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  1. Tentatively on the schedule, but will have to...

    Tentatively on the schedule, but will have to wait til closer to see what the work schedule will be like.
  2. I'm gonna try to come down for this, but it'll be...

    I'm gonna try to come down for this, but it'll be a couple months before the next schedule rotation gets posted...so much fun waiting to see how much time off I have to beg/borrow/steal...
  3. This is definitely on the calendar for me. Got to...

    This is definitely on the calendar for me. Got to wait and see what the next schedule rotation will look like to know how much time off I have to beg borrow or steal...
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    I went through a few setups to find my current...

    I went through a few setups to find my current go-to...started with a full ENO setup, which did get me off the ground but was less than stellar (especially when the weather wasn't so nice), moved to...
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    Can I assume this is car camping? A regular...

    Can I assume this is car camping? A regular full-length New River underquilt with the 4-season upgrade is only $205 + shipping, and will keep you warm well below 20* (I've had mine down to 8* and was...
  6. Car is finally packed up, all's ready to go...but...

    Car is finally packed up, all's ready to go...but I have to bail, as the guy who was supposed to cover for me at work has bailed on me. Admittedly, his wife did just go into labor, and it is his...
  7. Hotlips, depending on how much space I have...

    Hotlips, depending on how much space I have available in my vehicle, I may be able to bring along a smoker if it'll help any. I think it'll fit, but no guarantees right now...if I have a chance I'll...
  8. Can't remember the number of the site, but there...

    Can't remember the number of the site, but there were quite a few that work along the road next to the group site (follow the roadway past the groupsite/bathroom as it goes to the right, there are...
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    Only part I've been to was the area of Foster...

    Only part I've been to was the area of Foster Falls and the Shot Tower...the sites closest to the river would work for hammocks at Foster Falls (I think it was site 7?), but a lot of the ones further...
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    Look into the Rose River Loop at Shenandoah...

    Look into the Rose River Loop at Shenandoah NP...a little over 6 miles, 7 and change if you do the spur to see Dark Hollow Falls (I recommend you do, especially with all the rain we've had recently),...
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    I'm sorry guys, but I'm having to bail out on...

    I'm sorry guys, but I'm having to bail out on this one...work stuff keeps cropping up, and there's just no way I can get away from it and out to the woods this weekend.
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    So, my schedule just got rotated again....not to...

    So, my schedule just got rotated again....not to fret, I'll still be out there for this trip, but it looks like I'll be showing up early Sat morning instead of Friday night as originally planned.
  13. Made it home safely, and then after a few hours...

    Made it home safely, and then after a few hours made it to work on time. Bummed that I had to leave as early as I did today, but there's no rest for the wicked and all that good stuff. I had fun with...
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    Yeah, I'm hoping to head down to the Fat Butt...

    Yeah, I'm hoping to head down to the Fat Butt tomorrow once the repair guy is finished...hoping he can fix it without having to special-order parts.
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    Unfortunately no, I wasn't able to get out...

    Unfortunately no, I wasn't able to get out there...between work and my heat pump essentially giving me the middle finger, well, it's been an interesting week...
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    I'm coming up on my "weekend" starting...

    I'm coming up on my "weekend" starting tomorrow...I need to renew my park pass anyways (maybe even go big and get the lifetime), so I might swing out to JRSP and take a closer look, see if I can some...
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    How far underwater? If we can get to the trunk...

    How far underwater? If we can get to the trunk fairly easily, just tie a timber hitch around it and haul it out...assuming it's relatively fresh and hasn't been in the water for months/years.
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    Agreed...I'm still working on 2 more, but even...

    Agreed...I'm still working on 2 more, but even with them we're looking at what, 8 people for 5 projects? Guess we need to start bugging folks who were there last year, see if they've just somehow...
  19. It's the last full weekend in Sept, I think the...

    It's the last full weekend in Sept, I think the 23-25? It's the same weekend as the Grayson Highlands Fall Festival.
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    About what time were you/they thinking?

    About what time were you/they thinking?
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    I'd be in for heading out there, but I work on...

    I'd be in for heading out there, but I work on the weekends, so that complicates matters...Which day were you talking about doing this? Thurs or Friday (my days off) would be far easier on me doing...
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    Just added myself to the signup sheet...just me...

    Just added myself to the signup sheet...just me for now, though a couple of friends have been talking about wanting to go camping, we'll see if they're willing to follow through or just talking...
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    I thought this was 13-15 of May, not March...

    I thought this was 13-15 of May, not March...
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    Excellent! Am I correct in guessing they're...

    Excellent! Am I correct in guessing they're letting us hang in the Branch Pond area?
  25. Signed up for this one...not sure if I'll be...

    Signed up for this one...not sure if I'll be coming down on Thurs or Fri (depends on work), but I'll be there. I'll bring a couple setups for the demos as well (my stuff is "heavy-guy approved", so...
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    One other difference: Flight Jacket maxes out at...

