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  1. Here is the shortcut trail from the 2nd parking...

    Here is the shortcut trail from the 2nd parking lot . This lot is about a mile and change east of the fire tower on your left .

    You will see a trail headed north east from the parking lot ....
  2. ID > April 17 18 and 19 on the BLood Root Trail North Indiana

    Unfortunatly this coinsides with the Hoosier Hang . I did not pick the date so sorry . If you want to attend please PM me and Ill give you directions . I spose HH will be attending the HH which is...
  3. Really pretty trip . Still , we had a lot of snow...

    Really pretty trip . Still , we had a lot of snow on the ground on the Blood and no rain . Really got warm Sunday but lots of sunshine so not bad .
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    TRIP REPORT . At least I think it's the last ....

    TRIP REPORT .

    At least I think it's the last . Melting fast as we left on Sunday ( last pic ) . HomeMadeHiker and I prove once again that hammockers and BCUSA folks are compatable . Wer'e the only...
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    Last Snowy Outing on The Blood Root

    At least I think it's the last . Melting fast as we left on Sunday ( last pic ) . HomeMadeHiker and I prove once again that hammockers and BCUSA folks are compatable . Wer'e the only two hanging on...
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    Accuweather says chance of rain Sunday . Not...

    Accuweather says chance of rain Sunday . Not Saturday for Huntington which is closest city and that's scattered .
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    Expect snow mobile trails which make it a lot...

    Expect snow mobile trails which make it a lot easier, per last winter .

    Of course knowing Mark he'll avoid anything that might make it easier .
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    It is a really beautiful hike with lots of...

    It is a really beautiful hike with lots of ravines and cool views of the resevoir.



    Welcome all newcomers to the camp . Be aware Indiana doesn't waste tax dollars on silly things like plowing...
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    Pay special attention to the blue line and the...

    Pay special attention to the blue line and the black line on the topo . Black line doubles or triples your hike , which you may like . Blue line is really a little service road that begins behind a...
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    We'll be doing a spring camp about April 15 ....

    We'll be doing a spring camp about April 15 . Come on down then why don't you ?
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    Exit 278 on 69 just seems to be at the end of the...

    Exit 278 on 69 just seems to be at the end of the driveway compared to Grayling .
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    I knew I could count on you Zack. Chris should be...

    I knew I could count on you Zack. Chris should be there along with a couple of other guys.
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    North Indiana , Feb 7 , Bloodroot Trail .

    A few of us are going to do the Bloodroot again this Feb. 7 . Looks like it'll be lows in single digits possibly and should be some snow . Come on down .
  14. I was talking to Donk about that . He was saying...

    I was talking to Donk about that . He was saying 2 miles which is about 1 mile beyond my limit I think . ( hey Im 67 and not as trim as I once was ) .
    The smoker was impromptu as was the turkey ....
  15. I think it's almost more challenging when the...

    I think it's almost more challenging when the next day you barely get out of single digits . If I wouldn't have had my super big parka and bibs , Id have been cold the next day for sure . I also...
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    Had mine down to minus 5 this last weekend but...

    Had mine down to minus 5 this last weekend but not with the black bag . I use another M 1945 as a top quilt .
    Toasty warm . With black bag not so much IMHO .
  17. Dang I wanted to check out your setup before you...

    Dang I wanted to check out your setup before you booked out . Can't hardly see it in that Michigan camo .

    Looks like your new tarp also needs no stakes . That is one of my goals .
  18. Looks beautiful up there . I learned some stuff...

    Looks beautiful up there . I learned some stuff on our Lower Peninsula camp at -5 . I finally got the little ice crystal snow shower off underside of the sock in the morning . My sock cover is...
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    Probably do a hang at the Blood Root in February...

    Probably do a hang at the Blood Root in February if it's wintry enough .
  20. Not really . Trail was established on Thur. then...

    Not really . Trail was established on Thur. then about 3 or 4 more inches fell but trail was well packed . Maybe if we'd have come in Sunday morning, shoes would have been marginally helpful about 6...
  21. Probably do a Feb on the Bloodroot if weather...

    Probably do a Feb on the Bloodroot if weather permits ( not warm , not rainy )
  22. Vince you should know better then most that you...

    Vince you should know better then most that you can't teach an old retired dog new tricks . I can't get anything to post on what do you call it ? google something . Anyway here are my pics .

    An...
  23. Well I've tried to use the google thing . You...

    Well I've tried to use the google thing . You should know better then anyone that you can't teach an old retired dog new tricks . I can't get the photos to blow up . The thumbnails are too dinky for...
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    There is a pond about 3 or 4 hundred meters from...

    There is a pond about 3 or 4 hundred meters from campsight 2 , not shown on any map . The water in that pond is much clearer then the resevoir and we have been filtering that for a water source . If...
  25. Looks like a perfect winter hang . I really got...

    Looks like a perfect winter hang . I really got buried last winter with my 3/4 ton 4x4 in February . Found out trucks can't use the same trails as snowmobiles . We got it dug out but took up a lot of...
  26. Ive read comments on the Mn. hang about folks...

