Originally Posted by Cranky Bear
Had a wonderful time as expected.
The food was the same as last year FANTASTIC, thank you very much to the organizers of the NJ hang, as always you fellas did a great job.
Thank you Iafte for the Bacon Bomb, you rock bro!!!!!!!!
Thank you SBD (and hubby) for the pizza, it's that level of kindness and awesomeness that makes coming to a hang so enjoyable, well aside from the hammocks......
It was great to see old friends, and make some new ones. One of the greatest things is how much each and every hang grows larger every year it was great to see so many new faces, and I apologize if I did not shake hands and introduce myself to you all (not that you missed anything special).
Lookin forward to next year!!!!!!!
back 'atcha CB!! always great to see you! much love to you, Julie and the girls! so many wonderful friends! i was thrilled and relieved that i was toasty at 2.3 degrees! camped with Oh-No, Ferret, Early Bird, G-Hawk, and new cool friend Bill (oldnintheway). my kind husband Jim delivered pizza and my long-time friend Wendy visited too! they said backpackers seem to be the most peaceful, pleasant and nicest folks!!! Jim said the person *in the van* (Lisa EarlyBird) was so sweet! Paul (Oh-No) stored water in a cooler with hand-warmers. otherwise everything froze (oh my wipes!!) boiling water with a iso-pro stove and filling a Nalgene for a hot water bottle for bedtime was critical! Galena, i need a frost bib!! me n' Ferret both double-bagged it with two under-quilts and that was the ticket. we had clear, crisp, still full-moon nights and i have been so much more uncomfortable at warmer temps with dampness and wind. could we have had better weather?!? campfire with my friends. MML setting the style baseline. much gourmet food! a moonlit walk with Paul and G was just the thing before bedtime. you guys rock. waking up with your breath turning to a frost storm in your hammock! pizza in the morning on a poplar slab! cooking fresh eggs with a Trangia mini-23. shout-outs to friends i know - Jerzybearz! Maple, Kayak Karl, Stalker, MML, LRR, Dylan, Iafte, his Bro Bill,
the friends who could not be here (Syb, Pro-V, TWO-TENTS! HC!, Knotty!, GLP) and to all the new friends i met will see again in the spring. how better my life is that i have met you.