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    Hey, thanks for the offer. That weekend has come...

    Hey, thanks for the offer. That weekend has come and gone. I ended up just driving through instead of spending the night. Thanks for the offer though!
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    You'd think there would be more because the lake...

    You'd think there would be more because the lake is so large and an attraction. I'm looking for something on the north end of the lake or on the east side. Most of the sites ive searched for and...
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    No biggie. I live in south Florida and hang down...

    No biggie. I live in south Florida and hang down here. Just looking to overnight on the lake on my way up. Looks beautiful from pictures :p
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    FL>Need place to stay Lake Okeechobee

    Need advice on a nice place to stay right near Lake Okeechobee. Would like to overnight somewhere (car camp) at the waters edge. Just need to stay a night before I continue northward. Prefer...
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    I used Woodland Valley as a "base camp" and got a...

    I used Woodland Valley as a "base camp" and got a nice spot right by the stream since the weather kept most people out.

    I did some day hikes, whittenberg is BRUTAL. A nearly vertical climb the...
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    I ended up doing the catskills and whittenberg...

    I ended up doing the catskills and whittenberg mtn.

    The most troubling part of your post is that you read fox news :/ haha
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    How can I check this. The campground I'm headed...

    How can I check this. The campground I'm headed to isn't too bad. No snow or rain tomorrow. But I would hate to be trapped in snow up on the trails. I'm woefully unprepared.
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    Catskills and Day hike Sun-Mon

    This weather has been terrible.

    My first week in NY and I'm itching to get out. Looks like the rain will stop tomorrow in the Catskills. I was thinking of driving up early tomorrow morning to...
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    Whats the address of this 501...I may join. I...

    Whats the address of this 501...I may join.

    I found a nice campground in the catskills so instead of backpacking may just camp and do day hikes. My hammock should keep me dry
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    Thanks. I reached out.

    Thanks. I reached out.
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    Hmm, def interested. I wasn't able to find that...

    Hmm, def interested. I wasn't able to find that username though. Is it a group or an individual or what?
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    Well I'm working in Albany for the summer. ...

    Well I'm working in Albany for the summer. Trying to find a backpacking trip for the long weekend, but a car hang will have to do, as its all I can find!
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    If People are worried about the infamous black...

    If People are worried about the infamous black fly we can do the Catskills instead
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    What/where is the 501

    What/where is the 501
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    Interested in coming with??

    Interested in coming with??
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    Duct I should be free for a hike on that weekend....

    Duct I should be free for a hike on that weekend. I was looking forward to this weekend because with having Monday off it allows for 2 nights out in the back country.
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    I am also fine staying at low elevation, don't...

    I am also fine staying at low elevation, don't necessarily need to hit peaks...just want to get out in this beautiful scenery and weather.
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    This is why I need to go with some locals! I...

    This is why I need to go with some locals! I don't know any of this stuff. Down in FL I'd have all the regs covered.

    Hopefully I am able to plan something in the next couple days so I have...
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    Well hopefully I can find someone who would like...

    Well hopefully I can find someone who would like to go. Unfortunately haven't found anyone yet. We have some biting flies in Florida. Nothing murdering a few won't fix. I'll make an example out of a...
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    Memorial Day in the Adirodack Mtns

    Hey all-


    Just moved down to Albany from Florida (literally still driving up!) for the summer to take a legal internship at GE. Florida doesn't have much in the way or high peaks and...
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    I'm in the process of moving to Albany...I'll be...

    I'm in the process of moving to Albany...I'll be there tomorrow. I start work on Monday and would like a break after my first week. Would like to do a light backpacking trip, maybe 5-6 miles a...
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    Sweet. Adirondacks it is then. Any groups do...

    Sweet. Adirondacks it is then. Any groups do hikes? I'm not big on backpacking alone for safety reasons. Itd be great to hook up with some people for a few weekends.
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    Moving to Albany, NY

    I go to law school down in Florida, but I will be moving down to Albany for 3 months in the summer to take an internship with GE.

    Hiking kind of sucks in Florida, so I am excited to be around...
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    Man! I wish you had replied a day earlier. I...

    Man! I wish you had replied a day earlier. I already scrubbed my trip because I didn't feel same doing it alone.
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    I'm thinking about it, but I prefer to have at...

    I'm thinking about it, but I prefer to have at least another, for safetys sake (and to have a car at the other end of the trail).

    I have the HH Supershelter and a 15* down bag and I've taken it...
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    Thanks RainMan, I check the regs and I should be...

    Thanks RainMan, I check the regs and I should be find as long as I don't camp between Jarrard Gap and Neels Gap. There probably will be a lot of foot traffic, but for safetys sake I prefer to have a...
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    As a note, I would even prefer to go during the...

