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2Questions
05-27-2013, 07:28
Donna here...

Reservations have been made at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA for all 6 sites in the Organized Group Camping Area. The dates are April 25th-27th 2014.

The Furnace Stack Pavilion as been reserved for the entire day Saturday April 26th.

I have contacted CM Pig Out for the pig roast. They did a great job this year!

A reminder for those interested...there is a Family Campground just up the road. There is a bath house with showers, and some sites have electricity. Pets are allowed on designated sites, but are not allowed in the Group Camping Area. They are allowed at the Pavilion. Service dogs are allowed anywhere in the park.

Looking forward to another great hang!!

perrito
05-27-2013, 13:41
It's on my calendar! I can't wait! http://serve.mysmiley.net/jumping/jumping0045.gif
I'm thinking to hike in from Pen-Mar. Gotta start a thread....

jwright
05-27-2013, 14:20
Thanks for getting the dates set. Can't wait.

Jason

SkyPainter
06-07-2013, 09:46
Just put the 2014 MAHHA on the calendar! Now that I am retired, I should be able to make this one!

I had to bail on the NEHHA this weekend to go and make some doctors richer, but hopefully will still be around for the MAHHA next year!

~ SkyPainter

doogie
06-07-2013, 10:07
On my calendar....thanks for making the arrangements again.

I'm thinking southbound into Pine Grove Furnace this time.

Peter_pan
06-08-2013, 16:32
Great start... Thanks for making the arrangements.

Pan

Cranky Bear
06-08-2013, 16:42
Wow, what a start, although probably a good thing.

As always a big thanks to 2QZQ for heading this up.

lazy river road
06-08-2013, 17:56
Awesome thanks so much for reserving the sites, Hopefully by next spring I will be hanging again.

nothermark
06-08-2013, 19:24
Marking Calendar now!!!

jerzybears
06-16-2013, 12:06
We are sooooooooo THERE!!!

gratefuldanny
06-23-2013, 20:58
I hope I can make it this year!

XTrekker
06-26-2013, 19:51
I'm in for sure..By chance, is there a Fall MAHHA? Heard someone mention it before, but wasnt sure if it was true.

2Questions
06-26-2013, 19:56
By chance, is there a Fall MAHHA?

Yes...It is usually the 3rd weekend of October. Happy Camper and others are working on a location. Stay tuned!:)
Donna

Yojimbo
06-26-2013, 21:39
We just had our Troop planning meeting the other night and now I have a predicament. The boys tentatively scheduled a Hammock Campout the same weekend as the Spring MAHHA. First I'm flattered that they wanna hammock camp. I wasn't even paying attention when they did this. But I love coming to the Spring MAHHA this year. I was wondering if it would be appropriate to bring the boys to the MAHHA? It would probably be around 12-18 boys and some may still be ground dwellers.

2Questions
06-28-2013, 14:36
I was wondering if it would be appropriate to bring the boys to the MAHHA? It would probably be around 12-18 boys and some may still be ground dwellers.


Donna here...Although the scouts would be very welcome by our group...both hangers...& want-a-be hangers:)....after discussing this with some of the MAHHA planners...we have determined that this wouldn't be a wise idea for several reasons.

-The MAHHA's are a Hammock forums function. If we included one scout troop, then more would come. In past years, there have been several scout leaders that couldn't attend the MAHHA because of a scout camping conflict.

-The number of attendees to the spring MAHHA has increased substantially each year it has been at Pine Grove. There is a number limit the park has for the group sites. We are up there in numbers, but have room to grow. If scout troops started attending, those numbers would sky rocket quickly and push us over the limit.

-The fall MAHHA has had to find another location because of growth of attendees. We have a great place for the Spring MAHHA with all the trees, the pavilion and bathroom close by, and a family campground just up the road. We don't want to jeopardize the continued use of these facilities by out-growing our welcome.

-With Pine Grove, the sites are reserved for the "Hammock Forums MAHHA".

