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    Senior Member 12trysomething's Avatar
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    Morning Routine - Get Up & Go or Relax & Chill?

    Which do you prefer? Check out my latest blog talking about this, there are plenty of hammock references within.

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    Rob

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    If it's just me and I know that I've got a big day ahead, I like to get my water going for coffee & breakfast, then start packing up. Being out on the trail in the early morning hours and hearing the woods come alive is my favorite part of the day. On group trips, I just go with the flow....
    "Sometimes those quick getaways are all anyone needs to recharge the batteries of life"

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    Get up n go. I try to do that consistently because it's when I'm most productive
    It's not the boulders that throw us off balance, it's the pebbles beneath our feet

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    If I am alone, I generally get up and go. With others, it seems to end up being more of a slow start.

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    When I am with others, I typically just go with the flow. When I am by myself, I typically get up shortly after I wake up and then get breakfast and coffee going. And then while the stove is cooling down I eat, clean up, organize and pack up. It's usually about an hour from the time I get up until the time I get on the trail.
    Chris (Chipper)

    It seems like a good time to get lost in the woods for a few days! --www.chipperoutdoors.com--

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    Senior Member Kroma's Avatar
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    Everyone seems to get up and go. I like to get up and have breakfast with a coffee. Then have another coffee. Then take a nap. Then lounge. Then pack up and go around 1.
    Get lost in the woods and find yourself again. A vacation,to me, is working with your hands and surviving because of the fruits of your labor. In the business world I teach;in the natural world I learn.

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    By nature, I'm wired to get up and go quite early. This is especially true if the terrain I am hiking in is going to be rough or were trying to cover more than 8 miles that day. I like long evening "wind downs" and getting to a target point early by leaving early affords plenty of time for conversation, day's reflection, and some fishing if I'm near water for the evening.

    I've traveled with some who sleep as a profession however and while I don't make a fuss about it...I sure don't like it much.
    "You can't believe everything you read on the Internet"- Abraham Lincoln.

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    Lounge, breakfast, lounge some more, pack out. My hammock is the last thing to take down in case of emergency lounging.

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    Even though I love the early morning hours -- the peaceful stillness, hearing the forest begin to come alive for the day -- I have never been a person who found it easy to get up early. For my entire adult life I have worked a job that requires me to be up by 4:15 or 5:15 am. I don't like it and it has never gotten any easier. So, on my backpacking trips I tend to sleep until 7:30 or 8:30, then eat breakfast, lounge around, take my time packing up and be ready to go by 10:00 or 10:30. Fortunately, my buddy is the same way and we are usually the last ones to leave whatever camp site we are at. I figure that my backpacking trips are my time to get away from my busy, hurried, up-early life, so I tend to hit the trail later than most people. My hiking trips are my time to decompress and "take in" the beauty of the natural world and I do that by taking my time getting going for the day.

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