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    Random Hammockers in Sipsey Wilderness

    Took my friend, a Florida hammock newbie, to the Sipsey Wilderness to backpack and hang. The weather got pretty chilly for us, but the Sierra Madre inferno 30* set, and my Hammock Gear Econ 20* uq with my 15* big Agnes bag kept us warm.

    She had a brand new Chinese hammock with rope suspension that we traded out with atlas straps, and I explained why. It was a dry night and we had a lot of chatting to do, so we hung the head end on a “double” tree and my OWL Tadpole tarp covered us both. She enjoyed sleeping in the hammock.

    Our first night, we got in after dark and set up at Wolfpen Hunt Camp. As we’re getting things together, someone pulls in to a spot near us. Next thing I know, I hear “hey, Charlotte!” And over walks Chriss from the forums, that I knew from group hangs! Luckily he and his fam were there, because my car battery died! They also had a propane fire pit to warm up my Florida friend.

    The next day we hiked trail 201 to the river to attempt to find White Creek falls.made it to the campsite at white creek, but chickened out of bushwacking to the falls. Had a delightful night, heard some owls, and got up to head back. Missed our turn, went further than we needed to, and bushwhacked/backtracked till we refound the trail. It was an adventure. Once back on trail, we came upon two hikers heading the way we had just come from. As I hailed a “hello”, the response is, “Hi, Charlotte”. ANOTHER forum member, Soul Embrace. At this point, Carol is convinced I know everyone.

    This is a great community and I’m happy to be a part of it!

    Charlotte

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    Sounds like a great time!!!!

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    Wow, ran into 2 different HF and group hang folks! Sounds like we are taking over Sipsey!

    So, like me, you also have a 30F Inferno? Did you use that, and your friend used the Hammock Gear Econ 20* uq? Do you know how cold it got?

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    How do you get to White Creek falls from Borden trail head, or Thompson TH? Not sure where White Creek is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Wow, ran into 2 different HF and group hang folks! Sounds like we are taking over Sipsey!

    So, like me, you also have a 30F Inferno? Did you use that, and your friend used the Hammock Gear Econ 20* uq? Do you know how cold it got?

    I used the inferno Friday night and was very comfortable. Chriss said his thermometer showed us getting down to 25*. My friend used it Saturday night and said she was mostly warm, but her toes were still chilly, but she was cold and had cold toes all day. She's also from Tampa, where it's HOT all the time.

    The HammockForums crowd definitely likes the Sipsey Wilderness! It was such a beautiful weekend, I bet there were a few more of us running around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    How do you get to White Creek falls from Borden trail head, or Thompson TH? Not sure where White Creek is.

    You go in at Randolph Trailhead, take 201 to the river and take a right. White Creek is the first drainage you come to. There is a campsite there. We didn't go up in to the draw to find the falls, it was getting late in the day and I was a little anxious with a newbie backpacker. Soul Embrace was heading there on Sunday when we came out. I don't know if he found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xMagnolia View Post
    I used the inferno Friday night and was very comfortable. Chriss said his thermometer showed us getting down to 25*. My friend used it Saturday night and said she was mostly warm, but her toes were still chilly, but she was cold and had cold toes all day. She's also from Tampa, where it's HOT all the time.

    The HammockForums crowd definitely likes the Sipsey Wilderness! It was such a beautiful weekend, I bet there were a few more of us running around.

    Charlotte
    Good to know about the Inferno. Sounds like your friend stayed warm also, as you did not report cold butt or back. Chilly toes of course is something other than the UQ.

    Quote Originally Posted by xMagnolia View Post
    You go in at Randolph Trailhead, take 201 to the river and take a right. White Creek is the first drainage you come to. There is a campsite there. We didn't go up in to the draw to find the falls, it was getting late in the day and I was a little anxious with a newbie backpacker. Soul Embrace was heading there on Sunday when we came out. I don't know if he found it.

    Charlotte

    OK, thanks, I think I have about got it. But I can't find it named on any map. 201 to the river, then do you cross the river, and take a right on the north side of the river, the side Eye of the Needle and Ship Rock is on? Or do you stay on the south side of the river and take a right without crossing? White Creek is different from nearby White Oak Hollow I figure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Good to know about the Inferno. Sounds like your friend stayed warm also, as you did not report cold butt or back. Chilly toes of course is something other than the UQ.




    OK, thanks, I think I have about got it. But I can't find it named on any map. 201 to the river, then do you cross the river, and take a right on the north side of the river, the side Eye of the Needle and Ship Rock is on? Or do you stay on the south side of the river and take a right without crossing? White Creek is different from nearby White Oak Hollow I figure?
    Stay on the side you’re on. Be careful on the way back, we missed the turn to the trail and kept heading up river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    How do you get to White Creek falls from Borden trail head, or Thompson TH? Not sure where White Creek is.

    Check out this GPS trail to the falls. They are worth the boring walk down 201
    https://www.alltrails.com/explore/re...er-ending-hike

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    Quote Originally Posted by xMagnolia View Post
    You go in at Randolph Trailhead, take 201 to the river and take a right. White Creek is the first drainage you come to. There is a campsite there. We didn't go up in to the draw to find the falls, it was getting late in the day and I was a little anxious with a newbie backpacker. Soul Embrace was heading there on Sunday when we came out. I don't know if he found it.

    Charlotte
    first it was good to see you, I think this is the 2nd time I've ran into you in Sipsey. yes I made it to the falls (I've been there 3 times since Dale took us there at one of the hangs)

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    I think I have about got it. But I can't find it named on any map. 201 to the river, then do you cross the river, and take a right on the north side of the river, the side Eye of the Needle and Ship Rock is on? Or do you stay on the south side of the river and take a right without crossing? White Creek is different from nearby White Oak Hollow I figure?

    the name of the creek is not on the sipsey map and yes white creek and white oak hallow is different.

    like Charlotte said once you get to the river crossing look to the right and you will see a trail, take that trail and you will run into a creek and that's white creek and turn right and as soon as you can get on the left side of the creek and follow it to the end and there is the falls. I think it's only like maybe a 1/4 of a mile there. I did not climb up to valentine pool though and the falls was following better than I thought it would be
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