    Ive read comments on the Mn. hang about folks concentrating so hard on their sleep systems that they forget to pack adequate clothing . Highs only 11 or so on Friday . Be sure to pack a wind breaking...
  27. I think the hooch will be handy . I've got quite...

    I think the hooch will be handy . I've got quite a bit of extra reflective under slab insulation too . Might pick up a roll of visqueen too for giant super shelter if needed .
    ...
  28. We don't learn no Latin down here . Here's the...

    We don't learn no Latin down here .
    Here's the spring things and the other is as a crow flys .

    http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/riverjoe47/springthings_zps61a3e31e.jpg
    ...
  29. 3CLub must wear those spring things like that guy...

    3CLub must wear those spring things like that guy from South Africa that just shot his girl friend . 500 paces at 10 feet per pace .
  30. Im gonna break my little buddy in on winter...

    Im gonna break my little buddy in on winter camping this winter , but this is probably not the one . Took him last spring and it got about mid twentys but that's a far cry from this weekend .
  31. That's cool . Ill bring my bondo special mini van...

    That's cool . Ill bring my bondo special mini van then and save a bunch of gas . Actually my mini van is pretty darn good in the snow except more then 8 or 10 inches it bottoms out .
  32. I'll never cave . If I can't make it or modify it...

    I'll never cave . If I can't make it or modify it I can't use it . I have heard nothing but good things about Underground Quilts tho .
  33. The roads will be fine . Just last year the...

    The roads will be fine . Just last year the parking area . was kind of a mess . As long as you park carefully you'll be fine . We had almost 14 inches on the ground last year .
  34. I wonder if anyone is bringing a 4 wheel drive ....

    I wonder if anyone is bringing a 4 wheel drive . I really didn't want to drive mine up there .
  35. I just had to post that on BCUSA . I said it was...

    I just had to post that on BCUSA . I said it was from one of the less sane guys on the hammock forum ( no offense ) :)
  36. I don't know I think a little danger makes it...

    I don't know I think a little danger makes it kind of edgy and exciting .

    http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/riverjoe47/otzi_zpsbdefcf11.jpg
  37. I've got an extreme cold weather sleeping bag...

    I've got an extreme cold weather sleeping bag that Im bringing . You can use that if your willing to hump it back to the campsight . About 10 or 11 pounds .

    Or you can borrow some Fireball ....
  38. Quite a few guys are showing up Thursday...

    Quite a few guys are showing up Thursday afternoon . I want to come Thursday because of the low overnight temp . Im still hoping for zero one of these days . Should be plenty of guys with lights to...
  39. I usually don't give a hoot about head count...

    I usually don't give a hoot about head count cause who knows with everybodys busy schedule . Since Im unemployed I almost always make it . Anyway, looks like a minimum of 6 possible 10 BCUSAers ....
  40. Talking about directions to the sight . I go up...

    Talking about directions to the sight . I go up to Grayling and take a right on 72 .

    I followed 72 on around til it intersected with 65 and then turned due south on 72/65 for a few miles until I...
  41. Well heck if you guys do it next year I'd be...

    Well heck if you guys do it next year I'd be interested on coming up possibly and SDJ from Milwaukee would come up too I bet .

    We're both going to balmy Huron Nat Forest on the 8th .
  42. Looks pretty wintry . I remember one night trying...

    Looks pretty wintry . I remember one night trying out my winter gear up on the ridge in my back yard . It was about 20 degrees , suddenly a wind swept up from the bottom of the river valley and the...
  43. Just come in late Monday . You could say you...

    Just come in late Monday . You could say you drank some bad water .
  44. You college boys certainly can find a long way...

    You college boys certainly can find a long way into the barn . I see now your long hikes also apply to your convulted , verbose , obfuscations .
  45. I have it all figured out . Had to go to the...

    I have it all figured out . Had to go to the doctor today anyway so I had him write me a note saying I could only haul gear by tobbogan or cart because of chronic lower back pain . That way if...
  46. Really really hope there is at least skim of snow...

    Really really hope there is at least skim of snow . Other wise Ill have to make two or three trips . I know 3Club we are not that far from the truck but I've only been training for a mile hike .

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  47. What the heck are you looking at Mark . I find a...

    What the heck are you looking at Mark . I find a high of 17 on the tenth .
  48. I have faith in Accuweather . Should have an inch...

    I have faith in Accuweather . Should have an inch or two by the 8th . Cold coming too .
  49. Carp Lake , sounds tasty . Even an inch of snow...

    Carp Lake , sounds tasty . Even an inch of snow on the surface of the lake could mount up to a lot of snow , or somebody younger then me could axe a hole in the lake . At least a couple of weeks of...
  50. know you skeptics don't believe in long range...

    know you skeptics don't believe in long range forecasts but as for me and Grandpa , we believe .

    Looks like just an inch or two of snow and single digit lows the closer we get to Jan. 8
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