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    I am a unequivocal maybe. :D

    I am a unequivocal maybe. :D
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    Schedule permitting Owl, count me in. Backwoods...

    Schedule permitting Owl, count me in. Backwoods donated a big box of stuff for our Typhoon Haiyan disaster response team back in November. Those folks are awesome. And I am always happy hang out...
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    I am a definite maybe! :P It all depends on...

    I am a definite maybe! :P It all depends on when my next trip to the Philippines is going to take place.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramenshaman/sets/72157638082980424/
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    Count me in.

    Count me in.
  5. I am still going to head out for this one; solo...

    I am still going to head out for this one; solo or et al. If anyone is still interested PM me and I'll shoot you my cell. I plan on hiking the length of the trail (~4.5 miles). (At least once)
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    Just to make sure we have clear skies the whole...

    Just to make sure we have clear skies the whole time I am pulling my raingear and tarp out of my pack. :lol:
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    Hoot and I will catch up with you Friday evening.

    Hoot and I will catch up with you Friday evening.
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    Thanks to fuhgawee graciously loaning me an...

    Thanks to fuhgawee graciously loaning me an UQ...I am at just under 20 lbs with water.
  9. ...but I am planning on being at the MO Hang.

    ...but I am planning on being at the MO Hang.
  10. Ha Ha! I can't come close to comparing until I...

    Ha Ha! I can't come close to comparing until I can afford to graduate to compressible, downy comfort status.
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    It looks to be about the same distance give or...

    It looks to be about the same distance give or take.

    I guess the deciding factor would be getting back to the vehicle.

    Either way, count me in!
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    Let's see if I understand this. From...

    Let's see if I understand this.

    From Groggins Mnt TH I'd go SW to the Groggins Connector, and then south a couple of miles?
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    Catch up with you? Maybe, if someone puts...

    Catch up with you? Maybe, if someone puts hobbles on Hairbear.

    I probably wouldn't make it down until a quarter past noon-ish , and I am completely unfamiliar with the area.

    What's the total...
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    I am trying to figure out the logistics involved...

    I am trying to figure out the logistics involved in making it to this one.

    I have something going on Thursday night, and I don't really think it would be a good plan to leave KC at...
  15. Come on! The more the merrier! This is a very...

    Come on! The more the merrier! This is a very friendly, welcoming group. Ground dwellers are most certainly welcome.
  16. The 14th-16th would work for me.

    The 14th-16th would work for me.
  17. Thanks, Craig. That means a lot coming from a...

    Thanks, Craig. That means a lot coming from a [not-so] old pro like yourself. The music I used for the video was from the website "incompetech.com", an online resource for royalty free music.

    I...
  18. It sure is pretty country around there. Thanks,...

    It sure is pretty country around there. Thanks, it was pretty easy capturing the scenery, even for an amateur photographer such as myself. I hope you enjoyed the pics.
  19. Following Skygazr's lead and sage advice. I've...

    Following Skygazr's lead and sage advice. I've moved down to a much smaller pack.

    Sorry folks, looks like the keg-o-rator and the giant jenga are going to stay home for this one. ;)
  20. I am in! The second weekend is probably going...

    I am in!

    The second weekend is probably going to be your best bet if you want to do some fishing and catching.
  21. I much prefer camping off-trail. We went counter...

    I much prefer camping off-trail. We went counter clockwise, taking the North Loop, across Paddy Creek Rd., and then down the South Loop.
  22. You are lucky to have easy access to such an...

    You are lucky to have easy access to such an awesome area. It was my first time down there...I am a fan! It is quite lovely down there.

    We cut across Paddy Creek Road after we lost the trail,...
  23. Thanks, Owl. The entire trail is 17 miles. We...

    Thanks, Owl. The entire trail is 17 miles. We circumvented the north east end of the loop (we lost the trail), so it was probably right around 12 miles.
  24. Paddy Creek Wilderness, MO (19-21 APR 2013)

    Hoot, Kerflop, and I hiking the North and South Loops of the Big Piney Trail in the Paddy Creek Wilderness of the Mark Twain National Forest.

    3731'14.55"N 92 7'25.70"W

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  25. Count on it!!! It was a great hang. I always...

