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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
  2. Hahaha! Good eye Dave. I'm busted posting a...

    Hahaha! Good eye Dave.

    I'm busted posting a pic of last year's campsite. Right park. Right hammocks and tarp. Wrong date.

    Every time I tried to upload the shot I took from this year, it...
  3. Each year, in advance of our Fall Hang, I go on a...

    Each year, in advance of our Fall Hang, I go on a Recon Hang to check in with the park staff, look at the sites for any maintenance issues that I can see, and to just plain get some tree time.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! As noted we do...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees! As noted we do have a fairly large annual hang next month. The link for info is above and in my signature line. Don't be shy with questions, we welcome folks just...
  6. We enjoyed hanging out with you too Sam! Although...

    We enjoyed hanging out with you too Sam! Although you did cost me some. Yes, after seeing some of what you carry, I added to my gear, particularly in the fire starting/ferro striker arena. :)
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! (or stand as the...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees! (or stand as the west Tx options require) :)
  8. My sentiments exactly on all counts!

    My sentiments exactly on all counts!
  9. Excellent! I saw your info and have moved it up...

    Excellent! I saw your info and have moved it up the spreadsheet in order of site number.

    You'll like 13, I think. It as plenty of trees as I recall. There's another hammock hanger from our group...
  10. I just checked the available sites and as of...

    I just checked the available sites and as of right now are 3,5,11,12,13,15,16,18,19,20,21,24,29,30,31,32,35,36. Of those sites, the only one I would say to avoid at all costs would be 12 unless you...
  11. One option is to place your info on the sign in...

    One option is to place your info on the sign in sheet and state you are looking for a site to share with someone who already has one booked.

    I have not done a hammock estimate/site inventory of...
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    I too am looking forward to October and November...

    I too am looking forward to October and November and cooler weather.

    We do have a growing number of our Texas Hanging community that spends every weekend at Ren Fest so you'll run into more this...
  13. ... 172 currently signed up... ... 66 sites...

    ... 172 currently signed up...

    ... 66 sites booked...

    and we're praying for rain.
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    In addition, some may not move on so much as get...

    In addition, some may not move on so much as get distracted, pop in, revert to lurking mode, respond here or there, then pop out, rinse and repeat.



    I think there may be some of that. I also...
  15. Thanks buddy! We've got the humidity, now we just...

    Thanks buddy! We've got the humidity, now we just need to get it together into the drippy stuff instead of that steamy, chewable air.
  16. At about 2 1/2 months out, it may be time for an...

    At about 2 1/2 months out, it may be time for an update. :)

    To date, all of the 62 sites in the Cooks Ferry Loop, our main camping area, are spoken for and some sites are already booked by hammock...
  17. While you are in our prayers for a successful...

    While you are in our prayers for a successful surgery with a rapid recovery and minimal discomfort, there are sighs of relief throughout the region with the knowledge that THERE WILL BE COFFEE. :)
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  18. Glad y'all can join us! If you haven't done so,...

    Glad y'all can join us! If you haven't done so, please add yourself to the planning spreadsheet. Hopefully the FAQs will be of help and if you have more questions you don't see answered there, don't...
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    Howdy and welcome! Ditto rhjane's comments. There...

    Howdy and welcome! Ditto rhjane's comments. There are a fair number of Hangers in the area and you're certainly welcome to join us in the trees!
  20. TX > Fairfield Lake State Park>November 7-10, 2019 - 11th Annual Texas Fall Group

    Here in Texas, itís time to start looking forward to cooler weather. For some of us, that means campfires and a group hang.

    If the second weekend in November and a Texas Group Hang isnít on your...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Don't worry...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Don't worry too much about finding the perfect solution in the first couple of hammocks you get. Think of them as gateway hangs as you go deeper down the rabbit...
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    The Butt Bake is the last weekend in July -...

    The Butt Bake is the last weekend in July - 25-28. It is car camping accessible but totally primitive location on Lake Conroe. The conversation about it is among the 12-18 folks planning on going, on...
  23. Agreed they are great quilts. I still use the...

    Agreed they are great quilts.

    I still use the sets that I learned about on Whiteblaze, back when HammockForums was no more than a subset of WB. Even though purchased in 2005 they perform very...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Once it cools...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Once it cools off and you're ready to hit the trail, check out the Lone Star Hiking Trail for something in at least the same humidity zone as Liberty. :lol:


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  25. Just what the doctor ordered! Great thread...

