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    Looks like a good time was had. Enjoyed the video...

    Looks like a good time was had. Enjoyed the video Paul, I was up at Shinning Rock with my scout troop. Great time of the year for hiking and camping
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    Only place you register for shelters is in the...

    Only place you register for shelters is in the Smokies. If there full you tent or hang which is my preference any way.
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    Just finished that section again the end of last...

    Just finished that section again the end of last month. The elevation gain/loss on the AT in Ga. is 307' per mile second highest on the AT. I did Springer Mt to Deep Gap NC 6 days which is about 14...
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    Are they 68" with foot box closed or are they 68"...

    Are they 68" with foot box closed or are they 68" total when opened up?
  5. Thread: HG 3S Phoenix

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    Would you be interested in a trade. I have the...

    Would you be interested in a trade. I have the same quilt in 40 degree version with 1 oz. overstuff.
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    Back from my trip, I saw very few hammock hangers...

    Back from my trip, I saw very few hammock hangers out during the trip. A lot of thru hikers going north at this time.
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    Hiking Shenandoah NP to Harpers Ferry

    I will be section hiking SNP to Harpers Ferry 5/25 thru 5/31 if anyone is in that area.
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    Crowders Mtn SP has pack in sites only, no RVs....

    Crowders Mtn SP has pack in sites only, no RVs. They have plenty of trails to day hike but you have to camp at the designated site. As the others have said Kings Mtn NP and SP have a 16 mile loop...
  9. You will be missed my friend, it was great...

    You will be missed my friend, it was great meeting you last year.


    Nice looking rig I'll look forward to checking it out.
  10. Looks like I'll be able to make this one. See...

    Looks like I'll be able to make this one. See everyone Friday
  11. I'll take the 1.7 SL 11' hammock PM me your info

    I'll take the 1.7 SL 11' hammock
    PM me your info
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    Hi guys I'm thinking on section hiking that area...

    Hi guys I'm thinking on section hiking that area this weekend. Maybe able to meet up with you Friday and or Saturday night if you are still going. I'll be heading north from Brown Mtn Cr shelter....
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    Just to clarify the OP is asking about pads...

    Just to clarify the OP is asking about pads because Philmont does not allow hammocking
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    It's a Scala wool felt hat, I did get it at REI...

    It's a Scala wool felt hat, I did get it at REI tho. Used my dividend


    Really long straps


    Thanks Mike I googled Hell for Sure Pass after I spoke with you and it made a great trip.
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    Saw a few deer and eagle Yeah the trees were...

    Saw a few deer and eagle

    Yeah the trees were huge I usually come in on the east side where the trees are a lot smaller.
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    Over Hell for Sure and back

    Hey guys sorry about the delay on the trip report. The end of last month be and a friend took a backpacking trip out to the Sierras. We got out there on September 26th and was met with...
  17. Good to see you out buddy. Got me some outdoor...

    Good to see you out buddy. Got me some outdoor time coming soon.
  18. Thread: Trip to RMNP

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    The friend I was with took awesome pictures. He...

    The friend I was with took awesome pictures. He had a real eye for spotting wildlife, bear, moose, and even had a marmot pose for him.
  19. Thread: Trip to RMNP

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    Thanks guys, I'm heading out to do a hike in the...

    Thanks guys, I'm heading out to do a hike in the Sierras next week
  20. Thread: Trip to RMNP

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    Trip to RMNP

    Back in August a friend and I took a trip to RMNP to get some hiking in. After a late start due to waiting 2 1/2 hrs for are rental (Hertz sucks) we got are permit and headed to the trailhead. We...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    I'm heading out to the Sierras the last weekend...

    I'm heading out to the Sierras the last weekend of this month. Doing a loop of Evolution Valley and Goddard Canyon from Florence Lake. How is the weather inthe Sierra lately? We were thinking of...
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    I'm in, looking forward to cooler weather myself.

    I'm in, looking forward to cooler weather myself.
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    Here's one of the paths we came down....

    Here's one of the paths we came down.
    http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8Kwj2tf1yDo/UgJPir_WmTI/AAAAAAAAEIE/CquJ0aXn50g/s1024/P8030129.JPG
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    Here is the pic taken of me atop the Saddle that...