    Count on it!!!

    It was a great hang. I always learn something each and every time I go out into the woods, especially when with such a great bunch of HF folks.

    Here is the link to some photos of...
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    I had a great time! Thanks to everyone for...

    I had a great time! Thanks to everyone for making out, and making it another memorable hang.

    Here are some photos from the trip:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramenshaman/sets/72157633196021195/
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    The sequester has ended? :lol:

    The sequester has ended? :lol:
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    But seriously, don't forget insect repellent.

    But seriously, don't forget insect repellent.
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    This is Kansas. There is only a 10% chance....of...

    This is Kansas. There is only a 10% chance....of the forecast being accurate. lol Don't forget swimsuits and snowshoes as well.:lol:
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    LOL! Hey, I had help (accessories).:D

    LOL! Hey, I had help (accessories).:D
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    For anyone who may have missed it. Here is the...

    For anyone who may have missed it. Here is the link to google maps for driving directions.

    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=209294515428066311361.0004d77ded50dbe2efac2&msa=0
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    Update!!! I had a very nice conversation...

    Update!!!

    I had a very nice conversation with Bunnie Watkins (USACE--Perry Lake). Here is a few highlights of our convo:

    1. I reconfirmed that primitive camping IS allowed along the trail...
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    I am thinking I should get a Jacob's Ladder...

    I am thinking I should get a Jacob's Ladder buzzing and throwing off evil light in my laboratory.

    hehe

    (Not too sure about the "Master" part, e.g. my grandpa stove)
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    Awesome Dudorino! Glad you'll be able to make...

    Awesome Dudorino! Glad you'll be able to make it. It sure would be wild to see a storm like that. I look forward to seeing you and everyone else out there as well.

    The Kansas City Adventure...
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    Nice! That's pretty darn efficient.

    Nice! That's pretty darn efficient.
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    Nice stove; nice percolator; nice video. ...

    Nice stove; nice percolator; nice video.

    That coffee sure looked perfect to me.

    Did I miss you saying ~ how much fuel you added?
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    http://goo.gl/maps/eSnVI

    http://goo.gl/maps/eSnVI
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    Wow, nice TR! Beautiful pics.

    Wow, nice TR! Beautiful pics.
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    I call!:D lol

    I call!:D

    lol
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    A tentative 5-7 APR hang?

    A tentative 5-7 APR hang?
  41. Apparently, it was a busy weekend for HF. The...

    Apparently, it was a busy weekend for HF. The trip report was quickly buried.

    Here ya go, Skygzr:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=69157
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    My original suggestion was a bit confusing...but...

    My original suggestion was a bit confusing...but it made sense in my head...lol.

    I just meant UP TO Section 2 West...then back out.
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    I suggested doing just the OMT Section of the...

    I suggested doing just the OMT Section of the trail. (the green portion); Section 2 East(OMT).

    Doing about 1/2 on Friday...the other half on Saturday...and backtracking Sunday. But that was...
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    Searching the interweb I found this interesting...

    Searching the interweb I found this interesting video taken at Perry Lake in 2011:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66p_IvjHXhE
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    I have been looking hard at the Section 2 East...

    I have been looking hard at the Section 2 East map (Old Military Trail) since last year. Total distance for this section is ~3.5 miles. According to the section description, there is a hike-in...
  46. I had a great time at this hang and met some...

    I had a great time at this hang and met some really great people. Like Joker, I wanted to make sure that I had everything I need, and I was a bit heavy on my pack(s).

    (I never even used the...
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    Hoot and I are watching this develop.

    Hoot and I are watching this develop.
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    Welcome back! Glad to hear you are both home...

    Welcome back! Glad to hear you are both home safe and with all six paws (& both claws)! Wow, what an amazing adventure. This is the stuff that legends are made of!!!! Can't wait to see the vids!
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    Let me tell ya Hoot, there was some sweat beading...

    Let me tell ya Hoot, there was some sweat beading upon my brow while I was modifying my tarp.
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    I used a tent pole from my Eureka Apex 2XTA tent....

    I used a tent pole from my Eureka Apex 2XTA tent. They have the stud-type ends. I don't think the ends matter as much as how the pole sections connect to each other. (internal/external)
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