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    Welcome to the forum and to Montana! Montana...

    Welcome to the forum and to Montana! Montana Conservation Corps does incredible work--it'll be an awesome experience! I am doing a second Americorps term this summer with Montana State Parks-...
  2. Thread: HG Burros

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    Have you tried emailing Hammock Gear again? ...

    Have you tried emailing Hammock Gear again? Sometimes it takes a few tries to get hold of them. But they offer good advice about how to choose sizes, so you could find out what they recommend for a...
  3. Thread: HG Burros

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    Are you a side sleeper or do you sleep on your...

    Are you a side sleeper or do you sleep on your back?

    What other insulation do you sleep in? Down booties, down hat, down pants? Are you a warm sleeper? It gets very cold in the Sierra (10-20...
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    Sticky: Just discovered this thread-- love hearing the...

    Just discovered this thread-- love hearing the voices of all theses hammocking women out there!

    Re. changing-- When I'm camping around guys I don't know well, I change when I go off to the bushes...
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    Thanks kwpapke! And a hot springs too-- that's...

    Thanks kwpapke! And a hot springs too-- that's definitely going on the list!
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    Perfect! Thanks!

    Perfect! Thanks!
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    Kwpapke- I feel the same way about Pietown- want...

    Kwpapke- I feel the same way about Pietown- want to go there after reading about it. The Gila isn't too far- any suggested hikes that might be accessible in early spring?
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    Thanks so much! I'll check out these places--it...

    Thanks so much! I'll check out these places--it seems like an interesting area.
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    Western New Mexico?

    I'm going to be moving to the area near Grants/ Gallup, New Mexico for a few months. Any recommendations for hikes or backpacking trips in western NM? Anyone hung the CDT in NM?
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    I just spent a few backpacking in Big Bend...

    I just spent a few backpacking in Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park--nice spots!
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    Finished listening to the first few episodes-- way to go! So happy to find a podcast about hammocks-- makes great listening for these long 12+ hour winter nights while out backpacking. I enjoyed...
  12. On the PCT, I simplified my setup, and saved lots...

    On the PCT, I simplified my setup, and saved lots of time- it payed off to have a system that I could pack and unpack in just a few minutes with the least number of steps. I used a trash compactor...
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    Best trails to hang late winter-spring

    In addition to the southern AT, other trails in the southeast for very early spring include the Bartram Trail, Pinhoti Trail, and Benton Mackaye Trail- all would likely have good water (which is good...
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    Great hearing about your PCT trip, and gorgeous...

    Great hearing about your PCT trip, and gorgeous photos.
  15. Hole in the Wall

    I went to Hole in the Wall last week, and three out of the five or so designated campsites were suitable for hanging, especially if you need just one hang site. Trees were bigger than I'd expected. ...
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    That must be something to see all those in bloom!...

    That must be something to see all those in bloom! Will have to plan a longer time in the area "next time." :)
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    That name sounds familiar, but I'm not exactly...

    That name sounds familiar, but I'm not exactly sure. Saw about two northbounders a day. Did he have a blog?
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    Hi there great to hear from you! Tuscon seems...

    Hi there great to hear from you! Tuscon seems like such a great place to live, being so close to these incredible mountains!


    Honestly, I was shocked I found places to hang on this part too. ...
  19. WOW thank you so much this is great! Will have...

    WOW thank you so much this is great! Will have to read more on the area-- so many options. Really appreciate it!
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    Thanks so much for the great information! Too bad I won't be able to join you for the hang. That area looks gorgeous! Looks like the Centennial Trail goes right out of Sheridan Lake--how is that...
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    Thanks, gunner76! Lots of beautiful scenery. ...

    Thanks, gunner76! Lots of beautiful scenery.


    Thanks! Yes, I was so happy my foot problems didnít interfere with my hike.


    The creative hangs get addicting. :) Fun to be able to hang...
  22. SD-Rapid City and Sioux Falls hanging spots?

    I am going to be driving out to Montana soon, and am looking for places in South Dakota along I-90 to hammock camp and hike (or do a short <10 mile backpacking trip). This will be my first time in...
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    Thanks pgibson! I didn't expect to be able to...

    Thanks pgibson! I didn't expect to be able to hang the whole time at all.
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    Thanks so much TallPaul! Yes, I was so relieved...

    Thanks so much TallPaul! Yes, I was so relieved about the foot. :)
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    Arizona Trail- 300 mile section hike

    Just finished a 300 mile section hike of the Arizona Trail in my hammock. WOW it was a beautiful trail, the wildflowers were stunning, and I had a blast!

