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  1. If you want notifications, Tapatalk has feed...

    If you want notifications, Tapatalk has feed settings By Forum that you can configure on when to notify you. The HF website has that option as well.
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    Why Waterproof shoes / boots? I've only been in...

    Why Waterproof shoes / boots? I've only been in summer and once at that, but the water level in the Narrows was far above my ankles. Seems like you would want water shoes or old tennis shoes.
    I...
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    Definitely a place I want to visit someday. Great looking pics. Looked like a nice place to hang.
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    Sounds like my kind of homework :) Grayson...

    Sounds like my kind of homework :)

    Grayson Highlands.. you could string some trails together to make the 20 miles.

    Standing Indian loop

    Big Creek / Mt Sterling loop as mentioned above
    ...
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    This one bears repeating.. for me, I look at...

    This one bears repeating.. for me, I look at where I am in relationship to the zipper stop.
    sometimes you get focused on everything outside the hammock you don't think about where you are...
  6. In today's email world, it could have got caught...

    In today's email world, it could have got caught by their spam filter.
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    Your post cracked me up. I propose stupid heavy...

    Your post cracked me up. I propose stupid heavy or just plain cheap to cover the other middle & upper weight ranges :) Now we can harass equally
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    Bigger picture.. is there any backpack weight,...

    Bigger picture.. is there any backpack weight, from 5 lbs to 95 lbs, that doesn't have detractors and terms that could be construed as inflammatory to that group?
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    I'll add to my earlier post. I don't use the...

    I'll add to my earlier post. I don't use the hammock tie-outs at all. The bug net stays away from my face just by support of the hammock ridgeline.

    I also think the loose ridgeline is related...
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    I'd be happy if OutandBack called me a gram...

    I'd be happy if OutandBack called me a gram weenie. Who knows, maybe if he invited me to a hang he'd change his mind about us weight liberated folks . I just hope he cooks me some peach cobbler on...
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    Just spit balling.. but in addition to the time...

    Just spit balling.. but in addition to the time investment, seems like it would take a lot of space that many of the vendors may not have.
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    Or if you prefer a visual... ...

    Or if you prefer a visual...

    https://youtu.be/CRoO_hx33Cg

    When I read of people having a problem like this, I picture that they keep trying to hang from the same points on the same set of trees...
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    Great pics and the trip sounds like you had a...

    Great pics and the trip sounds like you had a good time. I've got this on my places to visit, this moves it up the list.
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    I went back and looked at my video but it doesn't...

    I went back and looked at my video but it doesn't show much - I guess I cut out that part of the footage.

    If nothing else, there are trees on the climb up as others have noted so your backup plan...
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    Enjoy your trip. Doughton Park is nearby as a...

    Enjoy your trip.
    Doughton Park is nearby as a backup but it does require a (free) permit, which they will mail to you if you call them or they will leave it at the ranger station to pick up. And we...
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    Since you are in the backyard and weight isn't an...

    Since you are in the backyard and weight isn't an issue, you can also use multiple stakes (or sticks work) per guyline and put them into the ground a different angles.
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    I never found any clear maps online that showed...

    I never found any clear maps online that showed the area.
    I'd be interested as well if folks have a link to them.
  18. It keeps the Fronkey bug net out of my face.

    It keeps the Fronkey bug net out of my face.
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    As for the 'why', there have been multiple...

    As for the 'why', there have been multiple incidents over the past few years of bears finding stuff in tents and ripping them apart or taking a backpack.
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    ... then click on Southeast. :)

    ... then click on Southeast. :)
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    This video came across my YouTube feed today....

    This video came across my YouTube feed today. It's not mine but it may be useful

    https://youtu.be/LuHWpC9O-6s


    https://youtu.be/LuHWpC9O-6s
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    Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the...

    Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the mountain air. Nice pics.
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    If you get a chance, come hang with us at the...

    If you get a chance, come hang with us at the Yates Place hang in Uwharrie. Nice place to meet folks and it is very laid back.

    And welcome from the south part of Charlotte.
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    I knew you could block/ignore somebody on the PC,...

    I knew you could block/ignore somebody on the PC, but I see Tapatalk has that feature as well. Nice.
  25. That is a tough way to start a trip. Kudos to...

    That is a tough way to start a trip. Kudos to you both for going on.

