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    Here's another hanger in Decatur. We'll do a...

    Here's another hanger in Decatur. We'll do a spring hang in Bankhead in April. In fact, a planning thread should pop up soon.
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    I have used it on my blackbird (I drank the...

    I have used it on my blackbird (I drank the thunderbird-lol) and my DIY gathered end without issues.
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    I also use a trash compactor bag and shove my...

    I also use a trash compactor bag and shove my underquilt in the bottom. My topquilt goes into a stuff sack. The only reason is so I can tell the difference by feel or in the dark.
  4. Yeah, that's a nice loop - one of my favorites. ...

    Yeah, that's a nice loop - one of my favorites. I've done it a couple of times.
  5. I use a combination of maps. The older USGS topo...

    I use a combination of maps. The older USGS topo maps are good for reference but not practical for backcountry unless you can print and waterproof them yourself. (google is your friend to finding...
  6. Thanks for letting me know. The link is fixed. ...

    Thanks for letting me know. The link is fixed.

    There's really not a trail. Collier Creek is in Bankhead East of Hwy 33. I used my maps and navigated to it. There may be a better way.
  7. AL> Bankhead National Forest > Tapsville and Collier Creek

    EDIT: Fixed link

    I always have issues posting pictures here, so go here full identical text, but also more color pictures.

    I have been volunteering with my church to organize/lead outdoor...
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    INDIAN TOMB HOLLOW- BANKHEAD

    Not with me at the moment. The old still is on the northern canyon bluff and the birdman tree is in the southern canyon bluffline


    Here are pictures from last year.

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    You were within several hundred feet of an old...

    You were within several hundred feet of an old whiskey still. There's also a lot of tree carvings including a "Birdman" carved into a tree close to the bluff. There's lots of history and lots to...
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    Welcome from Decatur Alabama

    Welcome from Decatur Alabama
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    Welcome from Decatur Alabama

    Welcome from Decatur Alabama
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    I live in Decatur and go to the Sipsey Wilderness...

    I live in Decatur and go to the Sipsey Wilderness at least once a month. There's lots of hangers in our area
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    Welcome from another hanger from Decatur, AL. ...

    Welcome from another hanger from Decatur, AL.

    I spend lots of time in the Sipsey as well. We'll have a group hang this spring - be looking for as we will start planning soon.
  14. Haha, No, I wrote it. Wayne is a wannabe...

    Haha, No, I wrote it.

    Wayne is a wannabe because he isn't a member on the forums, just a lurker.
  15. AL>Bankhead Group Hang Trip Report 23-25 October 2015

    Thanks. Let me know when you are headed this way.

    I didn't even consider going in the old vat. I was also afraid.
  16. Quick trip report has been posted here:...

    Quick trip report has been posted here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/117148-AL-gt-Bankhead-Group-Hang-Trip-Report-23-25-October-2015
  17. AL Bankhead Group Hang Trip Report 23-25 October 2015

    I was so excited for this group hang until last week when I learned of a fire in the area. Conditions have been very dry without any rain in the forecast and a fire had been reported burning in the...
  18. Headed that way now

    Headed that way now
  19. Yes, someone will be there. Generally, someone...

    Yes, someone will be there. Generally, someone is always in camp.
  20. Yay, a tea party! Oh wait, that's another...

    Yay, a tea party! Oh wait, that's another holiday, isn't it?
  21. I'll be there early Friday afternoon....

    I'll be there early Friday afternoon. Waaaaaaayyyyyyyyynnnnnnnnneeee will be there, but a bit later that evening.
  22. FYI - the latest and greatest information may be...

    FYI - the latest and greatest information may be found here among other places: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/alabama/home/?cid=fseprd476243
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    There have been several updates, but I forgot to...

    There have been several updates, but I forgot to post here. Instead they are posted in the planning thread for the Bankhead/Sipsey Group Hang.

    The short version is that all but three trails are...
  24. I second Wolfpen. Especially with hammocks, we...

    I second Wolfpen. Especially with hammocks, we can hang anywhere!

    And they will have already claimed their spots by the time we arrive.
  25. I have only been there once, but it was a LONG...

    I have only been there once, but it was a LONG time ago. I don't really remember much about it. We got in about dark and left the next morning.

    Want to make the call for Houston since there will...
  26. She stated 10 to 15 rangers. I'm sure we could...

    She stated 10 to 15 rangers. I'm sure we could stop and give some "trail magic" if we stay close or go by.

