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  1. Watch "Sipsey Wilderness 22.5 Mile Loop Trip Report" on YouTube

    https://youtu.be/1c9SkR3VpwQ

    Here's my fIrst attempt at a video trip report. Other than the clicking (read the description) suggestions and comments are welcome.
  2. "We" is me plus my ground dwelling hiking buddy....

    "We" is me plus my ground dwelling hiking buddy.

    Some of the pics are on the link in the first line. All pics are on the HF FB page.
  3. AL>Sipsey Wilderness 2 night, 22.5 mile Trip Report

    Nearly identical Trip Report (but with pictures) here: https://jnunniv.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/sipsey-wilderness-loop-hike-trip-report-2-nights-22-5-miles/

    Summary: We parked one vehicle at the...
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    I have quite a bit of colder weather hanging and...

    I have quite a bit of colder weather hanging and this year I'm experimenting in warm weather hanging. I'm using the 1 Season AHE Jarbridge (3/4 length) UQ. I'll rig it and pull it under if it's...
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    FS: Funds received. Shipping tomorrow during lunch.

    Funds received. Shipping tomorrow during lunch.
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    FS: Sold pending funds. PM inbound

    Sold pending funds. PM inbound
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    FS: HG 20 Degree Incubator

    For Sale is my 20 Degree Hammock Gear Incubator Underquilt. I purchased this quilt from Hammock Gear and it has served me well. Always stored uncompressed when not in use, the UQ is in excellent...
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    The goal of everyone in America is (or should be)...

    The goal of everyone in America is (or should be) to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure...
  9. Thread: Tree table

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    WTB/WTT: I have a Klaussinator Tree Table I purchased May...

    I have a Klaussinator Tree Table I purchased May 2014 I'm interested in selling. It's like new but I have found I just don't use it.

    Let me know if you are interested.
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    WTB: PM Sent

    PM Sent
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    I thought I had signed up, but I don't see it, ...

    I thought I had signed up, but I don't see it, so I'm in!
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    Welcome from Decatur, AL

    Welcome from Decatur, AL
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    The Warrior Trading Post in Wren sells them for...

    The Warrior Trading Post in Wren sells them for $4.95. (Sometimes they are out of stock). The trading post is at the intersection of hwy 33 and hwy 36 so if you're coming from the west it's not...
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    AL> Overnight in the Sipsey

    The cabin actually sits almost on the edge of the ridge closest to the Sipsey River.

    Oh, I'm sure it's hogs rooting up the area. I've just never seen one in that area. I've been told I'm...
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    My bad - almost 11 miles TOTAL! I thought you...

    My bad - almost 11 miles TOTAL! I thought you meant 11 miles from big tree to Thompson one way!

    It appears as if you went correctly, but the trail should have been pretty well trod. No...
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    AL> Overnight in the Sipsey

    I'd be interested to see the track on that. 206 is only 3.7 miles, 204 (which you didn't hike, but I'm using to guess from the tree) is 2.6, and ALL of 209 is 6.7 miles for a total of 13 miles - and...
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    From your description, I think you were on the...

    From your description, I think you were on the right path to the Rippey cabin. I do know it's more than a 5 minute walk in from the trail.

    I have camped on White Creek many times without ever...
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    You're welcome. Have a great time!

    You're welcome. Have a great time!
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    From www.sipseywilderness.org: Directions are...

    From www.sipseywilderness.org:

    Directions are coming from the West Side at the junction of AL Highway 195 and Winston
    County Road (WCR) 23.
    This point would be mileage marker 33.6 on AL 195,...
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    Any of the main trails should be pretty easy to...

    Any of the main trails should be pretty easy to follow. Only the junctions are marked - there are no blazes on the trail. There's too much to see it all in three days, but 209/204 is a good start. ...
  21. I think I have that one. I'll double check when...

    I think I have that one. I'll double check when I get home. I can't read it without referring to my map...
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    Welcome from Decatur, AL. WAR EAGLE!

    Welcome from Decatur, AL. WAR EAGLE!
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    Hammock: GTUL Suspension: Actually used tree...

    Hammock: GTUL
    Suspension: Actually used tree straps and whoopie slingsSeat belt webbing and climbing binners
    Tarp: DIY plastic sheet (big, bulky, and heavy)
    Bugnet: Army Surplus cot net, DIY...
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    Received myJarbridge today! I can't wait to try...