    Just what the doctor ordered!

    Great thread you've started here, TheRollingRook. :thumbup1:

    I'm one of that group that knows that on an outing that my first night will not be as good a sleep as...
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    Howdy Neighbor! Welcome to the trees!

    Howdy Neighbor! Welcome to the trees!
  27. 11th Annual Texas Fall Hang Save The Date

    It's on the HF calendar but just to make sure you don't miss it, the ...

    2019 edition of the Annual Texas Fall Hang will be Thursday, November 7 - Sunday, November 10.

    All the official...
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    I'm always glad to help when I can. Sometimes...

    I'm always glad to help when I can. Sometimes life gets busy and I don't get on here nearly as much as I did in the early years, sorry for the time lag in responding. :)
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    One more comment on this note, Shane, I'll be...

    One more comment on this note, Shane, I'll be taking my family out to Fairfield Lake State Park the weekend after next, June 7-9, to teach my Son in law and his son the ropes. My wife and son will...
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    I can't speak to all of them, but our biggest...

    I can't speak to all of them, but our biggest one, the Annual Fall Texas Hang, which I host, will certainly be posted here. :) It's a great place for folks to meet and connect for more trips...
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    I don't know about a listserv, but as others have...

    I don't know about a listserv, but as others have mentioned there is an active THH FB group.



    I moderate the FB Group and there is not now nor has there ever been a website for our group. Any...
  32. Both opinions are accurate and I really like the...

    Both opinions are accurate and I really like the kayak reference. :)

    I met Dennis when he attended our first Texas Fall Group hang over a decade ago and, in fact, he had a kayak along on that trip...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees. Well, in...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees. Well, in Amarillo, welcome to the stands. Just kidding. Last time I was there I noticed some trees and in Palo Duro, there are some options to hang as well.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
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    If you make the trip to Texas, breakfast is on me...

    If you make the trip to Texas, breakfast is on me and I bet we can talk oldgringo into a cup of coffee too.
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    Now you're just teasing. Sure sorry I'm not going...

    Now you're just teasing. Sure sorry I'm not going to be able to hang with you, amigo.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! I not only wish I...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees! I not only wish I had more time to hang, I'd like it if the times I did coincided with decent weather. I think I'm a rain magnet.
  38. Howdy and welcome to Texas! There are lots of...

    Howdy and welcome to Texas!

    There are lots of places to hang, some just take a bit longer a drive than others. The Texas State Park System has a number of great hanging opportunities, note though...
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    Looks like a good time in the making!

    Looks like a good time in the making!
  40. It's a fun event and if the dates work, I'll be...

    It's a fun event and if the dates work, I'll be glad to help again. I'm already booked for the Goose Island Spring Hang April 5-7 and a Dutch oven cooking demo at Fairfield on April 13, the second...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees. I was all set...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees.

    I was all set to suggest the Lone Star Hiking trail in the Sam Houston National Forest... it fills the order for, "Hike in to primitive camping, hammock camping...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Looks like you're...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Looks like you're off to a good start with some fine gear choices.
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    Yep, that Texas weather line about if you don't...

    Yep, that Texas weather line about if you don't like it, wait a minute and it will change is true. I'll be in shorts cooking in the driveway tomorrow and then we should have windchills in the 20's...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! There's a lot...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    There's a lot of good hanging spots here in Texas in spite of what one might think on first blush.

    My best advice without knowing anything about your world is...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
  46. The 10th Annual Texas Fall Hang 2018,(#tfh2018),...

    The 10th Annual Texas Fall Hang 2018,(#tfh2018), is now history. Between my Momís surgery and a Teen Court conference in the days following getting home Iím a bit slow in posting a recap but now,...
  47. We actually stayed at the Hampton Inn in Buffalo...

    We actually stayed at the Hampton Inn in Buffalo a few weeks ago in advance of a Dutch Oven catering gig we did for an Extreme Bow Hunter Class. It was a Friday night and pouring rain by the buckets....
  48. Ditto.

    Ditto.
  49. Sorry buddy, thanks to my poor reception with...

    Sorry buddy, thanks to my poor reception with AT&T I just now saw this.



    Really glad you could make it and that it was a good time for you.

    We had a blast.

    Home now.
  50. Allen - within 3 minutes of me posting the need...

    Allen - within 3 minutes of me posting the need to the FB group we've lined up multiple options for you. Look me up when you arrive and I'll connect you with a solution.
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