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    Senior Member myles to go's Avatar
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    Solo hang on a little Island

    This past weekend I went on my first solo hang on a small little island on a local lake. I left Saturday afternoon with my gear and my canoe and drove to the wilderness lake area. It took about 45 minutes to paddle to the island that I had my eye on which is only about 75 yards long but fully covered in trees. I set up my hammock and spent the rest of the day relaxing and swimming and then sat by the fire until dark. My first night alone was a great success and I slept surprisingly well and enjoyed the quite time. In the morning I paddled back to the boat landing and picked up my wife and kids for night two. There was lots of swimming and relaxing as the weather was perfect the whole weekend and had a great campfire at night. My wife and daughter reluctantly sleep In a tent and My son and I slept comfortable in our hammocks. We all had a fantastic time together and I will be back for another solo on our island.




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    That looks sweet. Thanks for taking us there
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    What a beautiful area!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family. They may whine a bit but you can be sure they'll remember it the rest of their lives.
    Thanks for sharing!
    So many trees, so little time...

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    What a nice location and congrats on your first solo night. Haven't done that yet and would probably end up staying awake all night analyzing every sound.
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    Now that is what and where i'm talking about . . .

    . . . very cool.



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    Nice to have an island all to yourself,,,,,with good hanging trees as well,,,cool,,,and beautiful
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    Nice report. I like the big blue barrel for carrying your gear, also like the pullouts for your hammock. Nice work!
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    Great spot, would love to do the same thing...

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    A blue barrel ,who would of thought? It makes sence if you flip the canoe it will float. Nice place your own private fantasy island, but much better.
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    Nice! I'm so jealous of your island, and your weather!

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