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  1. Thread: Orange?

    by Doctari
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    I like that the name stayed the same. That is...

    I like that the name stayed the same.
    That is the full list of the "Upgrade" that I like. The rest S***S! Everything else was a waste of time & is VERY annoying, hard to navigate & etc!

    Yea, I...
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    Sorry, that message is a,,, forward from Charlie,...

    Sorry, that message is a,,, forward from Charlie, the lead maintainer at RRG. The first few times I posted them I said so, this time I got lazy. :D

    I think I can answer your questions though: The...
  3. I use straps & buckles. And, sorry for the vague...

    I use straps & buckles. And, sorry for the vague answer: "Because"
    I tried to come up with a real reason, would like to say "I don't like Whoopies" or whatever. But that's not true. I do like my...
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    Nice pics. Every trip to RRG has been fantastic...

    Nice pics. Every trip to RRG has been fantastic for me!

    May be me, but I got a LOT of Picture "Moved or deleted" so????
    :D

    For fans of the gorge, check out: THIS & help out the maintainers.
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    RRG trail maint. in March:

    "Hey Trail Crew,


    The March Outing is upon us in just a couple weeks. I hope everybody is itching to get out into woods; these recent warm days are giving me cabin fever. The...
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    Yea, the cold sucks! And, there would be little...

    Yea, the cold sucks! And, there would be little difference in leaving them on a tree as opposed to in your pack while hiking.
    My Whoopies (Dynema, but the older stuff) seem to get slippery as they...
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    So, are you sure you typed your age correctly? I...

    So, are you sure you typed your age correctly? I think forty one is "41", not "14" :D

    Just saying: You are a good journalist for you years! And I've only read the first couple of months so far....
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    The cold affects EVERYTHING! Plastic, don't...

    The cold affects EVERYTHING!
    Plastic, don't care what latest & greatest it is, gets stiff, it is (in my experience) the flexibility that holds the bury in place. SO: I always tie a "safety hitch"...
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    Me too! I signed off about 30 minutes ago...

    Me too!
    I signed off about 30 minutes ago having signed on without issue & now I get that message.
  10. Thread: Snoring

    by Doctari
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    Poll: I got ear plugs! I snore, "Like a freight...

    I got ear plugs!
    I snore, "Like a freight train" I'm told, or even more,,,, embarrassing, if I could be embarrassed: "I couldn't hear the freight train because of your snoring"

    As Y. C. says, I...
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    We Hammockers have been called a cult before:...

    We Hammockers have been called a cult before: Victoria Logue does so in at least two of her recent books.
    I almost have to agree with her:
    We have "meetings" in secluded places.
    We have our own...
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    My wife hates pink for herself, but she really...

    My wife hates pink for herself, but she really liked that full pink hammock.
    I would love to get her one, but she would never use it. To the point of: ALL of the pink items in our house are Mine!*...
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    AHH, I remember that conversation with someone...

    AHH, I remember that conversation with someone else, it was at Trail Days a few years ago. Groundling was adamant he would never give up his tent "EVER!!!"
    Finally after day 3, he tried Coffee's...
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    Yes, I'm signed up to the SW Ohio group, seems...

    Yes, I'm signed up to the SW Ohio group, seems that it's all NOOBS. And even the leaders,,,, I question their routes & stuff.
    I may someday join them on a hike just to see if my opinions are well...
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    Plus 1. Even with the phenomenal memory most...

    Plus 1.

    Even with the phenomenal memory most your age have: WRITE IT DOWN! WRITE IT ALL DOWN! For you will soon find that those "Forever memories" are solidly etched in vapor! Also, a brief...
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    A 6 year old Thrued the AT with his parents (He...

    A 6 year old Thrued the AT with his parents (He turned 7 on the trail I believe, he's now over 21).
    I met a 8 year old with her dad on the AT, were doing a 19 mile day on a extended Section hike.
    ...
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    Plus 1 on that, My Friday way SUCKED. I would...

