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    Full length, 20*. Don't like waking up to cold...

    Full length, 20*. Don't like waking up to cold spots, even though close to 20* I do use a foot pad to supplement. I do have a 40* 3/4 for warmer nights when I want to backpack UL.
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    It looks like y'all had a great trip. I enjoyed...

    It looks like y'all had a great trip. I enjoyed the video.
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    Howdy from B'ham. Hang as much as you can, stay...

    Howdy from B'ham. Hang as much as you can, stay on HF.
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    Great report.

    Great report.
  5. Glad your wife is ok.

    Glad your wife is ok.
  6. Yeah, he's still tripin'.

    Yeah, he's still tripin'.
  7. Not really. I mainly stay on the main trails. We...

    Not really. I mainly stay on the main trails. We started at Thompson TH, 206,209,200, and out Borden TH. Guys that really know the area Squidbilly, Bankheadboy, Jnunniv. Pm these guys they are...
  8. Yes, those were the guys. They did a pretty good...

    Yes, those were the guys. They did a pretty good job, except for the fact that Humberto carried about 20 lbs of canned goods. Austin went up the way you are referring to and said that there was a...
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    Welcome from B'ham.

    Welcome from B'ham.
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    Nice job Squidbilly.

    Nice job Squidbilly.
  11. I have it fixed.

    I have it fixed.
  12. VIDEO: SIPSEY WILDERNESS, ALABAMA Group Backpacking Dec 11-13 2015

    https://youtu.be/n8G36JP-sng
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    Welcome. Just got back last night from a 3 day...

    Welcome. Just got back last night from a 3 day trip at Sipsey. We had a blast.
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    Welcome from B'ham.

    Welcome from B'ham.
  15. Thank you. Mountain Hardware Ghost Wisperer, warm...

    Thank you. Mountain Hardware Ghost Wisperer, warm and lightweight.
  16. Yes it did. I would love to come out, we have...

    Yes it did. I would love to come out, we have plans though. We are actually heading out the next weekend Dec. 11-13. I'm actually heading out with a few of my friends that have never been backpacking...
  17. Yeah, I remember you guys. Hope yall had a great...

    Yeah, I remember you guys. Hope yall had a great time.
  18. Dale, it was such a surprise running into you and...

    Dale, it was such a surprise running into you and Maxx. Too bad y'all couldn't finish the loop with us, maybe another trip. When we got to our camp on Skyway, Austin mentioned that he missed hanging...
  19. We started at Cheaha TH. We camped at McDill...

    We started at Cheaha TH. We camped at McDill Point. Next day, Hiked down Pinhoti past Adams gap 2 miles on skyway trail to one of our favorte camps. Next day, hiked the rest of Skyway to Chinnabee...
  20. VIDEO: Cheaha Backpacking - 28 mile - November 21-24, 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BagSeEy4Xv8
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    Heading there for four days with my son in a few...

    Heading there for four days with my son in a few days. Looking forward to it.
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    There may be, but I always check on the Forum...

    There may be, but I always check on the Forum page under outings, then trip planning.
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    Howdie from B'ham.

    Howdie from B'ham.
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    Welcome from Birmingham.

    Welcome from Birmingham.
  25. If I do it again I will try to spend about a week...

    If I do it again I will try to spend about a week between 8000-10,000 feet or do the northern section first. We messed up by picking the section with highest elevations.
  26. We planned spots in advance. Treeline is about...

    We planned spots in advance. Treeline is about 10,000ft. You always want to hike high, camp low anyway to prevent alt sickness. I brought a 48" UL pad just in case but never used it
  27. I didn't want to spoil the video with the...

    I didn't want to spoil the video with the negatives, but elevation hit us pretty hard. We took most of the precautions, plenty of water, hike high camp low, and Diamox, still kicked our butts. I also...
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    Cheaha loop is nice, it's anout 18 miles though....

    Cheaha loop is nice, it's anout 18 miles though. A bit of elevation too.
  29. Yep, a good bit more water there. It was very dry.

    Yep, a good bit more water there. It was very dry.
  30. VIDEO: John Muir Trail - Sept 2015 - North to South Lake loop

    https://youtu.be/EITrixqLia0
  31. Nice trip report, Jim. Looks like y'all had a...

    Nice trip report, Jim. Looks like y'all had a great time. We had a blast in T-Town for the football game, but we are looking forward to hanging for the whole weekend, if we have one in January.
  32. Great, we're shooting for around 2 or so.

    Great, we're shooting for around 2 or so.
  33. Great, Austin will have someone to hangout with.

    Great, Austin will have someone to hangout with.
  34. Austin and I are thinking about coming early...

    Austin and I are thinking about coming early Friday afternoon, we have to leave Sat morning though. Anyone planning on showing up Friday afternoon? Austin asks if teenagers will be there? Dale, are...
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    I still tell the story of the much anticipated,...

    I still tell the story of the much anticipated, slow cooking, bacon wrapped, Vinison, and then, like a thief in the night........... Mmmmm, it still makes me twitch.
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    Will miss hangin' with y'all, maybe next time.

    Will miss hangin' with y'all, maybe next time.
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    I'll be in Tuscaloosa those first two weekends. I...

    I'll be in Tuscaloosa those first two weekends. I have two young ones that love Halloween. Oh well let me know if y'all decide on a different weekend.
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    I believe that we have decided on JMT. 70 mi or...

    I believe that we have decided on JMT. 70 mi or so.
  39. Took pads for shelters and used pads for...

    Took pads for shelters and used pads for hammocks. Thanks Wes.
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    Wow, really nice area. Are those ridgelines...

    Wow, really nice area. Are those ridgelines maneuverable without mountaineering gear?
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    I have been eyeing those areas for sure. My...

    I have been eyeing those areas for sure. My friend that will be joining me wants to check out the PCT or John Muir, His first trip was a 5 day 50 mile route at the Smokies a month ago, he loved it....
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    I haven't given the Great Western trail much...

    I haven't given the Great Western trail much thought, but after your recommendation I checked it out a bit, looks really nice! Thank you.
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    Wow, looks like an awesome place. I may check it...

    Wow, looks like an awesome place. I may check it out. Eating fresh caught fish, nice!
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    Wanting to hang out west. HELP!

    I have been backpacking in the southeast (Alabama, Tenn, Ga, NC) for several years. I would like to head out west and do about 50-60 miles. I'm not sure where to even start looking for routes. Not...
  46. I've got the standard w/ doors. I ordered the...

    I've got the standard w/ doors. I ordered the asymmetrical, should get it in about a month. Ordered in camo, can't wait. Figured it would be a quicker pitch for those trips when I don't expect much...
  47. Anyone with a Bridgestyle hammock in Birmingham area?

    I'm looking to try a bridgestyle, specifically a ridgerunner by Warbonnet. If someone has one around B'ham, I would like to give it a try. Thanks, Kirk.
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    Sewn, for sure. My first Tq had snaps, ended up...

    Sewn, for sure. My first Tq had snaps, ended up sending it back to sew it, huge diff in warmth.
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    Ordered mine 7/21 in camo, maybe camo will come...

    Ordered mine 7/21 in camo, maybe camo will come in a bit quicker.
  50. Thanks for the input Grapenut.

    Thanks for the input Grapenut.
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