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    Senior Member DaleW's Avatar
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    First hang in the woods

    Okay, enough of this playing in the yard business. Time to get out in the woods!

    I went for a day hike today. It is FINALLY starting to look like summer in Seattle. Highway 2 runs from Everett Washington across Steven's Pass to Wenatchee. It is a great old highway and has many trails and incredible views of rugged peaks. You can really see the Earth's crust thrown into the air.

    I picked the Bridal Veil Falls trail, which is on the side of Mt. Index. It is good climb, taking you up about 800 feet in a couple miles, with a steep climb for the last half mile.

    I threw my Gran Trunk Ultralight and some suspension goodies to make sure I had a nice place to rest when I got up there. I hung my hammock off the side of the trail right next to the waterfall--- far enough to be out of the spray. What a great way to take a break on a hike!

    The views were incredible and after our wet Spring, the woods were GREEN.


    See http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/bridal-veil-falls
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    Beautiful area. I couldn't even imagine trying to use a tent in that area.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    Now that is a View!! Congrats on finally getting out.
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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    Incredible views Dale, way to get out there and do it! You're right, "Okay, enough of this playing in the yard business. Time to get out in the woods!" The only way to know what will and will not work.
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Beautiful photos! Man, I love the Pacific north west. Great job getting out there on your first trip.

    Fronkey

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    nive views! and Im liking the suspension mods on the GTUL!
    Dale Gribble: I'm thinking, "new hammock." For me, laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

    Randy : yea but just remember yer roots and where ya come from....you got Hennessy in yer blood son......

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    Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for posting

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    Amazing! Bet you got an excellent rest in the hammock at that spot! Thanks for sharing!

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    You have some beautiful views up in your corner of the country!
    Thanks for sharing, Dale.
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah...so it's beautiful but what about the hammock?
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