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    The original sack is not that bad. But a set of...

    The original sack is not that bad. But a set of custom snakeskins would be sweet.
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    Man! Those are some great shots of the ponies...

    Man! Those are some great shots of the ponies Mike. I've never seen them so furred-up!

    No one has mentioned how awesome Dutch's tartletts were, so I will.

    They were awesome!!

    as were the...
  3. Hey Travelers, Saturday night, having finally...

    Hey Travelers,

    Saturday night, having finally gotten my feet warm, I slept much better. And temps not being as cold probably helped too. :D

    Made it back across the mountain to the truck in...
  4. It's snowing a little here now (25 mile west of...

    It's snowing a little here now (25 mile west of GHSP at 1775' elv). Temps suppose to drop all day. Snow, up to 4" in mts, stopping about dark.

    It's looking fun out there! :D
  5. That sounds awesome! The Spam, not so much. ...

    That sounds awesome!
    The Spam, not so much.

    Thanks, WV, on the sock offer. I've still got that first pair you gave me.:D
  6. Y'all, drive safely Doctari. You've probably...

    Y'all, drive safely Doctari. You've probably driven in every way in the book, but instead of Damascus, from I-81 exit 19, you might consider SR 600 from the second Chilhowie exit crossing between, Mt...
  7. No, I haven't heard from him. He'll be missed if...

    No, I haven't heard from him. He'll be missed if he don't show.
  8. Whoa, a little early this year. Glad I checked...

    Whoa, a little early this year.
    Glad I checked in. Sorry I didn't make it last year. I went to a hang in GA a few weeks prior followed by a short section hike, so I had already fed my backpacking...
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    I've been to the Grayson Highlands Hangout twice...

    I've been to the Grayson Highlands Hangout twice -great time.
    I'll be in you're neck of the wood starting a hike.
    I might drop in.
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    Tents are on the doorstep of oblivion.

    Tents are on the doorstep of oblivion.
  11. Thread: Newbie Knot guide

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    I could watch Animated Knots all day. That...

    I could watch Animated Knots all day.
    That Solomon Bar is a beauty.
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    Great minds thank alike. Wife, myself, and...

    Great minds thank alike. Wife, myself, and another couple are doing the same in the Boundry Waters starting that same weekend. We'll be in canoes and there will be some portages. Wife and I did a...
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    Sounds like a great idea. I'm headed to Corolla...

    Sounds like a great idea. I'm headed to Corolla in early July. Think I'll bring along a hammock and explore this idea.
  14. Thread: Howdy from TN

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    Howdy, from almost TN.

    Howdy, from almost TN.
  15. Great storytellin'. +1

    Great storytellin'.
    +1
  16. Oh, yeah. What kind of kilt?

    Oh, yeah.
    What kind of kilt?
  17. That's character building. A few more trips like...

    That's character building. A few more trips like that and you'll be a real character.
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    That's a good idea and except for the miscalc a...

    That's a good idea and except for the miscalc a very good execution. If you can manage to attach your UQ line to the actual hammock line instead of the post/tree you will compress the UQ less...
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    I just went through that section a month ago....

    I just went through that section a month ago. Doctari has a good memory -big spring just past the Blue blaze and good camping on the ridge above it.

    But for my money, in that area, for an awsum...
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    Nice vid of Wilson Creek and photos, guys. I had...

    Nice vid of Wilson Creek and photos, guys. I had a great time. The tarp was a major save - thanks to all those responsible and all those irresponsible too for thanks matter. Thanks again for the...
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    I had a blast guys. Thanks to all those who...

    I had a blast guys.
    Thanks to all those who put in the time to make it happen.

    Also, had a nice hike back to car, though not as many on the trail as I would have guessed:rolleyes:

    jjj
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    I'm officially strongly considering this one,...

    I'm officially strongly considering this one, having as much fun as I did at the '10. Sounds like I missed some good camping weather last year.:cool:
    til then
    jjj
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    Great video, 2Q!

    Great video, 2Q!
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    Good experience and excellent report. The 2nd UQ...

    Good experience and excellent report. The 2nd UQ is a great idea.
    Ya done good,
    jjj
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    and sometimes it's hard to contain that much...

    and sometimes it's hard to contain that much talent.
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    Bankhead, I see what you mean about tarpping too...

    Bankhead, I see what you mean about tarpping too close to the ground.
    That was substantial snow.
    Thanks for the tarp help and advice.
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    The Whoopies Pies were outstanding. All the chow...

    The Whoopies Pies were outstanding. All the chow was delicious.
    Thanks guys, I had a great time.
    Wished I could have made it in on Friday before the weather.
    JJJ

    ETA: Maybe this FB album will...
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    Poll: It's just under 2.5 miles from the main road...

    It's just under 2.5 miles from the main road parking to Wise shelter via the AT spur up to the AT on Wilburn Ridge.
    Would GHSP consider letting us use the road without official permission?
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    Shucks. Sorry about the links.

    Shucks. Sorry about the links.
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    Grayson Highlands Notes Jan 23 2010

    I confess that I'm more of a trailrunner than a camping enthusiast but some of this info might be useful to help prepare for the hangout.

    A group of 5 of us went up Sat morning to do the...
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    I'll be there, Saturday -maybe Friday. I'll bring...

    I'll be there, Saturday -maybe Friday. I'll bring Cole slaw.
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    Poll: That's as good a way as any. US 58 via Damascus...

    That's as good a way as any. US 58 via Damascus "may be" marginally faster, but snow on the road would negate that.
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    Poll: I'd like to learn more about hammocking and...

    I'd like to learn more about hammocking and attend this event if all are welcome.

    I think the road referred too is SR 600, it's paved but unmarked. It is crossed by I-81 at Chilhowie.
    This AT...
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