    One other difference: Flight Jacket maxes out at 55" wide, the Renegade is 60" wide.
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    This will probably have to depend on the weather...

    This will probably have to depend on the weather too, if my trip there last Feb was anything to go by. The sites that are good for hammocks are in the Branch Pond campground, which has a pretty steep...
  28. Back at the Fall hang, it was possible to get...

    Back at the Fall hang, it was possible to get limited 3G Verizon coverage from the group site parking area (next to the bathroom).

    Looks like I'm not coming...found out that there's some kind of...
  29. Found out last night that the Trailblazer doesn't...

    Found out last night that the Trailblazer doesn't want to crank when it's below freezing, despite the Christmas gift of a brand new battery. Hoping it was just a fluke, but if it keeps giving me...
  30. I'd like to come out for this, I just don't know...

    I'd like to come out for this, I just don't know if I'll have the vacation time available...have to wait and see.
  31. I'm going to do my best to get out here for...

    I'm going to do my best to get out here for this...depends on how the annual leave situation looks...but the mountains are seriously calling me right now!
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    Poll: As long as I'm able to get away from work, I'll...

    As long as I'm able to get away from work, I'll be out there...runningwithscissors, I can probably provide you with an UQ that'll work for that time of year, though it'll depend on just how cold it...
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    What all did you need? I've got a spare XLC, a...

    What all did you need? I've got a spare XLC, a Superfly, and a TQ that hasn't been loaned out yet if needed...
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    No, those were a cheap lanyard break-away...

    No, those were a cheap lanyard break-away clip...OSHA required clips for lanyards for use in buildings that have lots of conveyors or exposed moving parts on heavy machinery. Pretty brilliant idea as...
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    Sure thing, it's yours.

    Sure thing, it's yours.
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    I dunno if it'll be enough, but I do have a...

    I dunno if it'll be enough, but I do have a kettle/coffee pot that holds nearly 5 liters, should be enough for about 20 cups of hot water, just add coffee/tea/beverage of choice (it's not a...
  37. Final round of pictures, I promise...some...

    Final round of pictures, I promise...some nighttime shots of the various decorations all lit up

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  38. On Saturday, we found out just how into Halloween...

    On Saturday, we found out just how into Halloween Starfish_Comet is, as she brought out about 10 pumpkins to be carved (and I think she carved about 6 of them herself). DRLupton's wife (whose name I...
  39. Another great hang this year! The weather was...

    Another great hang this year! The weather was about as perfect as anybody could ask for, the food plentiful and excellent (if you went hungry it was your own fault), the decorations amazing, the...
  40. Pretty sure I have a couple 20lb bags sitting in...

    Pretty sure I have a couple 20lb bags sitting in the shed I can bring...if not, I'll pick some up on the way
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    Poll: Yup, the crowd at the MMP and Smoked Butt hangs...

    Yup, the crowd at the MMP and Smoked Butt hangs are generally pretty great to hang with, and the sites have plenty of trees to choose from. VA has nice group sites, but they're almost always in a big...
  42. You mean on the spreadsheet? I am (now that you...

    You mean on the spreadsheet? I am (now that you reminded me :laugh:)
  43. Finally added myself to the spreadsheet (I'm...

    Finally added myself to the spreadsheet (I'm horrible at remembering to do that) and I'll be ordering 2 shirts, also added to the spreadsheet....
  44. Whoa, 4 other people with birthdays in late Sept...

    Whoa, 4 other people with birthdays in late Sept are gonna be there? (Sept 29th is my birthday...) *whistling theme from Twilight Zone*

    Starting to sound more like a birthday hang than a fall...
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    Something tells me we're gonna have more than one...

    Something tells me we're gonna have more than one DO stack out here...
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    That might be needed...and honestly could be a...

    That might be needed...and honestly could be a bit of fun too...just no chloroform or anything like that (gotta draw the line somewhere...)
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    Between Grayson Highlands, the Hunger Hang, and...

    Between Grayson Highlands, the Hunger Hang, and this, it looks like my vacation hours bucket is going to be getting scraped clean...depending on how my available vacation time works out, I should be...
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    Not sure what part of VA you're in (guessing...

    Not sure what part of VA you're in (guessing Richmond area), but the three closest hangs coming up (that I know of at least) would be the Fall Festival at Grayson Highlands SP (near Troy/Damascus VA,...
  49. Here's a good cheap way to visualize it: tie a...

    Here's a good cheap way to visualize it: tie a long piece of string between two anchor points (trees, a fencepost, part of your deck, whatever). Get two locking tape measures, and lock them out at 2'...
  50. Their tarps are pretty bad...they'll work as long...

    Their tarps are pretty bad...they'll work as long as it's a gentle drizzle with no wind, but anything heavier than that and you're getting wet.


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