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    TR: The Maine Hang III

    Labor Day weekend 1990, I went to a bluegrass music festival at Thomas Point Beach in Maine. I haven't missed one since. Aside from the great music and people, I fell in love with the beautiful...
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    Bummer indeed, Grey Eagle. Hope you can stop by...

    Bummer indeed, Grey Eagle. Hope you can stop by at some point, if you can.

    On the better news front, cost has been confirmed at $10/person/night. :cool:
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    Great news, Skypainter! Let's all hope for...

    Great news, Skypainter!

    Let's all hope for good weather and great times.

    In keeping with the relaxed nature of this event, there are few specific agendas, but lots of great things to do from...
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    Getting pretty excited about this one. Thanks...

    Getting pretty excited about this one. Thanks to Gastar for organizing this thread. Life has been interesting for me lately, and I appreciate his help. I am really overdue for some hang time with...
  5. FYI some Pemi Loop links - includes trip report...

    FYI some Pemi Loop links - includes trip report of me making newbie mistakes. Still one of the top 3 backpacks I've ever done.

    http://www.summitpost.org/pemi-loop-north-twin/170115
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  6. Getting the Presidential Range on a clear day is...

    Getting the Presidential Range on a clear day is a treat, in bad weather it can be a nightmare. The huts will have daily forecasts posted.

    The walk from Madison Hut to Lake of the Clouds hut will...
  7. Great pics, Zach. Love your tarp stakes. :lol:

    Great pics, Zach. Love your tarp stakes. :lol:
  8. Sorry to be late in posting my trip report. A...

    Sorry to be late in posting my trip report. A lot going on in my world lately, which will be apparent.

    Arrived to the campground Friday afternoon to blue skies and pleasant weather. The...
  9. If only there were some camping system that kept...

    If only there were some camping system that kept you off the wet ground, while protecting you from the rain above... :rolleyes:

    Friday night weather is looking pleasant enough for April in Maine,...
  10. Hoping to be up there Friday afternoon. I'll be...

    Hoping to be up there Friday afternoon. I'll be collecting fees to pay the campground owners and possibly passing the hat for firewood unless someone local miraculously has leftover firewood after...
  11. Spoke to the campground owner, good news all...

    Spoke to the campground owner, good news all around.

    First, the bathroom should be open and available. This saves us a portajohn rental.

    Second, campground fee is just $7/person/night. I'll...
  12. 3 Weeks, 1 day 'til the Maine Hang! Needed a...

    3 Weeks, 1 day 'til the Maine Hang!

    Needed a use for the sour face photo from last year... ;-)

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    Had hoped the schedule would pan out, but will be...

    Had hoped the schedule would pan out, but will be out of the state that weekend.

    Everyone have a great time and post pictures to make me jealous.
  14. Excited here too! Spoke to the campground owners...

    Excited here too! Spoke to the campground owners a couple weeks ago, been twisting the arms of a few musician friends, and think I got the whole family on board. I'll be heading up the weekend...
  15. No worries. I'm sure you'll have a grand time...

    No worries. I'm sure you'll have a grand time with MAHAA. If I didn't have this set up already it would certainly be tempting.

    We recently acquired several t*nt-dwelling musician friends who are...
  16. Henry and I are still looking forward to...

    Henry and I are still looking forward to attending, but will not be arriving until Saturday.

    Still psyched to get some hang time with you all.
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    Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see you at the...

    Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see you at the NEHHA hang.
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    Looks like I'm in. :thumbup: Looking forward...

    Looks like I'm in. :thumbup:

    Looking forward to seeing you!
  19. Thanks Octosaurus for setting this up. Some...

    Thanks Octosaurus for setting this up.

    Some good laughs, some fun discussions of gravity, Bob regained his faith in hammocking, and I finally won a raffle! Great success!

    Tired from having an...
  20. Been a rough stretch health-wise, but still...

    Been a rough stretch health-wise, but still hoping to attend.

    Even if I can only get up for one night, some time between the trees will do me good. :)
  21. It looks like Henry and I will be back among the...

    It looks like Henry and I will be back among the NEHHA faithful.

    We're looking forward to seeing everyone again.
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    I am now in the market for 2"-to-1" straps. ...

    I am now in the market for 2"-to-1" straps. Don't care if they are legally required.

    It looks like they are (at least mathematically) better on the trees.

    I like trees.
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    What a great time seeing everyone. Wish I could...

    What a great time seeing everyone. Wish I could have stayed longer.

    Thanks everyone for a great time at the 'Proper T'. ;)
  24. W00t! This is on the calendar. McRat...

    W00t! This is on the calendar.

    McRat sightings are more common in winter anyways... ;)
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    Bummed I couldn't make it to this one. Looks...

    Bummed I couldn't make it to this one. Looks like it was an awesome time. At least I got to hang my hammock in an adjacent county...

    Like others have said, can't wait for the NEHHA winter...
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    I'll be somewhat in the area (North Adams) this...