-Parking is a big issue for us. We have limited parking available for our group. We have all the sites reserved for 2014, so we don't need to save any parking places for anyone outside our group. Point of fact...the last three years, one or more sites have been reserved by the boy scouts, and with their vehicles, and the amount of people in the area...the parking and use conditions were overcrowded. Reserving the entire group area eliminates the over-use, especially the parking, when scouts are also in this area.

I hope you understand the reasons behind this decision.

Additional note...Tim's suggestion...Caledonia State Park has a group camping area. If you choose to have the scout camp-out down there...maybe you, as a HF member, can get away Saturday afternoon for the dinner and raffle...would be great to see you again!:)

doogie
06-28-2013, 14:54
I was wondering if it would be appropriate to bring the boys to the MAHHA? It would probably be around 12-18 boys and some may still be ground dwellers.
A possible alternative would be to camp down the road at Caledonia State Park. Our troop normally camps there when we go on our Gettysburg hikes. Then you could stop by for a visit since it's less than 20 miles away.

2Questions
06-28-2013, 14:57
A possible alternative would be to camp down the road at Caledonia State Park. Our troop normally camps there when we go on our Gettysburg hikes. Then you could stop by for a visit since it's less than 20 miles away.

:)Great minds think alike!! I was editing my post with Tim's suggestion just as your were suggesting the same thing! Donna

Yojimbo
06-28-2013, 15:24
I understand your points completely. I like the suggestion of Caledonia State Park. Also looks like Camp Tuckahoe is nearby as well. We've camped there before. I think we can make this work. :)

Now to figure out Fall MAHHA, same weekend as district camporee.

WalksInDark
06-28-2013, 19:56
2Q & ZQ, thanks for setting this up again.

I look forward to another wonderful MAHHA adventure weekend!

TDHanger
07-02-2013, 18:04
Sounds good

buckethead
07-06-2013, 20:45
2Q & ZQ
Count me in, my wife and I had a great time at our first Hammock Forums Hang this past spring. I live not far from Pine Grove state park, and am up there fairly often, so if there is anything I can do to help support the effort, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'll be happy to help.

Take care stay safe

buckethead

BigBearCamper
07-07-2013, 06:19
Hey, somewhat new to the forums and just discovered you and saw your post about your 2014 spring trip. I'd like to join you for that one as I am discovering the joys of hammock camping. How do I go about joining you for the trip? Always looking to meet new hammock campers. And always looking for a reason to get out and hang.
Oh, btw, what is MAHHA?
Thanks,
Big Bear Camper

doogie
07-07-2013, 06:36
Hey, somewhat new to the forums and just discovered you and saw your post about your 2014 spring trip. I'd like to join you for that one as I am discovering the joys of hammock camping. How do I go about joining you for the trip? Always looking to meet new hammock campers. And always looking for a reason to get out and hang.
Oh, btw, what is MAHHA?
Thanks,
Big Bear Camper

Welcome to the forums everyone is welcome to join the Mid Atlantic Hammock Hangers Association group hangs. For the spring 2014 hang keep an eye on this section of the forums for when a sign up sheet is posted (it will be an active thread). My first MAHHA was last spring and it was awesome. I hiked in the AT to the hang and met so many great people (and I think I met way less than half of the attendees).

Hope to see you next spring,
Doogie

jerzybears
07-07-2013, 12:31
MAHHA is like a jamboree for hammocks! Great pot luck and raffle for vendor prizes on gear. Meet lifelong friendships and spend the weekend in that beloved hammock of yours! WINNING!!!

rockroot=:-(
07-07-2013, 21:59
This will be my first spring as a Hammock Forum member. I am stoked!
Count me in.
Rock On!!!

TDHanger
07-08-2013, 02:33
This will also be my first spring group hang. Also planning on the fall hang this comming Oct. Cant wait

Porkroll
07-10-2013, 21:06
Count my daughter and I in again, we had a great time this spring.

Tinmar
07-15-2013, 12:07
Last year was perfect. I'm in.

