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  1. Thanks for the trip report. I was scheduled to...

    Thanks for the trip report. I was scheduled to go there last week but got rained out, with forecast for heavy rain the whole weekend. It was nice to get a look at what I missed, but hopefully get...
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    Wowza!! What a beautiful river! Thanks for...

    Wowza!! What a beautiful river! Thanks for documenting so nicely so the res of us can live vicariously through the lens of your camera. :shades: Looks like an awesome trip!
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    I would agree with you on the point that you're...

    I would agree with you on the point that you're gonna smell like food one way or the other - it may be to what degree. I simply limit it as best as I can. I rarely sleep in the clothes that I...
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    sometimes when hiking with a group one of us will...

    sometimes when hiking with a group one of us will bring an additional tarp for our cooking/socializing area if rain is a strong possibility. Sometimes we eat before getting to camp.. All depends on...
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    True, but if you lose your food your trip is...

    True, but if you lose your food your trip is over. I prefer "conventional" wisdom. This may be due to the fact that I live and hike in areas that have a good deal of bears, and bears that have...
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    Ditto here. I have had critters get into a hung...

    Ditto here. I have had critters get into a hung sack, ie squirrels so for years now I take an ursack minor that I hang. Food goes in a loksack and waste in a separate loksack inside the ursack. ...
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    Thanks Donna for locking this in again!!! Going...

    Thanks Donna for locking this in again!!! Going on my calendar. I would be up for contributing some pulled chicken.
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    Jealous!! Have a great time all!!

    Jealous!! Have a great time all!!
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    Last year we were there - PBTB and I were...

    Last year we were there - PBTB and I were paddling out and took the scenic route along the south shore. There was a guy in a boat maybe 75 yds off the retaining wall fishing. It looks really deep...
  10. I have been using a HG standard with doors for a...

    I have been using a HG standard with doors for a few years now and never gotten wet, or my gear under it. You just need to pitch everything a bit lower than a wider tarp. I am quite satisfied with...
  11. You are starting on Sunday? When and where are...

    You are starting on Sunday? When and where are you starting from? Best I could do would be a day hike on Sunday but I would need to either work out a shuttle back or hike back, or just meet you...
  12. I'm very tempted to join you but have no way of...

    I'm very tempted to join you but have no way of shuttling at such short notice. I am in Harriman a lot. I am sure you know the trails there are pretty rocky/rugged, as they are throughout most of...
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    I was out in Harriman last weekend and ther was...

    I was out in Harriman last weekend and ther was plenty of water running still. If the well is not going strong I would bet there is water south of the shelter at the stream marked by a cairn on the...
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    My 2qzq under quilt protector made with .66 oz...

    My 2qzq under quilt protector made with .66 oz MEMBRANE 10. I had it out this weekend with my minimalist tarp. Stormed most of the night and the fabric did a good job of shedding splash. Nice...
  15. I think you will find there are two camps; those...

    I think you will find there are two camps; those that like continuous ridge lines and those that don't. I find the non continuous the easiest to set up and get my tarp taught. Others like being...
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    I'm a strong maybe. Just got to check work and...

    I'm a strong maybe. Just got to check work and the misses. I will be canoeing in. Does firewood have to be from the area or can I bring from home (NYS)?
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    Great video! Should be a sticky. Thank you!

    Great video! Should be a sticky. Thank you!
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    Of course who would want to take a couple inches...

    Of course who would want to take a couple inches off the male end? :cool:
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    Doogie McGuyver...

    Doogie McGuyver...
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    Really!!!!!

    Really!!!!!
  21. VT >> July 31 - Aug 3 >VT 103 - VT 12 AT backpack> Looking for a Shuttle service!

    I am co-leading a backpacking trip from VT 103 to VT 12 on the AT beginning on July 31. Normally we would leave a car at each end and shuttle ourselves back to the car but there have been reports of...
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    I have one from treklightgear.com. versatrek

    I have one from treklightgear.com. versatrek
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    We had a great time at MAHHA! My better half aka...

    We had a great time at MAHHA! My better half aka Jane aka Nyquil thought it was the best ever thanks to the weather, the friends old and new, and the campfire conversations, as did I. She logged...
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    Yea you have a problem! Nice meeting you at...

    Yea you have a problem! Nice meeting you at MAHHA hanging neighbor! Welcome to the "problem"!
  25. I am going for an AT hike early sat a.m. Not...

    I am going for an AT hike early sat a.m. Not sure how far but maybe 5-6 miles. I visit the AT museum every time im there. i don't know the hours but i think it's weekends only and somewhat limited.
  26. I have made an itinerary and printed several...