    I'll be somewhat in the area (North Adams) this weekend for the Freshgrass Bluegrass festival.

    If I can get over to say, "Hi!" - are day guests welcome to visit?
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    PM sent - SOLD pending receipt of funds.

    PM sent - SOLD pending receipt of funds.
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    SOLD: Platypus Cleanstream Gravity Filter

    Another item from the great wall of gear that needs a home where it will be used.

    Platypus Cleanstream gravity water filter - New in box. $50 shipped US.
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    For this price, I guess it is going in the back...

    For this price, I guess it is going in the back of the truck for emergency use.

    Item is now WITHDRAWN.

    MODS - feel free to kill/move/rename. Thanks.
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    Price bump - $70

    Price bump - $70
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    WITHDRAWN: Integral Designs Salathe Bivy

    Clearing out the gear closet, I found this artifact from my lightweight ground-dwelling phase. The comfort of hammock camping has thoroughly made me soft. I'm going all-in on the hammock. Other...
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    Just wondering... any final cost and/or weight...

    Just wondering... any final cost and/or weight measurements?

    Looks like a nice solution.
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    And so I join the waitlist... Was tempted to...

    And so I join the waitlist... Was tempted to look elsewhere, but have been so happy with my WBBB, I'm eager to try out Brandon's latest take on the ol' bird.
  34. Right now, my kids are 14, 15 & 16. Light a...

    Right now, my kids are 14, 15 & 16.

    Light a candle for me. ;)
  35. Sounds great! Put me down for 1, though I may...

    Sounds great! Put me down for 1, though I may have one or more of the kids onboard too.
  36. Still on the mainland, but headed out towards...

    Still on the mainland, but headed out towards Harpswell and the islands. Specifically, it's in the Cooks Corner area.

    Campground info - http://www.thomaspointbeach.com

    Mapper link -...
  37. ME>The Maine Hang - Brunswick, ME April 25th-27th, 2014

    The Maine Hang
    Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, Maine
    April 25-27th, 2014

    Heading up to my favorite campground during the last weekend of April for some preseason camping, hammock hanging, music...
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    1.1/1.7? Single layer or Double? Either way...

    1.1/1.7? Single layer or Double?

    Either way looks like a great deal. This should go fast.
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    I started this off this year, amid the tall pines...

    I started this off this year, amid the tall pines of Thomas Point Beach - hammock paradise. It was too much fun to be a one time event. Hoping to go much bigger next year.

    Will post like crazy...
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    September can be rough schedule-wise, but I'd be...

    September can be rough schedule-wise, but I'd be interested.

    (Also mark calendar for 'The Maine Hang' - Brunswick, ME - last weekend of April 2014)
  41. Thread: NH > Whites

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    Map...

    Map

    Suggestion would be to look at Starting at the end of Zealand Road (A), Make the turn (b) towards Zealand Hut (c). Hut has nice view, shelter, potable water, toilets. Along the Appalachian...
  42. Thread: NH > Whites

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    The 'Pemi loop' has a lot of time above tree. ...

    The 'Pemi loop' has a lot of time above tree. Without a good weather window, it can be quite dangerous in places. With a full newbie 47lb pack, I did it in four days, three nights. Was the hardest...
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    Ok... Depending on what you are looking for - ...

    Ok... Depending on what you are looking for -

    ACADIA
    Classic Hikes - Convenient to Blackwoods

    Cadillac Mountain via South Ridge Trail - can walk from Blackwoods campground. Some elevation...
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    Welcome aboard from a fellow Mass hanger! Be...

    Welcome aboard from a fellow Mass hanger!

    Be sure to checkout the NEHHA threads for group hangs. A great way to meet local hangers.
  45. Thanks, all. Both the trip and the trip report...

    Thanks, all.

    Both the trip and the trip report were minimal. Had a few hours to kill and keep that small pack in the car for such times. The spot I hammocked at is located right on the...
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    The only way outdoors can be more satisfying is...

    The only way outdoors can be more satisfying is when you share the wonder with the next generation.

    Best wishes to many more miles and smiles together. Thanks for sharing it with us. Brought...
  47. Minimalist Trip Report - Lower Falls, White Mountains, NH

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  48. More pics HERE...

    More pics HERE.

    Did I mention it's a great location? Check out the pics and set aside the last weekend of April 2014.

    For only having a smallish turnout, it should bring some good business...
  49. The Maine Hang 0.1 at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, ME

    I've been camping for years and, like most campers, I've developed a list of favorite places. Many are tucked away near streams in ponds just out of sight of the main trails, but I enjoy some car...
  50. Thread: Free!

    by McRat
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    I'm... OUT. My buff needs are met. I'm...

    I'm... OUT.

    My buff needs are met.

    I'm just glad to see people out there making the small little random joys of life happen.

    Thanks for spreading kindness - may it find it's way back to...
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