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    No fuzz, no dialing in, no spots to leak air....

    No fuzz, no dialing in, no spots to leak air. Just super comfort and warmth.
    Plus one more than one hang I've forgotten either my underquilt or over quilt, that ain't happening
    now unless I forget...
  2. Yeah I kept looking for you all sweaty from the...

    Yeah I kept looking for you all sweaty from the run up the mountains FIMB, I figured the door to the shelter would open any minute.
    10 stars on the Winter Wisper, just super cozy, and yes a bit...
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    FireInMyBones Winter Wisper

    Enjoyed Brother Bones Winter Wisper again on the Roan this weekend.
    Again the temps (maybe low 20s for a low) were no challenge for this piece
    of art.

    145542
  4. Never did a 'sign up' sheet :) but I'd bet it...

    Never did a 'sign up' sheet :) but I'd bet it will be a select few that gather for this pilgrimage. Regardless
    of numbers I'm looking forward to the reunion of brave souls (who it looks like get to...
  5. That's wonderful FIB! Glad to hear that even...

    That's wonderful FIB! Glad to hear that even though I would have liked to spend more time visiting. I hope we get out more this year and look forward to hopefully seeing you after the Roan


    ~ Poof
  6. This is Poof. You may need to bring your...

    This is Poof.

    You may need to bring your shorts according to the forecast below. Looks like it will probably only get down to about 43 Friday night. You can hope for some high winds, but right...
  7. Looks like just a few of us will be attending,...

    Looks like just a few of us will be attending, weather is changing daily now, hoping for the best.
    I'll be using my winter Bonefire :) But the HNO Enterprise is put up until spring!
  8. Mistone that is the game plan, get frozen, then...

    Mistone that is the game plan, get frozen, then warm up with chile leftovers.
  9. Roan Higher Colder 2017 Saturday February 17 (Friday)

    Well it should have been last weekend. 6F and 9 inches of snow at Ripshin (elevation approx 4000 feet), so who knows what February will bring.
    This year any and all are invited for an overnighter on...
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    You can click on settings and choose HD 1080p :)...

    You can click on settings and choose HD 1080p :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaGf3hM1AEw
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    Finally got some pics up-...

    Finally got some pics up-
    http://www.stopitdown.com/2016/12/14/suwanee-river-december-2016/
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    Suwanee River Paddle & Hang 2016

    Just returned from a 4 day paddle & hang on the Suwanee River sponsored by EMCEE.
    Full spectrum of cold with all I could wear to shorts and t-shirt. Great group of folks,
    great food, and...
  13. Laurel River Lake Paddle Camping Sept. 2016

    This past weekend Poof and I joined Ragnal and Hangnout for 3 days of paddle camping in Ky. on Laurel River Lake.
    The latest in the HNO Shelters, the HNO Enterprise was tested to the max with huge...
  14. ^awesome vintage photo Shug. Clouds look like the...

    ^awesome vintage photo Shug. Clouds look like the ones we walked through :)
  15. Everyone's support greatly appreciated. We'll...

    Everyone's support greatly appreciated.
    We'll def. be doing a repeat of the Hump this summer for Poof to have another chance at the views.
    Group hang at Doll Flats???
    If we do go again in the...
  16. Awesome report. Love your build, love the bags....

    Awesome report. Love your build, love the bags. LOVE the tires!
  17. Knees actually did good.Despite the whole up and...

    Knees actually did good.Despite the whole up and whole down I had no pain. I guess it has just taken this long to recover from the drilling. I
    have been doing the exercises and some cycling so maybe...
  18. Just posted vid link in trip reports.

    Just posted vid link in trip reports.
  19. The vid: Overmountain to 19E Mar 20-21 '16

    ?v=r2a1Zt4Chns
  20. Another trip repost using the Bonefire Winter Whisper

    Poof and I went from Overmountain Shelter (of course we had to hike there) to Hwy 19E, up and over Little Hump and Hump mountain Sunday to Monday.
    You can image the conditions going over the Hump :(...
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    Thanks to all. Brother Bones good catch, I got...

    Thanks to all.
    Brother Bones good catch, I got it reversed in the vid. Winter Wisper head end 1 foot down was the charm :)
    ...and speaking of the shelf, it's one of the best implemented I've used....
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    ?v=qP1Flg5j0cI&feature=youtu.be The 6th Roan...

    ?v=qP1Flg5j0cI&feature=youtu.be

    The 6th Roan Higher was def. warmer, warmest ever. 39F out of the trailhead. It was also the windiest if you can believe that.
    I truly didn't sleep a wink. I was...
  23. Who is trying again Feb 19?