    Plus 1 on that, My Friday way SUCKED. I would have traded or gone with you in a heartbeat!!! :D

    Once the bruises from the falls heal, you will laugh at them.


    Tell Justin I said "HEY!"
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    I can't imagine going to ground when I can still...

    I can't imagine going to ground when I can still walk, however "just in case" I have practiced going to ground. I use my trekking poles as support & as in the pictures above, I turn my hammock & tarp...
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    WOW! That's a pretty good temp for a first time!...

    WOW! That's a pretty good temp for a first time! I didn't go there till almost my 2nd year.
    There are two types of hangers; Those who have fallen & those that will fall. :lol:

    Soon enough you...
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    It was a great time, I had so much fun. Only...

    It was a great time, I had so much fun. Only "Complaint" I got: My jaws hurt from eating so much! :lol: Yet I didn't gain an ounce, all that food went to keeping me warm, so I am happy!
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    SWEET!!! Wish I could go to 4 hangs (Or more?)...

    SWEET!!!
    Wish I could go to 4 hangs (Or more?) at the same time.

    I got to work on that Cloning thing! :lol:



    Also wish my camera wouldn't go dead when it's below 30 out. I tried to take...
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    That is WRONG on so many levels! :eek: In other...

    That is WRONG on so many levels! :eek:
    In other words: I LOVED IT! :lol:
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    Cute yes. Small in stature, big in attitude. ...

    Cute yes. Small in stature, big in attitude.
    When we passed thru on Friday, a mare had a disagreement with Himself,,, he was quick to set her straight. At least from my POV. :D
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    In Pic 6 above, The all white pony in front of...

    In Pic 6 above, The all white pony in front of the others is the one Bonsai's family named "Napoleon" He is king of the hill up there that's for sure.
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    Super glue for skin (DERMA = skin)

    Super glue for skin (DERMA = skin)
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    OK, counted the money we will be giving to the...

    OK, counted the money we will be giving to the Friends of Grayson Highlands (will send a check when banks open tomorrow) for a grand total of $285.00!
    That is after expenses of: Jobsite Johnny...
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    Rob (Firewalker) & I Left SW Ohio on Wed at 0600,...

    Rob (Firewalker) & I Left SW Ohio on Wed at 0600, which is surprising as that is when we had planned on leaving. :D
    As we were going to be "early" & this is VACATION, we took our time, stopped a few...
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    One of my hiking partners is from S Fla (about 20...

    One of my hiking partners is from S Fla (about 20 miles N of Miami), has lived in Ohio over 12 years, we can NOT hike together for more than a few days a year as he doesn't stop shivering till the...
  29. Home, mostly unpacked. Am sure I have some of...

    Home, mostly unpacked. Am sure I have some of Rob's stuff & he mine, Oh well! :lol:
    I think this was the best one yet! Almost felt bad about leaving PM Sat, but following our "gut feelings" all of...
  30. Walking out the door in 10. Jeep all packed since...

    Walking out the door in 10. Jeep all packed since 2200 yesterday & I only can't find a few minor items, so all set.
    Now, all I have to do is not overheat this year! You know: Try something new....
  31. AH DARN, you guessed our secret, we is trying to...

    AH DARN, you guessed our secret, we is trying to make you sick. :lol:


    I so wish you could come. :eek:
  32. Just before noon today I got the following...

    Just before noon today I got the following message from Marci Holland, "Our" ranger:

    "The Port-a-Potty is here. Also, I found out that Jim stacked all the wood on the stage of the Amphitheater, so...
  33. Yea, you would think that after all the times I...

    Yea, you would think that after all the times I have gotten overheated in winter, I would learn. I'm slow to pick up stuff :lol:

    I'm actually thinking of hiking in my kilt this year, JUST to stay...
  34. For Chili, you can have TWO spots!!!!!!!!! :D...

