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    Member NOBOZax's Avatar
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    Hammock forums birthday wish

    Got a birthday email from hammock forums... Thank You! I'm 43 in the morning so this is how I'm spending my last day at 42....extra points for anybody that guess location. Hint: midwest. Happy trails

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    Looks like a great way to spend a birthday, enjoy!

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    Happy birthday, young fella...
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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    Let's play "hot" or "cold".

    Is this a site along the Mississippi River in Iowa or Wisconsin?

    Happy Birthday!
    The game is the best teacher.

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    Member NOBOZax's Avatar
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    Lol, cold and cold....I just got back and I'll add some more pics and short report soon. It's a lake and pretty popular backpack location. Believe I learned about it on this forum

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    I've definitely spent some days there on Monroe! Happy Birthday!

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    Member NOBOZax's Avatar
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    Spent yesterday and today in the Charels Deam Wilderness, Indiana and hiked about 5 miles on the peninsula trail to a great camp for the night, #18. Then hiked back to car with a quick stop at the firetower.
    Hiked in with about an 18lb pack and that included the luxury of 2 beers (Stone Woot Stout) a small flask of Pikesville 110 Rye, and a Walmart backpacking chair. That thing is cheap but comes at the cost of 3lbs. Also included was my only hammock set up, the Eldorado, minifly, HG econ 40 Phenoix, and UGQ 20 Bandit.
    The hike in was excellent on a very well maintained trail that has just a smidge of elevation. This trail experienced what I believe had to be a tornado not long ago and the trail crew here did a outstanding job clearing it away. I can't even describe the destruction this part of the Forest received but it made me feel small and powerless to nature.
    Once to camp I enjoyed a swim and a beer before taking care of camp chores. After getting setup, eating dinner and chatting with all the other backpackers on their way in I enjoyed a beautiful sunset and another beer on the beach. Returning back up to camp I had a snack and started my fire for a night of whiskey sipping. Once the warmth of the Rye enveloped my brain I returned to the beach for some star gazing until I tired enough for sleep. Slept well until about 3 am when the neighbors Bear like snoring had me awake for a bit.
    Morning came in beautiful fashion behind me shining beams of light through the trees and newly fashioned spider webs, stunning. I broke camp quickly after coffee for the long drive home. Enjoyed another great hike out while stopping to admire nature's power at the blow downs.
    Returning to the Jeep in good time I hopped down the road to the fire tower for an invigorating stair climb. This is a must do if you're ever here. Epic views! Bounced back down and hit the road back to home smiling all the way.
    This area is really beautiful and I will be back. It was a little crowded but I had plenty of space and everyone I met was great. The camp site was super clean and excellent condition with very little sign of heavy use. I think the 5 mile hike is just long enough to keep the rif raf away. You can also camp here by boat, but still the area is well kept.
    So yeah, was a great way to bring in my 43rd year and thank you for the well wishes and for looking at my report. Happy to answer any questions and Happy Trails

    Thought I had a pic of the blow downs but I only have video. I'll try to figure a way to post it in a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    I've definitely spent some days there on Monroe! Happy Birthday!
    Bingo

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    This is not my video of the blow down area but one that was just posted to you tube
    https://youtu.be/X0JVRPqBgjQ

    The trail is completely clear now and open Incredible job by the trail crew. Can not imagine the man hours it took them.
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