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  1. Due to some work conflicts, this will have to be...

    Due to some work conflicts, this will have to be pushed back to Early August...if anyone is interested in this still.
  2. I think the Aspen/Snowmass Area (about 4 hours...

    I think the Aspen/Snowmass Area (about 4 hours from Denver) would fit the bill for you. Independence Pass crosses the Continental Divide, the Maroon Bells (google for images) would do the Lake/Mtn...
  3. So I can do almost any time during the last two...

    So I can do almost any time during the last two weeks of July.

    Who would be interested in doing this and what dates would work best? Mid-week seems to be the best time to go out and do the...
  4. No Car so unless anyone is driving through the...

    No Car so unless anyone is driving through the Aspen/Snowmass area, I won't be able to attend.
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    What to use?

    So, my Dream Hammock has whoopie slings on each end.

    I have tree-straps that have the eye-loop on one end.

    I have been looking at various other methods of connecting them together but still...
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    Any update on this? I am getting ready to pull...

    Any update on this? I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a Superfly but am interested in seeing what the Camo option is.
  7. Unless this is an overnight-Saturday Night thing,...

    Unless this is an overnight-Saturday Night thing, I won't be able to make this as my coworker is taking half of June off (the last 2.5 weeks).
  8. So who is still interested in doing this in July?...

    So who is still interested in doing this in July? What dates would be ideal for you? I can be pretty flexible date-wise, but would prefer to avoid the July -4th time period as it can be quite busy...
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    I'm shocked there aren't more Coloradians on...

    I'm shocked there aren't more Coloradians on these forums! Welcome!
  10. I have been doing some number crunching etc. ...

    I have been doing some number crunching etc.

    The Tentative Date for the Four Pass Loop in Aspen, CO will be July 22 through July 25th. That's a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. I'm willing to...
  11. I've never had a problem with bugs. At least in...

    I've never had a problem with bugs. At least in town we don't really get them. No mozzies or anything. I have heard that out in the backcountry they can be a bit of a problem, but the only place I've...
  12. At that sort of elevation (8000+ ft) I would...

    At that sort of elevation (8000+ ft) I would expect overnight lows in the 30's. It usually doesn't get below freezing, but it will also depend on the snowpack etc. Very hard to predict right now - we...
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    Its the same crowd that leave food out in the...

    Its the same crowd that leave food out in the campsites etc...they destroy the hotsprings, literally *******g in the open and not cleaning it up. A summer or two ago it made the front page. I think...
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    I think you may be confused as to where the...

    I think you may be confused as to where the Conundrum trail is? Its on Castle Creek, not Maroon Creek, and is not part of the 4-pass-loop. Its all about timing when you come out here - weekends are...
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    I live in the Aspen-Area and am planning to dot...

    I live in the Aspen-Area and am planning to dot he 4-Pass Loop in late July (as seen in this thread:...
  16. A little more information on the 4-Pass-Loop,...

    A little more information on the 4-Pass-Loop, namely the actual route with elevation profile:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12824473

    Still aiming to do this in July.
  17. Coyotes pose no threat to humans. They're like...

    Coyotes pose no threat to humans. They're like dogs...not very big and not going to attack a human unless they are madly desperate. I live in Coyote/Mtn Lion/Bear Country and Coyotes are not what I...
  18. If anyone is heading there from the Western side...

    If anyone is heading there from the Western side of Independence Pass - send me a PM. I'd love to be able to attend as I live in the Aspen-Area, but have no car. So while its literally on the other...
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    Hard to go wrong with the Aspen/Snowmass area -...

    Hard to go wrong with the Aspen/Snowmass area - or the various trails up along Independence Pass, though you'll be dealing with greater elevation there. I live in the Aspen/Snowmass area and am...
  20. I am planning on doing Midway Creek Trail 1993...

    I am planning on doing Midway Creek Trail 1993 (http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186909.pdf) before hand as a warmup. Its an overnight trip over a 12,100 ft pass that winds its...
  21. Closer to the date I can give you all a better...

    Closer to the date I can give you all a better update on the weather since I live in the general area.
  22. CO > Aspen/Snowmass > Four-Pass Loop / Late July

    The Four Pass Loop - http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186829.pdf - has been on my radar ever since I moved out here. Other then short over-nights, I have never done any real...
  23. I would love to join you all on this but don't...

    I would love to join you all on this but don't have a car - but if anyone is passing through the Aspen-area on the way in/out I would love a ride!
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    The weather is starting to turn - huge gusts of...

    The weather is starting to turn - huge gusts of wind blowing through town. If it persists tonight, then I will certainly be using the UQ protector to help with the wind.

    I do have ski-balaclava...
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    Will be my second (maybe 3rd) winter hang. Not...

    Will be my second (maybe 3rd) winter hang. Not planning on doing any overnighters in the woods out here (where the teams will be pretty much in the 0 - 20'f range if we're lucky) as its ski-season...
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    0 Degree Hang

    Thinking about doing a winter hang in my backyard tonight. We're having an unusual cold spell, though, and the overnight low is supposed to be around 0'f. Possible for some snow too. High on Saturday...
  27. Thread: ULA OHM 2.0

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    From the knobby part on the back of my neck to my...

