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    I guess the ankle is feeling better :) I...

    I guess the ankle is feeling better :)

    I enjoyed the write up. Sounds like a challenging but fun time.

    That Art Loeb fella was pretty hard core connecting the route together. Canít imagine...
  2. That looks like a great loop. I need to try...

    That looks like a great loop. I need to try starting from that northern trailhead sometime. How is the parking?

    Ok is it just me that sees the route makes a bird outline? I flipped the pic so...
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    FWIW the Myers stuff doesnít come with the ďpullĒ...

    FWIW the Myers stuff doesnít come with the ďpullĒ device anymore - at least when I got mine. That doesnít change what you said - just pointing it out in case somebody does want to DIY something.
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    I saw he came out with the titanium ones. Iím...

    I saw he came out with the titanium ones. Iím guessing heís testing using these for a hammock suspension? The notes say it works well itís 7/64 Amsteel.
    AnywayÖ his site is a mess. I can never...
  5. Gonna miss this one. Yíall have fun

    Gonna miss this one. Yíall have fun
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    Faster than two speeding Flyz?

    These? $12 for a 10 pack.
    Course you only need 2.


    https://www.ebay.com/itm//283447834441


    I think these are the same as the ones Dutch sells?
    ...
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    Gotcha. Welcome back.

    Gotcha. Welcome back.
  8. Maybe? I might need to test my legs out on...

    Maybe? I might need to test my legs out on something in the middle of the CRT / ALT to make sure I could cover the elevation gain. Isnít it somewhere between 8-10k total? Might do some out and...
  9. I remember doing a multi day trip by Beauty Spot...

    I remember doing a multi day trip by Beauty Spot on the AT & the heat was unbearable. Sometimes you can't escape it.
    I was daydreaming about how nice it would have been to float some sections. ...
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    Are there places requiring a 2" strap? I thought...

    Are there places requiring a 2" strap? I thought Florida State Parks did at one point but see they are now 1".
    As for locations that don't allow hammocks, there are no up-to-date listings that I'm...
  11. Here's a good thread on top covers / socks. It's...

    Here's a good thread on top covers / socks. It's about the XLC but would be similar (I expect) with a Dreamhammock.
    ...
  12. Welcome to the forums

    Welcome to the forums
  13. Thank yaÖ when I got home I realized how many dog...

    Thank yaÖ when I got home I realized how many dog pics I had. Pretty fun having her along

    Much appreciated Deb

    Thanks DocTheoÖ it was a fun one. The Foothills would be an good winter training...
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  15. Some pics from the trip: ...

    Some pics from the trip:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210531/2e0538015aefba5f1309230908f61f1e.jpg
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210531/af3a80606c9b04a6594b427bd3bcc947.jpg...
  16. SC/GA: Chattooga River thru hike (~40+ miles)

    4 days & 40+ miles mainly on the Chattooga River trail. Logistic info at the bottom in case you are considering this trail.

    Day 1 - I met up with Twistytee & El Gordo from the forum at Sloan...
  17. Also just a guess but check the prussiks arenít...

    Also just a guess but check the prussiks arenít slipping.
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    What's the lightest weight Wide hammock?

    Dreamhammock Darien 1.2 MTN is 64Ē wide , weighs 16 oz with a bugnet.

    https://dreamhammock.com/Darien-RTS-1-3-MTN-wide-p142097273

    Add 2 oz for some lightweight straps.
  19. Ok.. update to the plan... parking will be at...

    Ok.. update to the plan... parking will be at Sloan Bridge picnic area... we won't be meeting a Burrells Ford since there are only a couple of us going.
    We are going to meet there at 11:30am, and...
  20. Great to have you onboard El Gordo! I'll...

    Great to have you onboard El Gordo!
    I'll message you so we can exchange contact details.
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    Tintin.. you'll have to post some pics of your...

    Tintin.. you'll have to post some pics of your completed split ridgeline setup with line locs.. sounds interesting. I wonder if you'll need to put a backup knot in place to guard against high winds...
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    Agreed... Winter Palace. I've seen one that's...

    Agreed... Winter Palace. I've seen one that's been customized to make it even larger but $$$.
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    Yea, its a nice little feature. I was watchinga...

    Yea, its a nice little feature. I was watchinga video of somebody doing this & I was like - what did you just do. Nice to know about.

    I'm glad it worked for you :)
  24. Tip: Manual photo rotation & viewing photo orientation data in Windows 10

    Sometimes photos uploaded or attached to Hammockforums are not displayed in the correct orientation - for example, upside down or sideways.

    The first tip "Manually rotate an image before upload"...
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    Great pics. Looks like a fun trip.

    Great pics. Looks like a fun trip.
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    Size comparisons for those viewing this on a...

    Size comparisons for those viewing this on a brower. You can click on any photo to view it full size.
    Note - TapaTalk users will see the same size image.

