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  1. Dimjim goes hiking again. Still working on his...

    Dimjim goes hiking again. Still working on his trail name, but I'm getting closer. Hummmm! - "Hikesanywhere"; "Walks Like The Wind"; "NotLostYet". Anyone else got a new nome de plume for...
  2. Nope. I'm still on restricted travel from back...

    Nope. I'm still on restricted travel from back surgery 2 weeks ago. Hoping to drive to Gorge hang at end of Feb for a day/night thing. No backpacking until late March/early April.
  3. Hope y'all have some fun chasing them ponies in...

    Hope y'all have some fun chasing them ponies in the snow.:lol:
  4. Wish I could, but back surgery next week will...

    Wish I could, but back surgery next week will have me grounded until about mid- April. Have a good'un.
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    The hang is held in Grayson Highlands State Park...

    The hang is held in Grayson Highlands State Park (VA). East of Damascus, VA on US 58. Or west of Galax, VA on US 58. Home Run or some one will post the particulars fairly soon. Weather on the...
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    Just a heads-up. Mt Rogers winter hang is...

    Just a heads-up. Mt Rogers winter hang is scheduled for the same weekend. Choices, choices, choices!!!:confused::confused::confused:
  7. Not going to make it. ------- again!!!!!!!

    Not going to make it. ------- again!!!!!!!
  8. I will be there late Saturday if nothing happens...

    I will be there late Saturday if nothing happens before then.
  9. Thanks Davy. If you are at the picnic...

    Thanks Davy. If you are at the picnic tables/tarp looking back uphill toward the road, I was in the far upper right-hand corner of the woods. The campground sign was just outside the woods behind...
  10. Hey Neo, Looking better for me. Trying to get...

    Hey Neo,

    Looking better for me. Trying to get back to TN for a couple of weeks around that weekend.
  11. Now that All my gear is dry and somewhat cleaned,...

    Now that All my gear is dry and somewhat cleaned, I'm missing my straps and a pair of biners. Left them hanging in the woods. Wonder if they will make it to the winter hang or someone will find...
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    A BIG Thank You to everyone who contributed to this Hang to make it a success and to make it a memorable one for me.

    I posted a trip report on my blog...
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    The usual suspects stayed late, to clean up the site and take down Son of Big Blue. We had less than the usual amount of stuff to clean up, both "donated" food and stuff left inadvertently. Also must...
  14. So this was the odd year that usually has rain. ...

    So this was the odd year that usually has rain. This time it was not the usual here it is and there it goes. Hung about all weekend from Thursday night until we left on Sunday. Accompanied by...
  15. Here is current weather here. Rained lightly,...

    Here is current weather here. Rained lightly, with light wind, all night. Still have showers coming thru. Temps in mid 50's t o low 60's. More tonight and t moor row. bring rain gear and extra dry...
  16. We always have Little Debbie...

    We always have Little Debbie Cakes!:lol::lol::lol:

    See you tomorrow LD.
  17. Leaving southeast GA early tomorrow for hang at...

    Leaving southeast GA early tomorrow for hang at Hot Springs, NC. See you folks on Thursday afternoon next week at Grayson.:D:D:D:D
  18. I'm not saying "Yes", "no" or "maybe". But the...

    I'm not saying "Yes", "no" or "maybe". But the "wish" is there.
  19. You will need some stuff for the late fall and...

    You will need some stuff for the late fall and winter weather. Temps will vary all over the place; rain, snow, and ice can occur anywhere/anytime in the GA and NC mountains that time of year. ...
  20. Thanks guys. Stands would be a plus. If I...

    Thanks guys. Stands would be a plus. If I remember correctly, there are 5 of those large tent pads at the site.
  21. Dennis, Roughly 6:30. We usually begin prepping...

    Dennis,
    Roughly 6:30. We usually begin prepping right around 5:00 for those who need to cook. Thanks on the dessert. But check the food sheet and see what else is being prepared as dessert. You...
  22. I just added up the total shown on the...

    I just added up the total shown on the spreadsheet - comes to 49 if everyone shows up. Welcome to the "lions" also. Looks like we will have some "raffle" experts again this year.
    Would appreciate...
  23. Added. Welcome to the coolest hang in the...

    Added. Welcome to the coolest hang in the Southeast!
    Go to the first post and look for the spreadsheet. Open and add the other info under your name (Line #33).
  24. BUMP!! Only 2 weeks and 2 days to go. DON"T...

    BUMP!! Only 2 weeks and 2 days to go. DON"T forget your camp chairs and liquid sunshine gear!!! The other word is VERBOTEN!!!!!
  25. Sorry about that. Work always seems to get in...

