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  1. Awe yeah. Them mountains are steep. Such a fun...

    Awe yeah. Them mountains are steep. Such a fun trail.


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    My training was just walking about 5 Miles a day....

    My training was just walking about 5 Miles a day. I live in flat Louisiana but I think I was in decent shape for it. Above 12k I would get winded quicker but no real issues. Iíve been at high...
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    ENO double nest 1.25 -I have a Dream Hammock...

    ENO double nest 1.25
    -I have a Dream Hammock Darien. 1.7oz ripstop bugnet built in. Continuous loops on ends. 15.5 oz

    Eno Atlas Straps 1.1 lbs
    -I use Dutch kevlar tree straps and becket hitch to...
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    It sounds like things got much colder a few days...

    It sounds like things got much colder a few days after I left.


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    Elbert and Massive are top two. Not sure where...

    Elbert and Massive are top two. Not sure where Evans falls.


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  6. Thread: "Work" Hammock

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    That's beautiful Sent from my iPhone using...

    That's beautiful


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    Never heard of any they mentioned. At first I...

    Never heard of any they mentioned.

    At first I was learning about gear and hammocks. Now want to learn about places and trails. Shug adds just good fun entertainment to both the above.


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  8. Great place to finish the trail also. ...

    Great place to finish the trail also.

    Congratulations, keeping at it for 14 years is a very big commitment.


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    Thanks Shug A few more months of hiking and I...

    Thanks Shug

    A few more months of hiking and I could get back to my high school weight lol


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    Thanks for watching. Sent from my iPhone...

    Thanks for watching.


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    I lost 10 pounds during 12 days of hiking. ...

    I lost 10 pounds during 12 days of hiking.

    This was the first hike I actually trained for. I was walking 5-10 miles a day for a few months prior.


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    SOBO. Denver to Durango is mostly in a southwest...

    SOBO. Denver to Durango is mostly in a southwest direction.

    That was the most I've ever hiked. I actually hiked over 200 miles with a few other hikes from Breckinridge before flying home. I...
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    I love those mountains. Good job. Sent...

    I love those mountains.

    Good job.


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    Thank you. My phone is getting old and I don't...

    Thank you. My phone is getting old and I don't think the videos aren't as good as they used to be.

    One day I'll upgrade.


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    Colorado Trail 180 miles SOBO

    Late August early September I hiked from Waterton park to Twin Lakes. Hammocked every night, other than the few I spent in Breckenridge.

    Part One

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    Great experience, I got to hang my...
  16. Just used it on a 12 night trip. Continuous loops...

    Just used it on a 12 night trip. Continuous loops and Kevlar straps.

    Loved it.


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    I have a 11' tarp with doors. I normally don't...

    I have a 11' tarp with doors. I normally don't close the doors just stake them out straight inline with edge of tarp. I like the doors and if only had one tarp it would have doors. Cuben is nice but...
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    Nice. I've used mine more than once. Bigger trees...

    Nice. I've used mine more than once. Bigger trees are no issue.


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  19. If you have everything you need for tent...

    If you have everything you need for tent camping/backpacking you need a hammock and tarp. Pad and sleeping bag can keep you warm at the beginning.

    After that under quilt would be first upgrade....
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    Glad you made out ok. A little hammock time never...

    Glad you made out ok. A little hammock time never hurts.

    Last hurricane here was in 08 Gustav. Out of power for 4 days. Wish I had a hammock then. Many limbs down and a good icy cold brew in my...
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    I hung my hammock at 11,945' on Mt Elbert. That...

    I hung my hammock at 11,945' on Mt Elbert. That was according to gps but I'm not sure it was 100% accurate. I'll see if I can find the spot on a topo map. I may have been the highest hammocker in the...
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    No I didn't. Think about it often though. ...

    No I didn't. Think about it often though. Retirement will get here eventually so no rush now.


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    I've slept in a hammock for the past four years....

    I've slept in a hammock for the past four years. Can't stand a bed anymore. I need to fix a spot outside to sleep more often now.
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    Also got a wide brimmed hat for those sunny...

    Also got a wide brimmed hat for those sunny segments.

    Can't wait.


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    Ok thanks O&B. Think I'll stick with my plan....

    Ok thanks O&B.

    Think I'll stick with my plan.


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    Colorado Trail Aug 23- Sep 6 segments 1-11

    I've got 14 days to hike. Leaving Denver and going as far as possible. Twin Lakes is hopefully my goal but if I don't make it that far no big deal.

    Question is about cold weather gear. I'll be...
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    Good luck. I start at Waterton Park Aug 23 and...