XTrekker
07-17-2013, 23:03
well I claimed seat save on the trees that I was using last time before I left. So count me in for sure. :p:D

Tinmar
08-22-2013, 21:19
Is there a date and sign up sheet yet?

2Questions
08-22-2013, 21:26
Is there a date and sign up sheet yet?

Donna here...The date is April 25th-27th 2014. There isn't a sign up sheet yet. One will be posted with the official planning thread early 2014.

I-Hang
10-18-2013, 17:56
I am new here to the forum. This sounds like a great weekend. I will mark my calendar as well to attend. I hiked through this area this past spring and would like to visit the area again. This sounds like the perfect excuse to visit the park.

RovinIIA
10-23-2013, 14:50
Had such a great time last year. Have to make sure to keep those dates open.

Padovini
10-25-2013, 08:41
It's on my calendar! I can't wait! http://serve.mysmiley.net/jumping/jumping0045.gif
I'm thinking to hike in from Pen-Mar. Gotta start a thread....

My inlaws house is only 1 mile from Pen-Mar park. If your looking for company, I may ask to join you for the hike in.

Brian P.

2Questions
10-26-2013, 12:23
Donna here...I did some checking today...and it looks like we will be bringing Lancaster County Amish made Whoopie pies to this hang...one for everyone! :) Yum! Yum! These things are delicious!

jtdad13
10-26-2013, 12:58
My inlaws house is only 1 mile from Pen-Mar park. If your looking for company, I may ask to join you for the hike in.

Brian P.

Definitely would be interested in doing this!

Tinmar
10-26-2013, 13:41
Donna here...I did some checking today...and it looks like we will be bringing Lancaster County Amish made Whoopie pies to this hang...one for everyone! :) Yum! Yum! These things are delicious!

It has been years sine I had a Whoopie pie!,,

JayS
10-26-2013, 13:55
Dutch?... Dutch?... Didja hear that? Whoopie pies! Guess you'll be there, huh?

The dates are on my calendar! Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Jay

jwright
10-26-2013, 22:30
Wow, this just keeps getting better and better--- a big thanks to all those involved.

jason

BFGMofo
10-28-2013, 08:52
Just found this thread. I unfortunately missed the fall MAHHA but I will definitely be at the spring hang. Thanks for securing the grounds Donna!:D

RovinIIA
10-28-2013, 16:11
Big thanks again to all those who do the planning. I think I might have convinced my wife to attend with me this year, possibly the little one as well. Can't wait for it all to get going now.

Angle Dangle
11-04-2013, 21:21
Looking forward to this. Enjoyed the Fall one, this time I will be hammock camping instead of the tent.

Zilla
11-04-2013, 21:28
I am allready ready!..:thumbup::thumbup1::thumbup:

tat2ITgeek
11-05-2013, 22:08
My very first hang ever was up at Dingmans/Stokes last month. Count me in!! I has such a blast meeting so many fantastic people. I am slowly starting to improve my gear and knowledge of this fantastic lifestyle!!

Angle Dangle
11-06-2013, 17:47
I just got a tarp and have an under quilt on the way. I'll be ready!

jerzybears
11-06-2013, 19:47
Looking for ideas for the potluck...

2Questions
11-06-2013, 19:56
Looking for ideas for the potluck...

Donna here...I will have a list on the sign up page...will start it next year. Suggestions very welcome!

Reminder...we are having the pig roast again...with everyone bringing side dishes and goodies to go along with it! As I noted in an earlier post...Tim and I will be bringing Lancaster County Amish made Whoopie Pies...enough for everyone to have one!

Yojimbo
11-06-2013, 20:20
My car still smells like brown sugar after my baked beans took a spill in my car at the Fall MAHHA. I need something else to bring.

Zilla
11-06-2013, 22:25
My car still smells like brown sugar after my baked beans took a spill in my car at the Fall MAHHA. I need something else to bring.



Well, you did short us on the beans and i was kinda looking foward to them, techniclly you still owe us some beans !:boggle:..LOL

SkyPainter
11-07-2013, 13:58
Looking for ideas for the potluck...

