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    I'm heading to Trail Days from Denver, CO to see...

    I'm heading to Trail Days from Denver, CO to see old friends (and make new ones!) Yep, it can be a big party but with the transition camping areas this year, it may not be as big as previous (the...
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    You got a few of us though. And it is a great...

    You got a few of us though. And it is a great idea!
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    I think Kaliram had the closest to that and it is...

    I think Kaliram had the closest to that and it is a great idea!
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    Thanks for posting! I am looking to do...

    Thanks for posting! I am looking to do Kilimanjaro next year myself.
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    I know when I am hiking, my natural tendency is...

    I know when I am hiking, my natural tendency is to look down instead of up.
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    Been busy the last couple of days but wow! some...

    Been busy the last couple of days but wow! some great tips. Thanks all.

    Tried to talk my Mom out of her Singer (its 50+ years old and still going strong) but no luck. I'm probably just going to...
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    Wow! Sounds difficult. Maybe once I get the...

    Wow! Sounds difficult. Maybe once I get the machine and read the manual it won't be as bad. (shh, I read directions sometimes.) The "Felled Seam" I remember seeing in my online readings and...
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    1st annual Winter Hang pic

    http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn81/freefallat06/CO%20winter%20hang%202010/th_021.jpg http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn81/freefallat06/CO%20winter%20hang%202010/th_022.jpg...
  9. Nice hike if I remember correctly. A tad early...

    Nice hike if I remember correctly. A tad early for blueberries though. Have fun!
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    Yep- first on my list. Along with a few other...

    Yep- first on my list. Along with a few other gear bags ,etc.... Just going to get some cheap nylon to practice then probably give away the resulting items until I get it down.
    Ant ideas for the...
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    Buying a sewing machine....

    So, I have hand sewed buttons onto shirts, holes in pants and socks, etc... but never used a sewing machine.

    What would ya'll suggest practicing on to get proficient on the machine?
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    I forgot my camera in Cannibal's truck. I'll get...

    I forgot my camera in Cannibal's truck. I'll get the pics and video posted once I get it. You know, just to provide an additional angle. :D
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    I just called them earlier today but didn't think...

    I just called them earlier today but didn't think to ask about snowshoes.
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    Here's my take: I slept in 5* temps in the...

    Here's my take:

    I slept in 5* temps in the Smokies in my hammock with a therma-a-rest Pro3 short and a 20* bag.

    I wore just about everything I had but I was comfortable.

    If you don't go...
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    You could try REI. They usually have a decent...

    You could try REI. They usually have a decent selection of rentals.
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    Mom hooked me up this Christmas- snowshoes!...

    Mom hooked me up this Christmas- snowshoes! gigety gigety.....:D
  17. Yep, it would be nice but for quick deployment...

    Yep, it would be nice but for quick deployment and to keep you the driest, pack the rain fly separately in a place that is quickly accessible. Get the rain fly hung, set up hammock then adjust as...
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    I've been down to 5* in the Smokies with my...

    I've been down to 5* in the Smokies with my setup. Bringing extra gear just in case the thermostat was wrong that night but willing to share.
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    Making clam chowder to bring up as well. A Friend...

    Making clam chowder to bring up as well. A Friend of mine was back east visiting this week and it made me crave a good chowder. Hearty but not super fishy.
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    I'll be ready..... Call me or shoot a flair off...

    I'll be ready..... Call me or shoot a flair off or something to let me know you are on your way. I'll be packed but you know those last minute things....
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    Yep, until Sunday. So come on out!

    Yep, until Sunday. So come on out!
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    A two burner propane stove? Propane lantern? EtC....

    Just trying to get a feel for what I should bring.
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    That's practically shorts weather there!

    That's practically shorts weather there!
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    Early Friday works for me.

    Early Friday works for me.
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    Unfortunately, my schedule is wide open. When did...

    Unfortunately, my schedule is wide open. When did you have in mind?
  26. Its about 93 miles from the Springs near Grant,...

    Its about 93 miles from the Springs near Grant, CO. Here's the coordinates Just Jeff posted:

    Lat: 39.51361 Long: -105.70972
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    I've got wood!

    I have some spruce and some aspen that we could take. Of course it depends on the logistics- Cannibal, were you planning on picking me up at my place or meet you somewhere?

    If you have room we can...
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    Thanks for remembering me Cannibal! I had honestly forgotten all about it.
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