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  1. Thread: MO > Northwest MO

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    My wife pointed out to me that this is scheduled...

    My wife pointed out to me that this is scheduled for Easter weekend, so I'm a no-go for this, unfortunately. I'm in process of planning a trip to St Louis sometime in April to see my sister who is...
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    Actually, I'm planning on being out at Woodridge...

    Actually, I'm planning on being out at Woodridge this upcoming weekend (the one you mention, Caddisman). I'll PM you my cell, we can talk and possibly meet up out there. Might have Weasel out with...
  3. Thread: MO > Northwest MO

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    We've got a good crew that tends to hang together...

    We've got a good crew that tends to hang together here in the KC area...I'm going to PM a bunch of them with the link to your post. Maybe we can get a "hang" scheduled out that way, if you're...
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    Weasel and I might be able to attend, depending...

    Weasel and I might be able to attend, depending on life events.
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    So sorry that everything fell through. With both...

    So sorry that everything fell through. With both of us sick, and both of us needing to leave early on Sunday to move, we just couldn't make it. Moving while sick was NOT a preferable alternative to...
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    I really am sorry guys. Weasel and I are both...

    I really am sorry guys. Weasel and I are both down. We're going to have to drop out on this one and try to rest up and hope it clears up a bit.
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    Well guys, we're gonna have to see how things are...

    Well guys, we're gonna have to see how things are going in the morning. Weasel is down sick with a cold...and both me and momma are getting there now too. Grandson spent a few nights last weekend,...
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    Forecast just keeps getting prettier. Fri, hi...

    Forecast just keeps getting prettier. Fri, hi 52/lo 29, Sat 57/38, Sun 61/33, nothing but sun. Weasel and I should hopefully be out there a bit early on Friday, but gotta bail as soon as we're up...
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    Well...getting to the point where I'd trust the...

    Well...getting to the point where I'd trust the forecast a bit more. Looks significantly changed from previously...hi's in the low 50s, lo near 30 Friday night, near 40 Saturday night. Not going to...
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    Thought I'd add...this run isn't really a...

    Thought I'd add...this run isn't really a 'backpacking trip'. It's more camping...but we'll likely hike the trail on Saturday. The trail is nice...and I've really been wanting to camp out on the...
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    There's one circular loop parking lot area when...

    There's one circular loop parking lot area when you pull into the park. The George Latham trail is a 4.5 mile loop around the park that has an end at the northern side of the parking lot, and at the...
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    We'll setup at the trailhead, especially since...

    We'll setup at the trailhead, especially since there are a bunch of us that don't know each other yet. We usually setup in the corner between the two trailhead paths, but pretty much anyone can hang...
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    Well...come out in the evening if you can, even...

    Well...come out in the evening if you can, even if it's just to sit around for an hour or so and BS about gear and check out everyone's setups. You can learn a LOT from the folks who usually come...
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    Accuweather showing a chance for ice first thing...

    Accuweather showing a chance for ice first thing Sunday morning...but I typically don't trust the forecast until about Thu. Thanks for checking on the water and gate, Fuhgawee. Was thinking about...
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    I've got a Swede Stainless Stik that I take...

    I've got a Swede Stainless Stik that I take camping/backpacking occcasionally that might come along. Otherwise, might have to resort to bringing along my large prescription bottle fishing kit. Used...
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    I'm going to put it on my calendar as well...I've...

    I'm going to put it on my calendar as well...I've wanted to come check this particular area out!
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    Glad we got more folks coming! Been a while...

    Glad we got more folks coming! Been a while since Hoot's been out... Ramenshaman will remain an unequivocal maybe for the foreseeable future...new babies in the family tend to do that! LOL! Doubt...
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    So...we've got" LBHiker MoHiker Radiohead...

    So...we've got"

    LBHiker
    MoHiker
    Radiohead
    Trailboss
    Owl
    Weasel

    Dudorino and Skygzr are both up in the air...no word from Hoot or the rest of the local crew so far.
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    So...who all is still "in" on this run?

    So...who all is still "in" on this run?
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    Well, now that's a question with a funny answer....

    Well, now that's a question with a funny answer.

    First hang we had out at Woodridge, I'd let everyone know that we were car camping. Most of us showed up with standard backpacking fare. One...
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    Figured we'd go with the 24th-25th, so that folks...

    Figured we'd go with the 24th-25th, so that folks going to the FBH could attend and warm up if they wanted to. :)

    That way no conflict with the MO hang either.

    LBHiker- This is a good place to...
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    Cool...I'll definitely be ready to get back out...

    Cool...I'll definitely be ready to get back out in the woods for this run. This will be a car camping run for sure, so for those that haven't hung in the winter, it's a great time to test out gear...
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    So...going to suggest either of the following...

    So...going to suggest either of the following weekends. The 17th-18th, or the 24th-25th. Weasel probably won't be able to attend any of these, since he's both in school and doing his internship on...
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    KA > KC Area>Woodridge>Jan?

    Hey guys.

    Got a lot of feedback on the recent Indian Caves hang that folks wanted me to get started on a Jan KC area hang. So...dates?

    Standard Woodridge run...have a couple of newer folks...
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    Don't think most of us were that impressed with...

    Don't think most of us were that impressed with it, especially for it's price. It's more gimmick than gear...you have to feed it CONSTANTLY, and the charge it puts on most smart phones is so slow as...
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    Grandson called me and asked what I was...

