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    Higher peeks (13,000+) are starting to see a...

    Higher peeks (13,000+) are starting to see a little snow when it rains at around 8,000 ft now. I'm in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Which wouldn't be a bad place to come hang! Lots of options out here -...
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    I'll let you know on thursday. I only have a 0'F...

    I'll let you know on thursday. I only have a 0'F UQ at this moment and am going to go hang on wednesday night. Daytime highs are in the 80's right now, and the lows (at this altitude) are in the...
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    Going up Hunter Creek on Wednesday to Hang...

    Going up Hunter Creek on Wednesday to Hang overnight.
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    CO>Last Week of July>Aspen/Snowmass

    So I am taking a weeks 'staycation' for the last week of July. 28th thru 1st weekend of August.

    I am going to go camping for the first time this summer. Probably do an overnighter up Hunter Creek...
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    Nice. I am taking a weeks vacation either last...

    Nice. I am taking a weeks vacation either last week of July or first week of August. Aug 1 - 3 I have to be in Denver for some Coaching courses, so I am either taking the week off before or after...
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    No problem. Also, wear lots of sunscreen. I...

    No problem. Also, wear lots of sunscreen. I played soccer for 2 hours yesterday and got burned to a crisp. The sun is quite powerful up here, even on a rare cloudy day.
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    87471 Recent picture of the mountains. Aspen...

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    Recent picture of the mountains. Aspen Mountain is the one in the foreground...just a scattering of snow and thats around the 12,000ft mark.
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    I have the frame built (its no work of art)...

    I have the frame built (its no work of art) though I am still trying to figure out what to use for a crossbeam. Hanging with out the crossbeam collapses the frame (did a rope test)...fence pole is...
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    I think that may be what the plan is, though I am...

    I think that may be what the plan is, though I am not sure how we'd attached the wood 'pole' to the stand.
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    I'm going to be making myself one in the next...

    I'm going to be making myself one in the next week or so. Plenty of 2x4's that my roommate has that we will use to make it. Got the hinges yesterday but we're not sure what to use in place of a...
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    So - to set a date - I am thinking we can do a...

    So - to set a date - I am thinking we can do a Hunter Creek Hang in June. Call it Car Camping too - only a 1.5 hr hike in from the Parking Lot by the Miners Huts. I am going to get up there this...
  12. Thread: Colorado???

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    I think I am quite alone out here in...

    I think I am quite alone out here in Aspen/Snowmass. No one I know locally likes camping.
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    My trees aren't perfect and I still have some...

    My trees aren't perfect and I still have some adjusting to do with the hang. I think I need to lower the head end a little as I slide towards my feet during the night.

    Was unable to go camping...
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    CO is a much larger area...covers the equivalent...

    CO is a much larger area...covers the equivalent of a couple states in the NE. Plus, our area is much more remote.

    My camping trip was cancelled this weekend since it rained all day Saturday and...
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    Awesome. Me too. I don't know anyone out here who...

    Awesome. Me too. I don't know anyone out here who is really into camping or anything, so am always going on my own.

    Good news - the hammock dried really fast. I got it set back up along with a...
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    They're reopening the top of the Mountain for...

    They're reopening the top of the Mountain for SKIING! this weekend - Sat/Sun/Mon - for Memorial Day! Crazy.

    I got my hammock setup in the backyard (no quilts on it) and came inside to check my...
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    Conundrum is over-used and people don't do a good...

    Conundrum is over-used and people don't do a good job cleaning up out there. Reports of human feces all over the place every summer in the newspaper.. And last summer it was a herd of dead cows (that...
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    Have you ever been at Elevation before? You'd be...

    Have you ever been at Elevation before? You'd be amazed at how much of an affect it can have on you. Aspen is around 8000 ft and first timers (and even I am still) get winded just going up stairs or...
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    They're supposedly opening it this weekend - the...

    They're supposedly opening it this weekend - the Ride for the Pass is scheduled for this weekend (opens only to cyclists). So I think next week its open to the public. But with the snow we got over...
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    Pretty much. Cold and sunny today, and supposed...

    Pretty much. Cold and sunny today, and supposed to warm up at end of week. Hopefully sooner rather than later I'll be able to test out the gear.
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    Given the snow we had this weekend and today,...

    Given the snow we had this weekend and today, probably looking closer to June before I'll be getting out in the warm-weather gear and DH.
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    WTB: Thats fine. I am not rushing into a buy - its...

    Thats fine. I am not rushing into a buy - its snowing out here again >.<
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    WTB: Any chance you folks can show me a picture and/or...

    Any chance you folks can show me a picture and/or the color etc?
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    I have a bad ankle....and am out of shape...so I...

    I have a bad ankle....and am out of shape...so I usually do something around 3-hour hike max these days. Working on improving that.

    The Hunter Creek trail/hike...to the spot I've always gone to,...
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    I'm car-less, so stuck in the Aspen/Snowmass...

    I'm car-less, so stuck in the Aspen/Snowmass area, but with three sides of National Park around me, lots of places to go camping. I have a thread in this sector where some discussion has been taking...
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    Dates are quite flexible for me. I'm due some...

