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  1. I just wanted to check in and thank everyone. I...

    I just wanted to check in and thank everyone. I want to thank jem and jimj for the wonderful food they shared. Richtorfla for the beer and knot lesson. SandyKayak for even more food. Samsara for...
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    I will be able to attend. Saturday morning will...

    I will be able to attend. Saturday morning will be my arrival.
  3. I will be arriving Saturday morning in the AM. I...

    I will be arriving Saturday morning in the AM. I don't know when I will get out there. Don't wait for me. If I miss you guys; I will follow and meet up at the campsite in the evening.

    I am...
  4. I will be attending this hang. Too early to know...

    I will be attending this hang. Too early to know if it will be Friday evening or Saturday morning, but I will be there.
  5. I broke the rules on this hike. I decided to...

    I broke the rules on this hike. I decided to hike starting from the southern end of School Bus Road, a total of 6 miles from the campsite. I know it was supposed to be the Sherpa hang, but I wanted...
  6. Well that is going to suck. :thumbdown: I hope...

    Well that is going to suck. :thumbdown: I hope you can find employment locally in Florida.



    I remember you mentioned this to me last year. I wish you the best of luck in your new endevours. ...
  7. It looks like I will be attending. I look...

    It looks like I will be attending. I look forward to hanging with everyone. See you then.



    Me - peppers, onions, and hot sauce for both breakfasts
    Bla1ze 3 dozen eggs
    Club 708 - 3...
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    That read like a great trip. I hope to make the...

    That read like a great trip. I hope to make the next one. Thanks everyone for the reports. :)
  9. I may be able to do this one. I have never been...

    I may be able to do this one. I have never been to the Green Swamp, although it is on my list of places to visit. My concern is the length of the hike, I would have a hard time with an 18 mile day....
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    Thanks for the report everyone. It read as if...

    Thanks for the report everyone. It read as if everyone had a great time. Sorry I was unable to attend.
  11. I guess you where lucky Samsara. Would you have...

    I guess you where lucky Samsara. Would you have even thought to call animal control to see if they found Scooby? Do you think Scooby was trying to find you when she left the house?

    On another...
  12. I, of course, will have to attend. I need to get...

    I, of course, will have to attend. I need to get out of town. Saturday morning is thie time I can make it, I will not be able to leave early on Friday. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
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    Welcome from Melbourne. I hope to see you on the...

    Welcome from Melbourne. I hope to see you on the trail.
  14. I, of course, will have to attend. :shades: I...

    I, of course, will have to attend. :shades: I can't pass up an opportunity to hang with the great people from the forum. If Timberr and Gumbo really need packs, they can always hike over to Travel...
  15. That looks like a very interesting area, given...

    That looks like a very interesting area, given its past geological history. Thanks for sharing the images! I also liked your cathole, very creative.
  16. I have nothing else to add to the report. It was...

    I have nothing else to add to the report. It was great meeting Tom, Wafflebox and firefly1024. I hope to see you at future hangs. Thanks everyone for joining the hang it was great fun!

    Although...
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    I plan to arrive at Pats Island at 3 pm. I will...

    I plan to arrive at Pats Island at 3 pm. I will probably arrive in camp around 5 ish or a little before. Can't wait to see everyone again.
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    I am going to go ahead and throw my hat in the...

    I am going to go ahead and throw my hat in the ring as well. I will be there. Friday afternoon is my target, if I can put the time in at work during the week. If not, Saturday morning I will show...
  19. You have to find a balance. From my experience,...

    You have to find a balance. From my experience, I have a hard time with one or the other. I need both. Most of the fun happens around the fire after the sun has set. For me, that leaves the day...
  20. Thanks for the trip report. I am glad you had a...

    Thanks for the trip report. I am glad you had a great time.
  21. My trip was different of course. I wanted to get...

    My trip was different of course. I wanted to get some distance during this trip and actually hike during the weekend not just to a particular point and setup camp. Also, my arrival was pushed off...
  22. Unfortunately, I will not be able to arrive until...

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to arrive until Saturday morning (don't ask) ;). I want to put in some miles this weekend so my hike will be the long way along the creek past Creek Side and Lake...
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    I am glad you both made it. I would love to see...

    I am glad you both made it. I would love to see more pictures if you have them. Would you recommend that trip to other bikers?
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    More justification for my avoidance of state...

    More justification for my avoidance of state parks. I am sure next year they will require 3" straps and posts to be present, with an additional fee attached. I hope you guys don't let that ruin the...
  25. I will also be attending. Friday afternoon will...

    I will also be attending. Friday afternoon will be my target. It would be nice for more people to attend besides the usual suspects.
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    Great selfie MAD! It sure looks like you guys...