    I have made an itinerary and printed several copies, with space for write-ins for demos/locations etc. If anyone is giving a demo and describe where it will be i.e. Pavilion or Group Site, I will...
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    I definitely want to get up there for some...

    I definitely want to get up there for some paddling. I will be on the lookout for future trips.
  28. Ok, consider it done! If there are any additions...

    Ok, consider it done! If there are any additions or changes, I can make right up to Friday morning. Best is to email me if anyone mentions something I have missed.
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    Unfortunately I cannot swing this trip. I'm...

    Unfortunately I cannot swing this trip. I'm out.. :-(
  30. Let me know if I can contribute in any way. I...

    Let me know if I can contribute in any way. I would be hayyp to post an itenerary. Of events on the bulletin board at the parking lot, or anything else.
  31. You made the obvious right choice. There will be...

    You made the obvious right choice. There will be more MAHHAs. Congrats to your daughter and thanks for a great job with the name tags! You will be missed.
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    Good trick! I usually just wind the guy line...

    Good trick! I usually just wind the guy line around my fingers and then wrap a few loops around the line, but this is only if I have the time and inclination. If not I just roll them up with the...
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    Ok, sounds good. That's one less day I have to...

    Ok, sounds good. That's one less day I have to take off work then. I (or we) would drive up Friday morning and probably get there early afternoon and camp somewhere. So the actual paddling would be...
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    Do any of the outfitters there do portage i.e....

    Do any of the outfitters there do portage i.e. take me and my canoe up to the starting point, or some service to get back to car at put in? The car/shuttle logistics always baffle me.
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    Would love to make this and have to ask if the...

    Would love to make this and have to ask if the wifey wants to come! It's a bit of a commute for me at about 5 1/2 hrs each way. I'm thinking I'd need 4 days off work for this - leave Thursday, get...
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    I have a CF standard with doors and conceptually...

    I have a CF standard with doors and conceptually for me, I prefer the protection right next to me as opposed to the larger area under the tarp. I love the winter palace but it's just cost...
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    Haha!! you no what i meant but it is nice to kook...

    Haha!! you no what i meant but it is nice to kook up a good stake. :laugh:
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    Absolutely does help keep in warmth stolen by...

    Absolutely does help keep in warmth stolen by wind. Case in point, last friday after the fog it started to rain for most of the night. As the rain ended about 5 am, suddenly the wind picked up,...
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    I use a breathable UQP on my setup on most...

    I use a breathable UQP on my setup on most backpacking trips. I was at the NEHHA winter hang a year ago when the temps became abnormally warm, causing the snow on the ground to start evaporating. ...
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    Wow! That's 140 posts a month. At your rate it...

    Wow! That's 140 posts a month. At your rate it will take me another 5 and 1/2 years to hit 10k and at my rate, 26 years, but who's counting? :laugh:
  41. Well this was the most "interesting" trip report...

    Well this was the most "interesting" trip report I have ever read on this forum.. Jane and I were laughing our butts off, due only to the story depiction and not from the suffering I assure you. ...
  42. How will this fabric work as an UQP?

    How will this fabric work as an UQP?
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    That would be correct.

    That would be correct.
  44. I have to back out of this trip altogether.. I...

    I have to back out of this trip altogether.. I cannot get out of work friday because of a project and I got called for work on Saturday..

    I'm bummed because this was one of the outings I really...
  45. So will it be something like 1) drop our canoes...

    So will it be something like 1) drop our canoes at the launch point, leave a passenger to stay and guard 2) drive to end point 3) car shuttle us back to launch?

    I think I need to go back and...
  46. I hope to have time off nailed down today or...

    I hope to have time off nailed down today or tomorrow latest. I think it's doable. I have a mad river 16' two seater but it will do solo, just steers a little squirrelly with one, but I have a...
  47. Ok, I was leaning towards just the sat/sun paddle...

    Ok, I was leaning towards just the sat/sun paddle but now that I see those pics, I'm really interested. looks beautiful. I am going to check on time off possibilities now and will confirm in the...
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    Have not cut the tips off yet so, no haven't...

    Have not cut the tips off yet so, no haven't tried them yet. I will post when I have
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    Sorry, let me get this straight for you.. I...

    Sorry, let me get this straight for you..

    I went down a pole diameter size from the .490 to the .433. I bought two tips to try, the 4024 and the 4031. Neither fit into the hole. I wanted an end...
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    Hi JnL, Well, yes but there was an issue with...

    Hi JnL,

    Well, yes but there was an issue with the end tip. I bought the end tip #4123 in their catalog. The "dome" part on the end would not fit through the hole on the hook. It looks as though...
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