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    Awesome report. Thank you for writing it up. ...

    Awesome report. Thank you for writing it up.

    That's actually the 2nd time I was recognized form one of my Youtube videos. Actually, the first time was on the Stevens Trail when a woman said...
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    That's odd, because they're showing on my...

    That's odd, because they're showing on my computer.

    Edit: OK, now that I clear my cache I can't seem them either. I'm guessing that we can't do an image link to a google drive URL.
    I'll see if...
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    Sacramento Hanger Trip

    First of all, I invite all the participants in our trip to add their own post and photos here. We had a great time and it was wonderful to meet some new friends.

    Since I can't link to Google...
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    I've been so swamped at work that I haven't had...

    I've been so swamped at work that I haven't had time to post anything. ;) I ended up not taking any photos at all, my wife took some and Nate took quite a few. I'll try to get something up later...
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    Nate, you'll probably catch up with us. I expect...

    Nate, you'll probably catch up with us. I expect we'll be taking it slowly and just enjoy the area. There is one spot where we may take a break off trail and you wouldn't be able to see us. If we...
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    TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! WHOO HOO! :laugh: ...

    TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! WHOO HOO! :laugh:

    Acacia will be stopping by Nate's place to pick up some gear and should be at my house by 9 to 9:30. We'll carpool from here and be at the trail head...
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    That's too bad. But it would be great to see you...

    That's too bad. But it would be great to see you for part of the hike if you can make it.
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    That looks good. That's exactly where we'll be...

    That looks good. That's exactly where we'll be hiking. The camp I hope to stay at is right along the trail and should be easy to find. You'll notice that the orange line on your map stops right at...
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    BTW, my friend Shawn "CaptainDuctTape" won't be...

    BTW, my friend Shawn "CaptainDuctTape" won't be able to make it. The roll call looks like :

    Me,
    My wife,
    Our dog Thunder,
    Acacia,
    KodePop,
    Nate ( joining us later),
    Gary ( may not be able...
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    What time? Because you could be back to the car...

    What time? Because you could be back to the car by noon to 1 o'clock if need be.


    Also, via PMs Nate mentioned that he may have to meet us at the camp site. The start of the trail can be...
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    Sproket, I'm loaning a hammock to Acacia and I...

    Sproket, I'm loaning a hammock to Acacia and I have another one I could loan you. If you want to do a quick overnight this weekend you'd be welcome to come along.

    Several of us are meeting at my...
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    ROLL CALL! The trip is a week from tomorrow. ...

    ROLL CALL!

    The trip is a week from tomorrow. Check in here to let me know what our final person count is.
    I'll PM everyone on the thread as well asking them to post here as well.

    So far:...
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    If you're from the bay area then my house is on...

    If you're from the bay area then my house is on the way. Truckee is over an hour further east on 80. You'd be adding a lot of driving. See my PM with directions and such.
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    The nights will certainly get down to the 50's. ...

    The nights will certainly get down to the 50's. I doubt they'll get to the 40s. If Nate can loan you the UQ then that will be a good experience for you. It's very different sleeping with an UQ vs...
  15. I agree with the comments saying you should avoid...

    I agree with the comments saying you should avoid an ENO hammock. I had one for a single day before returning it. It was too small, too short, too heavy. They're cheap and easily available, but...
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    That's awesome. Thanks for offering up the extra...

    That's awesome. Thanks for offering up the extra gear in case anyone needs anything.

    I have carried bear canisters up there in the past, but I usually don't. I think that I may have glimpsed a...
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    I've only fished it twice. The first time I...

    I've only fished it twice. The first time I fished it I caught a trout on the first cast. I haven't caught a fish since but then again, I haven't really focused on fishing that creek. I was just...
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    Scouting Trip Report

    Executive Summary: I think we should select the Lake Spaulding hike as our trip. I think Grouse Ridge may still be snowed in in 2 weeks and the exit hike may be too much because of the giant hill...
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    First of all, thank you all for supporting Acacia...

    First of all, thank you all for supporting Acacia in her gear quest. We've already PM'd and I'm loaning her a hammock, tree straps, bug net and insulated pad. I think it's cool that we're all...
  20. Here's a video I did a couple of years ago on...

    Here's a video I did a couple of years ago on hammock length vs. comfort.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuSOIWd1Gfw
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    Hammockforum user Acacia PM'd me with a good...

    Hammockforum user Acacia PM'd me with a good question : Do we need permits?

    No, we don't need any sort of wilderness permit to backpack in either our primary or backup location. However, we...
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    My wife and I just got back from a 3 night trip...

    My wife and I just got back from a 3 night trip to South Lake Tahoe (a hotel, casino, and drinking trip. Not a camping trip) It got down to about 30 degrees last night so it wasn't too bad at all. ...
  23. Yeah, weight was my first thought as well. I've...

    Yeah, weight was my first thought as well. I've sewn a Fronkey style net and they work great, but it is a bit clumsy to get into and out of. But they really do keep the bugs out, even in a Sierra...
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    Welcome to the hang and to the Hammockforums. ...

    Welcome to the hang and to the Hammockforums. This is turning into a great trip. I'm really looking forward to it.
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    That would be awesome. It looks like this is...

    That would be awesome. It looks like this is working out to be a great gathering.
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    CaptainDuctTape: Is this who I think it is? Do...

    CaptainDuctTape: Is this who I think it is? Do I know your secret identity? :confused: I think I do.

