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olddog
07-05-2013, 13:19
Looking to meet up with some of the NE Hammock Forum Family. How about an informal hang on the back of my friends 25 acres. Plans are to just hangout, burn some firewood and compare info. The hike in is only 1/4 mi and easy so if a folding chair or other gear is desired it wouldn't be a problem. The top of Mt. Waldo has been closed by the owner so can't hike up there but the Granite Quarry is still open during daylight hours. Ft. Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory are less than 10 miles away for a day trip for anyone interested.

SkyPainter
07-11-2013, 20:15
===> I may have the time to make a hang there...hafta see how things go here first. Sounds like a nice peaceful time! Thanks for the offer!

~ SkyPainter

olddog
07-11-2013, 21:14
Hello SkyPainter, I was thinking today about questioning others up here if something in the first or second weekend of August might be more acceptable to others in the area since there had been no response. From local input this has been a crazy spring/summer in Maine and it may have put some off from making plans to hang. Last night was my wettest hang in a month and it was from the fog condensing on my bugnet. Oh yeah, you would need a bugnet! Let me know if things work out.

SkyPainter
07-12-2013, 08:39
===> Hi! Living here, I have learned that I always need a bug net! LOL! So all of my hammocks have them Beginning of August or so would work even a little better for me, I think. Would take one of my WBBBs. My new RidgeRunner would probably not be ready yet.

Either way, sounds like fun, and we could maybe get a little Bushcraft practice in, too! Anyplace nearby to fish?

~ SkyPainter

olddog
07-12-2013, 09:54
No problem changing weekends, you call it, either the 2-4 or 9-11 of Aug. I'm sleeping outside every night and just have to relocate 1/4 mi down the trail. Haven't figured out how to hang my hammock inside the RV and keep my wife happy. As far as fishing I haven't done any yet but the Marsh River is visible from the front of the property and people do fish out there.

SkyPainter
07-14-2013, 09:31
===> Great! As we get closer, I will let you know if I can get there! Sounds like it would be a fun time! I need to juggle medical appts around as well as some family obligations, but anything can be done with some planning and fortitude.

Thanks again for the offer! Hopefully others can drop by as well!

~ SkyPainter

RKP
07-14-2013, 10:14
If you decide to do it in August, let me know. I am a hop skip and a jump from Frankfort.

olddog
07-14-2013, 14:14
Sounds like a plan coming together! Was kinda leaving the actual weekend up to SkyPainter as to the first or second weekend. Hope that you will be able to make it RKP and that some others would like to join in on a relaxed easy hang. Night before last had to get up and grab some more covers, days can be warm but the nights are great.

mainewoods
07-14-2013, 20:43
Old dog very to hanging and would love to meet up and learn the right way to set a hammock up. I am in old town . Please let me know a time. Would love to meet . Again very new to it. I have the basic stuff hammock,tarp (10x10) bug net , it would be a strap type. Like to do a whoopie down the road . Sounds like a great outing!!! Oh Iam a member supporter of BCUSA could do a flint steel demo for fire. Thanks

Mike (MW)

olddog
07-14-2013, 21:06
Hello Mainewoods, Recognize you from BCUSA. More than happy to have you along. Just need to nail down which weekend in August. I'll be getting with SkyPainter and set a solid date.

RKP
07-15-2013, 18:04
I just hope it is not like today, 95* and humid. Yuck. Let's hope for a nice cool weekend. I thought this was Maine but sure feels like Florida.

SkyPainter
07-15-2013, 20:10
===> Hey Mike! Another BCUSA guy! I need to see when some medical tests for me will be scheduled in Aug and Sept, which is why I can't pick the W/E just yet . Will know pretty soon, be great to finally meet!

Some shelter-craft. A little fire craft, and maybe a "Leaf Ceremony" for our little Kylie Bug Angel. Sounds like a great time!

Best,

Sky

mainewoods
07-15-2013, 20:25
Sounds good just keep me up dated . Be Great to learn the right way if set up a hammock and trap, I am a ground sleeper lol. Thanks Guys would be a honor to You.

olddog
07-15-2013, 21:18
Yeah the Weather Channel said 92 today and feels like 93. The only saving grace was the 38 % humidity. In the shade with a bit of breeze was almost comfortable. Looking forward to this hang.

SkyPainter
07-16-2013, 10:46
==>. Looks like this is shaping up for August 2-4 at the moment. I do have an appt in Boston at 1:30 on the 9th at the Joslin Diabetes Eye Clinic, but would need to wait a few hours before attempting the drive up to Maine. Finding the place and setting up in the dark while still half blind might be a challenge. Right now (if I can shuffle a couple of appts at Dana Farber) the first weekend looks to be doable!

~ SkyPainter - it's not easy being me

mudsocks
07-16-2013, 14:11
Is this still an open hang and is the date in the first week of August set?

SkyPainter
07-16-2013, 15:49
Is this still an open hang and is the date in the first week of August set?

===> Yup, should be an open hang (old dog?). First weekend in Aug looks like it at this moment.

