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    Senior Member NewtonGT's Avatar
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    Burrells ford overnighter

    So me and my buddy decided to come here to test some gear before the foothills trail hike we are planning. so we headed up there even though the forecast was thunderstorms all week. I got about 10 miles from the camp site and it started hailing pretty hard. I pulled over and waited it out and then drove down the beautiful gravel road towards the parking spot


    then the skies were clear until I got to my camp site and opened my bag and pulled out my hammock....then it started raining again but I just moved quickly and set my guidegear 12x12 up and it turned into a monster shelter. where I sat and cooked some food and waited for my tent buddy to arrive.
    I sat around and cooked some food with my newly crafted heiny pot :
    this was the test burn from the previous night. crappy stove I know haha

    It rained for a good 45 minutes and hailed again a tad before it started to flood my site so I grabbed all my stuff and piled in the hammock and napped until about 15 minutes later my friend arrived and the skies had cleared up so we set up the rest of camp.




    I felt bad for him having to dig a trench around his tent and sleep on the ground. must be awful . we slept great and woke up and caught 2 fish . went to the store got some salteen (probly wrong spelling) crackers and vedgie oil and fried those trout up. there were amazing. I camped out later that night. hes still there until sunday. I might go back tomorrow night for another over nighter thanx for reading also forgive me for my uneven tarp ridgeline. It was raining when I set it upand I was in a hurry and my grip clips were sliding haha

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    Thanks for the report.
    So is your friend considering getting a hammock now.

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    Great report. Looks like a really nice site.
    That's a lot of real estate under that tarp. I imagine it could be a very popular gathering, cooking spot during a storm.
    If that trip doesn't swing your buddy to the light side, there no hope for him.
    He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.

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    I know you have been working on getting rigged out....it is looking good.
    Yes.. that tarp looks great.......
    keep the pics coming.....
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    Enjoyed your trip report and picts. Thanks for posting them.

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    hey guys. thanx for the comments. I have a small video from my flip I will upload on here later. it was a fun over nighter. he wants one but he is el cheapo. I told him next time he can use my grand trunk UL and its only 20 dollars but its still pretty comfy to me

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    What is that thing on the ground next to your hammock?

    Great pics dude and you gotta love catching some fish while on the trail. Thanks for posting.

    Fronkey

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    Have traveled that road many times and know exactly where you're camping - great spot!! May have to get back up that way before too long.

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    haha thanx guys. I love that area. I go there every 3 weeks or so. you all will probly become tired of my burrells ford reports if I did one everytime I went.

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    Whooooo Buddy!!!!
    Way to get on out and hang.
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