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    The temperatures were very pleasant, around 75...

    The temperatures were very pleasant, around 75 during the day and 50 at night. Perfect.
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    You are very welcome - glad you got something out...

    You are very welcome - glad you got something out of it!

    --Kurt
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    Just added the following video. Its a little far...

    Just added the following video. Its a little far for you, pushing 5 hour drive, but IMHO the best mountain hiking I've found so far in AZ. There are a lot closer places to hang, but if you want to...
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    Video: AZ > Chiricahua Mtns

    Made another of my little videos, this time how to hike/backpack the Chiricahuas from Rustler Park. Reasonable hanging destination, but not suitable for a big group hang:

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    Wow, you don't need to go nearly that far. Some...

    Wow, you don't need to go nearly that far. Some of my favorites (sorted by proximity to you):

    The Supes:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEK8fMb-JeQ

    The Rim near Payson: ...
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    Did a portion of the Crest Trail in the...

    Did a portion of the Crest Trail in the Chiricahuas this weekend with the Tucson Backpacking club. The good news is there are still plenty of trees to hang from along the trail, though they are in...
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    Hey BillyBob, good to hear from you. If I did...

    Hey BillyBob, good to hear from you. If I did say east, I was mistaken, because it was definitely to the west of that vantage point, so your memory serves you well.

    The trail runs midway up the...
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    Here's the ultimate in quick setup - cowboy...

    Here's the ultimate in quick setup - cowboy camping on the Tanner Trail in the Grand Canyon!
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    This is truth, Shug, and its what drove me to a...

    This is truth, Shug, and its what drove me to a hammock 8 years ago. Hiking all day on the SHT in the cold rain, setting up my tent in the rain, the cold rainwater flowing underneath the tent floor...
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    Thanks for subscribing! If you have any thoughts...

    Thanks for subscribing! If you have any thoughts about other videos you feel might be useful, in particular to HF participants, I am all ears.
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    Link to HAZ description of Horton Creek trail...

    Link to HAZ description of Horton Creek trail
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    Just posted a video of how to hike the Highline...

    Just posted a video of how to hike the Highline to the Trip Reports forum:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/112533-Video-AZ-gt-Highline-Trail
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    Video: AZ > Highline Trail

    How to hike the east end of the Highline Trail. This section is well-maintained, and is heavily forested so it is an ideal spot for SW hangers:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zzM9Q7rJJ4

    No...
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    So far that date works for me - I put it on my...

    So far that date works for me - I put it on my calendar
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    Site suggestion: there is a very nice campsite at the Horton Springs junction of the Highline Trail. 4 mile...
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    I'll post more later - I may make a video about...

    I'll post more later - I may make a video about the trail. Bottom line: the section between the 260 TH and the Horton TH are great for hammocking:
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    How did this go? Didn't see a trip report from...

    How did this go? Didn't see a trip report from you. I am thinking of hiking the Highline this weekend, and wondering how your hammocking conditions were.

    I was intending to go to the...
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    1. November 2. Anywhere 3. Mogollon Rim would...

    1. November
    2. Anywhere
    3. Mogollon Rim would be nice
    4. I'll bring my cathole trowel
    5. Jeep Wrangler, accept no substitutes

    --Kurt
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    There's also been a LOT of rain by Sierra...

    There's also been a LOT of rain by Sierra Vista/Huachucas. We could do Carr Canyon if car camping was important.
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    I am back from my Oregon/Wisconsin trip and...

    I am back from my Oregon/Wisconsin trip and starting to think about the next outing. I can do this Saturday night. Chiricahuas?
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    Genius! Do the clips slide on the ridgeline? ...

    Genius! Do the clips slide on the ridgeline? The only downside I see to this, is I use the removable (small) pocket for wallet, keys, etc. which are all relatively heavy and bulky, not something I...
  21. Thread: SHT?

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    The other advantage of going in September is the...

    The other advantage of going in September is the fall color. The area around Lutsen in mid-September can be spectacular.

    --Kurt
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    Way too hot. The hike is on the west slope, and...

    Way too hot. The hike is on the west slope, and in the afternoon you just cook. SAR pulls out somebody almost every weekend with heat stroke and dehydration.

    If I want to do the Catalinas in the...
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    I did this one last October: ...

    I did this one last October:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/null/recarea/?recid=2012&actid=50

    Short hike, lots of trees for hanging, hot springs, easy water access, short hike upriver to a...
  24. Thread: Hello from AZ

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    Greetings from a fellow AZ Kurt! I'm in Tucson,...

    Greetings from a fellow AZ Kurt! I'm in Tucson, and have been hammocking for about 7 years.

    --Kurt
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    I've hiked and hammock camped in Aravaipa twice. ...

    I've hiked and hammock camped in Aravaipa twice. There are several challenges with this:

    1. You need a permit: https://www.blm.gov/az/aravaipa/hikingcalendar.cfm
    It can be tough to get a permit...
  26. Thanks, that was very helpful! Coming from AZ,...

    Thanks, that was very helpful! Coming from AZ, I'm quite accustomed to carrying a fair amount of water, so no issue there.
  27. Great stuff! Lived in Chanhassen for 30+ years,...