    Who is trying again Feb 19?
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    Right or smart? Poof and I've decided the risk...

    Right or smart?
    Poof and I've decided the risk is too great :(
    Anybody up for Roche's suggestion....re-schedule Feb 19/20.
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    I don't think getting there will be the problem....

    I don't think getting there will be the problem.
    Surely everyone has seen the forecast for the middle Atlantic states by now.
    All those maps show the deluge hitting east TN, southwest Va.
    The...
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    Just got off the phone with the little lady at...

    Just got off the phone with the little lady at Carter County Dept. of Transportation.
    As of right now 1/21 11:00 a.m. it is passable to Carvers (passable=all wheel/four wheel/winter driving skills),...
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    1st snow dump was today. I'm in JC (1600 feet),...

    1st snow dump was today. I'm in JC (1600 feet), just woke from my crazy sleep cycle to find 4-5 inches in the yard.
    Most will melt here later today 1/21 and Friday morning (45F and 37F), it wont be...
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    OK folks. I'd strongly suggest all who are...

    OK folks. I'd strongly suggest all who are entertaining thoughts of attending this years RHK Higher Colder look strongly/closely at the forecast for this coming weekend.
    As in the past it would be...
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    Nah, Hughes Gap.....only approximately 5.1miles....

    Nah, Hughes Gap.....only approximately 5.1miles. But so far no shuttle. And the problem of an extended sweat fest so it most likely won't happen.

    Poof went to Ripshin today and there is 3-4...
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    Should be a wonderful reunion! Weather is looking...

    Should be a wonderful reunion! Weather is looking better snow-wise :)
    Still looks warm though, so we can expect to see 'Bones in his running shorts.
    I'll bring the chemical heat packs to go with...
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    On temps for RHK, day or two before I get a 3 day...

    On temps for RHK, day or two before I get a 3 day forecast for Roan Mountain (the city), then subtract 25F from that.
    Textbook says subtract 20F, I add 5 more for insurance.
    So if the forecast for...
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    Wise words from a veteran.

    Wise words from a veteran.
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    You won't see any snakes while there I bet. Only...

    You won't see any snakes while there I bet. Only reason we saw them was because we purposefully sought them.
    That said, when hiking in the woods there just watch where you step (like here) and where...
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    9 times out of 10 it is a one nighter due to...

    9 times out of 10 it is a one nighter due to extreme weather that has historically prevented a hike on to Overmountain. That said
    one one RHK Higher Colder we did make the hike to Overmountain...and...
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    The new Bone Fire Winter Wisper

    Sporting 1.6 pounds of down and a -5F rating. It's a double layer so a thin piece of ccf can be added to increase the range-
    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5823/23230384144_8237b3d683_c.jpgMy new...
  36. Wow guys! Tumbleweed I'll get some pics up for...

    Wow guys!
    Tumbleweed I'll get some pics up for you on the bike kit. Somewhere in past trip vids I think I spelled most of it out except the new system of getting the 'house' down on the forks....
  37. A weekend on the New River Trail (bikecamping)

    Have you ever forgot your top quilt?
    I've done it twice now=evidence of Alzheimers? Pre-senile dementia?
    ?v=VLtgtSCZEKo
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    Just spent 3 weeks in Costa Rica. I think I'd pay...

    Just spent 3 weeks in Costa Rica. I think I'd pay careful attention anytime I'd be putting my hands on any trees there.
    Sometimes there easy to see, sometimes not :)...
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    Going to try something different this year. Last...

    Going to try something different this year. Last couple of cold cold hangs I've enjoyed Rivendell's Insulhammock. Liking to tinker with different brands this year I'll be sporting
    on the Roan the...
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    Thanks :) currently on the way back from an eagle...

    Thanks :) currently on the way back from an eagle shoot at Conowingo Dam.
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    One good thing about RHK temps is that all...

    One good thing about RHK temps is that all precipitation will be solid.
    Cold really is not the enemy, wind is, and for many dehydration...we always have a good buddy system going on too.
    Excellent...
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    Thanks Shug :) Yes it has been a while,...

    Thanks Shug :)
    Yes it has been a while, attention diverted!
    CountryHang I'm with you hoping for a record RHK in many ways.
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    TN > 2016 Roan Higher Colder Hang

    January 22-24.
    Going a week or two earlier this year hoping for COLDER January weather.
    All are invited.
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    BoneFire FB

    Just placed an order for a BoneFire FB (Fluffy Beast). Of course it will be on top of Roan for this years Higher Colder Hang but maybe I can get it out
    before then.
  45. 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.
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
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    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...
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