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  1. This states the situation clearly. We thank...

    This states the situation clearly.

    We thank Mike Buzzelli and North South Lake Supt. Jensen and staff for reviewing the modern hammock setups.

    ( We are back home and back on the computer. )...
  2. . 132314 . 132315. Spring MAHHA...

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    Spring MAHHA group hammock hang
  3. Is Letchworth Trail in a state park or a DEC...

    Is Letchworth Trail in a state park or a DEC forest or campground ?
  4. Apparently this is only a campground situation;...

    Apparently this is only a campground situation; the answer is probably it is not allowed.
    ( A number of years ago was told, on the phone by DEC office, that you can camp by the hiking trails if you...
  5. 132239132240132241132242 This is the very open...

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    This is the very open setup that we use in the campground.
    At the demonstration will tie the tarp low as for rain.




    Good examples to show in varied sites. Just...
  6. Good comment for them to read. Keep the comments...

    Good comment for them to read. Keep the comments and pictures coming.

    It is very curious.

    Supt Jensen of North South Lake said it wasn't the changing, because I asked, figuring what else could...
  7. We have a Noah12 for our daytime tarp. Great in...

    We have a Noah12 for our daytime tarp. Great in those Catskill rains.


    ( In my young lovely youth and in my stone carving muscular prime there where occasions of nudity in remote secluded...
  8. . . . Please post pics of your hammock setups...

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    Please post pics of your hammock setups on this thread so DEC can view them easily next week.

    I do not want the weight of NY DEC hammock policy hanging with me BUT . . . I asked Mike...
  9. We have good news. The DEC is willing to see...

    We have good news.

    The DEC is willing to see what kind of set-ups are used ! ! Privacy is the issue.

    Mike Buzzelli, DEC Campground Program Manager and Superintendent Lisa Jensen have allowed us...
  10. Spoke with an assistant to Mike Buzzelli, the DEC...

    Spoke with an assistant to Mike Buzzelli, the DEC Campground Program Manager.
    This is the person who is 'handling' this issue.
    He will not be in office until Monday.

    Emails can be addressed to...
  11. Thank you Speedogomer, that is a well worded...

    Thank you Speedogomer, that is a well worded petition.

    I have signed it.
    May we copy it to send to the head of DEC in NY State ?
    You have expressed the situation clearly.

    I have not yet...
  12. After almost nine years of hanging in a DEC...

    After almost nine years of hanging in a DEC campground, North South Lake in the Catskills, last week we were told by a young ranger that next time we could not sleep the night in our hammocks : it is...
  13. Rain Man, Thanks for the tour, brings back...

    Rain Man,

    Thanks for the tour, brings back memories of the northern part of NY to CT.
    Apparently there was time to photo some flowers and bridges.
    That section has some of the most interesting...
  14. Watched the video of your daughter ! Wonderful...

    Watched the video of your daughter ! Wonderful action moving up the wall ! Congratulations !

    Thanks for your 2015 Edition fantastic image nametags. Your name will be spoken often complimenting...
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    Harleynemo, I have 2009 ATC maps for PA & MD. ...

    Harleynemo,

    I have 2009 ATC maps for PA & MD.
    ( in NJ & NY the storms and floods of a few years ago changed a number of areas )
    2011 northbound, The AT Guide, David "Awol" Miller
    2014...
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    Looking forward to meeting and hiking with a...

    Looking forward to meeting and hiking with a sweet spirit fellow NYC-er.


    Yoda,
    "Sadly I may have to back out of this one."

    Hope the may changes back to you can hike.

    G
    G...Hawk
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    TwoTents, All of those options are...

    TwoTents,

    All of those options are interesting.
    Will follow your lead and place all food in empty peanutbutter jars ( 7"x3.5") placed in a priority mail box.

    Having a car in the middle of...
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    I would like to join the food drop. What...

    I would like to join the food drop. What container do you use? How is that done?

    Two Tents or Harleynemo do you remember :
    What is the expectation of water on this section?
    The 2014DataBook...
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    Hello Two Tents ! Looking forward to hiking...

    Hello Two Tents !

    Looking forward to hiking with you !
    Last night dreamed about gathering gear and looking for water in the woods with familiar figures standing in the background.

    Feels like I...
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    Hello This would be a good opportunity to do...

    Hello

    This would be a good opportunity to do the next SOBO section of the AT.
    Have hiked from Caledonia to PineGrove, ( yet the trail will be seen from the other direction ).

    Just noticed...
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    Happy Trails !

    Happy Trails !
  22. Thanks SilvrSurfr.

    Thanks SilvrSurfr.
  23. Looking forward to Maple's Baked Delights! I...

    Looking forward to Maple's Baked Delights!

    I am bringing stuffed hot cherry peppers : some HOT HOT; some with prosciutto and provolone.

    Also, the usual classic NYC Italian bakery sesame bars...
  24. Expect to arrive Friday afternoon. Upon...

    Expect to arrive Friday afternoon.

    Upon arrival : How do we pick a location with the assigned sites?
    Did not attend last year, before we just picked two available trees.

    How is it done ?
  25. Looking forward to this. Working on it.

    Looking forward to this.
    Working on it.
  26. Hey Stokes Hangers ! Thanks mrcheviot for...

