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    NJ > Lower Forge > Nth Annual Post-Christmas Hang> Sat.12/26 - Sun 12/27

    I don't know how many times we've done this and don't have time to research it, but it's the Nth Annual Post-Christmas Hang at Lower Forge! This is a hike-in affair, approximately 7.5 miles from Batsto Village (probably similar from Atsion). The Batona Trail from Batsto to Lower Forge can be a bit ticky, so you can also look at going Batsto>Mullica River>Lower Forge for around the same mileage with less chance of ticks.

    http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandf...atona14web.pdf

    http://www.njhiking.com/nj-hiking-ma...-trail-map.pdf

    Site 5 is reserved for three people for Saturday 12/26 and Sunday 12/27. I might have two or three of my kids with me, but I might not. My friend KYBob is coming from CT.

    I don't expect this to be a hugely popular group hang, but if it does become so, keep in mind that the hammock capacity of Lower Forge is really only 17 or 18 people with all sites reserved (and some aren't even worth reserving for hammocks).
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    If anybody gets a wild hair up their butt and decides to reserve another site, pick site 4, 6 or 7 in that order. Right now we don't need another site. Only Ratdog and The Tree Frog have currently expressed interest in this hang. No need to reserve sites until the numbers dictate.

    As for food, we shall see. I'm gonna eat good; I know that!

    Sherpa options may be available, depending on who attends. We can get supplies to within 1/3 of a mile from the campsite with the right motor vehicle.
    Last edited by SilvrSurfr; 12-16-2015 at 00:40.
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    Here's Ratdog's tour of Lower Forge. Water filtration or boiling will be required since there's no pump.

    Last edited by SilvrSurfr; 12-16-2015 at 00:21.
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    I don't anticipate making it to this outing.

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    I may have one or two others interested. I will know this weekend.
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    Trying to get my two sons to come. We shall see.
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    I have one other person for sure and may have another one or two. I should know by tomorrow or Monday at the latest. We can decide if we need a second site at that time.

    Probably best to BYOF since we have no Sherpa. Have to find wood on site.
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    Grab site 4 if you're gonna grab a site.
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    I booked site 4. I'll be there with potentially 1 more, a first time hanger/camper on leave from the Navy. Depending on how things pan out I may be parking a vehicle just outside of camp too.

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    Oh man.. I would love to join you.. With the weather the way it looks, it would be a great trip.

    Can't pull it off.

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