    Great stuff! Lived in Chanhassen for 30+ years, and did the trail from Chaska to Shakopee several times. Keep up the great videos!!

    --Kurt
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    I am doing the Three Sisters Loop August 9-14. ...

    I am doing the Three Sisters Loop August 9-14. You probably don't have time to do the whole loop, but we could meet at the Lava Lake TH on Sunday night (Aug 9) and we could do one or two nights...
  29. Hanging issues on the Oregon Three Sisters Loop?

    I am planning to do a week-long circuit of the Three Sisters in early August:

    http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Trail_around_Three_Sisters_Hike

    I plan to do some of the side trips up to...
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    I am thinking maybe the weekend of July 18, or...

    I am thinking maybe the weekend of July 18, or maybe the following. I have a lot of flexibility with dates. Couple of thoughts:

    1. I am a hiker/backpacker, so I prefer to walk a ways from the TH...
  31. Thread: Hung Far Low

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    Hung Far Low

    Walking through Chinatown in Portland, OR. Saw this restaurant sign - it admits of multiple interpretations, but I'm thinking of using this as my hammock trail name...
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    Apparently this...
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    I am travelling most of June, but will be doing...

    I am travelling most of June, but will be doing some hanging in the Chiricahua Mtns in July if you are interested. They are not far from the NM/AZ border.
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    I had my AHE Shangri La tarp with me, but as I mentioned I didn't bother to put it up due to the zero chance of rain. I need to update my profile - it has become my go-to tarp, great stuff!!
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  34. Video: How to hammock/backpack in Saguaro National Park

    Another one of my little backpacking videos, in this case how to do Saguaro National Park near Tucson, AZ:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW0omUDDq3E

    Not many people backpack there, as there...
  35. Thread: SeAz here

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    You are close to some great hanging in the...

    You are close to some great hanging in the Huachucas. Just head up Carr Canyon to the campsites at the end of the road, plenty of trees and cool summer temperatures!
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    Welcome to the forums! I lived in Chanhassen for...

    Welcome to the forums! I lived in Chanhassen for many years, and you would have been jealous of my backyard there! Enjoy your WBBB, there are so many great places in MN to hang. At some point you...
  37. Video: Superstitions loop from the Rogers Trough TH

    Great loop trail for hammock camping in the Superstitions. Water, trees, views, history, indian cliff dwellings, what else could you look for?

    Oddly enough I have no footage of my hammock setup...
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    What do you do for a tarp? Not many of the...

    What do you do for a tarp? Not many of the standard hammock tarps will cover a hammock almost 12' long...
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    I am big into gear robustness, i.e. its ability...

    I am big into gear robustness, i.e. its ability to continue to function under adverse conditions. The other thing I still like about the HHSS is its performance in wet weather. I've had an UC for...
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    Oh yeah. The Palo Verde and ocotillo are in full...

    Oh yeah. The Palo Verde and ocotillo are in full bloom, hedgehog and cholla cacti are cranking up, prickly pears just starting.
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    I just commented to your blog, but the HF forum...

    I just commented to your blog, but the HF forum folks might be interested as well. As a Tucson resident I have hammocked extensively on the AZT in the Catalinas, Rincons, Santa Rita, Huachucas, etc....
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    Well, he should be 1/2 done. Here's a blog post...

    Well, he should be 1/2 done. Here's a blog post from someone who did just the southern 300 miles SOBO in a hammock:
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    The good news is Verizon is the only carrier with...

    The good news is Verizon is the only carrier with coverage past Duluth, so what you'll have is as good as it gets.
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    I threw every bit of insulation I had to survive...

    I threw every bit of insulation I had to survive at that temp - in the UC I had a 2nd sleeping bag, heavy synthetic insulated jacket, etc.
    In the hammock I used a 0F synthetic bag with a fleece...
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    I used my SS extensively when I lived in MN. ...

    I used my SS extensively when I lived in MN. Warmer bag is not the lightest option - it will compress beneath you. I often wore fleece pullover and/or pants in cold conditions as fleece does not...
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    Thanks! The details is kinda necessary because...

    Thanks! The details is kinda necessary because there's no signage on the trail.
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    Every time I travel around the state/country,...

    Every time I travel around the state/country, when I return to Tucson I marvel at the magnificence of the Santa Catalinas.



    Lucky guy!



    They are easy to drive to from Phx - straight down...
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    My pleasure! Send me a PM the next time...

    My pleasure!



    Send me a PM the next time you are in town if you'd like to do a hike/hang.



    It is a great trail to train for the Grand Canyon. If you go all the way to the top, its the...
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    Video: Good hanging spot near Tucson, AZ

    Made a little "How-to" video for a little-known backpacking spot very close to Tucson AZ:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJoQYX_5-YQ

    This is my go-to trail when I can't decide where else to...
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    There are places closer to your home. I've...

    There are places closer to your home. I've hammock camped on the Reavis Ranch trail in the Superstitions. Wanted to get back there this spring for the wildflowers, but running out of time.
    The...
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