    Grandson called me and asked what I was doing...asked for me to send him a pic. He'd caught me eating lunch with Dudorino. :)

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    River barge as it was going past.
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    Jaker,...
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    Thank you Tony for suggesting we go back there. ...

    Thank you Tony for suggesting we go back there. Was nice to go back...even if the weather didn't want to cooperate and give us a good view of the river valley.

    Cool to see you, Fugahwee, and...
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    Talk about gradual changes in forecast! I...

    Talk about gradual changes in forecast! I normally don't start trusting forecasts until just a day or two before...and this is a perfect example. According to accuweather right now, we're supposed...
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    OK...here's the possible attendees at this point:...

    OK...here's the possible attendees at this point:

    Owl
    Weasel
    2 friends of Owl and Weasel
    Dudorino
    Fugawhee
    Jaker
    Mohiker
    Omaha?
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    OK...well, it's this weekend! Got a text from...

    OK...well, it's this weekend! Got a text from Ramenshaman over the past weekend...he can't make it. He and Mommashaman are getting things prepped for their newest little hiker. I'll give Radiohead...
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    I normally do "KC area hangs" on the western...

    I normally do "KC area hangs" on the western shore of Clinton Lake...just west of Lawrence.

    If you can make it out to one of those, we can definitely help you out dialing your gear in.
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    Sorry to hear you situation, Radiohead! I know...

    Sorry to hear you situation, Radiohead! I know what it's like...I lost both my parents and my wife's parents already. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers! I shouldn't have an issue making...
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    Weasel and I should be coming out with a couple...

    Weasel and I should be coming out with a couple of folks who've never 'hung' before. Not sure what they're bringing...might be hammocks, might be tents, might be tarps. I'm really going to need...
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    Radiohead, when I first met Dudorino out there,...

    Radiohead, when I first met Dudorino out there, the temps were in the mid 50s during the day, and mid 30s at night. That was late Oct/early Nov. We're getting out there a bit later, so it might get...
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    Right. My point was that I couldn't use them...

    Right. My point was that I couldn't use them even with my gloves off. They were just too small and fiddly for me to work with. The Fig 9s are usable for me even in the uber cold.
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    OK...well I'm going to be a voice of dissent. ...

    OK...well I'm going to be a voice of dissent. Nothing at all against Dutch, please don't take me wrong. I tried the Tarp Flyz & Dutch Hook on a ridgeline. I changed back to just using Fig 9s...
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    Or the Omaha area hang? LOL! I don't care what...

    Or the Omaha area hang? LOL! I don't care what we call it...and since you've become the defacto 'host' of this run, I'm good with it! Totally looking forward to this run.
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    My first night in this park, I night hiked in. ...

    My first night in this park, I night hiked in. It 'can' be done, but I would caution you to make sure you're using plenty of light to do so. I've not been there in a few years, and they may have...
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    Exactly. Have that sling come up over the knot...

    Exactly. Have that sling come up over the knot once when you're not expecting it...you'll quickly find the advantage to this particular method, which is why I've used it for years. I'm most...
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    OK, between this and FB, it looks like we've...

    OK, between this and FB, it looks like we've likely got:

    Owl
    Weasel
    Dudorino
    Radiohead
    Trailboss?
    Ramenshaman
    Fugawhee
    Jaker
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    Thanks Dude!!! This helps tons. I think that...

    Thanks Dude!!! This helps tons. I think that folks that haven't been there are going to be very pleasantly surprised. Not sure yet if Weasel can make it, but we'll figure things out.
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    It's not that far of a hike in...don't want to...

    It's not that far of a hike in...don't want to oversell it. :) But as I said...the view where we were at was pretty awesome. We were at the top of the cliffs, looking out eastward. Couldn't see...
  43. Same here. I've tried it both ways, and it feels...

    Same here. I've tried it both ways, and it feels to me like the UQ doesn't hang as snugly when I use the tie outs as it does when I do not.

    During the warmer weather, I prefer using the tie outs...
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    Not sure which poster you're asking this of, so...

    Not sure which poster you're asking this of, so I'll respond with how I do it. I make the MSH as usual, and then pull most of the slack out of it to tighten it down somewhat. I put the biner...
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    Weasel and I both carry military issue rain...

    Weasel and I both carry military issue rain ponchos. They're 'decent' rain protection when worn...but they make awesome 'doors' for his tarp when this kind of thing happens. I have the HH Hex tarp,...
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    Weasel and I may hit you up on this. Depending...

    Weasel and I may hit you up on this. Depending on a couple of things, I may have that Fri (21st) off, and see about heading up there during the day.

    I'll keep you posted on what our plans look...
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    I've only been out there once, and we just showed...

    I've only been out there once, and we just showed up and paid at the gate. One of the guys who'd organized that hang found and provided a map that showed where we would camp/meet up at. ...
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    I've been hanging for about 2 1/2 years now doing...

    I've been hanging for about 2 1/2 years now doing it this way, without a half hitch, and never had a slip at all on the MSH. My weight in the hammock simply pulls the MSH tighter. Untying the MSH...
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    I'm going to put a stake in the ground. Nov...

    I'm going to put a stake in the ground. Nov 21st-23rd. Indian Caves State Park. Everybody pays their own parking/camping fees, since it's a state park. It's not that expensive. I'd like to ping...
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    About 2 hours.

    About 2 hours.
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