    Dates are quite flexible for me. I'm due some vacation days so once I get a bit more fit this summer, may try and find some multi-day hang spots.

    Finally getting some sun and warm weather (it...
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    I know there are a few people more local to you,...

    I know there are a few people more local to you, but if you ever want to make the 4hour drive to Aspen, I'm always looking for a buddy to go Hanging with.
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    WTB: 20'f uq - 40'f uq

    Looking to buy an UnderQuilt - preferably in the 20'f Range - for summer Hanging. Live up in the Rockies so warm days can lead to cool nights. I could settle for a 40'F for the right price....
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    I always assumed the Superfly was heavier due to...

    I always assumed the Superfly was heavier due to the doors? If not, then it probably does make sense to get one! Last year I did camp in the rain.
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    To Tarp or not to Tarp

    So I have a HH Hex Fly Tarp. I think it has quite good coverage and all but have been contemplating getting a SuperFly Tarp - mainly because of the doors. After my winter camping debacle in the high...
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    Got mine as well, but we're expecting a foot of...

    Got mine as well, but we're expecting a foot of snow this weekend :( so won't be testing it out anytime soon. Also need to make a TurtleDog Stand to hang it from.
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    According to tracking, mine has finally arrived...

    According to tracking, mine has finally arrived in town and is being sorted (hopefully for delivery today?).
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    Exactly - I always test in my backyard before...

    Exactly - I always test in my backyard before going out into the woods, though the 1000FT elevation change can really change a lot of factors. I probably won't try going up there until mid-may,...
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    Don't have a car, so that won't be an issue. Not...

    Don't have a car, so that won't be an issue.
    Not my first hammock. I am familiar with Whoopies etc and how to set everything up. Its more about keeping warm during the night.
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    And here are some pictures I found on the web: ...

    And here are some pictures I found on the web:

    Hunter Creek:
    Miners Huts
    Lower Trail

    American Lake:
    American Lake
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    Certainly! American Lake - Trailhead is only...

    Certainly!

    American Lake - Trailhead is only accessibly by car (no bus goes that far up Castle Creek). The beginning part of the trail is the hardest - steep switchbacks through a beautiful grove...
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    What am I missing?

    So, my Dream-Hammock arrives on Wednesday. I plan on doing my first hike+hang in May (hopefully a good portion of the snow is gone by then). But I am already thinking ahead to the summer, and what...
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    CO>Aspen/Snowmass Area>This Summer

    I am hoping there are people interested in getting together in the Aspen/Snowmass area of CO (near Independence Pass) to do a summer hang? A multitude of options in the area as for where to go though...
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    Thats actually a really awesome idea for the overcover...
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    Your Dream Hammock order #876 has been shipped....

    Your Dream Hammock order #876 has been shipped.
    Order Date: Mar 20, 2014 08:05 PM EDT

    Second row, second from the left is mine! Can't wait!
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    I ended up camped on the side of a hill - and did...

    I ended up camped on the side of a hill - and did get the snow-stakes just in time. On one side, though, I had to tie my tarp to a tree on one corner, and sorta jam the snow stake through a...
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    I ordered mine a little over a month ago...

    I ordered mine a little over a month ago (Multicam as well after talking to him about options) and its order 876 - so close to the top of the list! Snow is starting to melt for us out here - in town...
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    A sock would be a welcome winter addition, but...

    A sock would be a welcome winter addition, but during the summer I like being able to enjoy the view - I also don't mind a breeze on my face either, its more about also adding a layer of...
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    UQP Vendors?

    Looking to add an UQP to my hammock setup but can't seem to find any vendors other than 2QZQ - are there any other options or ones made with a Dream Hammock in mind?
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    Nice. Also - UQP? Anyone use one? I'm thinking...

    Nice.

    Also - UQP? Anyone use one? I'm thinking it may be handy on a warm night where no UQ is needed, but something to at least keep the wind off. Or on a rainy night, for the added protection....
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    No cotton - synthetic base layer, a windproof +...

    No cotton - synthetic base layer, a windproof + warm (but not waterproof) XC ski jacket. I would consider it a cross between a mid and outer layer given the material. I had the Boreal Shirt on top...
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    Understandable - but car camping is out of the...

    Understandable - but car camping is out of the question for me. I don't own a car. I did a backyard test and tested out the alcohol stove as well (not to run burn time, but to see if it would work.)....
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    I did make a windbreak for the wind that was...

    I did make a windbreak for the wind that was coming up the valley as I was setting up my campsite. It wasn't a complete wall - the 'door side' wasn't all the way to the top of the ridgeline, but that...
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    Nice setup - mine will eventually look like that...

    Nice setup - mine will eventually look like that with the DH and planned UQ I want to get. Looks like a multicam Superfly as well?
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    Right - I noticed the hooks and the fact that...

    Right - I noticed the hooks and the fact that they advertise DH on their website. I figure (after my Winter Hang experience) I'll be doing most of my hanging during the spring/summer/fall and the...
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