ZQ and I are camping at PGF SP this weekend and took the opportunity to stop by the AT Museum located within the park. I had a great chat with Larry Luxemborg, I believe he's initiated the organization of the museum. It is a very well done, displaying Avery, MacKaye, Grandma Gatewood, Earl Shaffer, Gene Espy, just to mention a few. There is even the original Earl Shaffer shelter reconstructed inside.
While talking with Larry and sharing about hammock hanging and the effects it has had on my camping experience, he has offered to coordinate a "hang" at PGF hoping to use it as an educational event. He was real interested in the development of hammock style camping and would appreciate us considering a hang at PGF.
I told him of the hang coming up in October in Gathland SP. He is interested in a spring 2011 date. Sometime late April, early May...before Traildays for sure.
I'm hoping to be at the October hang and will bring up the idea there also. If we have sufficient interest...and I'm sure we will...I need to supply Larry with some dates so he can begin the process of reserving the group camping areas for the hang.
I think this is a good location for a Mahha hang if not just for a local PA hang.
Feedback appreciated. I'll be contacting him in the next couple of weeks.