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    Trail Days - Damascus, VA 2015

    Looking forward to another Trail Days next weekend. Who is going from the forum?
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    Wow, Doogie. Good detective work!! Ummm,...

    Wow, Doogie. Good detective work!!

    Ummm, Jolly Green, you know you have too many hammocks when you leave one behind and don't realize it, LOL!! :-) ;-)
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    Some pics

    Hey Suede, thanks a bunch! I really love the hiking, and glad we got to hang out on the trail for a while, especially since you and Jane were in the back of the campground with the "rowdy" bunch,...
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    Rich and I had soooo much fun! Thanks to...

    Rich and I had soooo much fun! Thanks to everyone who made this possible. Especially 2QZQ, Dutch, the vendors who contributed, the foodies who cooked and contributed food, my backpacking buddies...
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    We had a blast! A great hike and camp in to...

    We had a blast! A great hike and camp in to MAHHA!!
  6. This will be my contribution to the raffle. ...

    This will be my contribution to the raffle. Designer reflectix cozies for your FBC meals :-)


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    I will need a shuttle back to my car, Doogie, but...

    I will need a shuttle back to my car, Doogie, but can't get there that early. Can I still catch a ride back? pretty pretty pretty please?
  8. Sorry I didn't respond earlier - I totally missed...

    Sorry I didn't respond earlier - I totally missed this page of the thread and just saw this! Thanks for responding, Doogie! You were right on point. I am an a Assistant Organizer for a backpacking...
  9. Weather is looking good long-range. Rain...

    Weather is looking good long-range. Rain Thursday am for those of us hiking in, the 50's and sunny during the day Friday and Saturday with 30's at night. Although 2 years ago the 30's ended up being...
  10. Love that area! Great workout and great views. ...

    Love that area! Great workout and great views. DH came down with Lyme's after a trip there (his first backpacking trip with me in years! :-( ) Although we went in the summer when the plants were...
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    My DH and I will be heading up Thursday am,...

    My DH and I will be heading up Thursday am, picking up Jolly Green at BWI on the way. Camping at Birch Run Thursday night. For those of you planning on camping at Shippensburg, there is a big, nice...
  12. Look forward to seeing you there, Uphill! I will...

    Look forward to seeing you there, Uphill! I will have my DH with me as well as a few "ground dwellers" from the DCB! :)
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    Doogie, I am also pre-hiking, but not sure where...

    Doogie, I am also pre-hiking, but not sure where I'll be starting. Keep you posted!
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    Sclboud, Very very kind of you. I already have a...

    Sclboud, Very very kind of you. I already have a hotel room booked in Lincoln (traveling with my family), so there are 13 others. I don't know, however, what they are looking for in terms of...
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    If it was just me, I would take my chances. I...

    If it was just me, I would take my chances. I have about 15 ppl driving from DC, so don't want to worry about that many people getting a site. I will let them know, though!



    Campton may work! ...
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    Need Advice for Franconia Notch Camping

    Hi guys, hoping you can help me out. I scheduled a Meetup group hut-to-hut of the southern Whites this summer. We need a place to camp out near Lafayette for a Saturday night only (we will be staging...
  17. FS: I take the small, blue pack!

    I take the small, blue pack!
  18. Thanks so much for the info! I love Youtube :)

    Thanks so much for the info! I love Youtube :)
  19. I have the book and map. Good stuff. The map at...

    I have the book and map. Good stuff. The map at the GNP backcountry site is also great because of the trail mileage.

    We are very bear aware. I camp in black bear country all the time, so...
  20. Great video! Looks like a fun weekend. The...

    Great video! Looks like a fun weekend. The pizza taco looks delish :) I had a windy night like that once on Mt. Rogers: a definite "learning opportunity"!
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    Yes, yes, yes!! I am all about the recipe...

    Yes, yes, yes!! I am all about the recipe section! ;)
  22. Thread: Organization

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    Maybe I missed this in the post, but are you...

    Maybe I missed this in the post, but are you planning on breaking into backpacking, or are you staying with car camping?

    I skin my tarp in MountainGoat mesh skins (custom made for my custom...
  23. Definitely join in the forum fun! The news feed...

    Definitely join in the forum fun! The news feed sounds like a great carrot to dangle in front of the family :)



    Excellent idea about Google Earth! I am def going to do it.

    Thanks so much...
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    I used a 25" Neo Air Xtherm in my RR with my...

