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  1. Looking for a hike/hang location near Sequoia NP/Kings Canyon, California

    I am headed to California in Feb-Mar and would like to get out for a backpacking trek or two, not too many miles. Are there any good places that are accessible and around the Redwoods?
  2. I think the Mamajamba is the same tarp, just the...

    I think the Mamajamba is the same tarp, just the updated one with the panel pulls. Mine doesn't have panel pulls (as you can see in the pictures).

    I don't know if I would have bought the Superfly...
  3. On second thought... If you want the same...

    On second thought...

    If you want the same affect and have the height/head room in the conditions we were in you could do it.

    What you would do is hang the tarp and hammock how you normally...
  4. Head room? There wasn't any. You have to crawl...

    Head room? There wasn't any. You have to crawl through pretty much. If you want head room go get a cabin tent that weighs 80lbs+.

    The bottom of the hammock was right at the snow on the ground....
  5. The tarp is a Big Mamajamba from Warbonnet. The...

    The tarp is a Big Mamajamba from Warbonnet. The doors are a separate option. I believe they make one with sewn-on doors, which would be a whole lot better for a variety of reasons - mainly you don't...
  6. Here are some pictures. This is my hammock...

    Here are some pictures.

    This is my hammock set up. Somewhere along the lines I heard about hanging low and sealing the tarp with snow. Whoever I got the idea from, or wherever, THANKS! This was...
  7. Ryan - I think my thermometer was lying to us. It...

    Ryan - I think my thermometer was lying to us. It showed about 30deg this morning. When I jumped in the truck to head home it said 15deg and went down to 9 by the time I got home.

    It was so windy...
  8. I hope everything goes ok with your father in...

    I hope everything goes ok with your father in law.

    It is real windy here so camp isnt much fun. We are going to head out in a couple hours.
  9. Ok. We're out here. Temp and wind arent too bad...

    Ok. We're out here. Temp and wind arent too bad yet. It just started snowing.

    Fyi - the roads may end up being real nasty tomorrow with the wind. Just be careful and take your time. They were...
  10. I have lotsa coffee. If we run out of the premade...

    I have lotsa coffee. If we run out of the premade bags i have ready I have fixin's for more. Forgot the bacon in the fridge... Have lotsa chili cans but forgot mu can opener. Ill just use the swiss...
  11. Does anyone have a decent thermometer that they...

    Does anyone have a decent thermometer that they can bring? It would be interesting to see what the temp gets to.
  12. I have some bacon and chili. I haven't packed up...

    I have some bacon and chili. I haven't packed up my gear yet, still trying to catch up on some things here. My plan is to be loaded up in the morning, head to work, and then take off from there. I...
  13. Long day. Just ate dinner and got a shower. Time...

    Long day. Just ate dinner and got a shower. Time for bed. I haven't dug any of my gear out, but I'll do that when I get home tomorrow. I will check on getting up there at a decent time Friday. We'll...
  14. The apple cider and tequila sounds good but I...

    The apple cider and tequila sounds good but I dont do tequila well at all.

    Good deal on the tripod. That would be really nice. Ive used one of thise once, only with a grill grate cooking steaks....
  15. I think we may be the only crazy ones. It...

    I think we may be the only crazy ones.

    It will be a fun time though. I have a white gas stove and lotsa fuel. If someone has a big pot maybe we can do up some chili? I suppose since we aren't...
  16. I'm looking forward to meeting up with you guys....

    I'm looking forward to meeting up with you guys. Are you going out Friday night too or just Saturday?

    As to wood - I have a nice folding camp saw, actually 2 but for what we're doing the one is...
  17. Looks like it could be pretty cold the weekend of...

    Looks like it could be pretty cold the weekend of the 25th. I see out to that Friday the lows are single digits.
  18. Turns out Ill be back the 22nd. So count me in...

    Turns out Ill be back the 22nd. So count me in for the hang.
  19. I just ran out to the store 9 miles down the road...

    I just ran out to the store 9 miles down the road and the temps dropped the whole way - hit 5deg by the time we got back, wind blowing like crazy too. Near Bolingbrook/Joliet. We didn't catch any...
  20. If you guys are familiar with the area much, what...

    If you guys are familiar with the area much, what is the best route from Joliet? 30, 47, 88, 39?
  21. Are you just going out for one night? Im flying...

    Are you just going out for one night? Im flying out on the 19th for the week, not sure what day Ill be back. If I have a day or two between flying back and the hang I may be good to go.
  22. I probably wont be able to make that one, but if...

    I probably wont be able to make that one, but if that changes Ill post back.
  23. I will have to get in to next years' schedule but...

    I will have to get in to next years' schedule but late January/early February might work for me. The first weekend in February might be a good one right now. Perhaps the weekend before.
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    Ohio Hang somewhere around 12/28-12/31?

    Anyone up for a Hang the next few days in to early next week? Mohican? Zaleski? Other ideas?
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    I was just doing some searching to see if there...

    I was just doing some searching to see if there was much of a crowd in Wisconsin that hangs and came across this thread. Looks like a fun time. How far away is it from the Chicago area? 4-5 hours?...
  26. I got the mytrails data. However, that is made...

    I got the mytrails data. However, that is made for Garmin units and is loadable in MapSource (garmin's software). I am looking for a more generic GPS file source in .gpx format. I have GaiaGPS on my...
  27. WV> Dolly Sods South (Roaring Plains) > 12/19-12/20 - Anyone have GPX files?

