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  1. Sorry been out of the country (Montreal), seems I...

    Sorry been out of the country (Montreal), seems I brought bad weather back....just now getting oriented to space and time.
    Storm seems over, surely DOT is on the job.
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    Awesome decision !! We just met this past...

    Awesome decision !!
    We just met this past weekend a southbound thru-hiker Frog Fellow from Blacksburg,Va, he let Mt. K June 23 and was constantly
    grinning being so close to the prize.
  3. February 20-22 is when we will be there! OK why...

    February 20-22 is when we will be there!
    OK why not start the sign up:
    MedicineMan
    Poof
    copy and paste as you opt-in.
    Maybe this is the year we will do the Hampton Creek Trail AFTER a water stop...
  4. New name for the Roan Higher Colder=GNGM Hang...

    New name for the Roan Higher Colder=GNGM Hang (godawful night godforsaken mountain).
    Yep heard you 2trees on the chains, dicy getting in and out of Ripshin.
    As always with this hang the challenge...
  5. OK we have a problem.....this has happened...

    OK we have a problem.....this has happened before, sorry but Poof has had a demonstrable scheduling change.
    Sadly we cannot make it on the Roan Higher on that weekend :(
    We can however do it the...
  6. Shame I'm just now getting to this vid but what a...

    Shame I'm just now getting to this vid but what a trip/adventure you guys had.
    So good seeing PotNeck away from the flock (nothing against the flock but everybody needs time away).
    So GrapeNut's...
  7. SouthMark, sorry missed your post :( You are...

    SouthMark, sorry missed your post :(
    You are Roan expert! Be great to see you up there again.
    Should have done last years when it was balmy, wondering if it will repeat.
  8. Just left Ripshin (2.5 miles away from Roan High...

    Just left Ripshin (2.5 miles away from Roan High Knob and 2000+ feet lower) and 6 inches of snow on the road and growing quickly. We said out loud that
    we hope for similar this year on the Roan!
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    Timberr thanks but as (almost) always the dates...

    Timberr thanks but as (almost) always the dates of the FH are my work week :(
    We wish we could attend again and see old friends. Maybe next year.
    FPG thanks for the kind words :)
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    For me it was staying dry. I had either a...

    For me it was staying dry. I had either a sprayskirt malfunction or a paddling top malfunction, either way my buttocks were wet and cold on a daily basis.
    Poof and HNO took care of the planning so...
  11. BlackWolf on the Roan! Yeah man come hither an...

    BlackWolf on the Roan! Yeah man come hither an icicle awaits.
    MrPopper prep up and attend. For whatever reason it is usually unforgettable.
    Just know that most years the second night just doesn't...
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    Roanoke River Paddle and Hang 2014

    We'd discussed this as a possible after last years Bridge to Bridge paddle at Land Between the Lakes.
    It turned out to be a wonderful trip in a beautiful location. The days are often way out of...
  13. TN > 2015 Higher Colder Hang - Roan Mountain - February 7-8

    Hello from MedicineMan & Poof :)

    It's time to start planning for the Roan Higher Colder Hang!!

    February 7-8. Plan on Friday night at Roan. Saturday target TBD...

    Last year we missed the snow...
  14. Thanks every body, Josh sometimes best to have a...

    Thanks every body, Josh sometimes best to have a job--trail will wait for you two :)
    Steve here you go:...
  15. Petting ponies always great therapy. 1:59 ur...

    Petting ponies always great therapy. 1:59 ur daughter on the rock almost silhouetted=priceless.
    Loved the angles in the Fat Man's Squeeze. Dilly-dally with awesome views....at this point I'm...
  16. 3mph, only in my wildest dreams! Thanks for the...

    3mph, only in my wildest dreams!
    Thanks for the memory back to Albert--my experience there was horrendous rain/wind and back then I was in a Hennessey with the meager tarp.
    Loved the views and TL...
  17. TN>GSMNP>Classic Mt. Sterling Loop (clockwise)

    This past weekend Poof and I did the Mt. Sterling loop. Most go via Walnut Bottoms then down but we climbed Baxter Creek Trail to Sterling
    first then down to Walnut Bottoms-this got the hard part...
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    The Lakeshore Trail GSMNP 2014

    Poof and I have always wanted to hike this trail. It is but 34.5 miles of the greater 800+ miles of trails in Great Smoky Mtns Nat. Park.
    Finally, post me getting lots of shots and waiting for what...
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    Clinch River 2014

    15 ish min's worth:
    ?v=CsDSQl0s2dc&list=UUp0JcVkBuV6MACgtZQxB4KA
    less than 3 mins worth:
    ?v=t6G7mpWE9cY&feature=youtu.be
  20. Ntxkayaker I'm approaching 100 nights in a...

    Ntxkayaker I'm approaching 100 nights in a hammock sock. I'll be on that same river trip mentioned above and again will be socking. Even more 'extreme', I'll be inside a new Insulhammock inside the...
  21. Rib eyes in the freezer along with 2 NY strips in...

    Rib eyes in the freezer along with 2 NY strips in case someone wants to be different.
  22. Friday night Cakes? I thought we start paddling...

    Friday night Cakes? I thought we start paddling Friday morning.
    Spam, sorry, prayers sent you way.
    TwoTrees, can we cook at the barn? Thursday night?
  23. I was hoping Spam. Prayers your way.

    I was hoping Spam. Prayers your way.
  24. Yeah be great if emcee makes it but that is a...

    Yeah be great if emcee makes it but that is a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNG drive.
    Is someone coming with a video camera?
  25. Hangnout Ragnall Rivendell Refugee L.D. Cakes...

