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  1. Is that the marker for campsite one? I have never...

    Is that the marker for campsite one? I have never seen that since it is beyond my range.
  2. I have heard others say that you have to go thru...

    I have heard others say that you have to go thru a third party like Photo Bucket . That is what I do .
    Nice pics tho although my necks a little sore . I think I look thinner horizontally . Also...
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    Thanks for the response guys . Although I just...

    Thanks for the response guys . Although I just love this forum to pieces it has always bugged me because of a lack of a thank you button . If folks don't directly respond it makes you think they...
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    A very successful weekend camp . Small I guess by...

    A very successful weekend camp . Small I guess by Hammock forum standards , but big for the Bloodroot gang . Most were initiated by smearing the juice of the blood root on their faces . I came up...
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    I made a trip report with the few pictures I saw.

    I made a trip report with the few pictures I saw.
  6. Bloodroot trail from northern Indiana spring camp

    A very successful weekend camp . Small I guess by Hammock forum standards , but big for the Bloodroot gang . Most were initiated by smearing the juice of the blood root on their faces . I came up...
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    Weather not cooperating at all . 70s and sunny...

    Weather not cooperating at all . 70s and sunny who needs that crap . Might as well be camping in CA.
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    That is awesome Dogger . Should be anywhrere from...

    That is awesome Dogger . Should be anywhrere from 8 to 20 including kids . Ill have to stop eating Wednesday to make room for the cupcakes . I've lost about 15 pounds since the winter camp . Curious...
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    If you look at the topo map on page 2 of this...

    If you look at the topo map on page 2 of this thread it will be more clear .


    I could give you GPS co ordinates buy I don't want to figure out how to do that .
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    http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/riverjoe4...

    http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/riverjoe47/2016-03/ADC7206A-8FA1-4A13-826A-20CD3931AEC0_zps1zwykwce.jpg
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    In response to a question. Every year somebody...

    In response to a question. Every year somebody comes down Highway nine and if you don't have the map on your cell phone it is easy to get confused. So If you can refer to the map but if you can't...
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    Glad to be of service noel .

    Glad to be of service noel .
  13. Dang that looked like a really good time . Im in...

    Dang that looked like a really good time . Im in the process of trying to get in better shape . Maybe Ill be able to make it next year . Geez I see Donk has some of those red plaid pants I covet too...
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    Surprisingly not. When I look in the big book I...

    Surprisingly not. When I look in the big book I usually only find my name and two or three others .I Only sign in about every four months.
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    The campsite is $10. by the time we split it up...

    The campsite is $10. by the time we split it up it's usually about a dollar apiece per night. So, unless you're really really poor that should not be a factor.
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    I usually try and get there early Friday or even...

    I usually try and get there early Friday or even Thursday to put my money in the pipe . So far nobody has beat me . Even if they did the peninsula is about 4 acres or so Id just set up on the other...
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    Sometimes there is no lake , just a river ,...

    Sometimes there is no lake , just a river , depending on when they close the dam . One camp I was at Mule was playing a diggerydoo made out of PVC . Don't see that everyday .
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    Do you play any musical instruments? ...

    Do you play any musical instruments?




    Seriously I can't think of anything special, just plenty of water or a filter. Same stuff you'd always take .
    Just be sure to look for the yellow...
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    Here is map to campsite # 2 . NOTE exit 78 now...

    Here is map to campsite # 2 . NOTE exit 78 now 278 since 69 got lengthened .Note 2 Look for yellow pipe if you want shortcut , otherwise hike about 1.5 miles further .

    JSalamonie Lake Indiana ....
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    Stumbled across this photo of our campsite . ...

    Stumbled across this photo of our campsite .

    http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/riverjoe47/forageing/IMG_1647.jpg
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    Great Jason . Look forward to meeting you ....

    Great Jason . Look forward to meeting you . Campsight 2 on your trail map . Not really accurate tho .
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    I'll probably get there about 5 o'clock Friday. I...

    I'll probably get there about 5 o'clock Friday. I have to wait till my grandson gets out of school. Some of the guys will be there earlier though and we are staying till Sunday. This will be a...
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    North Indiana April 15 , Bloodroot Trail

    Annual Spring camp Easy 1 mile hike . Beautiful spot .Salamonie State Forest .
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    The camp was great. Not too warm like first year...

    The camp was great. Not too warm like first year ,not nearly as cold as last year. Cold enough to be a little challenging about 12 inches of snow ,moonlight shining on the snow at night for some...
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    Did you go up this weekend Mark? If so ,how close...

    Did you go up this weekend Mark? If so ,how close were you to hoist Lake recreation area?


    Donk you know we are going to CarP Lake this year same as last year right? Looks like a number of us...
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    Looks like a good weather pattern forming up....

    Looks like a good weather pattern forming up. Three or 4 inches on the ground in Grayling now. Looks like only one day above freezing between now and the campout. With quite a bit more snow forecast...
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    Bummer, I couldn't wait to see what kind of...