===> I may bring Moroccan Goat Pie.

~ Sky

Two Tents
11-07-2013, 14:01
My car still smells like brown sugar after my baked beans took a spill in my car at the Fall MAHHA.

That would make a good air freshener scent. Brown sugar!

Padovini
11-07-2013, 15:28
That would make a good air freshener scent. Brown sugar!

And Bacon :laugh:

Brian P.

perrito
11-07-2013, 18:27
===> I may bring Moroccan Goat Pie.

~ Sky

Is that anything like a Montana Cow Pie?

perrito
11-07-2013, 18:30
And Bacon :laugh:

Brian P.

Check out Yankee Candle
http://m.yankeecandle.com/mt/www.yankeecandle.com/detail/mmm,-bacon!/1264203

atrane21
12-07-2013, 23:02
Hope im back in the area at this time. Id love to come out and hang and meet new people!

Apis
12-15-2013, 17:34
I'll miss this one, reluctantly. That the weekend of Crush the Commonwealth, a wildcat bicycle race across PA from Philly to Pgh.

mattyoc20
12-16-2013, 20:43
so many hangs to hit so little time

ojdash
12-17-2013, 21:18
My wife and I will be there, our first group hang! can't wait

Yojimbo
12-17-2013, 21:35
As much as it pains me, I will have to miss this Spring's MAHHA. I have a Scouting event scheduled for that very same weekend. And it seems the Scouts are requesting(demanding) my attendance and expertise. They have decided they want to have a Hammock Campout. At least I will be in a hammock that weekend. Between now and then I need to work with boys making their own hammocks, whoopies, straps and tarps. This should be quite fun. :)

I will miss y'all though.

Tinmar
12-17-2013, 21:37
My wife and I will be there, our first group hang! can't wait


Last year' saws my first. It was great! Lots of good people and food. Plenty of folks sharing a common interest.

Lamboy
12-24-2013, 12:31
hmmm that is my birthday weekend. I think the little lady will have very little leverage to stop me from this.

Zilla
12-24-2013, 14:28
Smart play! :boggle:

Lamboy
01-08-2014, 06:16
Since I have never been before. Is there some sort of itinerary with costs and what not or perhaps a link to a thread that discusses all of that. I am trying to convince some friends to come along also.

TDHanger
01-08-2014, 06:18
Can't wait just ordered a Dangerbird. So I will have a new hammock for the hang this time.

Angle Dangle
01-08-2014, 06:19
Nice! Can't wait to see it.

2Questions
01-08-2014, 06:29
Since I have never been before. Is there some sort of itinerary with costs and what not or perhaps a link to a thread that discusses all of that. I am trying to convince some friends to come along also.

Donna here...We will be starting an Official planning thread within the next month or two. Here is the link to the thread for last year's spring MAHHA https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=67695&highlight=2013+spring+mahha . You can look over this thread and have most, if not all, your questions answered.

Lamboy
01-08-2014, 06:55
Donna here...We will be starting an Official planning thread within the next month or two. Here is the link to the thread for last year's spring MAHHA https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=67695&highlight=2013+spring+mahha . You can look over this thread and have most, if not all, your questions answered.

Thank you Donna this is exactly what I needed. I tried finding it myself before but my search skills failed me :(

scroungetech
01-09-2014, 19:29
I'm looking forward to this being my first group hang. I may bicycle in from about 60 miles away, and am looking for suggestions for a lightweight potluck item that fits in bike panniers. Thanks for organizing this!
~scroungetech

[o]TTeR
01-14-2014, 18:18
Now that we've got the holidays out of the way, its the time of year when I start thinking about Name Tag backgrounds. The 2012 background was a Candle Lantern in the dark, 2013 was the Pine Grove Furnace behind a CF Tarp, for 2014 I had a Rustic Camp Fire image in mind. How does this grab you?