    Received myJarbridge today! I can't wait to try it out.
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    I thought the same thing, but I only lost $6....

    I thought the same thing, but I only lost $6....
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    great video! I hope you enjoy that Superfly!

    great video! I hope you enjoy that Superfly!
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    The poles just reach the tie outs on each side. ...

    The poles just reach the tie outs on each side. You could rig them like you would hiking poles (they are about 50 inches long). They won't hold the sides straight out on their own.

    Edit: I just...
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    You can camp anywhere in Sipsey/Bankhead...

    You can camp anywhere in Sipsey/Bankhead year-round. Caves are off-limits and a large fine can be "won" if you are caught going in one due to the White Nosed Bat Syndrome (if I remember correctly).
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    The tarp is a highly personal choice, but you...

    The tarp is a highly personal choice, but you won't go wrong with the Warbonnet Superfly. It will handle any weather conditions and if you decide you don't like it, it will sell very quickly in the...
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    Lawson Equipment Glowire

    For those that haven't ever seen or used Glowire before, I thought a demonstration would be appreciated. I use the black Glowire from Lawson Equipment LLC for the four corner tie outs on my...
  31. I also used the WB method for several years...

    I also used the WB method for several years without issue. IF I had to adjust the tarp, I just adjusted each side and it didn't take very long and wasn't difficult. I agree with SilvrSurf on all of...
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    Welcome from Decatur, Alabama! Welcome to the...

    Welcome from Decatur, Alabama! Welcome to the addiction.....
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    My $6 DIY Superfly Pole Mod

    After seeing all the pole mods on the Superfly, I decided I wanted one, but I didn't have the money at the time to purchase one from one of our fine cottage vendors. I was too impatient to order the...
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    Welcome from Decatur, Alabama. Lots of hangers...

    Welcome from Decatur, Alabama. Lots of hangers in our area.
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    I have thought a lot about this. I generally...

    I have thought a lot about this. I generally deploy my tarp - even if both sides are in porch mode.

    I guess I don't want the squirrels and birds peeing and pooping on my hammock - not sure if...
  36. +2

    +2
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    Same here - after aboyd showed me his Dutch cinch...

    Same here - after aboyd showed me his Dutch cinch buckles at a group hang.
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    Just picked up a Jarbridge - just in time for...

    Just picked up a Jarbridge - just in time for summer!
  39. Great video. Thanks for sharing. I'm still...

    Great video. Thanks for sharing. I'm still looking for the Burger King just down the trail...
  40. Thanks for sharing. Very nicely done.

    Thanks for sharing. Very nicely done.
  41. Trip Report: AL>Sipsey Wilderness/Bankhead Group Hang 24-26 April 2015

    Thanks Thomas! We went to the third (and largest) one, but my picture was blurry. We stayed up top and didn't go to the bottom. A better picture would be great! Your mother sounds like she was a...
  42. It seems as if a great time was had by all. I...

    It seems as if a great time was had by all. I know I enjoyed it. I'm always thankful for meeting new friends and glad to reconnect with those I haven't seen in awhile.

    Quick Trip report with...
  43. Trip Report: AL>Sipsey Wilderness/Bankhead Group Hang 24-26 April 2015

    Group Hang: a gathering of people who meet on the Internet, meet in the woods, and sleep in camping hammock in one location. This normally takes place over a weekend and some people travel great...
  44. Hahaha

    Hahaha
  45. Finally headed home after a great hang. Trip...

    Finally headed home after a great hang. Trip report and pics soon.
  46. You will be missed, but hope to see you next...

    You will be missed, but hope to see you next time!
  47. Clear skies and cool this morning - hoping it...

    Clear skies and cool this morning - hoping it will stay this way, although I know it won't.....

    See you between the trees!
  48. Haha - guess how I learned?? One option is...

    Haha - guess how I learned??

    One option is to get the door kit for the WBMJ. That way you can close up one end (or both since it comes with doors for both sides) but still use the tarp without...
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    I just found my signature line - if that's ok.

    I just found my signature line - if that's ok.
  50. Me too. It will be one of those "we probably...

    Me too. It will be one of those "we probably shouldn't have, but did it anyway" trips. Sometimes they make the best stories!
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