    Good luck. I start at Waterton Park Aug 23 and walk southwest for 14 days.

    Hope the Breckenridge fire is out by then.
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    http://www.ouachitamaps.com/Eagle%20Rock.html ...

    http://www.ouachitamaps.com/Eagle%20Rock.html

    Towards the bottom of the page. I think they are $10.


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    Clockwise or counter on the ERL? Or does it...

    Clockwise or counter on the ERL?

    Or does it matter.


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    Thanks. I didn't know about the app. I have the...

    Thanks. I didn't know about the app. I have the ERL maps. Got them last year thinking I would have time for a trip.

    Can't have enough maps or hiking apps.


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    Arkansas - backpacking Thanksgiving week

    We may be visiting friends near Lamar Arkansas for Thanksgiving. I want to take a 3 day trip. Either Eagle Rock Loop or maybe a 20-30 mile section of the Ouachita Trail. We will have vehicle and...
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    Yes a few years out. I keep a notebook for future...

    Yes a few years out. I keep a notebook for future travels/hikes I want to see. Just starting to take notes now.

    I'm not dead set on hiking it all or how many days I may have. I know one trip I'll...
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    GR223 Normandy France Coast Hike

    Our 25 anniversary is coming up in a few years. Wanting to go see France. A few days in Paris and a few days in Normandy.

    I would like to see the Normandy Beach landing sites and do some...
  34. 35 miles I think. Can't quite remember now. I...

    35 miles I think. Can't quite remember now. I can't wait to hike it again. Absolutely beautiful.
  35. I did the Pemi Loop clockwise. Stopped at Liberty...

    I did the Pemi Loop clockwise. Stopped at Liberty springs campsite. Hung above the platform.

    Then camped just past South Twin. Maybe .5 to .75 miles on the left. Not far off the trail but it was...
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    Every night since 2014.

    Every night since 2014.
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    It's definitely a place I want to explore. I've...

    It's definitely a place I want to explore. I've been reading up on sections to hike in. No campsites is cool. Just navigate where you want.
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    So jealous. I loved the 50 miles I hiked in...

    So jealous.

    I loved the 50 miles I hiked in Georgia. Don't even mind the crowds. The trail is great by itself. The hikers just add to the charm.


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    I made a pouch out of a horse feed sack (almost...

    I made a pouch out of a horse feed sack (almost like tyvek). Then just roll up into a corner of tarp and slide snake skin over. That way if I got my tarp, I got my stakes.

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    Great 24 hour trip. ...

    Great 24 hour trip.


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    What is a j bend? Haven't heard that one. ...

    What is a j bend? Haven't heard that one.


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    I use a JRB bridge when not hiking. It's bulky...

    I use a JRB bridge when not hiking. It's bulky and I haven't tried using my trekking poles for spreaders year. Very comfortable. Just a little shoulder squeeze.

    It's also easy to add a pad for...
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    I think you can, just not on the AT section...

    I think you can, just not on the AT section through the park. Campsites not on the AT are hangable.
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    Thanks John. Wish I had stamina for more...

    Thanks John.

    Wish I had stamina for more miles. That way I could see more trail.


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    I really like the Inreach. I'll put my phone in...

    I really like the Inreach. I'll put my phone in airplane mode when I leave the truck and that's my communication. One text a day to the Mrs to let her know I'm alive. Phone will last days on a...
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    The sandstone was in really good shape for atv...

    The sandstone was in really good shape for atv trail. There were a few mud/water holes but were easy to go around. Overall it is in better shape than the backbone.

    I would hike 50 miles for some...
  47. Nice camera work. The part when you are in...

    Nice camera work.

    The part when you are in the hammock and wind and rain blowing outside was cool. I love being in my hammock in those conditions. All warm and dry.

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    Thanks Paul. Trying to get in better shape so...

    Thanks Paul.

    Trying to get in better shape so I can see more trails. Although this flat ground 28 miles is like 20 or less in the mountains.

    Going to use this hike a few times this year for...
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    Kisatchie NF Louisiana loop hike video

    Short two day hike in Kisatchie National Forest. I utilized the Sandstone, Backbone, and Caroline Dormon trails to make a 28 mile clockwise loop.

    The Backbone trail is a really fun trail....
  50. Kisatchie Loop (https://caltopo.com/m/8LQD) ...

    Kisatchie Loop

    I've got some video and will make a report soon hopefully. It is a really easy hike. Sandstone and Caroline Dorman are mostly flat but fun to hike.
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