    I enjoyed the commentary from the trailside. And agree with you on it being tough to show the steepness of trail.
  26. Beautiful country. Especially loved those...

    Beautiful country. Especially loved those mountain lakes and views
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    I always enjoy reading your blog posts Theosus....

    I always enjoy reading your blog posts Theosus.
    And I know of that unexpected hill you are speaking about toward the end.
    On our last day, it got warmer as we dropped elevation. We then got a...
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    Welcome from Charlotte!

    Welcome from Charlotte!
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    Somebody told me I might not sleep the best the...

    Somebody told me I might not sleep the best the first night but it got better. That ended up being spot on for me.
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    Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

    Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60
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    Thanks Brian. I love the views, which is what I...

    Thanks Brian. I love the views, which is what I mostly captured on video but a lot of this was hiking in the forest. Still a good time.

    It's a good section. Glad I did it but hard to beat the...
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    Wow enjoyed the trip report especially since I...

    Wow enjoyed the trip report especially since I did both of these sections this year.
    I'm impressed your out of shape self did as well as you did going up from 19E to Carvers. That is no easy climb....
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    I think I'll get out and do some wandering...

    I think I'll get out and do some wandering around.
    Still in the looking at maps and books phase. Hammocking is the best but a close second is having a bunch of maps and books spread out on the...
  34. Sounds like a great trip with your daughter. ...

    Sounds like a great trip with your daughter. Nice stretch along the river. Good to see her lamb made the trip as well [emoji1]
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    I should have phrased that better. We had a...

    I should have phrased that better. We had a pretty heavy rain for an hour or so if I recall. It came straight down. I stayed dry, bit of splash on the UQ but mainly because I could have had my...
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    welcome from NC

    welcome from NC
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    Thanks Phantom Grappler It's tough to beat the...

    Thanks Phantom Grappler

    It's tough to beat the balds hiking north from Carvers gap. Still a favorite of mine. I was using an Warbonnet Edge tarp for this trip. We did get a pretty good rain...
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    Thanks STinGA. I figure maybe it will help...

    Thanks STinGA. I figure maybe it will help somebody when planning for a trip or maybe get some inspiration to get out there.

    Appreciate the feedback & sub OutandBack.. looking forward to seeing...
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    Fantastic. Love those huge Oregon trees & the...

    Fantastic. Love those huge Oregon trees & the lake. I'm sure she had a great time.
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    Thanks groupertrpr I was carrying my Frogg...

    Thanks groupertrpr

    I was carrying my Frogg Toggs jacket & rain shorts but the rain never got so bad we had to put the gear on. It was more of a relief to be cooled down on a hot day.

    II'll...
  41. Hey Trailslug - we kept a pretty close eye on our...

    Hey Trailslug - we kept a pretty close eye on our beagle - fortunately, she isn't much of a water dog. She got wet when we got close to shore for a pee break & she jumped out in a foot of water....
  42. Video: Hangcon 2016 canoe trip from Silver Springs to Rays Wayside

    We attended Hangcon in Ocala, Fl for the first time this year & had a blast.
    I finally finished editing a quick video of our 5 mile canoe paddle from Silver Springs SP to Rays Wayside.

    If you are...
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    Video: Carvers Gap to Erwin TN

    After 4 months of not doing much to keep in shape, I decided to join Firebird on a 3 day adventure on the AT.
    This took us from Carvers Gap (Roan Mountain) southbound to Uncle Johnny's, roughly 36...
  44. Thread: Hello from SC

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    Welcome from Charlotte

    Welcome from Charlotte
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    Go Gary go. Pretty crazy you caught his fall...

    Go Gary go.
    Pretty crazy you caught his fall on film. I laughed at that part as it was so unexpected. (Glad he was ok)
    Only been to the Wallawas once. Nice job capturing it on vid.

    Oh and...
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    Wow that looks so relaxing. It would be hard to...

    Wow that looks so relaxing. It would be hard to leave. Beautiful pics.
  47. Thread: Hello from NC

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    Welcome from Charlotte

    Welcome from Charlotte
  48. Same thing - marked private

    Same thing - marked private
  49. Thread: Hello from NC

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    Welcome from Charlotte. Come join a group hang. ...

    Welcome from Charlotte. Come join a group hang. You'll find we like to discuss gear, sit around fires, eat, etc.
  50. I'm looking forward to this one and some...

    I'm looking forward to this one and some relaxing in the woods.
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