    For Chili, you can have TWO spots!!!!!!!!! :D
    Sounds like there will be 3 stoves, so 6 burners, & I have (I think) 3 bottles of propane so we should be good.

    For those who have not been paying...
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    PLUS ONE ON THIS! My search was 15 years ago &...

    PLUS ONE ON THIS!
    My search was 15 years ago & all I saw was a lot of cliffs & Rhododendrons! Granted, I had no plans to hike that spur trail, but still even if there is one & the weather is nice,...
  36. I can (almost) guarantee no snow this weekend....

    I can (almost) guarantee no snow this weekend. "Why?" you ask, because I'm bringing snowshoes*!
    Naturally this may backfire & we will have 20' of the stuff just because I'm bringing snowshoes, if...
  37. Firewalker & I will be arriving around 1300 on...

    Firewalker & I will be arriving around 1300 on Wed, with the plan to hike to the Summit of Mt Rogers. This will be our 4th attempt, sort of, so wish us luck. :D After that, we may stay another night...
  38. I called the Log House restaurant today & warned...

    I called the Log House restaurant today & warned them we was coming Sunday. The guy I talked to was anticipating my call & our arrival, so we is good to go. I'm thinking patience will be in order as...
  39. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :scared: Tell her she will...

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :scared:
    Tell her she will be missed!!!! :D
    Bring a picture & we will prop it up by the fire, so we can see her. :lol:
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    Sounds to me like the take away message from this...

    Sounds to me like the take away message from this thread is: Location Location Location.
    Cause even the best Gilly suit is useless if the person wearing it is standing there doing jumping jacks....
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    I tried camo a few times, got 2 of the camo tarps...

    I tried camo a few times, got 2 of the camo tarps from SG. They looked great (as in well hidden) in daylight,,,, under the light of the moon, I may as well have had a WHITE tarp with spot lights on...
  42. Dude, by my 32nd anniversary my wife was saying:...

    Dude, by my 32nd anniversary my wife was saying: "Don't you have a hike coming up,,,, SOON!" :D Yea, anniversary or not.

    And, as my Anniversary is in the middle of rehearsal time for a show I've...
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    Maybe, sounds interesting. When? How Fast...

    Maybe, sounds interesting.
    When?
    How Fast (daily miles)?
    Logistics?
  44. WOW, we have 21 signed up to come, 22 actually as...

    WOW, we have 21 signed up to come, 22 actually as there is a 4 legged camper attending.
    I know it's been said before; you don't have to be signed up to attend, but it would be helpful to those of...
  45. I'm all jealous & stuff! I hope we have as much...

    I'm all jealous & stuff!
    I hope we have as much fun at Grayson Highlands this year!
    Inspirational! Thank you for sharing!
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    One thing I thought was a good idea,,, no, I...

    One thing I thought was a good idea,,, no, I distinctly remember thinking it was a GREAT idea for cold weather hanging (only my 2nd trip) to keep from getting too cold when first in the rack:...
  47. I was recently reminded of a great short story...

    I was recently reminded of a great short story regarding cold weather & being out in it: "To build a fire" by Jack London.
    Not quite what we will encounter in VA, but a good cold weather read. Do...
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    I'm off,,,,, Let me see what the boss has in...

    I'm off,,,,, Let me see what the boss has in mind.

    IF you want a close site with a nice site to camp, I got a few in mind. Call or PM & we'll chat about it.
  49. Thread: AT Thru Hike

    by Doctari
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    To add to / second Yoda's post: as you get to the...

    To add to / second Yoda's post: as you get to the warmer weather your insulation needs will go down, but your food needs will go WAY UP! So you will need to make room. At Springer carrying 6 days of...
  50. Cool, we are up to 20, counting the hanger with 4...

    Cool, we are up to 20, counting the hanger with 4 legs & a tail!

    I'm likely changing my raffle item, another hanger is in need so will bring a small backpacking skillet & a few other small items...
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