    Ok folks. June 11th and 12th it is. I'll be up at Lake Tahoe this weekend so I'll be...
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    Oh believe me, we'll take it slow. I'm nowhere...

    Oh believe me, we'll take it slow. I'm nowhere near the shape I was in 2 years ago.
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    Trail rated? Hmmm, Not sure. I can tell you...

    Trail rated? Hmmm, Not sure. I can tell you this. We can pick one of two trail heads.

    Grouse Ridge This starts closer to the destination camp but has a brutal hill right by the trail head so...
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    Rynomcavoy is booked until the end of May and I'd...

    Rynomcavoy is booked until the end of May and I'd like to do some more training between now and any trip. I've been pushing a desk 12 hours a day for 2 years at the new job and I can really tell...
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    Sacramento Area Hang June 11-12

    After re-reading the responses to the post by Rynomcavoy I'm tempted to do a Sacramento Area hang up in the local hills. Maybe I'll go scout the area this weekend to see what the snow load looks...
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    Päivää ! Mitä voit ? My wife was born in...

    Päivää !
    Mitä voit ?

    My wife was born in Lappeenranta. We have relatives all over Finland in Espoo, Helsinki, Savonlinna, and other towns further north. We still have a shared family farm...
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    Hey there, I'm just up the hill from you in...

    Hey there, I'm just up the hill from you in Colfax (about 10 miles past Auburn)

    Get in touch with me. I have several areas within an hour of my house where I like to go. Here's one I did with...
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    I owned an Eno for one day and returned it. It...

    I owned an Eno for one day and returned it. It was too short, too narrow and too heavy.

    You will be happy with anything Dutch makes. One of his hammocks with Dutch Buckle rigging and a Fronkey...
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    The system I show in this video has a base weight...

    The system I show in this video has a base weight of about 13 pounds. I've been comfortable down to 24 degrees. That's base weight, not total weight. Total weight will include consumables like...
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    This is from memory so I may be off by an ounce...

    This is from memory so I may be off by an ounce or two.

    10.5' hammock, whoopee slings, tree straps, stuff sack 1# 2oz
    12' Sil Nylon tarp, zingit line, tarp flies, stakes 1#7oz

    Total 2# 9oz
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  36. I use to live in that area many years ago. See...

    I use to live in that area many years ago. See if you can find the book "Trails of the San Gabrials". It has lots of great trails in that area.

    I've been to Henninger Flats several times along...
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    ccchans : I'm just up the hill from you in...

    ccchans :

    I'm just up the hill from you in Colfax. Welcome.

    I was just up in the mountains this weekend. There's snow down to about 5000 feet still but I have a feeling that with the warm...
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    I'm right up the hill from you in Colfax and I...

    I'm right up the hill from you in Colfax and I haven't backpacked nearly enough this year. There's also a Nor Cal hang in October. Get in touch with E.A.Y.

    Also, as far as the original question...
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    Hi folks: Life has been busy with my new day job...

    Hi folks: Life has been busy with my new day job and more music students at night. So I haven't been responding as quickly as I should.



    My wife and grand daughter are each about 5' tall. ...
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    Massassauga? I thought it was pronounced "Moose...

    Massassauga? I thought it was pronounced "Moose will squeeze ya" ?
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    VIDEO: The "Walking Wounded Tour"

    It's been a weird year or so with Thunder getting hurt, me putting weight back on because I wasn't walking with Thunder, my old job shut down it's building entirely and laying off 100+ people,...
  42. Great photo tip Charliev. Yep, length is...

    Great photo tip Charliev.

    Yep, length is everything. I've gone from a 9 1/2' hammock to a 10 1/2' hammock up to a 12' hammock. The 12 footer is hugely more comfortable. Also, I set my foot end...
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    I'm 6'1" 235 and I make all my own hammocks. ...

    I'm 6'1" 235 and I make all my own hammocks. Longer is better. I have a video out which compares the comfort of 3 different hammock lengths. You might find that useful.

    SuSOIWd1Gfw

    Executive...
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    I'm still confusing different people :) Gary...

    I'm still confusing different people :) Gary (The Photographer) what was your online name? And what was Peter's online name?

    I had a great time. Mt Boggs is really a pretty spot which isn't...
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    Because of stuff happening at work I think...

    Because of stuff happening at work I think Thunder and I will be coming in on Saturday instead of Friday.
  46. Awesome video. I need to make myself a new tarp...

    Awesome video. I need to make myself a new tarp which is a bit longer and has built in doors. I used the same string technique to calculate my cat cuts. But I think I made mine way too deep on my...
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    It looks like I will be able to make it. Thunder...

    It looks like I will be able to make it. Thunder and I should arrive sometime around Friday afternoon.
  48. That hammock is what I would now consider a short...

    That hammock is what I would now consider a short hammock. I just did a video comparing hammock length and comfort. You may find it helpful.

    SuSOIWd1Gfw
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    I think you may just be fine with the 12 1/2' as...

    I think you may just be fine with the 12 1/2' as it is. I have a bit of loose fabric at my head and feet already. However, a head box/foot box would certainly help (although I haven't built one...
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    That's an interesting idea. I should say that...

    That's an interesting idea. I should say that the 12.5' hammock only weighs 18.4 ounces. You may be able to have two rods at the ends which the hammock can hang off of, but I'm not sure if the...
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