    I want to head out to Dolly Sods at the end of the week. I am trying to find GPX files for the trails in the area? Looks like Flatrock Run Trail might be the only route to where I want to get to. I'd...
  28. The water levels weren't bad at all - less than...

    The water levels weren't bad at all - less than knee deep in the parts I was in.

    We ended up at camp 5. I wouldn't mind getting back there again in the future. It was a nice camp. There is water...
  29. I have to work in the morning so it won't be...

    I have to work in the morning so it won't be until the afternoon before I'm up that way. I don't know what camp just yet - some of it depends on the weather. The guy I'm riding up with and I are...
  30. OK on the water levels. I fly fish in rivers up...

    OK on the water levels. I fly fish in rivers up to my waist so I don't mind crossing too deep of water, maybe knee deep with a pack. Over that and it would be soaking my shorts - not necessarily a...
  31. Just a thought - I was down at the Scioto river...

    Just a thought - I was down at the Scioto river fishing today and it was really full/fast/muddy with all the rain we've had. How is Pine Run creek that runs through Mohican? I would imagine it is up...
  32. Ohio > Mohican Memorial > this weekend (7/13-14)

    I am heading out to Mohican this weekend. I'm thinking camp 5 or 6, I want a little longer hike.

    Any other takers?

    I know, short notice. I just thought about throwing it out to the group.
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    I can't get out this coming weekend, but I'm...

    I can't get out this coming weekend, but I'm thinking either of the next 2 weekends might work for me - 4/20-21 or 4/27-28. I work saturdays this time of year so no friday-sunday for me this round....
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    Another Ohio Hang for April?

    I'd be up for another hang - probably a Saturday night as I work Saturdays, unless I can duck out somehow like the last hang :D

    Are there some other places/camps we can get to that are close-in...
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    Here are a couple pictures I took around 2:00...

    Here are a couple pictures I took around 2:00 yesterday.

    Camp 2 from above:

    http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/KC8QVO/Backpacking%20Stuff/MohicanStateForestCamp2_zpsc8f1d853.jpg

    My...
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    I enjoyed the trip. I didn't know what all I was...

    I enjoyed the trip. I didn't know what all I was in for but it was a good time. The older guy walking around with his dog is Larry. He can sure talk, and talk, and talk. Friendly guy, but when you're...
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    I will be at the trail head about 3. Grabbing a...

    I will be at the trail head about 3. Grabbing a couple last minute things at the house then ill be on the road.
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    I think everyone is arriving at different times....

    I think everyone is arriving at different times. Check a few pages back for a map. Sites 2-3 are the target sites I believe.


    Water - what is the water situation? Do they have tanks like...
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    Is anyone keeping a head count? Seems like there...

    Is anyone keeping a head count? Seems like there may be enough of us for 2 camp sites. I'm planning on staying both nights.

    I figure I will be up that way between 2 and 4, then the hike in.
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    Everything lined up great today. I'll be out...

    Everything lined up great today. I'll be out tomorrow to wrap things up. That puts me in the office Friday morning to catch up on a couple things, then I'll head out and join everyone!

    It looks...
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    I'm really thinking hard about coming too. I...

    I'm really thinking hard about coming too. I don't know what time I will be able to break away on Friday, it depends on what happens tomorrow. I have two field trips to make for work, one is tomorrow...
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    How much hiking is this trip leading in to? Or is...

    How much hiking is this trip leading in to? Or is it a hike in/hike out deal?

    I'd be interested in coming. I just did a 5 mile exercise hike today with 55lbs. My feet got blisters (I'll save the...
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    That looks like FUN! Have fun in the snow and...

    That looks like FUN! Have fun in the snow and stay warm. Neat set ups too.
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    There was no equipment on the road and we did not...

    There was no equipment on the road and we did not see fresh tracks (man-made, just a few deer tracks, what my uncle thought were small bear prints, and some other little critters).
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    As much as I don't want to, I am going to have to...

    As much as I don't want to, I am going to have to back out of this one. I've been backpacking and camping the past 2 weekends in a row and have most of tomorrow (saturday) booked anyway.

    I will...
  46. Thread: Creepy??

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    To each their own I suppose. I must say 2 things...

    To each their own I suppose. I must say 2 things - 1. I would never buy it, 2. It is cool.

    My tent set up is just a bit over that weight, and it is a VERY durable 3 season tent (more like a 4...
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    I think HamMike is right on. According to my GPS...

    I think HamMike is right on. According to my GPS app we hiked 5.02 miles from the side trail split to F right after A. I don't have the exact distance between the parking area A and where the side...
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    Let me try this. ...

    Let me try this.

    http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/KC8QVO/Backpacking%20Stuff/IMG_0091_zpsc4066448.jpg

    If that doesn't work then this should be a direct link to click on.
    ...
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    Another thought about the muck - the section...

    Another thought about the muck - the section coming down from O to P is all in the valley crossing the stream 1000 times. There were some very soft spots and I sank a bit in the muck, but neither one...
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    I just got one of my maps out. I drew in the...

    I just got one of my maps out. I drew in the approximate location of the new trail between point 11 and L on the east/south side.

    There is a tree that has a bulge in it about 3' from the base...
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