Allright, I had quite a problem last weekend trying to find a good place to hang the night. The first problem was that one guy wanted somewhere new to go so we had to find a new place. I came across the Palmetto trail and a short section of it that I knew we could hike and be done fairly quickly, I had to be home early Saturday. The second problem is that here in the Upstate of S.C. last weekend they were calling for a lot, I mean a lot of rain. I was determined that even if the guys didn't want to go I was hanging in my hammock in the back yard. I had a HH expedition that I had not been out in (I had been in the yard but not on a hike), and anew super shelter system for it as well so I really wanted to give it a whirl in the weather. My first impressions on the trip were, I don't think anybody has been up the trail in a while, we actually lost the trail a little and had to refind it. We finally just found a spot to put our equipment up. I had the HH and the other two guys had their tents. We managed, thanks to a greasy potato chip to get a fire started and enjoyed it until the rains came. It rained off and on for most of the night until about 6-7 am. I am super impressed by the HH's ability to perform in this weather. I will admit I want the hex tarp but was satisfied with the standard tarp. It got down to about 39 degrees and I was toasty warm. The super shelter system worked great. I was dressed warm but I really wouldn't want to sleep in nothing but the underpants in that weather. I usually do not use my sleeping bag as a sleeping bag but like a top blanket and that always works great for me. I didn't have one time in the middle of the night or early morning that I was cold. It was actually very nice and warm and dry. So here are just a few pictures, like I said it was rainy so I didn't get to many.