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    Talking 1st Overnight - Crane Mountain

    My buddy and I set out after work, on Friday, to hike up Crane Mountain, outside of Warrensburg, NY.

    We soon found out within the first 15 minutes this was a decent little climb.




    We made it to Crane Mountain Pond with enough time to set up before dark.

    Here is my DIY Speer Hammock, DIY Speer Tarp, AHE Jarbidge, and my Lafuma Warn'n Light 800


    (I closed the tarp ends before bed to keep some of the wind out. It got down to the 30's and I only noticed when I woke up in the middle of the night to find out my butt was on the ground due to my straps stretching! )


    Checking out the Pond after things were all squared away at camp.


    Making the last leg of the Climb


    Made it to the top




    This trip was rather fun and has taught me a bunch!

    I am looking forward to the next trip!!!

    I wanted to thank everyone for all the knowledge they provide on this board. It has provided me years of entertainment and DIY gadgets to play with

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    Senior Member alrany187's Avatar
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    GREAT pictures and good report. Wish I could have joined you.

    Ellis

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    Looks like you had a good trip. I like the picture of the lake with the reflection of the clouds on the water.

    I never have seen a ladder on a trail. I wouldn't have guessed they ever built one for that purpose. Our trails just go around or they carve it through the rocks. There must not be much horse traffic on that trail. It would take a well trained horse to climb the ladder.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Soiunds like you had a great trip. Thanks for the photos.

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    What a vista on top of that mountain! thanks for sharing
    //Frans
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    Hey....it doesn't count if you bring a ladder with you. JK, looks like a great trip and the DIY gear looks like it turned out great also.

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    Wow! Wonderful pictures! Looks like an absolutely beautiful place.

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    i wish there were more ladders they were quite fun!!!

    The DIY gave me a big smile when I didn't land on my rear the first time I got in my gear. Out of all the DIY I think I liked making all the lines the best (whoopies, guy lines, ASRL, and TRL)

    Hopefully I'll find some more ladders and summits this summer to share..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mwil3 View Post
    Hey....it doesn't count if you bring a ladder with you. JK, looks like a great trip and the DIY gear looks like it turned out great also.

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    Crane is a great mountain with the pond on the side of it and all.

    There's a few more ladders in the High Peaks waiting for you.

    Here's a picture of my morning coffee spot form my hammock adventure this weekend at Cod Pond, a little west of Crane.


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