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    Nice report on a location that isn't often heard...

    Nice report on a location that isn't often heard of. I used to sit on the cliffs of Quoddy looking across the water at Grand Manan wondering if I'd ever get over there. So far I haven't, but maybe...
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    Due to an intense amount up upcoming flying...

    Due to an intense amount up upcoming flying leading toward my Private Pilot License I've decided to forgo the weekend of hanging. Hopefully I can get lots of solo flying and also some cross country...
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    My friend will be unable to attend since she has...

    My friend will be unable to attend since she has now found that there is a mandatory graduation practice on Friday to add to the actual graduation on Sunday morning at Smith College.

    I'm still...
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    I have two Nunatak quilts, one good to freeezing...

    I have two Nunatak quilts, one good to freeezing and one to near zero. I have them both in the "Specialist" width, but for hammocking only an even narrower quilt could easily be used since it doesn't...
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    For a relatively easy hike (no big mountains to...

    For a relatively easy hike (no big mountains to climb) and good scenery I'd suggest the AT from Rt 20 just east of Lee where it crosses. Parking available at the trail head. It's an easy half day...
  6. Thread: Leg cramps?

    by Quoddy
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    I believe that Breck is thinking the same thing...

    I believe that Breck is thinking the same thing that I am. Try the following... make sure that you're positioned as you should be, ie. with your head slightly lower than your feet. Place a loosely...
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    I've been using the 3 season Yeti for a couple of...

    I've been using the 3 season Yeti for a couple of years now. No problem down to at least 30F, so unless you're going to be out in temperatures well below freezing, it's enough on it's own.
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    Poll: I use a FlexAir Pillow...

    I use a FlexAir Pillow (around $2 and available at lots of places), weight= 0.56oz. Although I bought a few figuring that they wouldn't hold up, I'm still using the same (slightly grimy) one....
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    Yesterday I stopped off at the hang location on...

    Yesterday I stopped off at the hang location on my way to visit my hanging partner for the event. The road to the group area is closed off, so a sloppy wet snow greeted my dog and I on our walk...
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    I agree with what Cannibal just said. I have an...

    I agree with what Cannibal just said. I have an OES Deluxe in sil and a Standard in Spinn. Except for the dead of winter I've never thought that the Standard wasn't enough tarp, and even then I...
  11. Thread: First set up!

    by Quoddy
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    Lookin' good. Can't make it to hang with you for...

    Lookin' good. Can't make it to hang with you for awhile, but I will stop by and check it out when I'm next that way. Things are pulling me toward northern Massachusetts right now.
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  13. Thread: Hello!

    by Quoddy
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    FINALLY... after all my hanging while you were on...

    FINALLY... after all my hanging while you were on the ground. Looking forward to picking trees with you.
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    22) Quoddy = WarBonnet Black Bird 1.7 Single Layer

    22) Quoddy = WarBonnet Black Bird 1.7 Single Layer
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    Without knowing what weight you plan on carrying...

    Without knowing what weight you plan on carrying I'd automatically say the Circuit. If your gear is not too bulky and under 20 pounds then the G4 would also be a good choice. I've owned 3 ULA packs...
  16. Firstly I'd easily recommend a hex over a...

    Firstly I'd easily recommend a hex over a diamond. I have both the Standard and Deluxe OES MacCat versions and prefer the Standard by a slight margin, but I do tend to be a minimalist.
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    With the right UQ and TQ there is no need to go...

    With the right UQ and TQ there is no need to go for more than a 2/3 UQ. I stay toasty at zero with it and a 20"x12" 1/2" foam pad that doubles as a back cushion in my pack. With this, the foot box in...
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    We too, figure to do a lot of hiking on the...

    We too, figure to do a lot of hiking on the complex set of trails in the northern section. Probably a short hike on Friday afternoon, then a long one on Saturday. Leaving quite early on Sunday since...
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    What a quick "Yes" response from my friend... and...

    What a quick "Yes" response from my friend... and it looks like she'll be doing her first hang, too. Rebecca will be using my WBBB 1.7 Single Layer, OES MacCat Deluxe, Yeti UQ and a Nunatak TQ. I'll...
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    Will Attend. I'll talk her out of that weekend if...

    Will Attend. I'll talk her out of that weekend if she chooses it.
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    I just found this hang thread last night. It's...

    I just found this hang thread last night. It's only 33 miles from my house, and a very direct route, too. So... unless my Long Trail protégé picks that weekend for one of her training hikes, I'll be...
  22. Right now it looks like I'll be hitting the...

    Right now it looks like I'll be hitting the southern trailhead around the very beginning of August. I plan to take about 3 1/2 weeks and enjoy it. Hopefully this fits in with a large annual get...
  23. I'm looking for group things to do in the spring...

    I'm looking for group things to do in the spring before heading out for another solo End-to-End of the Long Trail.
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    I'm as recovered as I'll probably ever be, am...

    I'm as recovered as I'll probably ever be, am ready to hit the trail again, and should be able to make it to any upcoming hangs.
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    I find that the Standard width is fine with my...

    I find that the Standard width is fine with my WBBB, and when I had my Spinntex version made I requested it be in the DeLuxe length. I don't know that the extra 6" of length has ever done anything...
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    Wow....!! I found out the real reason for my down...

