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    I can't answer your question about the D ring. ...

    I can't answer your question about the D ring.

    Regarding the being concerned about friction between the tarp and ridge line. I would not worry about it.

    Cuben is a lot tougher that it looks. ...
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    I have to admit it would be nice to hang out and...

    I have to admit it would be nice to hang out and relax for a change. But for this weekend....it's not gonna happen. I'm already committed to a Mountaineers outing to volunteer some much needed...
  3. Thread: Newbie Question

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    My snoring scares just about any critter away. ...

    My snoring scares just about any critter away.


    I rarely have issues with my food hang. Critters keep going after my boots in the middle of the night. I'm seriously afraid of waking up one...
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    Time to stop procrastinating. Should have shot...

    Time to stop procrastinating.

    Should have shot more pic's. Should have wondered around the area some more....but i was quite content lounging.:lol: Ah yes nice to have a fire...er several of...
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    Sounds like you've discovered the proper use of a...

    Sounds like you've discovered the proper use of a vapor barrier.
  6. Does this help ...

    Does this help

    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=q4v&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Umtanum%20Creek&biw=1366&bih=624&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl
  7. I'm WILL be there regardless of who shows up. ...

    I'm WILL be there regardless of who shows up. The cabin fever is getting old. I might camp out somewhere this weekend.
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    Hey mugs...if Boomer does not make it, there will...

    Hey mugs...if Boomer does not make it, there will still be a Ridge Runner for there since i will be bringing mine. It's just not camo.
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    I'm curious. There seems to be much concern of...

    I'm curious. There seems to be much concern of spreader bars damaging tarps. Has any actully sustained such damage? Pics?
  10. Thread: Google Trekker

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    There's been some trails available for viewing on...

    There's been some trails available for viewing on this site http://naturevalleytrailview.com/ for a while now. While some my be of the opinion that a flash mob of hikers my result from viewing these...
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    Yes i understand the appeal of whoopies. ...

    Yes i understand the appeal of whoopies. However, when you hang where the 3 foot long straps only reach 1/8th the diameter of the tree ultimately the whooopie will be cutting into the tree.

    So...
  12. I'll be heading over on Friday. Anyone...

    I'll be heading over on Friday.

    Anyone bringing fire wood?
  13. Any chance you can edit the title of this thread...

    Any chance you can edit the title of this thread to reflect the Feb 15-17 dates.
  14. Thread: Fire danger

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    I know this is hard to believe....but i...

    I know this is hard to believe....but i accidentally kicked my alcohol stove, this resulted in flaming fuel to splash all over my sil nylon tarp.:scared: The fuel simply burned out with no ill...
  15. Thread: What a nightmare!

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    If it makes you feel better....i used to air out...

    If it makes you feel better....i used to air out my hammock in the basement. The cat box is also in the basement....upon packing for a three day back packing trip i failed to notice the cat used the...
  16. Get out and do at least 80 days worth of hiking. ...

    Get out and do at least 80 days worth of hiking. Do not do any 20+ mile days.

    I kind of knocked off a bunch of bucket list trips last year. So i need to come up with some new bucket list trips....
  17. I have no words to describe what got me into...

    I have no words to describe what got me into hiking. I'll use pictures instead to show what draws me to the North Cascades, yet pictures are an injustice.
    ...
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    3 times Once due to a junk knot on a Hennessy ...

    3 times

    Once due to a junk knot on a Hennessy

    Twice from grabbing hand full of under quilt upon stumbling back from a mid night nature call.
  19. Humm. Anyone know off hand if a Bear Mountain...

    Humm.
    Anyone know off hand if a Bear Mountain Bridge, or Ridge Runner are beyond 11 feet at attachment points? I'd go measure but I'm about to head out the door.

    Still if a Hennessy fits i see...
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    Welcome! Goat Flats/Three Fingers...

    Welcome!


    Goat Flats/Three Fingers
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8041459556_3f1edf9c9c.jpg

    Blanca Lake
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7820838102_b7f8a45712.jpg
    Umtanum Creek...
  21. Wow. This thread has been around a while. I'm...

    Wow. This thread has been around a while. I'm not seeing a date set yet.
    Perhaps it's time to nail down a date.
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    I volunteer lots and lots of time to both...

    I volunteer lots and lots of time to both national park and national forest lands. So naturally this means i spend lots of time with rangers. Some times a week at a time if i'm volunteering trail...
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    :lol: In a state famed for 300 days of...

    :lol:

    In a state famed for 300 days of creating moss draped temperate rain forests dripping with water, one only needs to drive about an hour to find this.
    ...
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    I have asthma and I'm generally exercise induced....

    I have asthma and I'm generally exercise induced. Kind of counter productive to backpacking.:laugh: I have good days and i have bad days. On good days i can do 20+ miles, bad days i'm lucky if i...
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    Spindrift (I'm impressed!)

    This weekend broke an uncharacteristic 80+ days of no rain in the notoriously rainy Pacific North West.