    Hangnout
    Ragnall
    Rivendell Refugee
    L.D. Cakes
    MedicineMan
    Poof

    p.s. I've got sirloin for Friday night, so far planning on getting 10.
    What about brats for Saturday night?
    This of course...
  26. Spam my fingers are crossed. Very much looking...

    Spam my fingers are crossed. Very much looking forward to this! Also looking forward to hanging in that barn :)
  27. Do it !!! The C/O is an awesome ride/hang....

    Do it !!! The C/O is an awesome ride/hang.
    Here's one to get you started:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7WpTW5gpjY&list=UUp0JcVkBuV6MACgtZQxB4KA
  28. Spam, be there!

    Spam, be there!
  29. Sad news for me. I will not be attending the...

    Sad news for me. I will not be attending the Clinch trip. I hope all a safe and adventurous outing.
  30. With great regret and sadness and due to...

    With great regret and sadness and due to conditions beyond my control (health) I will not be attending the Roan Cooler. I so much wanted to see Rivendels convertible and show off the 'ROAD' (Roan on...
  31. Wow TwoTrees! Thanks for the recon and smoothing...

    Wow TwoTrees! Thanks for the recon and smoothing this one out. How many are we expecting now?
  32. Wow wow wow what a killer hike! I think your...

    Wow wow wow what a killer hike! I think your power source was the duo pony tails!
    Yep, you def. made it look easy.
  33. First solo woohoo! Looking forward to the trip...

    First solo woohoo! Looking forward to the trip vid.
    I just got off the bicycle trying (in vain) to get ready for the Great Alleghany Passage.
    I bet it was hot on the trail-was toasty on the bike.
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    Just for fun (economic fun) FirePitGuy and I just...

    Just for fun (economic fun) FirePitGuy and I just did a cost/weight comparison. Using the new Insulhammock against a HammockGear Burrow, Incubator, and Traveler-
    incubator fl 22ounces $249
    burrow...
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    Color me an early adopter of the double-argon....

    Color me an early adopter of the double-argon.
    Interestingly my new Insulhammock weighs 2lb 11oz. Coincidence?
    TwoTrees noted the craftmanship and dedication-I can only second that.
    Looking...
  36. RockDawg fingers crossed. Just talked to...

    RockDawg fingers crossed.
    Just talked to Neutron, he's trying to make it too.
    As far as overnight parking at the gardens I'm willing to shuttle folks from Carvers up to the garden-those wanting a...
  37. Yeah too bad about the John Rock conflict. Is...

    Yeah too bad about the John Rock conflict. Is what it is :(
    But for those closer to Roan than John Rock all are invited.
    Who knows we might even get a July snow on Roan. It's happened before.
  38. Survived the trip, see you guys on the Roan,...

    Survived the trip, see you guys on the Roan, bringing some noobs myself :)
    Tacoma, glad you're thinking about coming. Me setting this up? Hardly! Just suggested the dates per Rivendell's suggestion...
  39. 7-8 miles? should allow plenty of time for...

    7-8 miles? should allow plenty of time for dragging over sand bars, fishing, napping and/or looking for sasquatch. That's my vote anyway.
  40. Sounds like we're back to the Clinch..........

    Sounds like we're back to the Clinch.......
    Maybe TwoTrees can use his connections along that river.
    I just think the New will be too much for a lot of the participants.
    Thanks for the hard/honest...
  41. It would be the 'calmer' version and it follows...

    It would be the 'calmer' version and it follows the New River Trail between Pulaski and Galax.....worse would be class 2 in little sections I believe, but again camping would be a non issue compared...
  42. Sounds like you are saying we have out grown the...

    Sounds like you are saying we have out grown the Clinch....google map does show a lot of farmland/private property. Wouldnt have to worry about that on the New.
    We need Kangaru to chime in since...
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    Yoda you have a great eye, yes all were clad in...

    Yoda you have a great eye, yes all were clad in Hadron; still the lightest/warmest/and best bang for the money WHEN on sale.
    Just contacted Zimmer and gave him my 'living out of' report. He has...
  44. Woohoo Wisenber is a go! Roche, best be napping...

    Woohoo Wisenber is a go!
    Roche, best be napping a boat from somewhere.
    TwoTrees there is a lot of pressure on you---to keep us hangers semi-legal and out of jail!
    p.s. TwoTrees major...
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    VA>Return to Grayson Highlands

    Hiking in the snow in May, using the ArcZimmer, cozy in an Insulhammock, seeing a Speer Snugfit out, lots of ponies; a fantastic sunset, retro and modern packs; a McCat Ultra out again, a Darien UL...
  46. Come on Ewker, get the dust off the 'yak :)

    Come on Ewker, get the dust off the 'yak :)
  47. Can't miss this one. I've wanted to explore the...

    Can't miss this one. I've wanted to explore the Clynch for years. This should be a relaxed/lazy paddle compared to the LBL trip. I'd expect plenty of boat scraping shoals and lots of wildlife. Might...
  48. You all know or I hope you do that the hanging...

    You all know or I hope you do that the hanging family is my family. Some of the greatest people I have ever met anywhere....and that includes Gresh :)
  49. PappyAmos here you go:...

    PappyAmos here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJEKCDYCtWo&list=UUp0JcVkBuV6MACgtZQxB4KA
  50. Thanks for having me and Poof. We love the...

    Thanks for having me and Poof. We love the hanging community and its always great meeting more of us! I had to compress the pic slide show to keep it at/around the 10 minute mark but it turned out...
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