    I can give directions to Brushy Lake: Go east on Cranal Road (the road Wolfpen is on),...
  27. If we go to brushy lake campground, it's on a...

    If we go to brushy lake campground, it's on a first come basis at $5 a night.
  28. I'm on my way back from Bankhead. Wolfpen is...

    I'm on my way back from Bankhead. Wolfpen is smoke free, but there's not much wind today.

    I spoke to a person from Wild South and she stated that Wolfpen will be used as a base camp for the...
  29. I'm scouting tomorrow and will update after lunch.

    I'm scouting tomorrow and will update after lunch.
  30. Thomas is correct. This is a slow burning ground...

    Thomas is correct. This is a slow burning ground fire. After all, they are "fighting" it with leaf blowers. They aren't even using water since this is a wilderness area.

    I can go tomorrow or...
  31. This morning's update from Wild South via the...

    This morning's update from Wild South via the Sipsey Wilderness Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sipseywilderness/

    Wildfire update: The Forest Service briefing is over. There are...
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    This morning's update: Wildfire update: The...

    This morning's update:


    Wildfire update: The Forest Service briefing is over. There are no new trail closures. Currently the following trails are closed: 209-224-204-206. The rest of the trails...
  33. AL. Sipsey Wilderness Fall Hang Oct. 23, 24, 25 Planning thread

    I'm watching closely as well. I hope to be out there tomorrow helping, so hopefully I'll have more information.

    The picnic area is a couple of miles from Wolfpen and from my knowledge is the fire...
  34. I hate the fact it's on fire, but bushwacking...

    I hate the fact it's on fire, but bushwacking will be easier in the future.
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    Fiery Gizzard trail tips

    I'm headed here for a weekend trip in the next few weeks. For those familiar with the area, are there any "must see" items or tips as this is my first trip.

    Thanks!
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    AL> Sipsey Wilderness fire

    Sadly, there is currently a forest fire in the Sipsey Wilderness in the area surrounding the "Big Tree" and a large section of the wilderness is closed.
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    I know the Neverland site has one as I have...

    I know the Neverland site has one as I have stayed there on several occasions, but I'm not sure about the CCC (quarry) site. If not too late for your trip, I'd call and ask.
  38. AL. Sipsey Wilderness Fall Hang Oct. 23, 24, 25 Planning thread

    Sadly, the Sipsey Wilderness is on fire in the area surrounding the Big Tree. Not. A. Joke.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sipseywilderness/?ref=ts&fref=ts

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  39. This was on the east side of Hwy 33

    This was on the east side of Hwy 33
  40. Slightly off topic, but look what I found in...

    Slightly off topic, but look what I found in Bankhead this week.

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/17/3d8fafe75a7a5bf69a2edc0b33ca5ca5.jpg

    I also found an old moonshine still under a...
  41. If it ain't raining, I ain't hanging! I didn't...

    If it ain't raining, I ain't hanging!

    I didn't pay all this money for gear to stay dry and warm in storage.
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    Ultralight Candy Corn? How does that keep one...

    Ultralight Candy Corn? How does that keep one from snoring?
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    I have a warbonnet black bird I use when the bugs...

    I have a warbonnet black bird I use when the bugs are out regardless of where I'm hanging. I have a DIY 11 foot endless hammock I use in cooler weather.

    I'm currently use my black bird inside on...
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    Dwall, I'm not sure about the gear swap. You may...

    Dwall, I'm not sure about the gear swap. You may want to ask that question in the thread. This is not our first group hang, but it is the first time we're doing the gear swap
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    Welcome from Decatur, AL. We have a group hang...

    Welcome from Decatur, AL. We have a group hang planned soon and would love for you to make it.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=114537
  46. Thread: Tarp guy line?

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    Yep, it will reflect any color light.

    Yep, it will reflect any color light.
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    It's easier to clean bird poop off my tarp than...

    It's easier to clean bird poop off my tarp than my hammock or quilts. Just sayin '
  48. Sounds like I'll bring a family size package of...

    Sounds like I'll bring a family size package of gas x do we don't have spontaneous combustion around the fire.
  49. Actually, I'm just checking out those sexy legs...

    Actually, I'm just checking out those sexy legs in a kilt. Is that better? [emoji7]
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    Does anyone have an extra they would be willing...

    Does anyone have an extra they would be willing to sell? If so, please pm me.
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