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  1. Laurel River Lake Paddle Camping Sept. 2016

    This past weekend Poof and I joined Ragnal and Hangnout for 3 days of paddle camping in Ky. on Laurel River Lake.
    The latest in the HNO Shelters, the HNO Enterprise was tested to the max with huge...
  2. ^awesome vintage photo Shug. Clouds look like the...

    ^awesome vintage photo Shug. Clouds look like the ones we walked through :)
  3. Everyone's support greatly appreciated. We'll...

    Everyone's support greatly appreciated.
    We'll def. be doing a repeat of the Hump this summer for Poof to have another chance at the views.
    Group hang at Doll Flats???
    If we do go again in the...
  4. Awesome report. Love your build, love the bags....

    Awesome report. Love your build, love the bags. LOVE the tires!
  5. Knees actually did good.Despite the whole up and...

    Knees actually did good.Despite the whole up and whole down I had no pain. I guess it has just taken this long to recover from the drilling. I
    have been doing the exercises and some cycling so maybe...
  6. Just posted vid link in trip reports.

    Just posted vid link in trip reports.
  7. The vid: Overmountain to 19E Mar 20-21 '16

    ?v=r2a1Zt4Chns
  8. Another trip repost using the Bonefire Winter Whisper

    Poof and I went from Overmountain Shelter (of course we had to hike there) to Hwy 19E, up and over Little Hump and Hump mountain Sunday to Monday.
    You can image the conditions going over the Hump :(...
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    Thanks to all. Brother Bones good catch, I got...

    Thanks to all.
    Brother Bones good catch, I got it reversed in the vid. Winter Wisper head end 1 foot down was the charm :)
    ...and speaking of the shelf, it's one of the best implemented I've used....
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    ?v=qP1Flg5j0cI&feature=youtu.be The 6th Roan...

    ?v=qP1Flg5j0cI&feature=youtu.be

    The 6th Roan Higher was def. warmer, warmest ever. 39F out of the trailhead. It was also the windiest if you can believe that.
    I truly didn't sleep a wink. I was...
  11. Who is trying again Feb 19?

    Who is trying again Feb 19?
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    Right or smart? Poof and I've decided the risk...

    Right or smart?
    Poof and I've decided the risk is too great :(
    Anybody up for Roche's suggestion....re-schedule Feb 19/20.
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    I don't think getting there will be the problem....

    I don't think getting there will be the problem.
    Surely everyone has seen the forecast for the middle Atlantic states by now.
    All those maps show the deluge hitting east TN, southwest Va.
    The...
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    Just got off the phone with the little lady at...

    Just got off the phone with the little lady at Carter County Dept. of Transportation.
    As of right now 1/21 11:00 a.m. it is passable to Carvers (passable=all wheel/four wheel/winter driving skills),...
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    1st snow dump was today. I'm in JC (1600 feet),...

    1st snow dump was today. I'm in JC (1600 feet), just woke from my crazy sleep cycle to find 4-5 inches in the yard.
    Most will melt here later today 1/21 and Friday morning (45F and 37F), it wont be...
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    OK folks. I'd strongly suggest all who are...

    OK folks. I'd strongly suggest all who are entertaining thoughts of attending this years RHK Higher Colder look strongly/closely at the forecast for this coming weekend.
    As in the past it would be...
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    Nah, Hughes Gap.....only approximately 5.1miles....

    Nah, Hughes Gap.....only approximately 5.1miles. But so far no shuttle. And the problem of an extended sweat fest so it most likely won't happen.

    Poof went to Ripshin today and there is 3-4...
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    Should be a wonderful reunion! Weather is looking...

    Should be a wonderful reunion! Weather is looking better snow-wise :)
    Still looks warm though, so we can expect to see 'Bones in his running shorts.
    I'll bring the chemical heat packs to go with...
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    On temps for RHK, day or two before I get a 3 day...

    On temps for RHK, day or two before I get a 3 day forecast for Roan Mountain (the city), then subtract 25F from that.
    Textbook says subtract 20F, I add 5 more for insurance.
    So if the forecast for...
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    Wise words from a veteran.

    Wise words from a veteran.
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    You won't see any snakes while there I bet. Only...

    You won't see any snakes while there I bet. Only reason we saw them was because we purposefully sought them.
    That said, when hiking in the woods there just watch where you step (like here) and where...
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    9 times out of 10 it is a one nighter due to...

    9 times out of 10 it is a one nighter due to extreme weather that has historically prevented a hike on to Overmountain. That said
    one one RHK Higher Colder we did make the hike to Overmountain...and...
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    The new Bone Fire Winter Wisper

    Sporting 1.6 pounds of down and a -5F rating. It's a double layer so a thin piece of ccf can be added to increase the range-
    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5823/23230384144_8237b3d683_c.jpgMy new...
  24. Wow guys! Tumbleweed I'll get some pics up for...

    Wow guys!
    Tumbleweed I'll get some pics up for you on the bike kit. Somewhere in past trip vids I think I spelled most of it out except the new system of getting the 'house' down on the forks....
  25. A weekend on the New River Trail (bikecamping)

    Have you ever forgot your top quilt?
    I've done it twice now=evidence of Alzheimers? Pre-senile dementia?
    ?v=VLtgtSCZEKo
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    Just spent 3 weeks in Costa Rica. I think I'd pay...

    Just spent 3 weeks in Costa Rica. I think I'd pay careful attention anytime I'd be putting my hands on any trees there.
    Sometimes there easy to see, sometimes not :)...
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    Going to try something different this year. Last...