    I was camped out on a high open ridge in the only patch of trees for miles suitable for...
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    Go ahead....laugh.....but let's see if yer...

    Go ahead....laugh.....but let's see if yer laughing when you need to squat after say a 20 mile day in the North Cascades.

    Wonder what it's made of, how much it weighs, does it pack down better...
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    priller is correct

    priller is correct
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    I'm shooting with a Pentax K7. Lens used is a...

    I'm shooting with a Pentax K7. Lens used is a 18-55DA WR. Not my favorite lens, but for backpacking purposes is versatile and rugged. I don't have to worry about dirt of moisture with that lens. ...
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    One of the attractions to a bridge hammock is the...

    One of the attractions to a bridge hammock is the simplicity of attaching and lack of fussing with the underquilt. It's not difficult, so I'm gonna call it the least easy point to attach underquilt...
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    Goat Flats~Boulder River Wilderness

    Nestled in the North Cascades, Goat Flats is/was often the stopping point along the trail to Three Fingers Lookout. Goat Flats it's self is a worthy destination. I say "was" because mother nature,...
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    I had absolutely no condensation!

    I had absolutely no condensation!
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    What? There are mosquitos down there that are...

    What? There are mosquitos down there that are large enough to bite through at least three layers of nylon not to mention inches of lofted down?:scared:
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    I got my first full night with the RR over the...

    I got my first full night with the RR over the weekend. It dropped below freezing over night, had some freezing fog. I was SHOCKED how effective the sock was.

    ...
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    Uh Oh! Too bad i did not see this earlier.:( I...

    Uh Oh! Too bad i did not see this earlier.:( I could have planned on attending. Bummer.
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    When you've chosen to not stealth camp, and set...

    When you've chosen to not stealth camp, and set up in a crowded camp ground. You can't take a nap because all the ground dwellers are wandering to your camp to check out your foreign contraption and...
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    Perhaps it's operator error on my part. I can't...

    Perhaps it's operator error on my part. I can't seem to remove the suspension lines one at a time from that little triangle piece. Reason i was trying to remove the lines one at a time, is it seems...
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    Jeezzz....at the sight of this news i immediately...

    Jeezzz....at the sight of this news i immediately checked my checking account balance, before checking the Warbonnet Site.:lol:
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    Those same drip strings are also a handy tool for...

    Those same drip strings are also a handy tool for feeding the suspension lines through the tiny grommets on the spindrift sock.:D
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    Ugh....i did the Spider Meadow/Buck Creek Pass...

    Ugh....i did the Spider Meadow/Buck Creek Pass loop last year. Used the tent as i assumed i would be above the tree line most of the time. Each night i camped my tent was pitched next to two...
  40. Thread: Trip report

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    Trip report

    Last weekend was a 4 day 8 mile trip.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7820838102_b7f8a45712.jpg


    This weekend this weekend was a two day 40 mile back pack trip.
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    Dam that thing looks comfy in the shoulder area. ...

    Dam that thing looks comfy in the shoulder area. Too bad i just dumped a new transmission in the car. I'll have to wait a while before getting one.:(
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    If your ok with a 40 to 60 lb load then go for...

    If your ok with a 40 to 60 lb load then go for it.

    I do have to say gram weenie's do come across with some strong opinions, but don't take it as being condescending.

    I've often heard people...
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    For reference. I'm about 280 so i'm over the...

    For reference. I'm about 280 so i'm over the limit on my Hennessy and my Bear Mountain Bridge. But i have a 1.7 double Black Bird. Non of them feel like there gonna let me down at any given...
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    Washington Coast Clean Up 2012~Shi Shi Beach

    The Washington Coast Clean Up is an annual one day event. I choose to make it a three day event.:D
    My day began early in the AM Friday April 20th. I picked up my Ground dwelling carpool buddy...
  45. Looks like there will be a few others joining. ...

    Looks like there will be a few others joining. All ground dwellers.
    Hopefully we will have sunny Saturday, with lots of day hikers hauling stuff out.
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    Welcome! You've come to the right place for all...

    Welcome! You've come to the right place for all things hammock related.

    If you have not yet, you might want to check this out for local info. http://www.nwhikers.net/
  47. Bump:D April will be here soon!

    Bump:D

    April will be here soon!
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    Been snowing all weekend in my neck of the woods....

    Been snowing all weekend in my neck of the woods. Drove a 10 minutes to go skiing.:D

    Yea i'm ready for summer.
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    Hummm. Wonder what i did wrong. Should link to...

    Hummm. Wonder what i did wrong. Should link to my flickr account. Anyway here's a direct link for full size photo's
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25843928@N07/sets/72157629194236611/
  50. 2nd annual, Shi Shi Beach Wa. Hang and Spring Clean

    Spring is just around the corner! This means the Washington Coast Clean up is around the corner too. http://www.coastsavers.org/ Officially clean up day is the Saturday April 21'st. But i like to...
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