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/11950345403_bd3c8ac8b6_z.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/11950056245_4f4137190f_z.jpg

Zilla
01-14-2014, 18:24
TTeR;1176277']Now that we've got the holidays out of the way, its the time of year when I start thinking about Name Tag backgrounds. The 2012 background was a Candle Lantern in the dark, 2013 was the Pine Grove Furnace behind a CF Tarp, for 2014 I had a Rustic Camp Fire image in mind. How does this grab you?

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/11950345403_bd3c8ac8b6_z.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/11950056245_4f4137190f_z.jpg

I like it, awesome, would make a nice flag as well

Zilla
01-14-2014, 18:28
I am making a diy bridge hammock and hope to break it in at this hang, it is almost done just trying to figure out the end caps, my ocd keeps getting in the way..:boggle:

hk2001
01-14-2014, 19:02
Ive begun planning to make this hang, looing forward to spreading south, and meeting some more people :)

2Questions
01-14-2014, 20:29
TTeR;1176277']Now that we've got the holidays out of the way, its the time of year when I start thinking about Name Tag backgrounds. The 2012 background was a Candle Lantern in the dark, 2013 was the Pine Grove Furnace behind a CF Tarp, for 2014 I had a Rustic Camp Fire image in mind. How does this grab you?

Donna here...

[o]TTeR...It grabs us great!! It just gets better every year!!:)

doogie
01-14-2014, 20:33
Or you could use flaming bananas as a background. :rolleyes:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8398/8693974560_2c5694eb7d_c.jpg

jwright
01-14-2014, 20:45
What luck! just happened to be looking at this thread and realized work requests for April are due tomorrow--close call.

Can't wait for another great hang. Somehow they seem to get better each year (at least for my measly 2 years :))

jason

Tinmar
01-14-2014, 21:35
TTeR;1176277']Now that we've got the holidays out of the way, its the time of year when I start thinking about Name Tag backgrounds. The 2012 background was a Candle Lantern in the dark, 2013 was the Pine Grove Furnace behind a CF Tarp, for 2014 I had a Rustic Camp Fire image in mind. How does this grab


Love it. I might even wear it to work.

atrane21
01-15-2014, 14:02
I just went to my first hang this past weekend (NEHHA Winter Hang). What a great time! People were awesome and generous to share knowledge. Food was amazing and TONS of it!
I'm really hoping i can make this hang to meet even more people. My brother and my dad picked up hammocks as well so i'm going to try and get them out for this event too.

Zilla
01-15-2014, 15:32
Do we have a spreadsheet for this one yet?

2Questions
01-15-2014, 15:36
Do we have a spreadsheet for this one yet?

Not yet...we are working on it. We will start an official planning thread along with a sign up spread sheet sometime into February.
Donna

Zilla
01-15-2014, 15:41
Not yet...we are working on it. We will start an official planning thread along with a sign up spread sheet sometime into February.
Donna

Thank you Donna:)

HappyCamper
01-15-2014, 15:49
Yes, thank you Donna for everything you and Tim do to make this happen! Looking forward to it again. :)

[o]TTeR
01-16-2014, 07:57
Donna here...

[o]TTeR...It grabs us great!! It just gets better every year!!:)

Thanks Donna, I've had the camp fire theme in mind since the drive home from Pine Grove last year :shades:


Or you could use flaming bananas as a background. :rolleyes:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8398/8693974560_2c5694eb7d_c.jpg

Haha, I remember that explosion of banana flavour :lol:

Joey
01-16-2014, 16:45
I'll be there! Running at race starting at PGF early Sunday morning. Hang with ya'll Fri/Sat, then get up early and hang with my trial runnin' friends. Going to be an awesome weekend!

jerzybears
01-19-2014, 12:00
We cant wait~~~

Downhill Trucker
01-19-2014, 13:39
I'm in for sure!

Otter, the tags look awesome as always!

Zilla
01-19-2014, 13:47
I will do anything and everything to make it to this one,, We were very disapointed that we had to pull out of the last one, we had planned for months and bought alot of extra winter gear and were 100 percent ready when my wife had an unexpected health issue.
She is on the mend now and we are planning on being there rain or shine!
Really looking foward to meeting some new people as well as seeing some old friends.. Plus this is the perfect chance for me to really get to test out my new bridge hammock and tarp set up. cant wait!