~ Sky

olddog
07-16-2013, 21:46
Is there any hang other than an open? Come one come all. Going with the first weekend in Aug. More or less just a laid back weekend in the woods, telling stories, exchanging ideas, some show and tell. Sounds like some bushcrafters among the group so far. Could possibly come up with a pot of my semi renown cheezy bacon grits for the breakfasts. Saw polenta in Reny's today so I know somebody up this way eats grits even if by another name.

Grey Eagle
07-16-2013, 22:48
I can make the first weekend of August but not the second. I live about an hour away in Lincoln County.

mainewoods
07-17-2013, 17:41
No go for the first week of Aug. I have Sunday and Mondays off I work over night . To early for me to take a day off. Sorry maybe some other time:(

olddog
07-17-2013, 21:07
Sounds good Gray Eagle. mainewoods sorry to hear that there is a conflict but if you have Sunday and Monday and still want to hang come on out. I've been sleeping outside for a month now and I would just as soon stay at the hang site as soon as go back to the camp

mainewoods
07-23-2013, 01:33
Could you pm info. Where ?? I may try to stop over and see if you guys could give me a class on how to set my hammock up right. Thanks.
Mike

olddog
07-23-2013, 22:11
Sorry I haven't kept up with this. Daughter and friend flew in to escort granddaughters back to Florida and have been doing the tourist thing. Manage a few minutes in the evening on the forum. Directions and other info should be forthcoming on Thursday Evening or Friday. mainewoods will try to get a PM off tomorrow evening, being run off to my hammock now.

olddog
07-25-2013, 21:30
Got the family off and back to Florida. Time to get out in the woods. For those who have expressed interest the address is 93 Old Belfast Rd. Frankfort, Me. From the south go north on US 1A to 2.7 mi north of Prospect, Me. Turn left on Mt. Waldo Rd to stop and turn right to top of hill. From the north on US 1A go south thru Frankfort and take the first right under the RXR trestle to the top of the hill. Looking forward to meeting folks from the Northeast. Any questions please PM.

olddog
07-28-2013, 10:42
Just some additional info. With the unpredictable weather this summer there will be a tarp hung to provide a place to sit out of the rain. There will be a cooler for those bringing beverages that are better chilled.

RKP
07-28-2013, 10:48
Good to know. Not sure if I will make it Friday after work or Sat. am. So much rain lately, hope you are staying dry.

attroll
07-30-2013, 23:21
I hope you don't mind me dropping in for a visit, if I can get away. I am not sure if I can spend the night as I have a meeting Sunday morning I have to attend. Could you pm me the location/direction info too, if you'll have me.

RKP
07-31-2013, 06:55
The more the merrier !

olddog
07-31-2013, 10:58
The location is 93 Old Belfast Rd. Frankfort, Me. Directions are in post #24 to the property. Once here just park facing the tree line on the south of the driveway and head west down the ATV trail for 1/4 mi. After reaching the top of the hill beyond the bridge just start calling the camp. It's a couple of hundred feet off the ATV trail to the south above the creek. All are welcome, whether over nights or just for a few hours. Tarp will be hung in case of a freak rare rain shower. attroll, it would be a pleasure to meet you, come on out.

SkyPainter
07-31-2013, 13:39
===>. I may be on Granddad Duty this weekend, but will try to make some time to get there. Fingers crossed!

~ SkyPainter

olddog
07-31-2013, 21:30
Hope you can make it SkyPainter. Just sent my Granddaughters back home last week after they spent a month+ with us on the trip up and exploring Maine. Bring the grandkids if necessary.

attroll
08-01-2013, 00:41
The location is 93 Old Belfast Rd. Frankfort, Me. Directions are in post #24 to the property. Once here just park facing the tree line on the south of the driveway and head west down the ATV trail for 1/4 mi. After reaching the top of the hill beyond the bridge just start calling the camp. It's a couple of hundred feet off the ATV trail to the south above the creek. All are welcome, whether over nights or just for a few hours. Tarp will be hung in case of a freak rare rain shower. attroll, it would be a pleasure to meet you, come on out.
Well there be some type of sign posted at the parking area?

olddog
08-01-2013, 08:57
I'll see about some signage. Hopefully we'll be doing this a couple of times a summer as long as I can keep making the trip.

SkyPainter
08-01-2013, 09:47
===> well, looks like I have to pass on this one - family obligations. Thank you olddog for the generous offer! Maybe we can hang again at some point! I hope everyone has a great time!

~ SkyPainter

olddog
08-02-2013, 12:15
For those coming out this weekend there is a sign out by the road. Please park to the left of the driveway in the grass facing the trees. Proceed west down the ATV trail approx. 1/4 mi. After the bridge climb to top of hill and the trail will be marked from that point back into the woods. The tarp is hung just in case. Don't forget your folding chair.

mudsocks
08-02-2013, 12:34
Hope to seem some folks on Saturday.

olddog
08-02-2013, 15:04
Looking forward to meeting everyone. Heading out shortly to hang the hammock for what may be my first solo hang. Sun is shining for a little bit need to take advantage of the opportunity.

RKP
08-02-2013, 18:59
I will be there tomorrow.