    Hey Stokes Hangers !

    Thanks mrcheviot for spearheading the hang; or is that knife edging.

    Loved all the knife show and tell and handling and sharping.

    Wonderful visual hang report Ron.
    ...
  27. Just picked up some NYC goodies : hot stuffed...

    Just picked up some NYC goodies : hot stuffed cherry peppers ( plenty ), freshmade mozzarella and classic NYC Italian bakery sesame bars ( hard cookie style).
    Perhaps the sesame bars will be a...
  28. As of today, hope to attend. .

    As of today, hope to attend.



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    doogie, I have a new cuben grizz beak by ZQ...

    doogie,

    I have a new cuben grizz beak by ZQ for a Hammock Gear cuben hex tarp.

    At Spring MAHHA, you can look at it's dimensions; try it out on your new DIY tarp and compare the angles to your...
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    Can imagine you would cleverly handle an...

    Can imagine you would cleverly handle an antisocial trail character.
    I would be your backup.

    Expect a group would diminish a problem at Birch Run.
    It is good to take note of a disruptive person...
  31. MML, I spoke with Kelly, at that number. If...

    MML,

    I spoke with Kelly, at that number.
    If I was going to get there after or before office hours there is a box that parking permits are left in.

    You and I could do the shuttle together. I...
  32. doogie, I would like to start at the trailhead...

    doogie,

    I would like to start at the trailhead together. Then we can hike our own hikes.

    Would we meet at your car drop off point?

    G
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    doogie, Are you still planning on the MAHHA...

    doogie,

    Are you still planning on the MAHHA southbound pre-hike?

    Thoughts of pre-hike from Boiling Springs have gone from daydreaming to playing with my gear.
    I am getting ready.

    G
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    A quick look at the distance: looks good. I am...

    A quick look at the distance: looks good. I am flexible. Liked the idea of a few miles on Wednesday night.
    ( I would stay with my brother in Harrisburg on Tuesday night, which ever night, coming...
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    Daydreaming about doing a pre or post hike. ...

    Daydreaming about doing a pre or post hike.
    Perhaps a pre-hike into PGFSP from the north or a post hike northbound from PGFSP.

    Did the northbound from Caledonia last year with a small group.
    ...
  36. Maple ! sweetbabyd ! So looking forward to...

    Maple ! sweetbabyd !

    So looking forward to the next time !

    G
  37. I am very much in need of hanging around positive...

    I am very much in need of hanging around positive attitude people who love the woods and winter.

    Still playing with the idea of driving down the 2.5hours tomorrow for a few hours visit.

    People...
  38. Hello All, Arthur, my husband, helped me...

    Hello All,

    Arthur, my husband, helped me shovel out the 10"+ of snow and drifts+ here in Queens ( NYC ).

    As some of you know, Arthur had quadruple bypass surgery in October.
    He has an...
  39. Love the NJWinterHang. G

    Love the NJWinterHang.




    G
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    Old school and very effective : Fels Naphtha...

    Old school and very effective :

    Fels Naphtha Bar Laundry Soap.
    Lather your arms and hands before yard work. ( Leave on. )

    Wash with it IF you have found you have touched poison ivy.
    It is...
  41. We have three tripods+two ridgepoles for two...

    We have three tripods+two ridgepoles for two stands.







    G
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    Thank you Nighthauk and Raiffnuke and all who...

    Thank you Nighthauk and Raiffnuke and all who made such a wonderful NEHHA.


    Nature, wildlife, campfire and good conversation.


    Story at the campfire.

    Wildlife
  43. Thread: MAHHA weekend

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    I am interested in future hangs within 2.5 to 3...

    I am interested in future hangs within 2.5 to 3 hours of NYC.
    That includes most of NJ, CT, downstate NY and some of eastern PA.

    ( The Oct weekend is not possible for me. )


    G
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    I am under 5 ft. WBBB1.0dl ( Got the double so my...

    I am under 5 ft. WBBB1.0dl ( Got the double so my husband could try it a few nights. )

    Periodically, think about how much extra fabric I am carrying backpacking.
    I could have a significantly...
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    Poll: Apparently for some of us, hammocks are like...

    Apparently for some of us, hammocks are like bicycles : they make us feel ageless.



    G
  46. Good ! ! ! Nighthauk, I will pm my car...

    Good ! ! !

    Nighthauk,

    I will pm my car info in the next few days.

    Thanks for your efforts.
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    I am in. Thank you. G

    I am in.

    Thank you.



    G
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    Poll: Dad always had a hammock in the back yard, so we...

    Dad always had a hammock in the back yard, so we started early.

    He took a hammock camping with us when we were growing up.

    Will be 67 in about a month.
    The older I get the closer I become,...
  49. Just read thru entire thread when i realized the...

    Just read thru entire thread when i realized the NEHHA is 4 hrs less drive from NYC than the fall MAHHA ( 8.5hrs ).

    To find the hang is full.

    At this point, would like to be on the imaginary...
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    . I was dreaming of seeing the moonlight thru...

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    I was dreaming of seeing the moonlight thru the tarp.

    So I ordered a cuben hex tarp.
    Finally.

    ( You only pass this way but once. )
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