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    Video: 2nd Annual Betwixt Snow and Blackflies Hang

    Enjoyed a great weekend with a few fellow forum members from Nova Scotia (dragonfly_hiker, storm1, rolandspear & JB) at Kejimkujik National Park; my first hang of the 2011 season.

    Overall, the weather was better than last year's outing; the temperature dipped on both nights well below freezing. I think everybody in the group had some new piece of gear that they tried out. Personally my -7C sleeping bag was borderline / not enough for portions of the overnight. Luckily the car wasn't too far where the additional insulation was in the trunk.

    We were able to log over 10km of hiking along two lesser used trails. Spring time thaw was taking a little longer and most other trails had some kind of flooding / tree damage along the trail.

    I was able to try out the dehydrated rice/lentil meal that was featured on BF5's video a few weeks ago (yum!).

    Now I look forward at starting a DIY underquilt as soon as Roland puts in his order of down for his project


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    Thanks for sharing. Looks like you all had a nice weekend. Sure look like some pretty country to tramp around in. Campsites look very well maintained and boy look at all them trees!

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    Thanks bud! Didn't look as windy as last year.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Enjoyed your trip report. Beautiful area.
    I still prefer rain and cold to bugs and hot.

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    Most excellent adventure!! Good video, too.

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    Here is another video of the hang

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ETseQKbnc

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    Thanks for taking us along with you and looking forward to more.
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