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    2012 Colorado Summer Hang

    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Everyone put your thinking caps on and dig out your old trail journals. We need to find a place for next summer.
    Perhaps an obvious place to start looking might be one of the other 27 segments of the Colorado Trail. What do you all think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taozenqi View Post
    Perhaps an obvious place to start looking might be one of the other 27 segments of the Colorado Trail. What do you all think?
    Sounds good to me and is what I was going to suggest.

    I'm wanting to do another section or 2 or 3 this summer anyway. Was going to try to thru hike it this year but I think, being a newbie to all this, it might be biting off more than I can chew given my current pack and equipment. I'm talking to Outandback and others now about that and have already taken steps to lighten my load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taozenqi View Post
    Perhaps an obvious place to start looking might be one of the other 27 segments of the Colorado Trail. What do you all think?
    There are so many KOOL places for hikes and hangs like the one we just did.
    The CT is good but we've got stuff even better.
    Indian Peaks Wilderness Area hiking thru Pawnee Pass is one I was thinking about.



    Pawnee Pass




    Quote Originally Posted by trailryder42 View Post
    Sounds good to me and is what I was going to suggest.

    I'm wanting to do another section or 2 or 3 this summer anyway. Was going to try to thru hike it this year but I think, being a newbie to all this, it might be biting off more than I can chew given my current pack and equipment. I'm talking to Outandback and others now about that and have already taken steps to lighten my load.
    I am the least experienced thru hiker(never doing one) so take my advice with that in mind.
    I don't think superfly sized tarps and full length UQ would be in my pack if I was hiking farther than what we did on this trip.
    For me to do 10+ miles a day a good pack weight would be 20# or less with water.

    YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    There are so many KOOL places for hikes and hangs like the one we just did.
    The CT is good but we've got stuff even better.
    Indian Peaks Wilderness Area hiking thru Pawnee Pass is one I was thinking about.
    I'm in.


    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    I am the least experienced thru hiker(never doing one) so take my advice with that in mind.
    I don't think superfly sized tarps and full length UQ would be in my pack if I was hiking farther than what we did on this trip.
    For me to do 10+ miles a day a good pack weight would be 20# or less with water.

    YMMV
    Understandable. I'll look at a 3/4 UQ.

    I don't know what tarp ****(Food) had but it seemed a little small for my liking, at least for the weather conditions we were seeing. I'll be looking at something between his and the Superfly.

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    Understandable. I'll look at a 3/4 UQ.
    I had HammockGear make me a summer 3/4 UQ with 1 additional oz of 900fill down. I selected the overstuffed summer because I did not want the weight of the extra fabric in a 3 season. I've been down to 38F with high humidity and it's been toasty warm. I will be backyard testing it this winter to see how low it will go.

    I don't know what tarp ****(Food) had but it seemed a little small for my liking, at least for the weather conditions we were seeing.
    I'll be looking at something between his and the Superfly.
    I used an OES Delux syl nylon with removable 2QZQ Griz Beak door on one end all last winter and loved it.
    Even with high winds and blowing snow I stayed dry.



    A few picts of winter hanging with that tarp.
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...9&l=b64b25b94c

    OES Delux with HH snakeskins fully ridged with 2.2 Lash-it, no stakes.

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    These photos are amazing! Man, what a beautiful and awesome place you guys live. I have to make it our there for some hiking. Glad everyone had fun and thanks for sharing!


    Fronkey

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    O&B,
    Does that weight include the removeable door? TZQ


    And it would be nice if we could move further south in Co.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    These photos are amazing! Man, what a beautiful and awesome place you guys live. I have to make it our there for some hiking. Glad everyone had fun and thanks for sharing!


    Fronkey
    HI Fronkey,
    I was hoping you'd checkout the trip report. Thanks for the comments.

    I hope you know you are always welcome to come visit.
    We don't need a planned group hang to go hiking. I hike and hang year round.
    Just bring some jumper cables so I can tap a bit of your energy
    not to sure I could keep up with you on the trail.
    O&B

    Quote Originally Posted by Taozenqi View Post
    O&B,
    Does that weight include the removeable door? TZQ


    And it would be nice if we could move further south in Co.
    Hi TZQ,
    No you would have to add another 5.6oz to the total weight if you chose to take the doors in summer.

    As for picking a place for next summers Colo. hang.
    We're some where between 11 and 13 months out. Heck we have a Colo Winter Hang to plan.
    I'm sure many places will be offer up and discussed over the up coming months.

    I wasn't planning on hosting this one just attending so where ever it
    is held I'm sure it will be a great time.
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    O&B,
    With the additional door weight of 5.6oz the SuperFly with ONE door would only be 1oz heavier and have a good deal more coverage.
    OES Deluxe Sil = 16.4 + 5.6 = 22oz; SF Sil = 19.0 + 4.0 = 23oz

    I'll confirm the ACTUAL SF weights with ONE door in the next day or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taozenqi View Post
    O&B,
    With the additional door weight of 5.6oz the SuperFly with ONE door would only be 1oz heavier and have a good deal more coverage.
    OES Deluxe Sil = 16.4 + 5.6 = 22oz; SF Sil = 19.0 + 4.0 = 23oz

    I'll confirm the ACTUAL SF weights with ONE door in the next day or so.
    I think you should weigh your SF tarp with guidelines, ridgeline, door lines, and hardware in the stuff sack, no stakes.
    I think you'll be quite surprised. 19 + 4 is a bit conservative.

    As for carrying a door, I do not except in winter.
    Here is my OES Delux over top of my HMG Cuben tarp the one I used at the hang. I had no doors with 1 side in porch mode
    and was perfectly dry thru all the rain storms we encountered. The OES syl would have kept me just as dry but it weighs
    twice what the cuben weighs. So I backpack with the cuben and pulk the OES with door in winter.

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