    Bummer, I couldn't wait to see what kind of outfit you had to wear around the campfire this year. Also I want to check out your monster under quilt .Could your underquilt make it ?
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    This is shaping up to be a pretty big camp ...

    This is shaping up to be a pretty big camp .There is a group on Facebook called Michigan outdoors looks like it is going to produce a number of campers as well. So if it's numbers you're looking for...
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    Here is link to camp of 2014 . Everything the...

    Here is link to camp of 2014 . Everything the same except we only hiked to Carp Lake instead of Byron lake . About half as far for us old timers .
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    Sorry about the lack of info. I'm operating off a...

    Sorry about the lack of info. I'm operating off a smart phone right now and it's a little tough to load stuff up. I think I'll post a link to last year's outing which is everything is just the same ....
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    Once you guys get your kinks worked out. You...

    Once you guys get your kinks worked out. You might think about doing the blood route trail in February. We have had snow five years in a row now. I admit 2012 wasn't much but it was enough to pull a...
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    Another fella and I were talking about getting...

    Another fella and I were talking about getting stuck in the parking lot up there. I told him this, the first year I drove my four-wheel-drive three-quarter ton up there, the parking lot was nicely...
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    I think the week later date might help us if the...

    I think the week later date might help us if the winters going to be warm .

    Same sight as last year which is carp lake in the hoist lake wilderness area .

    I think Vince measured eight or 9/10...
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    Dave , I thought you'd finally make one .

    Dave , I thought you'd finally make one .
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    Huron National Forest Annual Deep Freeze .

    Third annual deep freeze . Last year had perfect conditions at -5 and plenty of snow .
    Link http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php/163948-3rd-Annual-Huron-Deep-Freeze-Camp
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    It was actually kind of fun due to the warm temps...

    It was actually kind of fun due to the warm temps right until that lightning started hitting . Like one of the guys said you could feel the percussion from the strikes .
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    Man what a thunderstorm , should say lightning...

    Man what a thunderstorm , should say lightning storm Friday night . Reminded me much of being under a mortor barage which is not fun . Had to be hitting the trees around campsight two IT WAS LOUD ....
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    I got into a hive of ground hornets one time and...

    I got into a hive of ground hornets one time and ended up jumping in a lake . They held their breath and when I came up for air started buzzing around me again . Stubborn little suckers .
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    Well Im headed out now to try and bag a couple of...

    Well Im headed out now to try and bag a couple of squirrels for the stew Fri night . Show up if you've a mind to . Should be about 6 or 8 guys at last count .
  40. Did somebody say FOOD .

    Did somebody say FOOD .
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    I think I might try and pick one up . I like to...

    I think I might try and pick one up . I like to graze the sample booths anyway . If you make a long enough circuit they forget they already gave you a sample .
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    I think Hoist Lake is a tradition now . We...

    I think Hoist Lake is a tradition now . We revised it last year so the hike was geezer friendly . Id be interested in the November hike too . Do you have a thread started yet ?
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    JSalamonie Lake Indiana . Showing exact campsight...

    JSalamonie Lake Indiana . Showing exact campsight and Warren exit 278 on I 69

    Red = non interstate automobile .
    Blue = foot power to campsight
    Green = boat to campsight

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    Im not much of a hiker at any time . There are a...

    Im not much of a hiker at any time . There are a couple of little valleys but for the most part an easy trail . Matter of fact Ill probabley be bringing my bicycle with trailor since my back and feet...
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    Yes the Blood Root trail is at Salamonie Lake ....

    Yes the Blood Root trail is at Salamonie Lake . The trail ranges about 7 miles down the south side of the lake and is one of the very few back pack friendly spots north of Indianapolis . It is exit...
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    Northern Indiana Camp Sept. 17 thru 20

    Camp at the Blood Root again . Come , don't come there is no try . Just kidding .
    If interested ask about directions .
  47. Here is the shortcut trail from the 2nd parking...

    Here is the shortcut trail from the 2nd parking lot . This lot is about a mile and change east of the fire tower on your left .

    You will see a trail headed north east from the parking lot ....
  48. ID > April 17 18 and 19 on the BLood Root Trail North Indiana

    Unfortunatly this coinsides with the Hoosier Hang . I did not pick the date so sorry . If you want to attend please PM me and Ill give you directions . I spose HH will be attending the HH which is...
  49. Really pretty trip . Still , we had a lot of snow...

    Really pretty trip . Still , we had a lot of snow on the ground on the Blood and no rain . Really got warm Sunday but lots of sunshine so not bad .
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    TRIP REPORT . At least I think it's the last ....

    TRIP REPORT .

    At least I think it's the last . Melting fast as we left on Sunday ( last pic ) . HomeMadeHiker and I prove once again that hammockers and BCUSA folks are compatable . Wer'e the only...
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