    Great selfie MAD! It sure looks like you guys had fun. Thanks for posting the photos.
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    I really wanted to join everyone out there, but I...

    I really wanted to join everyone out there, but I have family visiting this week. They will be here through to next week. I will have to catch the next one.
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    I have had an issue with pressure on my calf...

    I have had an issue with pressure on my calf until I took the advice of hanging the head end of the hammock lower. I now hang with a suspension angle of about 30 degrees with the head end about 6...
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    Well without a photo it is hard to get a solid...

    Well without a photo it is hard to get a solid confirmation. I am not sure of the shape of the head. From what I have read in Florida's Snakes A Guide to Their Identification and Habits by R. D....
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    Thanks for posting those images. I have not been...

    Thanks for posting those images. I have not been lucky enough to observe a coral snake in the wild. But I did see that cotton mouth, so I guess the group saw two different types of venomous snakes....
  31. I have an updated version of this map. Maybe...

    I have an updated version of this map. Maybe someone will find it helpfull. I added the Blue Trail and the Jeep Trail.
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    I would like to thank everyone for their...

    I would like to thank everyone for their contributions that made this hang a success. My bag of charcoal was only marginally utilized, I hope it was a help to someone.

    Tuck and I had a great hike...
  33. I thought LWRSF was too far north for an American...

    I thought LWRSF was too far north for an American Crocodile. Although, from what I have read about them, they nest on sandy beaches. The shore, from the trail, appears to be an ideal habitat for...
  34. Like Grinder stated, you will probably need...

    Like Grinder stated, you will probably need multiple trips. It should only be about a mile from the Jeep Trail head to the campsite. I can assist you in carrying the equipment. I don't know the...
  35. Okay, I will bring 1 bag. Please let me know if...

    Okay, I will bring 1 bag. Please let me know if the situation changes.
  36. I will take care of the charcoal. Instant light...

    I will take care of the charcoal. Instant light from Walmart.

    Since you specified 1 bag for each MMB, the total is 2. Is that enough?
  37. Since I need to contribute to the group I can...

    Since I need to contribute to the group I can help you out.



    I can also bring charcoal and/or potatoes if Grinder is unable.

    Just give me the word.
  38. I will also be bring my water filter, an MSR...

    I will also be bring my water filter, an MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter Sawyer Hybrid.
  39. It looks like you two had a great trip. I am...

    It looks like you two had a great trip. I am surprised about how open you found the forest north of Hopkins. It almost looks like a savanna.
  40. I will be able to arrive Friday morning. I can...

    I will be able to arrive Friday morning. I can help carry stuff out and I can also bring supplies if anything has not been spoken for. Please let me know.
  41. I would like to come. Since I lack the skills...

    I would like to come. Since I lack the skills necessary to create wonderful food over the fire, I would like to bring materials required to accomplish this. Therefore, if any of you would like me...
  42. Welcome to the forum. I hope you still enjoyed...

    Welcome to the forum. I hope you still enjoyed the trip after all the issues you had. That must have been some rain if your flip-flop washed away.

    I usually set up an A-frame configuration for...
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    Well it reads as if you guys had a great time. I...

    Well it reads as if you guys had a great time. I am sorry I could not make it. Those long hikes are tough, but the feeling of accomplishment is enormous. Thanks for the report and photos.
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    I can't make this hang guys. :thumbdown: Have a...

    I can't make this hang guys. :thumbdown: Have a great time, take it easy and I will see you at the next one.
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    I don't know if I can make this hang. I have a...

    I don't know if I can make this hang. I have a schedule conflict for that Saturday. I will let you know if anything changes.
  46. Thanks for the report. For sure the Everglades...

    Thanks for the report. For sure the Everglades is a special place.
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    Thanks for the wonderful trip report. I assume...

    Thanks for the wonderful trip report. I assume you had a great time. I have always wanted to get down there for some hanging. I look forward to part two.

    Was it difficult polling through the...
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    Poll: Well this is an older thread, but I will state my...

    Well this is an older thread, but I will state my opinion. For sure, I get up in the middle of the night more often to urinate. My theory is the temperature. I noticed the same situation occurring...
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    I enjoyed myself as well. The temperatures where...

    I enjoyed myself as well. The temperatures where warmer then I expected, but I can't complain. I slept well, I used a combination of an under-quilt and pad for comfort with my top quilt above me. ...
  50. I will target 11:00am Friday for arrival. I am...

    I will target 11:00am Friday for arrival. I am almost ready to go, I still need to pack tonight. It seems to me, we are going to have a cool weekend with not a whole lot of sun to deal with. It...
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