    Hiked southbound from Superior to Mexico...
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    Bummer I'm flying to Utah that weekend, but hope...

    Bummer I'm flying to Utah that weekend, but hope to make the next one.
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    Would someone be willing to figure out a date for...

    Would someone be willing to figure out a date for this, since we have now determined there is plenty of interest?
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    I hope you all have it a weekend I am in town!

    I hope you all have it a weekend I am in town!
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    If I'm back in GA by then, I'd like to join you...

    If I'm back in GA by then, I'd like to join you all.
  30. Thread: Pct?

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    Another 2014 PCT journal

    Sure hope you enjoy your new Darien UL, Mark! Neat that you got the modification- will be interested to hear how that works.

    Since Mark just provided a link to his journal for the PCT, I will add...
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    Great to see you and 2ply! Always like to hang...

    Great to see you and 2ply! Always like to hang out with you all and hear your stories so will have to do another hang soon. Sorry not to stay up there longer, but we did stay warm camped down near...
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    Hey old4hats, 2ply, and Maddog (and who ever else...

    Hey old4hats, 2ply, and Maddog (and who ever else is going),

    Know Iím late but plans have been up in the air. Good news though- a couple friends and I are heading towards Springer for New Years....
  33. Thread: Pct?

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    Ah good to know what youíll be taking, given your...

    Ah good to know what youíll be taking, given your experience on the JMT.


    Oh wow, thanks, Fronkey! Thatís very generous of you! Looks like from your recent video that you've been running into...
  34. Thread: Pct?

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    Hello RichardD! Just finished reading your JMT...

    Hello RichardD! Just finished reading your JMT trailjournals-- really enjoyable (but it sounds like it was cold many nights). Glad to know you had such success finding hammock spots.

    WOW four...
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    Hello SloBro! Glad to hear of your plan to hike...

    Hello SloBro! Glad to hear of your plan to hike the PCT. Will look forward to more planning discussions with you. :)
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    Ga> Springer Mt>New Years Eve Hang

    This does sound interesting! Where do folks typically hike in from?
  37. Thread: Pct?

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    I bought the new iphone specifically for the the...

    I bought the new iphone specifically for the the PCT as well. Had been wondering about how to get the most out of the phone w/out signal, so this is excellent information. Sounds like I really can...
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    Got back from a long weekend backpacking (and...

    Got back from a long weekend backpacking (and testing out my new smartphone as a matter of fact), and am delighted to learn about using GE to scout the trail. Just installed it (now that I can load...
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    After skimming over the trail journals and HF...

    After skimming over the trail journals and HF threads you've assembled, I'm more inclined than ever to try bringing the hammock the whole way!

    Very interested to read your description of the...
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    Just wanted to post an update in case anyone is...

    Just wanted to post an update in case anyone is looking at making a karo top quilt. I loved this quilt so much that I made another one- a winter version (19 oz total) using Argon fabric (nice soft...
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    Sorry to miss this. As an aside... saw you...

    Sorry to miss this.

    As an aside... saw you were asking about Argon fabric-- just got done making a fall top quilt with the stuff. It turned out to be fine to work with, and is super soft-...
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    Hey everyone! Sorry to say I'll miss you all...

    Hey everyone! Sorry to say I'll miss you all this weekend. Have a great time and hope to catch you next time.
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    Thanks for starting this thread, enyapjr. I'm...

    Thanks for starting this thread, enyapjr. I'm looking at the PCT for 2014, and have been having the same questions. Happy to read this thread and check out these references.

    Have you figured out...
  44. Great trip report! Enjoyed seeing your campsites...

    Great trip report! Enjoyed seeing your campsites and that it's possible to hang the whole trail. Looks absolutely gorgeous.
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    I should be able to do Oct. 25-27. Look forward...

    I should be able to do Oct. 25-27. Look forward to seeing everyone.
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    Great idea! Glad you suggested it. Sure hope...

    Great idea! Glad you suggested it. Sure hope it's a weekend I can make it (ie not the 19th).
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    Sleeves are sold pending funds.

    Sleeves are sold pending funds.
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    SOLD: Hammock Gear Cuben Sleeves

    I would like to sell my Hammock Gear Cuben Sleeves, camouflage pattern. Used only once in the backyard. Weigh 1 oz for both.

    Described in this thread. HG link here.

    I paid $32 when I ordered...
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    I'm in! Thanks!

    I'm in! Thanks!
  50. Magnificent photos! That privy sure has quite a...

    Magnificent photos! That privy sure has quite a view.
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