    Here is the pic taken of me atop the Saddle that is the NSW in the background
    http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--YPc2Yin3c4/UgJPYfWBVqI/AAAAAAAAEHA/__aeWoAzWlw/s1024/P8030121.JPG
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    Hope your trip goes as well as ours.

    Hope your trip goes as well as ours.
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    Back home safe and sound. Had a great trip,...

    Back home safe and sound. Had a great trip, beautiful up in the northern area no where near as crowded. Hope to post up some pics and report soon.
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    On the plane, Denver here I come

    On the plane, Denver here I come
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    I'll keep my eyes open, have a good trip

    I'll keep my eyes open, have a good trip
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    Thanks for your input guys. Two weeks and I will...

    Thanks for your input guys. Two weeks and I will be out there. Probably be doing grand loop from backpacker.com
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    Welcome to the club backpacker. I'll be coming...

    Welcome to the club backpacker. I'll be coming out to CO 8/1 to do the Grand Loop in RMNP. Can't wait to get in on some of those great views.
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    That's kind of what I thought, I've been to the...

    That's kind of what I thought, I've been to the Sierras several times and did not have any issues. Looking at the map the terrain looks similar.

    We are planning on backpacking starting day1, maybe...
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    Rocky Mtn. NP info

    OK guys I am interested in a trip Aug.1 to RMNP how condusive is it for hanging a hammock? Any must do routes? All info will you can give will be helpful.
  34. I enjoy hiking and camping in the rain, looks...

    I enjoy hiking and camping in the rain, looks like you had plenty. Great post hike chow down.
  35. Boy am I jealous. I like the looks of the area up...

    Boy am I jealous. I like the looks of the area up there. Sounds like the knee is doing well. Can't wait to get me some more woods time.
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    That's so cool!!! Great to see the boys enjoying...

    That's so cool!!! Great to see the boys enjoying the outdoors.
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    Looks like a good time was had by all.

    Looks like a good time was had by all.
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    I would probably start at US 321 at Hampton TN,...

    I would probably start at US 321 at Hampton TN, it's a lot easier to find and get to than the Dam. If you need some shuttle # just send me a PM.
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    Go with the WBBB with strap suspension, get a...

    Go with the WBBB with strap suspension, get a biner an your set. The HH has rope suspension that requires figure 8 knots is tricky till you get the hang of it.
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    You should be fine, the only space sparse of...

    You should be fine, the only space sparse of trees would be on Black Balsam or top of Tennent Mtn. Great hanging spots around Shinning Rock and just south of Black Balsam. After that its wooded all...
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    AT section hike Daleville to Buena Vista

    Well guys what started out as a week long trip turned into a long weekend hike do to a couple gear issues and an light ankle strain.
    After a early drive of 3 hrs. I was ready to start out at 8am on...
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    Spreader bar failure

    Caution!! if you have purchased a set of these you might need to contact Josh about replacement of the inner connecting tube on the head end spreader bar. I had a failure of mine while sleeping in it...
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    I'm back home had to come off trail with ankle...

    I'm back home had to come off trail with ankle issue. Also had some failures with equipment, spreader bar and pack. Hope to get a report up soon. Ended up coming out just short of US 60. Almost 80...
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    Leaving now for Roanoke, a little nervous about...

    Leaving now for Roanoke, a little nervous about about the trip. This will be my longest hike I've done in one stretch and the longest solo hike by far. See you next hopefully with a trip report and...
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    Section hike the AT for week in Va.

    Section hike the AT for week in Va.
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    Your the man, I'm planning on 7 days. I'll have...

    Your the man, I'm planning on 7 days. I'll have to sit and talk with you on the whole resupply trick. How did your trip go. Did you and TallPaul make it up to Mt.Rodgers
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    I'll try to post while on my trip if I have...

    I'll try to post while on my trip if I have coverage. Hope every has a great Holiday.
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    VA>AT>25-31 May section hike

    Wish me luck I'm heading out early Sat. to hike from US 220 Daleville to Rockfish Gap. It's 133 miles and I hope to do 18 to 20 miles a day. Haven't decided on the BB or the RR yet, but leaning...
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    Heading up your way next week to hike AT section...

    Heading up your way next week to hike AT section from Daleville to Rockfish Gap.
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    I think it would be subject to bowing, rigidity...

    I think it would be subject to bowing, rigidity is what you are looking for IMHO.
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