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  1. Unfortunately I can't make this one due to...

    Unfortunately I can't make this one due to graduation season. I'm hoping I can finally get down there in the fall (or earlier). Have fun and eat some food for me :)
  2. I certainly miss my old gang in FL but now that...

    I certainly miss my old gang in FL but now that I'm back home in the PNW I can finally introduce my hammock to some of the sights out here. I'm definitely pencilling myself in on this one and look...
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    Ah yes, after 10 years of people calling the...

    Ah yes, after 10 years of people calling the state office to complain about conditions being less than perfect I tried to always paint the worst picture and then everyone would know what to expect or...
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    ... and a great time was had by all (as usual). ...

    ... and a great time was had by all (as usual).

    Sure wish I could have joined you! Relatively speaking it doesn't look too wet there. The first hang I wanted to do at the forest (which had to be...
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    Woohoo, it's sherpa season! Everybody have fun...

    Woohoo, it's sherpa season! Everybody have fun and soak in the creek for me :)

    My comment about the wagon is that it would work most of the time but might be overly frustrating when you hit...
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    Eh, don't sweat it, I've met too many like him....

    Eh, don't sweat it, I've met too many like him. He wants the place to be his own private hunting preserve. If a person sets up their hunting spot near a hiking trail, service road, or camping area...
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    This is what I am suffering through right now......

    This is what I am suffering through right now... a white Christmas :)

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    I miss you guys!!
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    This is about the only thing I miss now that I'm...

    This is about the only thing I miss now that I'm not in FL any more! It brings back memories of many hangs with my FL family :)

    Happy Birthday olddog!
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    Looks like a great time as usual (and expected) :)

    Looks like a great time as usual (and expected) :)
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    I can almost hear the GUY TALK, GUY TALK! already...

    I can almost hear the GUY TALK, GUY TALK! already :)
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    I found a couple of sequoias for my hammock :) ...

    I found a couple of sequoias for my hammock :)

    One of them looked like it needed a hug too :)
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    I will definitely work something up. I don't have...

    I will definitely work something up. I don't have lots of stories but I do have a ton of pictures :)
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    Now you guys are making it difficult... Have...

    Now you guys are making it difficult...

    Have fun and give grinder a birthday hug from me!

    I'm currently in Zion NP (leaving tomorrow) and have a few more weeks of exploring left if I keep my...
  14. FL>LWRSF>Arbuckle>The "I love you guys" hang :)

    Olddog called me a couple of weeks ago to inquire about a farewell hang before I leave Florida (sometime this summer). We picked April 10-12 even though it would probably be hot (I consider anything...
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    It sounded like the Air Force put on quite the...

    It sounded like the Air Force put on quite the thunder show for Jim & Jem :)

    I will be heading out there at about 1 or 2
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    Ok, folks, it's going to be hot with a decent...

    Ok, folks, it's going to be hot with a decent chance of some rain. I might schlep in a blue tarp and some line. If nothing else I'll appreciate it for some extra shade. It has also been a wet and...
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    Just a side note for you early arrivers... that...

    Just a side note for you early arrivers... that Thursday is the last day of turkey season on Arbuckle. It shouldn't make too much of a difference but I wanted to let you know :)
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    My vote is to keep things simple. I'm planning to...

    My vote is to keep things simple. I'm planning to bring my own food for the weekend and my luxury will be my camp chair :)

    It looks like we will have highs in the lower/mid 90s and lows around 70....
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    Rick will be there! I'm glad things worked out...

    Rick will be there! I'm glad things worked out for you to be able to make it one more time so we can hang out again :)

    jem... make sure you call the office (863-635-7801) and get a special use...
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    Phew, I'm glad you didn't name it the "Do you...

    Phew, I'm glad you didn't name it the "Do you promise that you won't come back?" hang :)

    I might have a few things to do Friday morning but hope to be ready to roll by lunch or earlier.

    Pray...
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    Did anyone else notice that the weather this past...

    Did anyone else notice that the weather this past weekend sucked? We picked the perfect weekend :)
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    Trip Rep> FL > 4th Annual LWRSF Sherpa Hang

    What can I say? Great fun and wonderful people... and more food than we could ever hope to eat :)

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    Thanks to all that came out and helped with everything. The weather was as close to...
  23. The good news is that this cold stretch should...

    The good news is that this cold stretch should put a hurtin' on the mosquitoes :)
  24. 1. Yep 2. Probably best unless you have decent...

    1. Yep
    2. Probably best unless you have decent tires and 4WD. It only adds a quarter mile or so
    3. Done :)
  25. It's a fairly big group but there is plenty of...

    It's a fairly big group but there is plenty of parking just down the road in the open grassy area just across the road from the campground. (about 100 yards down the road from the kiosk)
  26. That's Jeanne... our staff assistant. I asked her...

