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    First Hang -- Colorado Bend SP & Lost Maples SP, Tx

    Just coming back to civilization after a 5-day hiking trip. Colorado Bend was beautiful (first time there) and Lost Maples is always my all time favorite Texas State Park.

    Hanging was just awesome. I haven't woken up that rested and refreshed on the trail in a long time. First night was a bit tough psychologically getting use to feeling entirely weightless. I'd taken naps in my hammock during the day a few times, but with the darkness of the woods, basically no moonlight and a tarp over you; it was very much sensory deportation. Wound up pressing my feet against one side and resting my head on the other side so I could "feel" something. Once I did that I was able to nod off. The following nights were much easier. Again, just awesome sleeping.

    Look forward to getting out very soon again I hope to learn some more!

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    Iím very excited for you, cashkeith! Lots of fantastic hikes to come your way, and many pure joy nights of sleeping in the cloud-like luxury of your hammock!

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    Very cool! I hope to make it to Colorado Bend soon. I just spent 3 nights in my hammock at Big Bend, which was the first time I had spent more than one night in a row in it. It just got better and better as I got used to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by palameto View Post
    Very cool! I hope to make it to Colorado Bend soon. I just spent 3 nights in my hammock at Big Bend, which was the first time I had spent more than one night in a row in it. It just got better and better as I got used to it!
    That's awesome ... where'd y'all wind up hiking/camping at Big Bend? I love that park.
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    I'm looking forward to hanging in the trees at Brazos Bend soon. I compliment your good taste... I too really like Lost Maples and Colorado Bend. One does not run upon either one by accident but both are worth the trip.

    I had a great time at Fairfield Lake State Park last week and the previous weekend at Kyle's Landing on the Buffalo River was a joy as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashkeith View Post
    That's awesome ... where'd y'all wind up hiking/camping at Big Bend? I love that park.
    Yeah it is a really awesome place! We camped at Cottonwood campground - a lot of people left thursday morning so we were able to find a site with two trees perfect for hanging two hammocks side by side. Some other sites had good trees as well, but they were too big around for the tree huggers I had. We did a lot of day hikes - up Emory Peak, to Santa Elena canyon and Boquillas canyon, Cattail falls, Burro Mesa spring, and the hot springs. I can't wait to go back and maybe do some actual backpacking in the Chisos.

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    I bet Colorado has some great scenic trails. Enjoy the hammock
    with two m's, like "hammock."

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