    I used a 25" Neo Air Xtherm in my RR with my Incubator UQ a few weeks ago and slept like a baby. Actually I was too warm by 3 am (last year was -5F so I totally overpacked this year :) , but better...
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    Congrats! I love my bridge hammock. A few extra...

    Congrats! I love my bridge hammock. A few extra ounces is totally worth it, IMHO. Still less weight than a tent!
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    SOLD: I will take it!

    I will take it!
  27. Glacier National Park, Backpacking, Fishing and Hanging Questions August 2015

    Our family is planning a 10 day trip to Glacier in August to (*gasp*) backpack in to remote fishing spots. I gasp because I am really the only big backpacker of the group, including my teenage...
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    Yikes! Glad you are okay to tell the tale. I am...

    Yikes! Glad you are okay to tell the tale. I am always nervous in a mature forest, especially in the winter. My favorite trees are smaller diameter - less to fall on me...
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    I had many of the same questions when researching...

    I had many of the same questions when researching a pad for my new RR this summer. This is a chart of my "research":
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    Nice suggestion. Perfect for my uq suspension,...

    Nice suggestion. Perfect for my uq suspension, too!
  31. I am happy to participate in a hammock sleep...

    I am happy to participate in a hammock sleep study :)
  32. Widow makers. Once I get to camp, I am sometimes...

    Widow makers. Once I get to camp, I am sometimes too tired to make sound judgements about hammock placement.

    My friends and family give me a hard time about getting eaten by bears and the like,...
  33. I loved your pictures! The weather was so foggy...

    I loved your pictures! The weather was so foggy when I last went in August that we had hardly any decent views :mellow:
  34. Washing is the way to go! One thing to be aware...

    Washing is the way to go! One thing to be aware of; until it's washed and faded, the colorful printing on the tyvek will come off when wet, dying anything it touches.
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    Very nice piece of gear. I love mine, but it's...

    Very nice piece of gear. I love mine, but it's olive and black. Like the orange a lot.
  36. Enjoyed the video. I love your doggie, very...

    Enjoyed the video. I love your doggie, very cute :)

    I posted a comment on your youtube vid, but fyi the plant is Euonymus americanus, aka strawberry plant or hearts-a-bustin. Pretty plant, but...
  37. Video White Mountain Hut to Hut Hike: Lake of the Clouds to Madison Spring Hut

    I finally got around to part two of our August hike. Much more unsteady than the first day, but I thought the hiking was a lot harder with the rocks, so maybe that has something to do with it!

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    I have made my RR my go-to hammock. By using the...

    I have made my RR my go-to hammock. By using the Mountainsmith trekker camera mount poles in lieu of the spreader bars, and without the bugnet, my RR weighs only 17 ounces. Definitely light enough...
  39. looks cozy! Just curious, what is a fjeldug? :)

    looks cozy! Just curious, what is a fjeldug? :)
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    Waiting for the answer, BillyBob58!!!

    Waiting for the answer, BillyBob58!!!
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    Guess the bat didn't like bluegrass...

    Guess the bat didn't like bluegrass...
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    another great video. That trail definitely seems...

    another great video. That trail definitely seems to combine fun and challenging! You have a great hiking buddy :)
  43. How long will it take your friend to change to a...

    How long will it take your friend to change to a hammock :) Congrats on the successful trip!
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    Wow! That's the way to get ready for winter...

    Wow! That's the way to get ready for winter hangin in August :)
  45. I think using an UQ on a bridge hammock is easier...

    I think using an UQ on a bridge hammock is easier than my hennessy because the pad doesn't shift as much
  46. You are very welcome :) And you are looking at...

    You are very welcome :) And you are looking at it the wrong way; instead of saying "I spent $165," you are supposed to say "I saved $55!" :)
  47. My Achilles didn't like it much either! LOL.. ...

    My Achilles didn't like it much either! LOL..



    Thanks Hawk-eye! Working on part 2 now, but unfortunately the video is a lot shakier ...
  48. Great Deal for anyone in Market for A Large NeoAir XTherm Pad for bridge hammocks

    Eastern Mountain Sports had Neo Air XTherm large pads for $165 down from MSRP of $219

    Moosejaw has the same deal right now, but a bonus: if you have a discover card and purchase through the...
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    Pan, that's great!! Are you coming to the fall...

    Pan, that's great!! Are you coming to the fall MAHHA this year?
  50. Thanks! Will start on day two this weekend :) ...

    Thanks! Will start on day two this weekend :)



    Definitely an adventure. I am blessed my dad is in shape to do this with me, and my daughter is a good enough sport to go along :)



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