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    Florida Swamp Runners Richloam Hike

    Olddog reporting in. Great weekend with a great bunch of hangers. I would like to say thank you to all for the warm and friendly welcome for a newbie. Looking forward to many more meets in the future. Again thanks guys.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    It was a great time! It was really nice to meet everyone out there. Thanks to Flackfizer for getting this trip planned and especially for the forethought to drop a water cache. It sure made life easier on us at the camp. I hope to see everyone out at the next trip, and certainly looking forward to seeing the pictures from this one. Thanks again, to everyone that came out there, for making this such a good time!

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    Yeah definitely a great time. Thanks FLB for picking me up, even though you took out my other ankle with your walking stick10 minutes later. Thanks Flackfizer for the water cache. Great to meet everyone. Grinder was definitely a great motivation. He left us in his dust most of the time, and Bearfinder for Hiking the hole trail bear foot with out a single complaint. Thanks COWBELL for scaring all the wildlife away on the trail. Looking forward to the next trip.
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    As usual for this crowd, and OUTSTANDING weekend. I was 32.6 degrees Friday night, so we have decided that Hammock Forum members in Florida can control the weather by causing record lows to coincide with our hangs!

    We had a great bunch of people, lots of laughter and lots of exercise. Little Felix shamed us all by hiking the whole weekend BAREFOOT! I wish I was half the man he is

    OK, here is what everyone is waiting for ... pictures!
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    Thanks for the group pics Mike. Can't wait to see some of Islanders videos also.
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    Glad everyone made it through okay. Thanks for the pix.
    So Bearfinder went barefoot?!? Wasn't he sick just a day or two ago? I guess he got better...
    FHV Planning Thread (it's gonna rock!)
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    So many trees, so little time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    As usual for this crowd, and OUTSTANDING weekend. I was 32.6 degrees Friday night, so we have decided that Hammock Forum members in Florida can control the weather by causing record lows to coincide with our hangs!

    We had a great bunch of people, lots of laughter and lots of exercise. Little Felix shamed us all by hiking the whole weekend BAREFOOT! I wish I was half the man he is

    OK, here is what everyone is waiting for ... pictures!
    Nice photos MAD777... Always good seeing the entire group in a few shots. Good Job!

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    I, too. wish to thanks the movers and shakers who made this happen. Islander and Flackfizer, that I know about and any others I may be unaware of contributing. the water was a godsend!!

    The two recent Florida campouts fulfill a dream I've had for years of camping out in the swamps close to home. I never could quite overcome the inertia that resisted doing it by myself.

    Loaded hiking (with back pack carrying everything you need) is extremely physical. It may be slightly like childbirth, in that it's always a surprise how hard it seems when I first go back out. (apologies to the women, because I know there's really no comparison. I watched my three daughter escape the womb).

    As some of you know, I'm going hiking on the AT for a month or so next month. I am now redoubling my training efforts.

    Anyway, thanks.
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    Looks like everyone had a great time! I could have told you Bearfinder would put you all to shame. He's one amazing kid!

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    What tarp?
    One of the three guys from Orlando had a huge condominium of a tarp. What brand and size was it??
    Could it have been the Guide Gear 12x12 by any chance

    TIA
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