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  1. LOL. I'm not sure what's funnier, the original...

    LOL. I'm not sure what's funnier, the original post or the fact you now use it as your profile pic.
  2. My brother and I will be coming down. I've...

    My brother and I will be coming down. I've updated the spreadsheet and and will pitch in towards whomever has space, since all the sites are booked.
  3. I won't be able to make it this weekend either. ...

    I won't be able to make it this weekend either. My brother and I were talking about heading out somewhere on the 26th. If ya reschedule and it happens to be that weekend, you can count us in.
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    Several of us from around the DFW area get...

    Several of us from around the DFW area get together quite often. We usually hit LBJ Grasslands or Texoma.
  5. I've confirmed, the ground dweller will be coming...

    I've confirmed, the ground dweller will be coming along. So it's me +2
    The weather looks to be awesome! I'm counting the days!
  6. Hah! Yeah, I hiked that once and it was a rough...

    Hah! Yeah, I hiked that once and it was a rough trek. I've often looked across the cove and thought the west side of the loop may make for some good hanging. I've been wanting to check it out but...
  7. OK cool! I know the exact gate you are talking...

    OK cool! I know the exact gate you are talking about.
    I'm game for setting up camp wherever and day hiking the trails. I'm not sure how much hiking the others will be up for but I'd certainly...
  8. Ok, I'm in. My brother will also be coming. In...

    Ok, I'm in. My brother will also be coming. In addition, we may have one more coming along that is a *cringe* ground dweller.
    It looks like an 80% chance of thunderstorms late Saturday night into...
  9. This sounds good to me. I can't commit fully...

    This sounds good to me. I can't commit fully just yet, but I should know in the next couple days.

    Where ya thinking of hitting the TH at Cedar Bayou? Last time I was up there the road going down...
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    As promised: 33.398244,-97.603099 There is a...

    As promised: 33.398244,-97.603099
    There is a gravel parking area no more than 100 yards from the pines and TH (yellow trail). This does not appear to be a pay area. There are well established...
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    Sorry to have missed you. Catch ya on the next...

    Sorry to have missed you. Catch ya on the next one perhaps.
    I was out there last weekend myself but further north. I hiked a bit of the area around Tadra Point and discovered another pine grove...
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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Thanks for the feedback!
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    Awesome pics! I love that trail and surrounding...

    Awesome pics! I love that trail and surrounding area. Thanks for sharing.

    What brand of down boots are those you were sporting?
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    Sure thing! It was good to meet you and Steve. ...

    Sure thing! It was good to meet you and Steve.

    We'll catch ya on the next one. This was my first time at this park and I was impressed. Generally speaking, I'm not a huge fan of state parks but...
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    TX/ Jan 25, 2014 - Ray Roberts State Park

    A small group of us met at Ray Roberts, Isle De Bois for the weekend. We couldn't have asked for better weather on Saturday with an overnight temp of 41.
    We had a couple first timers and I believe...
  16. Works for me. See you tomorrow at noon.

    Works for me. See you tomorrow at noon.
  17. lol. Yeah, I've had my moonshine quota for the...

    lol. Yeah, I've had my moonshine quota for the year... and then some! Phew! that stuff sneaks up on ya, watch out! ;)
  18. That's the truth! Just since my last post the...

    That's the truth! Just since my last post the forecast has dropped 6. The way its going, this may be an interesting weekend.
  19. Looks like great weather this weekend: Friday...

    Looks like great weather this weekend:

    Friday Night: Clear. Low 33F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
    Saturday: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 64F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph....
  20. Done. I also shot you the reservation...

    Done. I also shot you the reservation information, in case they need that.
  21. Sounds like a plan. I won't be there until...

    Sounds like a plan. I won't be there until Saturday so if you happen to score the larger site and think it will work for us just shoot me a message (I PM'd my # to ya).
    I don't have any concern...
  22. I guess I overlooked this part before I booked...

    I guess I overlooked this part before I booked another site. Do you think this site will accommodate everyone? Is so, I'll just cancel mine and pitch in on that site.
  23. I've reserved a site at Hawthorn. I should be...

    I've reserved a site at Hawthorn. I should be out there sometime shortly after noon on Saturday.
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    The NatGeo trail map shows the BRT from Steel...

    The NatGeo trail map shows the BRT from Steel Creek it right at 7.4 miles as well.
    It also shows the Old River Trail (ORT) following the river and comes in at 5.8 miles. I've never hiked that...
  25. Amen to that, Brother!