    From the knobby part on the back of my neck to my waistline...seems a bit long even to me. I know I stretch out when I get on my roadbike...but thats in the legs, so my bike frame is a little bit...
  28. Thread: ULA OHM 2.0

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    I don't have a soft tape measure - only a...

    I don't have a soft tape measure - only a metallic one. Using it and the method, my 'spine length' seems to come to around 23 - 24 inches, which puts me in the Large torso length. I can see if I can...
  29. Thread: ULA OHM 2.0

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    Based off of their website: Waist = 32" + 2 =...

    Based off of their website:

    Waist = 32" + 2 = 34" = Medium
    Torso = 5'10" = Medium
  30. Thread: ULA OHM 2.0

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    ULA OHM 2.0

    They seem quite popular on here - anyone have an extra laying around? My Osprey 35L is just a tad too small for hammocking - quilts really are quite bulky! - so I am looking for a quality upgrade.
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    If you're in FL, then I imagine the 20 will be...

    If you're in FL, then I imagine the 20 will be fine.

    Given that Floridians bring out the winter-parkers when it hits 60'f, maybe you might need the 0'F :P

    All kidding aside, the coldest it...
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    Well, I will have two top-quilts with me and my...

    Well, I will have two top-quilts with me and my 0'F Incubator. I think I should be plenty warm.

    I'm more concerned about the T-Storms. We don't get them very often out here - maybe 2 - 4 this...
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    Well, its either going to be warmer or cooler...

    Well, its either going to be warmer or cooler than my current top-quilt. It doesn't have a draft collar.

    Maybe I will test it out in my bed tonight. If it makes me hotter than the other, then I...
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    Mystery Top Quilt

    Sorting out my gear for my upcoming hang this weekend, and I found I have two TQs. One is an ENO 35'f TQ and the other is a mystery.

    Its multicam, but has no tags on it anywhere (so no idea who...
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    Mountain Weather

    So far, everyday this week that I have checked the weekend-weather, something new has cropped up.

    We've gone from 60% chance of rain to 10% (and everything in between), PM Showers, PM...
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    I can't justify the money to buy a CF one and...

    I can't justify the money to buy a CF one and will probably get the UGQ Winter Palace.

    If you think about it - hammocks etc are supposed to be lighter than tents and 'back in the day' I did plenty...
  37. Thats basically what I have. My one...

    Thats basically what I have. My one winter-camping trip I had to bail on, so I've learned a few lessons. If it is something that happens, I know a place in town where we can rent a Polk (pulk?) - you...
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    So - stupid question - whats the point of the...

    So - stupid question - whats the point of the ridgeline if it goes over the tarp?

    Couldn't you just tie off the ends of the tarp to the same trees the hammock is attached to?

    I always put the...
  39. Given this Indian Summer we are having - can't...

    Given this Indian Summer we are having - can't believe its in the 70's here this time of year - there may be more opportunities to camp before it gets too cold. Have you even gone Winter Camping...
  40. The trails: Hunter Creek #2194 ...

    The trails:

    Hunter Creek #2194 http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186872.pdf
    Woody Creek #1994 http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186963.pdf

    I am...
  41. CO > Hunter Creek/Woody Creek Trail > 10/17

    Time to get my lazy butt out into the woods for the first time! Anyone in the area is free to join me. I am going to get out so will also post a post-hang summary as well, as the whole route will be...
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    I am going to purchase a Bear Canister this week...

    I am going to purchase a Bear Canister this week and go hanging this weekend. Its been a wet start to the week, but friday, saturday and sunday are supposed to be 'Mostly Sunny' and not very windy....
  43. Nice. I live in Aspen though I am not sure why...

    Nice. I live in Aspen though I am not sure why they went crazy about bears this summer requiring bear cannisters.

    There wasn't anything in the local newspapers about encounters with bears (which,...
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    Thunderstorms all weekend prevented me from going...

    Thunderstorms all weekend prevented me from going out for my first hang of the year. Nights are certainly getting cooler so I am hoping to get a weekend hang in something this month, before things...
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    I've been out here 4 nearly 5 years now, and the...

    I've been out here 4 nearly 5 years now, and the altitude still gets me. Of course, I am not in the best of shape, but its not something most people seem to think about or realize when they come out...
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    Awful familiar looking scenery, probably because...

    Awful familiar looking scenery, probably because I live here (or there...aka Aspen). Never been up to conundrum springs and here mixed things about it. At least in the local newspaper. Due to its...
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    Sorely tempted by this as well. Looking for a...

    Sorely tempted by this as well. Looking for a large tarp with doors in multicam and this is much closer to my price-range than some of those $400 ones I have been looking at!
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    I just saw that thread myself. You would think...

    I just saw that thread myself. You would think more people out here would be into camping, but amazingly not the case! I don't know anyone out here (thus this thread) though either way I'll be...
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    CO>Aspen/Snowmass>Sept 5th

    I don't know if anyone is located in the Aspen/Snowmass area (or downvalley of it) but I am looking to go camping for the first time this summer!

    I know, its taken me a long time, but I spent most...
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    Higher peeks (13,000+) are starting to see a...

    Higher peeks (13,000+) are starting to see a little snow when it rains at around 8,000 ft now. I'm in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Which wouldn't be a bad place to come hang! Lots of options out here -...
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