    That's Jeanne... our staff assistant. I asked her to contact everyone to get the missing information for the permits. On Fridays she is usually gone by noon or 1 and most other folks are out on the...
  27. Also... for the Tram road folks. I talked to our...

    Also... for the Tram road folks. I talked to our law enforcement officer and he said you didn't need to call him when you are entering the gate.
  28. Entrance, roads, and parking Entrance: Just to...

    Entrance, roads, and parking

    Entrance: Just to remind everyone... the entrance fee is $2/person/day. If you are parking then make sure you stop at one of the entrance boxes (north or south end of...
  29. Ok... take a right onto SR64 heading towards the...

    Ok... take a right onto SR64 heading towards the Avon Park Air Force Range gate (east out of Avon Park). When you see that you are crossing into Polk county there will be a service road to your left...
  30. *** For those attending please confirm that you...

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    For those attending please confirm that you know that we are now camping at the Isabell camp site
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    Ok, remember that we'll be limited to 35 people so don't sign up and not show. Please...
  31. *** For those attending please confirm that you...

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    For those attending please confirm that you know that we are now camping at the Isabell camp site
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    Ok, remember that we'll be limited to 35 people so don't sign up and not show. Please...
  32. It's still a bit far out for an accurate guess......

    It's still a bit far out for an accurate guess... but there is rain predicted for the Wednesday before (suggesting a cold front), slightly reduced daytime temp Thursday with high of lower 60s and low...
  33. *** For those attending please confirm that you...

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    For those attending please confirm that you know that we are now camping at the Isabell camp site
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    Ok, remember that we'll be limited to 35 people so don't sign up and not show. Please...
  34. *** For those attending please confirm that you...

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    For those attending please confirm that you know that we are now camping at the Isabell camp site
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    Ok, remember that we'll be limited to 35 people so don't sign up and not show. Please...
  35. You'll have to come on out one of these days :) ...

    You'll have to come on out one of these days :)



    Done... I'll see if I can figure out the gift in time for the hang :)
  36. If you aren't in central Florida then you'll have...

    If you aren't in central Florida then you'll have to pm me your name and address :)
  37. 1,000 postaversary!

    Happy 1,000 postaversary to me! This is post number 1,000 for me. The first person (it doesn't have to be someone that is part of this thread necessarily or even someone from FL but I hope it is one...
  38. *** For those attending please confirm that you...

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    For those attending please confirm that you know that we are now camping at the Isabell camp site
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    Ok, remember that we'll be limited to 35 people so don't sign up and not show. Please...
  39. *** For those attending please confirm that you...

    *** For those attending please confirm that you know that we are now camping at the Isabell camp site ***
    Ok, remember that we'll be limited to 35 people so don't sign up and not show. Please list...
  40. Yes, but you will still need a special use permit...

    Yes, but you will still need a special use permit to get the gate combination and it will also be a bit of a pain (but maybe worth it to you). If you aren't coming out there from Avon Park then you...
  41. https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/3/3/4/...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/3/3/4/4/7/arbuckle_tract_gate_access.jpg

    The yellow lines are public roads. You can see Tram road coming off of SR 64 at the bottom of the map. There is...
  42. I'm sure we'll do our circuit hike again in...

    I'm sure we'll do our circuit hike again in April. Maybe you could try your best to prognosticate a weekend that would be favorable to you and we can see if that will work. Isabell is probably my...
  43. Wait... did I take you off before you were 100%...

    Wait... did I take you off before you were 100% sure you can't come? I don't need to take you off of the list if there is still a chance that you might come :)
  44. *** For those attending please confirm that you...

    *** For those attending please confirm that you know that we are now camping at the Isabell camp site ***
    Ok, remember that we'll be limited to 35 people so don't sign up and not show. Please list...
  45. Florida's loss will be Texas' gain. I'm glad...

    Florida's loss will be Texas' gain. I'm glad you'll be able to make it to this one so we can say goodbye with a hug :)



    Glad you can make it! :)
  46. Thanks for the invite! Hopefully some day I'll...

    Thanks for the invite! Hopefully some day I'll make it up to a hang with you folks but I'm planning to leave FL and move back to the NW this summer so it might take me a while to get back out this...
  47. What he ^^^^ said Do you know that we have...

    What he ^^^^ said



    Do you know that we have to go to a different camp site now? In the past when I asked about planning the sherpa hang I was told to wait until the big FL hang was finished...
  48. Are you staying the night just hiking in and out...

    Are you staying the night just hiking in and out in the same day? Let us know what day you'll be coming and it might be best to wait until shortly before that weekend so we can see what we are...
  49. It sounds perfect for you! :) I will be...

    It sounds perfect for you! :)

    I will be heading out to see how the trail marking/clearing looks before this event. If it is really bad I'll probably mark a route using flagging for everyone to...
  50. *** For those attending please confirm that you...

    *** For those attending please confirm that you know that we are now camping at the Isabell camp site ***
    Ok, remember that we'll be limited to 35 people so don't sign up and not show. Please list...
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