    Amen to that, Brother!
  26. Any of the parks and/or trail can become...

    Any of the parks and/or trail can become congested. However, the further you get away form those areas the less people, trash and noise you'll experience. As my brother and I call it, the attrition...
  27. Depending upon your definition of backpacking,...

    Depending upon your definition of backpacking, there are trails in Arkansas of varying length. The Ouachita Trail is about 220 miles from end to end. For shorter lengths, check out Buffalo River...
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    I've been looking forward to this hang. I'm in!

    I've been looking forward to this hang. I'm in!
  29. Thread: wtb: paracord

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    Check Home Depot. There stores up here in the...

    Check Home Depot. There stores up here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are carrying quite a selection -- somewhere around 20 spools of various colors.
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    Your schedule will place you in Thailand during...

    Your schedule will place you in Thailand during the hot season. If you aren't accustomed to tropical climates it can be quite brutal. The sun is relentless and a tarp would provide a quick solution...
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    Sticky: This rocks! Just earlier today I was...

    This rocks! Just earlier today I was contemplating how to plot out a desired sag on a DIY tarp. Perfect timing on your post! Thanks!
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    I was getting a token error message the other...

    I was getting a token error message the other other night. It seemed to occur when I tried to upload more than one photo at a time. I gave up and just linked to external hosted images.
  33. That sounds great! Thanks for doing the recon.

    That sounds great! Thanks for doing the recon.
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    Bear Alert! In Alaska, tourists are warned to...

    Bear Alert!

    In Alaska, tourists are warned to wear tiny bells on their clothing when hiking in bear country. The bells warn away MOST bears. Tourists are also cautioned to watch the ground on the...
  35. "Interesting"... That's for certain. I thought...

    "Interesting"... That's for certain. I thought for sure my truck was gonna burst into flames from the heat the brakes were putting off.


    Awesome area! My family and I have visited the Jasper...
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    I'm in. Thanks!

    I'm in. Thanks!
  37. From what I understand, most folks head up to...

    From what I understand, most folks head up to Arkansas for the hang at Kyles Landing. I've been looking under the Southeast trip planning forum in anticipation. If you've never been there, that...
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    This is very generous of you. I'm in. Wishing...

    This is very generous of you. I'm in. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!
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    An eye-opening short story which outlines the...

    An eye-opening short story which outlines the potential pitfalls of sub-freezing temperatures is Jack London's "To Build a Fire". There is a short film based upon the story which can be viewed via...
  40. Ray Roberts has a well developed, and maintained...

    Ray Roberts has a well developed, and maintained mountain bike trail system (DORBA). Any of you mountain bikers? I'm considering bringing mine and putting in a few miles.
  41. Either location sounds good to me!

    Either location sounds good to me!
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    Yeah, we were in the campground area. The trek...

    Yeah, we were in the campground area. The trek over to the pines was a slosh-fest and we pretty much had the place to ourselves -- a rarity for this area.
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    Photo's are uploaded and posted under trip...

    Photo's are uploaded and posted under trip reports.
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    Tx/LBJ Grasslands/Dec.14

    Just a few images from our overnight hang at LBJ. Low overnight of 24 degrees F.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Js2mie2opFE/Uq5ysLthsBI/AAAAAAAACJY/CBkML6CMkko/w1047-h785-no/IMG_0422.JPG
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    I'm getting a forum error about a security token....

    I'm getting a forum error about a security token. I'll try again tomorrow.
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    Great outing! Well, at least the parts I...

    Great outing! Well, at least the parts I remember... things got a bit fuzzy at one point.
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    My brother and I will be out around 1 or 2. See...

    My brother and I will be out around 1 or 2. See you guys this afternoon!
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    I can't speak for the iPhone, but I've not found...

    I can't speak for the iPhone, but I've not found a way to enter them on the mobile version of Google maps. However, you can enter coord's on the full web based version of google maps, save it to...
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    Looking forward to seeing you again, Gimpy. As...

    Looking forward to seeing you again, Gimpy.

    As an added bonus, you don't have to pay the $2 fee when parking there. We've had hit and miss experience finding a spot due to the number of people...
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    Looks like clear skies but in the upper 20's...

    Looks like clear skies but in the upper 20's overnight. Brrrr!
    That's pushing my IX quilt beyond its limits. I'm awaiting a new UQ which is supposed to be here Friday. May the parcel delivery...
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