    As a note, I would even prefer to go during the week, maybe on a Tuesday or something, but I figure most people have work.
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    Georgia AT March 15-17

    So I've never done the AT in Georgia and wanted to give it a go this week. I am in law school full time and need a break, so works out perfectly because I am not spring break. I posted an earlier...
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    So all 3 of my buddies bailed on me. Wanted to...

    So all 3 of my buddies bailed on me. Wanted to see if there was any interest to get a small group from the forums. Fri-Sun total about 26 miles.
  30. I can't do the weekends, but I am free this...

    I can't do the weekends, but I am free this entire week. Shockingly, I have a week off law school, so I'm down to do some ONF stuff during the week...just hit me up. I'm in Tampa.
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    UPDATE: So I have decided on a route...need some...

    UPDATE: So I have decided on a route...need some feedback from you guys.

    I'm going to drive up to Lake Winfield Scott In the morning and spend the night at the rec area. The next morning, I will...
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    What?!?!?! I can't just put my food in a tree?

    What?!?!?! I can't just put my food in a tree?
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    Sweet thanks! I was looking forward to spending...

    Sweet thanks! I was looking forward to spending my first night at the top of Blood Mountain.

    Will update everyone once I have decided on a route for input.
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    Lazyboy, Whats the difficulty, mileage, and...

    Lazyboy,

    Whats the difficulty, mileage, and scenic value of doing that loop.

    I wanted to at least hit blood mountain because of the height and scenic value.
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    Whats the mileage for that route?? Also I...

    Whats the mileage for that route?? Also I understand that in National Parks camping is allowed anywhere in the park, I don't have to be in a campground, correct?
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    Thanks for all the info everybody. I guess I...

    Thanks for all the info everybody. I guess I need to pick a start point and take it from there. I was originally thinking of starting our at Springer for the view (I don't get much in the way of...
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    Thanks for the info. I'll have to take 2 cars or...

    Thanks for the info. I'll have to take 2 cars or maybe arrange some sort of shuttle service or something so I can save on gas $$.
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    Can you recommend a specific route that is best? ...

    Can you recommend a specific route that is best? Is it a good idea to go in 1 car or should I definitely take 2?
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    Thanks! I'll have to check that out. I was...

    Thanks! I'll have to check that out. I was planning on buying a guide and a detailed map eventually anyways so I'll buy it now. I wanted to get an idea from people who have done something similar,...
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    Georgia AT trip planning help

    I really need some help planning a Georgia Appalachian Trail hike in March. I will be leaving out of Tampa, Florida and would like to do a 3 day 2 night hike (and hang obviously). I would like to...
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    Not sure when I'll be out again. I go to law...

    Not sure when I'll be out again. I go to law school in Miami, so I usually head out to clear my head when I'm able to get out. But Big Cypress is an awesome park, definitely would fill the gap in...
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    I started hammock camping in the last several...

    I started hammock camping in the last several months. I initially bought some cheapo ones, but ended up settling on a Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe. At $180 (on Amazon) it isn't cheap, but I've...
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    Florida Big Cypress National Preserve

    Just moved down to Miami and was looking for some places to hang. Big Cypress is pretty close to the Miami area and has some campgrounds. Only one I have tried is Bear Island which is conveniently...
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    I guess I'll stick with the stock HH suspension...

    I guess I'll stick with the stock HH suspension for now, seems to work well.

    Although I usually put my hammock up so that the suspension and hammock ridgeline are level, as per HH's...
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    Boseman, I think once I completely destroy...

    Boseman,

    I think once I completely destroy mine, I'll just see if I can find some OCF or even a wide CCF and it should work fine as a substitute.

    I might even try a good thick windshield auto...
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    Deadwood, when I first bought my hammock, I...

    Deadwood, when I first bought my hammock, I didn't know about the whole cold bottom ordeal. My first night was out in 50* and I ended up freezing my *** OFF.

    So I bought the HH SS system, which...
  47. I'm 6'3 215lbs, so not quite as tall as you are. ...

    I'm 6'3 215lbs, so not quite as tall as you are. I have a Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe. Its very roomy and is designed for people up to 7ft and 350lbs.

    They are a bit pricey, but you can get...
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    I've been using the stock suspension, with the...

    I've been using the stock suspension, with the treehuggers and included line and has seemed to work well. What are the downsides to it, I'm trying to figure out what I'm missing!
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    Hennessy Suspension?

    So I'm new to the hammock game, having gotten my hammock a couple months ago. I went with a HH Explorer Deluxe Zip model.

    So far I love it, but everyone talks about how crappy the suspension...
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    Interesting.. The coldest I've taken the SS is...

    Interesting.. The coldest I've taken the SS is to about 48F. I didnt use any in hammock insulation, just the undercover, underpad, and space blanket. Inside, I just used my 20* down bag as a top...
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