    Wow....!! I found out the real reason for my down turn and ended up having a triple by pass done. Just got out of the hospital today and am already looking forward to the next hang. Of course, I...
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    How I wish I could have been there as planned....

    How I wish I could have been there as planned. Being so close it really hurt not being able to make it. Morning and late afternoon doctor's appointments on Friday and a construction crew at my house...
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    WBBB single. Great comfort, space, and features...

    WBBB single. Great comfort, space, and features (foot box and shelf).
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    Poll: Sounds good... Bleemus may be able to join you...

    Sounds good... Bleemus may be able to join you there. Here's a map of the pond area. The sites are along the north side of the pond on the pond loop trail to your left as you face the pond from the...
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    Poll: My plan to go Grout Pond early on the 9th and...

    My plan to go Grout Pond early on the 9th and grab the site is, unfortunately, not going to work out. I've been given a long awaited for medical appointment with a specialist in Albany for late that...
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    Poll: There are two large tent platforms at site #1...

    There are two large tent platforms at site #1 which is the one we're trying to get. Almost all sites have platforms.

    Any interested in trying a hammock? I have a Speer (netted) and a WB Traveler...
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    Not quite the usual photo of a WB Traveler, but I...

    Not quite the usual photo of a WB Traveler, but I sure like to relax in it like this at the end of a hiking day.
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    Poll: The Grout Pond Hang is scheduled from Friday,...

    The Grout Pond Hang is scheduled from Friday, July 9th through Sunday, July 11th. Show up when you can on Friday and stay until activities end on Sunday.
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    You're right. I was talking about the original...

    You're right. I was talking about the original one. Although they are almost identical lengths, 126" vs 127", they are not the same design or coverage.
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    When Ron at MLD was considering making the...

    When Ron at MLD was considering making the Spectralite (cuben) tarp for hammocking he asked for sizing and design opinions here on HF. The final design was from the suggestions made by members here.
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    Angela covered 47 miles in 25 hours, with no...

    Angela covered 47 miles in 25 hours, with no sleep, to reach Virginia yesterday. Now that's an accomplishment. No question about trail legs kicking in.
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    I'm a firm believer in under quilts and top...

    I'm a firm believer in under quilts and top quilts. For both warmth and comfort they can't be beat. A shoulder to thigh length underquilt is sufficient with a sit pad under the feet and lower legs in...
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    Side tie out use is not required on a BlackBird....

    Side tie out use is not required on a BlackBird. Without using the tie outs, the BB is more similar to the WB Traveler. Most hangers like the shelf and extra room associated with the tie outs, though.
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    Poll: I go there often, both for day walks with my dog,...

    I go there often, both for day walks with my dog, when I'm hiking to Glastenbury Mountain, and also for an rare overnight... particularly in the winter. The road/trail in makes it particularly...
  40. I talked with Steve a few times while this quilt...

    I talked with Steve a few times while this quilt project was underway. We both knew that there would be a downside or two making it in cuben, but the idea was to make it as minimal/lightweight as...
  41. I talked with Steve a lot while this quilt...

    I talked with Steve a lot while this quilt project was underway. We both knew that there would be a downside or two making it in cuben, but the idea was to make it as minimal/lightweight as possible....
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    Poll: If democracy is to prevail, the recent hang...

    If democracy is to prevail, the recent hang location vote has just moved it from it's original Vermont location. We may be back in limbo... again.
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    Poll: Sebastian... The access road to Grout Pond (Grout...

    Sebastian... The access road to Grout Pond (Grout Pond Road) is almost a mile east of where the AT/LT crosses Kelly Stand Road.... which runs from near Stratton Mountain to East Arlington, VT.
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    Poll: That weekend works for me, too. I don't think...

    That weekend works for me, too. I don't think that any of the AT thru hikers that I've promised trail magic will reach me by then. I'm heading out in a couple of weeks to do a "loop" on the LT for a...
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    Moss, AKA Zuke, finished the Smokies yesterday...

    Moss, AKA Zuke, finished the Smokies yesterday after two consecutive 20 mile days. She had seen her first bear on the hike after only two hours in the Smokies a few days ago.
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    Poll: I could head in early on a Friday morning and set...

    I could head in early on a Friday morning and set up a couple of hammocks, and maybe even a tent or two. Unless we wait until the middle of summer, there should be a good spot available. When I get...
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    You can't go wrong with an OES MacCat Deluxe to begin with. It'll save upgrading later on.
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    That temperature range sounds like insulation is...

    That temperature range sounds like insulation is needed, but if you sleep really warm, fleece weight may get you by. Think of it more like laying in a shallow pool of 65 degree water and you'll be...
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    Poll: Bleemus and I, accompanied by our faithful...

    Bleemus and I, accompanied by our faithful friends Bongo and Quoddy (the REAL one), hiked around Grout Pond today. It's a very short distance from the AT/LT in the Stratton area. Found a couple of...
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    I have both 4' and 5' sets, and use the 4' straps...

    I have both 4' and 5' sets, and use the 4' straps most of the time. 4' straps will work on trees up to 15" in diameter and 5' up to 19".
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