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  1. Awesome. That is a great section of trail. Glad...

    Awesome.
    That is a great section of trail. Glad you got to see it. And not any easy section. Iíve had my butt kicked going up some of those hills. And the downhill can be relentless too. Iíve...
  2. So what did you end up doing with your food at...

    So what did you end up doing with your food at night PG?

    Did you go from Carvers Gap to 19E or some other route?

    With the heat we are having Iím sure you stuff will dry in no time.
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    I donít believe one method rules them all. Iíve...

    I donít believe one method rules them all. Iíve switched back and forth over the years and currently settled on split ridgelines.
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    I stake out my bugnet with one stake. Sometimes I...

    I stake out my bugnet with one stake. Sometimes I donít even do that if Iím lazy.
  5. Agreed no bear canister required. I typically...

    Agreed no bear canister required.
    I typically hang my food but sometimes sleep with it. Many AT thru hikers sleep with their food.
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    Thatís a tough situation. I ran into 2...

    Thatís a tough situation.

    I ran into 2 hammock campers that took my reserved backpacking spot.
    I ended up chatting with them and found out somebody had taken their spot. I said we had enough...
  7. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/c5a3cf23...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/c5a3cf23146ce65e9f3bc931ea2414d0.jpg

    I had it marked at
    36.12594, -82.02682
  8. Campsites and water source at Bradley Gap (Roan Mountains - Carvers Gap to 19E)

    Iíve always been able to get water out of that spring but I canít recall if Iíve been up there in July before.
    I checked Guthook and it confirms the spring there but there a no recent reports on...
  9. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    Cost to go UL

    Yea I was keeping up with some 20 year olds in the Smokies. About the time I turned off the AT and they continued on toward Maine, they asked how much my pack weighed. They finally figured out my...
  10. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    Similar. Multi day backpacking trips with big...

    Similar.
    Multi day backpacking trips with big elevation gains is what motivates me the most to shed weight. Those trips where Iím not certain I could do it or enjoy it if my pack wasnít lighter....
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    Sounds great on all accounts :) Too bad my...

    Sounds great on all accounts :)
    Too bad my birthday isnít until November
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    Excellent - thanks as always Swampfox.

    Excellent - thanks as always Swampfox.
  13. Looks like a fun trail. Were you nervous on...

    Looks like a fun trail.
    Were you nervous on any part of it?
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    Nice trip report Yosef. Great views from Wesser...

    Nice trip report Yosef. Great views from Wesser and Wayah. I was up there earlier this year and the views didnít disappoint. And yea that climb coming out of Stecoah Gap - Jacobs Ladder - was a...
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    Good stuff Two Speeds. This ones still on my list...

    Good stuff Two Speeds. This ones still on my list to do.
  16. Hard time relaxing/sleeping in the wild. Any suggestions? Tips?

    My first night in a hammock I slept less hours than I normally would in a tent but I woke up more refreshed and with less stiffness the next day. It was a good lesson for me to not get to focused on...
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    Thanks for the details. That should get me there....

    Thanks for the details. That should get me there.


    Ha - no worries. You put the parking lot coordinates in an old thread so I knew you had some of the data at one point.
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    Yea might as well leave it. I donít recall seeing...

    Yea might as well leave it. I donít recall seeing it the first time and Iím sure some others missed it. Kinda a cool thing.
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    The changes Brandon made to the buckle were...

    The changes Brandon made to the buckle were supposed to make it easier to adjust & was curious if you found that not to be the case.
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    Are you comparing the new WB buckle?

    Are you comparing the new WB buckle?
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    Much appreciated for all the info. How was...

    Much appreciated for all the info.

    How was running the river? Sounds fun but intense.


    Thanks. Sounds like a lot of choices relatively close. I did find a good map of the parking and...
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    SC > Burrells Ford - location data?

    Does anybody have the GPS coordinates on where you park & hang? Specifically where the group hangs used to be at.

    Ironically I walked the Foothills trail & went by Burrells Ford but didn't spend...
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    The Appalachian Trail is fairly close - you can...

    The Appalachian Trail is fairly close - you can try their list of shuttles... they include the location of the shuttle driver so pick one sorta close (Cherokee or Franklin)
    ...
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    Let me know when. I need to restart near...

    Let me know when. I need to restart near Waterrock myself at some point.
  25. Iím not seeing anything else. No warnings /...

    Iím not seeing anything else. No warnings / alerts on the Mt Rogers National Rec Area website. Seems like weíd see something if they had the number of problems they did last fall.
  26. Thread: Rent a WBRR?

    by TallPaul
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    Warbonnet has a good return policy - I tried mine...