    Going to try something different this year. Last couple of cold cold hangs I've enjoyed Rivendell's Insulhammock. Liking to tinker with different brands this year I'll be sporting
    on the Roan the...
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    Thanks :) currently on the way back from an eagle...

    Thanks :) currently on the way back from an eagle shoot at Conowingo Dam.
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    One good thing about RHK temps is that all...

    One good thing about RHK temps is that all precipitation will be solid.
    Cold really is not the enemy, wind is, and for many dehydration...we always have a good buddy system going on too.
    Excellent...
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    Thanks Shug :) Yes it has been a while,...

    Thanks Shug :)
    Yes it has been a while, attention diverted!
    CountryHang I'm with you hoping for a record RHK in many ways.
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    TN > 2016 Roan Higher Colder Hang

    January 22-24.
    Going a week or two earlier this year hoping for COLDER January weather.
    All are invited.
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    BoneFire FB

    Just placed an order for a BoneFire FB (Fluffy Beast). Of course it will be on top of Roan for this years Higher Colder Hang but maybe I can get it out
    before then.
  33. Sorry been out of the country (Montreal), seems I...

    Sorry been out of the country (Montreal), seems I brought bad weather back....just now getting oriented to space and time.
    Storm seems over, surely DOT is on the job.
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    Awesome decision !! We just met this past...

    Awesome decision !!
    We just met this past weekend a southbound thru-hiker Frog Fellow from Blacksburg,Va, he let Mt. K June 23 and was constantly
    grinning being so close to the prize.
  35. February 20-22 is when we will be there! OK why...

    February 20-22 is when we will be there!
    OK why not start the sign up:
    MedicineMan
    Poof
    copy and paste as you opt-in.
    Maybe this is the year we will do the Hampton Creek Trail AFTER a water stop...
  36. New name for the Roan Higher Colder=GNGM Hang...

    New name for the Roan Higher Colder=GNGM Hang (godawful night godforsaken mountain).
    Yep heard you 2trees on the chains, dicy getting in and out of Ripshin.
    As always with this hang the challenge...
  37. OK we have a problem.....this has happened...

    OK we have a problem.....this has happened before, sorry but Poof has had a demonstrable scheduling change.
    Sadly we cannot make it on the Roan Higher on that weekend :(
    We can however do it the...
  38. Shame I'm just now getting to this vid but what a...

    Shame I'm just now getting to this vid but what a trip/adventure you guys had.
    So good seeing PotNeck away from the flock (nothing against the flock but everybody needs time away).
    So GrapeNut's...
  39. SouthMark, sorry missed your post :( You are...

    SouthMark, sorry missed your post :(
    You are Roan expert! Be great to see you up there again.
    Should have done last years when it was balmy, wondering if it will repeat.
  40. Just left Ripshin (2.5 miles away from Roan High...

    Just left Ripshin (2.5 miles away from Roan High Knob and 2000+ feet lower) and 6 inches of snow on the road and growing quickly. We said out loud that
    we hope for similar this year on the Roan!
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    Timberr thanks but as (almost) always the dates...

    Timberr thanks but as (almost) always the dates of the FH are my work week :(
    We wish we could attend again and see old friends. Maybe next year.
    FPG thanks for the kind words :)
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    For me it was staying dry. I had either a...

    For me it was staying dry. I had either a sprayskirt malfunction or a paddling top malfunction, either way my buttocks were wet and cold on a daily basis.
    Poof and HNO took care of the planning so...
  43. BlackWolf on the Roan! Yeah man come hither an...

    BlackWolf on the Roan! Yeah man come hither an icicle awaits.
    MrPopper prep up and attend. For whatever reason it is usually unforgettable.
    Just know that most years the second night just doesn't...
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    Roanoke River Paddle and Hang 2014

    We'd discussed this as a possible after last years Bridge to Bridge paddle at Land Between the Lakes.
    It turned out to be a wonderful trip in a beautiful location. The days are often way out of...
  45. TN > 2015 Higher Colder Hang - Roan Mountain - February 7-8

    Hello from MedicineMan & Poof :)

    It's time to start planning for the Roan Higher Colder Hang!!

    February 7-8. Plan on Friday night at Roan. Saturday target TBD...

    Last year we missed the snow...
  46. Thanks every body, Josh sometimes best to have a...

    Thanks every body, Josh sometimes best to have a job--trail will wait for you two :)
    Steve here you go:...
  47. Petting ponies always great therapy. 1:59 ur...

    Petting ponies always great therapy. 1:59 ur daughter on the rock almost silhouetted=priceless.
    Loved the angles in the Fat Man's Squeeze. Dilly-dally with awesome views....at this point I'm...
  48. 3mph, only in my wildest dreams! Thanks for the...

    3mph, only in my wildest dreams!
    Thanks for the memory back to Albert--my experience there was horrendous rain/wind and back then I was in a Hennessey with the meager tarp.
    Loved the views and TL...
  49. TN>GSMNP>Classic Mt. Sterling Loop (clockwise)

    This past weekend Poof and I did the Mt. Sterling loop. Most go via Walnut Bottoms then down but we climbed Baxter Creek Trail to Sterling
    first then down to Walnut Bottoms-this got the hard part...
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    The Lakeshore Trail GSMNP 2014

    Poof and I have always wanted to hike this trail. It is but 34.5 miles of the greater 800+ miles of trails in Great Smoky Mtns Nat. Park.
    Finally, post me getting lots of shots and waiting for what...
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