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    Tip - resizing attached photos

    This tip will allow you to resize attached photos. The attached image can be a thumbnail, medium, large or full size.
    This is accomplished by a one-time change in your setting to default the...
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    FREE Camp/Hang Site In NC Mountians

    Much appreciated.
    Iíve driven to the Grayson Highlands area from Charlotte, Boone and Damascus. Always impressed with the pretty countryside in your neck of the woods.
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    You have to get to level 36 hammock guru to...

    You have to get to level 36 hammock guru to unlock the rest of his wisdom. You're getting close.
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    You'll continue to see the issue if the post...

    You'll continue to see the issue if the post includes formatting within a URL (see post 34 for more details). And yes I'm seeing some of those - they show up on IOS/Tapatalk with the COLOR format...
  31. We aren't trying to persuade folks to become...

    We aren't trying to persuade folks to become Donating Members (DMs). We don't like moving threads to the DM area, but if the topic and majority of posts are non-hammock related, then yes we'll move...
  32. I appreciate the comments and I'm sure the other...

    I appreciate the comments and I'm sure the other mods do as well.

    I've been a moderator for a year and I'll offer my personal perspective.

    We moderate based on what is in the Terms of Service...
  33. Yep that should be fine. We'd be happy to have...

    Yep that should be fine. We'd be happy to have you along.
  34. I agree with adding a shoe lace. Itís also a...

    I agree with adding a shoe lace.
    Itís also a good idea it put some twists in the strap coming from the tree to the hammock. That will shed a lot of the water.
  35. All - here's the CalTopo map for for this loop. ...

    All - here's the CalTopo map for for this loop.

    Ive got the trails broken into 3 parts.. you can click each part to see if the elevation profile.

    P - Parking.. lower left is Burrells Ford,...
  36. Thanks Wkerber. We're looking at camping...

    Thanks Wkerber. We're looking at camping somewhere after Bad Creek going counter clockwise. Good intel on that one requiring taking off the shoes or getting the feet wet.
    And yea I saw the older...
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    Lot of names from the past in this thread. I'm...

    Lot of names from the past in this thread. I'm impressed with the names I still see visiting the forum.
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    Hereís a few highlights from our trip along N...

    Hereís a few highlights from our trip along N California / S Oregon

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210506/df29c57d55de54727788cf8082d81275.jpg...
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    Welcome to the forums from Charlotte. Itís...

    Welcome to the forums from Charlotte.
    Itís exciting when that new gear shows up at the front door. Iíve got an XLC and love the shelf, hammock, etc.

    What tarp do you have or plan to get?
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    It's relative - the Tato stand from Dutchware is...

    It's relative - the Tato stand from Dutchware is 24 lbs :)
    But I'm with you.. I'd rather carry an extra 6-8 oz for a pad and sleep on the ground in the rare event I had to.
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    What am I doing wrong??

    My setup is pretty simple. I use a CRL with Nama Claws. On the guylines, I use Zing it and use a MSH to attach it to the stake.
    I donít get a flappy DCF tarp. It may not be pulled as taut as a...
  42. Sounds good. Iíll probably stay over Sunday...

    Sounds good.
    Iíll probably stay over Sunday night as well but not sure what my plan will be.
  43. We plan to meet at Burrells Ford...

    We plan to meet at Burrells Ford campground/parking area then drive up to Sloan parking lot. If ya wanted to do the partial loop, then leave the car at Burrells Ford.
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    Iíve come across areas like that. I was on the...

    Iíve come across areas like that. I was on the Mountain to Sea trail north of Blowing Rock. I was camping off trail in what looked like a ton of trees but every other one was dead. I finally found...
  45. Iím using a CRL that goes inside the snakeskins....

    Iím using a CRL that goes inside the snakeskins. Instead of prussiks Iím using hardware but same principle.
    Nothing will ever be as compact as a tarp by itself inside a stuff sack. I donít find...
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    Good point. I forgot about this particular...

    Good point. I forgot about this particular drawback of the longer tarp. I wonder if the tarp ridgeline has to be pulled taught or if there can be a slight catenary curve, allowing it to be closer...
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    Yea 52Ē per side feels a lot less than say a...

    Yea 52Ē per side feels a lot less than say a SuperFly.
    But it is a bit more than the 102Ē total (8í6Ē) of the HammockGear standard with doors. I still think you can get good rain coverage by...
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    What problem are you trying to solve by the wider...

    What problem are you trying to solve by the wider tarp? Does the tarp have doors?
    If itís rain, it seems like a beak may help. And/or making sure the hammock ridgeline is tucked up against the tarp...
  49. Here's a map showing the location. 185359 ...

    Here's a map showing the location.

    185359


    We will meet at Burrells Ford Parking area but likely start the loop hike at Sloan Bridge. We plan to camp along the Chattooga. If you want an...
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    Thanks for the details and glad you are ok and...

    Thanks for the details and glad you are ok and the kids got a laugh :)
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