    Warbonnet has a good return policy - I tried mine and ended up returning it with no questions asked.
  27. What keeps you from going? Folks have offered...

    What keeps you from going?

    Folks have offered a lot of good suggestions. Curious if any have hit the mark.
  28. I had a similar problem and couldnít ever get it...

    I had a similar problem and couldnít ever get it to work for me. As Just Bill says, it may work for most.. but Iím one it doesnít work for. Iíve been happy with a gathered end hammock - the WBXLC in...
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    I use a split ridgeline on my DCF tarp. Never...

    I use a split ridgeline on my DCF tarp.
    Never had an issue and donít expect I will either.
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    What specifically are you saying you came up with...

    What specifically are you saying you came up with first that Brandon is using? You link to a bunch of videos on your website but donít say which one is related to your claim.
    And I assume you came...
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    Yep thatís a good trip. Another option is to go...

    Yep thatís a good trip. Another option is to go up Profile and then over to the Attic. Thatís just trying right instead of left once you hit the ridgeline up top.

    Another nice short trip is up...
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    I sure didnít see that when I looked before so...

    I sure didnít see that when I looked before so glad you mentioned it.
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    BWCA Angleworm Trail Solo Zen Trip

    Great video Shug.
    Love the loons on the lake. Closing my eyes and hear them now.
    Iíve been hiking with a little less lollygagging so itís nice to unwind and get a little zen watching this.
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    Sounds good. I hope to get back up there later...

    Sounds good. I hope to get back up there later this summer. Great views and just plain fun on those trails.
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    Welcome Andrew! Great to have even more...

    Welcome Andrew!
    Great to have even more knowledge on the forums about the FHT.
    Hopefully we can repay with some hammock knowledge.
    I finished up from Table Rock to Lick Log this month.... just...
  36. As long as you donít charge NY prices for coffee...

    As long as you donít charge NY prices for coffee that sounds great :)
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    Daniel Boone campsite can be reserved online. The...

    Daniel Boone campsite can be reserved online. The rest are self-registration at certain trailheads.

    https://www.ncparks.gov/grandfather-mountain-state-park/feesfaqsrules
  38. Will there be coffee? And lies? Thanks PG.

    Will there be coffee? And lies?

    Thanks PG.
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    Iíve found a number of hiking partners by...

    Iíve found a number of hiking partners by attending group hangs and getting to know some folks with like interests. That may be an option for ya.
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    More like it negates the wind chill.

    More like it negates the wind chill.
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    Great write up - thanks for sharing. I didnít...

    Great write up - thanks for sharing.
    I didnít know about the firefly thing either. Sounds cool.
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    Iím using Hexon 1.7 with my 23 lb beagle sleeping...

    Iím using Hexon 1.7 with my 23 lb beagle sleeping in the hammock and havenít had an issue. She is not very active once in the hammock so maybe that helps?

    And theoretically I keep her nails...
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    Thanks for sharing. I donít know what to think...

    Thanks for sharing.
    I donít know what to think either.
    What would they improve at Yates?
    National Forest campgrounds are usually pretty sparse. A flush toilet maybe?
  44. Thread: How high up?

    by TallPaul
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    Sounds similar to how I setup but Iíd usually...

    Sounds similar to how I setup but Iíd usually pick trees a bit closer together. I think that is making the hammock straps look quite high.
    Just popped my head out of the hammock and took a pic of...
  45. Thanks for the report. Iím impressed they got the...

    Thanks for the report. Iím impressed they got the bear lockers installed. Those are handy.
  46. Generally Iíd agree but they have some problem...

    Generally Iíd agree but they have some problem bears that have been habituated to getting food from poorly hung food bags. Iím not interested in bears that show no fear of people.
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    I still use my original Warbonnet buckles and...

    I still use my original Warbonnet buckles and straps but Iím often tempted by the lighter suspension options. I used whoopies for a bit but they didnít do it for me.
    So thanks for the feedback in...
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    Let us know how it goes. I keep meaning to camp...

    Let us know how it goes.
    I keep meaning to camp down there but just never get around to it. No excuse either being within 2 hours.
  49. Grayson Highlands / Mt Rogers Bear advisory May 2019

    My daughter was looking to do a trip here and I said better check for any alerts. Sure enough they had posted one recently for the areas.

    The good news is the trails are still open but there have...
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    Whatís the Darkside Cliffs like? Never been...

    Whatís the Darkside Cliffs like? Never been before.
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