    Sorry about that. Work always seems to get in the way of most things. Maybe you want to plan on the Grayson Winter hang in Jan/Feb????:cool::cool::cool::cool:
  26. If you are planning a loop around the highlands,...

    If you are planning a loop around the highlands, you can park at the backpacker lot in the state park for about $10. On Thursday evening or Friday, or whenever the hike is finished, you can come...
  27. AMEN to that!

    AMEN to that!
  28. Come on in. We'll let you explain at the...

    Come on in. We'll let you explain at the Saturday demonstration all the reasons on why hammocks are great .:boggle:
  29. This a is a bump. The trip report from last year...

    This a is a bump. The trip report from last year is appended at the bottom of Happy Campers announcement.




    ...
  30. Great. Good to have more folks coming. We are...

    Great. Good to have more folks coming.
    We are up to about 33 listed on the spreadsheet, plus a couple staying in the campground proper. Still room for a few more. I believe we have been up to...
  31. Folks, We are getting to the 6 week window. We...

    Folks,
    We are getting to the 6 week window. We normally cook a Saturday breakfast and always have a "throw-it-together" dinner Saturday night. Sunday morning is left over stuff or plan your own...
  32. Hey Gunner, Once you get past the first one, it...

    Hey Gunner,
    Once you get past the first one, it gets easier, especially if the park folks really take to the hammock philosophy. Wish that site was a lot closer to me.
  33. Sssssssh! Don't want to scare away the new...

    Sssssssh! Don't want to scare away the new hangers. But the bear taco folks might want to be prepared to sleep in a vehicle.:lol::laugh::lol:
  34. Come on up the road. Glad to have some new folks...

    Come on up the road. Glad to have some new folks enjoy the festival and the ponies!
  35. This places fits the old adage - "if you don't...

    This places fits the old adage - "if you don't like the weather, wait a minute". Truly a place where the mountains make their own weather. Just be prepared for changes each day. Two years we have...
  36. Not sure what you mean here. Are you saying the...

    Not sure what you mean here. Are you saying the wife usually rides in the trailer and you want to use it for the pony???:scared::scared::scared::scared:
  37. Wow! Glad to have you coming down. Be sure and...

    Wow! Glad to have you coming down. Be sure and bring a trailer for your new pony!:lol::lol::lol: New attendees always get first chance to take one home!
  38. I've dug up a couple of things already. And if I...

    I've dug up a couple of things already. And if I can get back to TN for a few days (currently stuck in the south GA swamp), the old thread injector will be making a couple of sets of "skins" for the...
  39. Today we received a note from Grayson that the...

    Today we received a note from Grayson that the water well serving the Hickory Ridge campground is critically low. No hot showers at the campground until Sept 30. Suggest each person coming to the...
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    Grayson group site has 4 or 5 pads for tents and...

    Grayson group site has 4 or 5 pads for tents and 4 or 5 picnic tables. The rest of the site is sloped downhill from the pads. There are some other openings for other tents and lots of trees for...
  41. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
  42. Sounds great krasnake. If you go to the first...

    Sounds great krasnake. If you go to the first post for the hang, you will find a link to the sign-up spreadsheet. Sign in and list your friends also. At the bottom right of the sign -up, there is...
  43. Cool thing Tim. Hope she can return. Maybe we...

    Cool thing Tim. Hope she can return. Maybe we converted them.
  44. Thanks for the offer and welcome. Usually there...

    Thanks for the offer and welcome. Usually there are extra hammocks that go to the demo area, rather than tear down the one you are using at the camp site. Bring what you got and throw in with the...
  45. Nice pics Tim. Thanks for taking time to provide...

    Nice pics Tim. Thanks for taking time to provide us with things to remember.
  46. Thanks to HB, Loki, and CB for carrying on the...

    Thanks to HB, Loki, and CB for carrying on the tradition. Great job guys and thanks to all those who fed the mob. Nice to have met some new faces. Bunches of old faces also.

    Left the parking lot...
  47. I have 411. Should be plenty of space according...

    I have 411. Should be plenty of space according to HB. Will be there by 1:00 Friday.
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    Thanks. Get the grass cut, load the stuff, get up...

    Thanks. Get the grass cut, load the stuff, get up at 0530. Ride the super slab --- maybe.
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    I can not get my. iPad to load the spreadsheet so...

    I can not get my. iPad to load the spreadsheet so that I can add info. Probably need an app for the Google docs.
    So, HB/Loki, add my name and Red Solo Cups (50-100) and sodas, three 2- liter...
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    Think I will be there Friday afternoon. I got to...

    Think I will be there Friday afternoon. I got to go around my elbow, nose, and both feet to get over there from central TN. It is either drop down to hot lanta or over us 64 thru Ducktown. I hate...
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