awhile out there.

Yes I have heard of the Northville-Placid trail. I have a friend that want's to get together and hike it sometime, but I don't have a lot of interest in it really. It's pretty flat walking and I like to go over peaks when I'm out hiking. I have heard it's got some nice views, but it can be hard to navigate some times because there isn't a lot of maintenance on it. This is just information I was told a couple years ago...things could have changed by now.

I head up to the ADK's sometimes, trying to finish out my 46r status...though I'm a ways off of that lol. The ADK's are beautiful, but there is just too many people most of the time that I head up there. Half the time the parking lots are filled before 8:00am.

The LT is my favorite place to hike, hands down. I just really enjoy the Green Mountains and I love VT. :)

Vtpilot1
05-16-2013, 06:41
That's cool man, if you want we should hook up sometime and do a section or two of the LT. It must be so much easier finding a place to hang then finding a decent tent site. One of the reasons I'm trying out hammocking.

Yukon
05-16-2013, 07:35
That's cool man, if you want we should hook up sometime and do a section or two of the LT. It must be so much easier finding a place to hang then finding a decent tent site. One of the reasons I'm trying out hammocking.

Yeah for sure, we will plan something. And yes, hammocking on the LT is a lot easier (at least in my experience) than tenting. The fiancee' and I hiked for a couple years on the LT using a tent. It wasn't bad, but with a hammock you really open up your options :)

Bigfitz
06-06-2013, 15:18
Excuse my ignorance, but what does LT stand for? My bro has a camp in whitingham, VT and wondered if there were any nice hiking/ hanging trails nearby. Thanks for any info

brambor
06-06-2013, 15:30
Long Trail

Bigfitz
06-10-2013, 21:15
Thanks. Ill look it up.

Yukon
06-11-2013, 05:52
Long Trail! The best trail around :D

http://www.greenmountainclub.org/

Vtpilot1
06-11-2013, 08:14
The LT is pretty awesome.

Yukon
06-11-2013, 09:03
The LT is pretty awesome.

It really is, such a great route over the spine of the Green Mountains. I won't be back on it in June, but from July on I plan to be out there as much as I can. Thinking about an End-to-End next summer as well. :)

Pinata
06-11-2013, 18:51
LT = Long Trail

Tripod
06-19-2013, 22:10
Long Trail! The best trail around :D

http://www.greenmountainclub.org/
Yukon,

I am planning on doing a four day 3 night back pack with my 2 sons next week. Easy miles between camps has been the order for past hikes. Originally I was planning on using the Lye Brook trail, but understand that it was wiped out in the vicinity of the falls and isn't open yet. This is my new route:
Stratton Pond Trail to Stratton pond. 4 miles Wednesday
Long trail to Branch pond Trail\ 4.5 miles to William B Douglas shelter Thursday
Branch pond trail to Bourne Pond 3.5 miles to Bourne pond Friday
Lye brook trail to Stratton pond trail and out 7 Miles Saturday

Are all these trails open and do you think this will work.

Thanks

Yukon
06-20-2013, 06:58
Yukon,

I am planning on doing a four day 3 night back pack with my 2 sons next week. Easy miles between camps has been the order for past hikes. Originally I was planning on using the Lye Brook trail, but understand that it was wiped out in the vicinity of the falls and isn't open yet. This is my new route:
Stratton Pond Trail to Stratton pond. 4 miles Wednesday
Long trail to Branch pond Trail\ 4.5 miles to William B Douglas shelter Thursday
Branch pond trail to Bourne Pond 3.5 miles to Bourne pond Friday
Lye brook trail to Stratton pond trail and out 7 Miles Saturday

Are all these trails open and do you think this will work.

Thanks

Hey jpkeo, all those trails are still open and clear. The only one that can be tough is the trail from Bourne Pond to Stratton pond. The last time I was through there a lot of the trail was submerged in water (I believe from beaver activity) and there was a lot of blow downs. It wasn't overly hard to navigate, but a map or GPS would be handy to have just in case.

Where did you read that the Lye Brook trail was washed out by the falls? I'm wondering if what you read was in fact the landslide (from hurricane Irene) that happened about a 1/4 mile before Lye Brook Falls on the spur trail leading to the falls...which even with the landslide is still able to be hiked.

Tripod
06-20-2013, 08:38
Where did you read that the Lye Brook trail was washed out by the falls? I'm wondering if what you read was in fact the landslide (from hurricane Irene) that happened about a 1/4 mile before Lye Brook Falls on the spur trail leading to the falls...which even with the landslide is still able to be hiked.

I thought I read that on the Long Trail conditions page , but when i just went back and looked it is the section going from Bourne Pond to Stratton. We have a GPS and compass so we should be ok. Thanks for the update.

Yukon
06-20-2013, 08:56
I thought I read that on the Long Trail conditions page , but when i just went back and looked it is the section going from Bourne Pond to Stratton. We have a GPS and compass so we should be ok. Thanks for the update.

No problem, have a great hike!