Vincebus
01-20-2014, 07:04
Got the calendar marked, just hope I can get my stuff together enough to make it this time around.

TRAVELER
01-22-2014, 13:25
Always a great time there... looking forward to spring!!! and thanks again.

sweetbabyd
01-29-2014, 08:14
thank you so much Donna! on my calendar, always looking forward to the positivity of such good friends! i am interested in any pre or post hikes! see everybody then! yay! :D

Dylan
01-31-2014, 20:07
It's on the calendar! Since we missed last year, We have to make this one! We'll bring the twins (age 7 now) again, and with both of them sleeping in hammocks, my wife might finally 86 the tent and get with the program. :)

While my wife and boys eat pig, I'm pescatarian; I wonder if any other non-pork-eaters would be interested in organizing a clam bake or lobster boil???

Zilla
02-06-2014, 10:23
Spreadsheet coming soon ??
Is anyone thinking about doing an overnighter or 2 nighter to check out the place early?

2Questions
02-06-2014, 10:33
Spreadsheet coming soon ??

Donna here...Yes...I am almost finished with everything...will post within a day or so.

Zilla
02-06-2014, 10:34
Thanks again Donna, The wait is killing me, ,I have a new tarp systym and a diy bridge that i am dying to try out.:boggle:

2Questions
02-06-2014, 14:14
OK....it will be tomorrow night before I can start a planning thread. Tim had a last minute chance for an short backpacking/sleep-out hang for tonight...he will be available tomorrow evening to help me. We will start the threat then. In the mean time...I will finish getting the body of the thread and the google spread sheet ready. Donna

Wingnutt
02-06-2014, 20:27
Wingnutt here. First post. Newbie. Would definitely like to do the 1 or 2 overnight prelude hike in to the festivities.
Never overnighted outdoors in a hammock. Still pulling gear together. Been sleeping in the hammock indoors on a homemade hammock stand.
Shopping for a under quilt. Goose down, 850 fill 3/4 length.
Do I need to wait for the spread sheet to come out in order to sign up?
Is there deposit or monies require to register?
This green horn needs some help......alot of help.
Please advise.

Wingnutt

2Questions
02-06-2014, 20:35
Donna here...I will be starting a planning thread tomorrow sometime. There will be a spreadsheet for signup...both for attendance and bringing items for the breakfast and/or supper.

There will be a raffle where we request at least 1 ticket be purchased per attender. The monies collected will cover the cost for the Group Camping area, pavilion and the pig roast. Peter_pan will post, on the planning thread, specifics about the raffle.

doogie
02-06-2014, 20:36
Wingnutt here. First post. Newbie. Would definitely like to do the 1 or 2 overnight prelude hike in to the festivities.
Never overnighted outdoors in a hammock. Still pulling gear together. Been sleeping in the hammock indoors on a homemade hammock stand.
Shopping for a under quilt. Goose down, 850 fill 3/4 length.
Do I need to wait for the spread sheet to come out in order to sign up?
Is there deposit or monies require to register?
This green horn needs some help......alot of help.
Please advise.

Wingnutt

Hope to see you out there. I'll see what I can answer since Donna is out. You will need to wait for the spreadsheet so your name tag can be made. The hang is sponsored entirely by the selling of raffle tickets. Lots of raffle item are donated by our wonderful cottage vendors and regular members. Last year we were able to pay for the camp sites and the pig for dinner, donate to Hammock Forums, and donate to Pine Grove Furnace state park. The spread sheet is also used for signing up for food or other items for the Saturday dinner. There is at least one thread started about hike in plans.

Edit: Donna beat me to it.

2Questions
02-06-2014, 20:44
I'll see what I can answer since Donna is out

Me...out side overnight in this cold...not on your life!!:) Tim's the crazy one in this family!;)

2Questions
02-07-2014, 19:09
Donna here....the Official Planning Thread has been started...find it here. (https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=87858)