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    Labor Day Weekend?

    Does anyone fight the Labor Day circus? I learned decades ago that it was a good time to stay put at home. Busy highways littered with broken down boat trailers, crowded lots, crowded trail heads (even the slow places). It was never worth it to me.

    But it's a 3-day weekend and an opportunity to get away and I'm contemplating. Maybe I'll just let the weather dictate what I do as we get closer?

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    I avoid the holiday weekends, "the get away to the woods" tends to be a little to much much get away to the crowds. We usually do the friends and family close to home get together. Honestly though the glass half full is at least folks are getting out in the woods with the kids, I just don't want to be there when they do LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtx View Post
    I avoid the holiday weekends, "the get away to the woods" tends to be a little to much much get away to the crowds. We usually do the friends and family close to home get together. Honestly though the glass half full is at least folks are getting out in the woods with the kids, I just don't want to be there when they do LOL
    Yeah I'm with you there. Maybe a good opportunity for some day hanging near home with a beer or two. And get the kayak out to some new places under 1hr drive for some fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    Yeah I'm with you there. Maybe a good opportunity for some day hanging near home with a beer or two. And get the kayak out to some new places under 1hr drive for some fishing.
    Just don't get mowed down by pleasure boaters or jet skiers. Stick to skinny water with no boat launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    Just don't get mowed down by pleasure boaters or jet skiers. Stick to skinny water with no boat launch.
    The places I'd go are electric motor-only anyway. Party lakes are super party lakes on Labor Day!

    Now that I think of it, maybe I'll finally do the stealth hang I've been wanting to do for years.

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    I'm with most every one here, I stay away on holiday weekends.

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    My family already booked at place in Gaylord, Michigan at a local county park. I'm deciding if I want a night alone in the UP on my way over from Wisconsin.
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    It's still HOT here in Alabama. I would love to be closer to the UP or higher mountains. I guess close to home and early day hikes are on the agenda.

    Charlotte

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    I'm looking at a lower Michigan section of the NCT away from the named loops for Labor Day. Should be few "new" folks out there and those who may be out I'm more than happy to walk past.

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    I am a snob plus I want quiet on my Hangs. Which translates to I do not want to be part of the zoo that follows the crowd.

    Driving on holidays is dangerous, we always see at least one life threatening crash, often heavy truck vs SUV. Almost always drugs/alcohol involved often more than one seriously injured person. Nope we stay home and have our little party on our property. Way less stressful and I have enough old injuries from my younger days, I do not need anymore pain...

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