Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Newbie in WI

  1. #1
    Tumbleweedz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Hammock
    GT SB-P
    Tarp
    Toxaway
    Insulation
    Leighlo UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    56

    Newbie in WI

    Been lurking for awhile. Time to get engaged. Got a SBP from my son-in-law for Christmas and began preparation for my first real trip. My brother has been hiking & hanging in GA for awhile so it was natural to plan a walk with him in late April. We spent an amazing week on the BMT. It really kicked my butt (see age) but I'm not sure that I've had more fun. The freedom of the less traveled BMT and it's wonderful flexibility of campsites was great. I really want to try and experience something similar in Wisconsin (without the 1K changes in elevation). I've hiked a little bit of the Ice Age but it just doesn't seem to be conducive to multi day hike/hangs. I could be wrong about that. I'd really appreciate any thoughts & recommendations from those of you in my neighborhood. I'd love to do the Superior (Shug and Fronkey make it look great) but it seems a little far for a quick 3 day weekend. Any thoughts?

  2. #2
    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pittsfield, MA
    Hammock
    WBBB,WBRR,DIY,WBBB Clone,ENO,GTUL
    Tarp
    HG WP,WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Whoopies&DutchGear
    Posts
    5,508
    Images
    44
    Welcome to HF from Mass.

  3. #3
    dragon360's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Hammock
    WBBB/TR, DIY, HH, SB DL, GT UL
    Tarp
    ID/OES/WB/WL
    Insulation
    HG/WB/Go-Lite/WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Straps/DW
    Posts
    6,369
    Images
    1
    A few new people today! Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

  4. #4
    Member flailer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    here, there, most anywhere
    Hammock
    down to 4 :(
    Tarp
    Size matters, lol
    Posts
    70
    Welcome!

    Here on the west coast great hiking and hanging is wherever one finds it.

    Sadly I have to drive far far too far to have more than a day hike. BUT that doesn't strop me form getting out or hanging. Sometimes i turn a day hike into an over-nighter & a multi-day event

    Congrads on having a Son in law that engages you - That is PURE GOLD!!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,219
    Hey dude,

    Not sure where you are in Wi. but they are actually having a big hang there this weekend. If it's close enough, maybe you can swing by and check it out.

    The SHT is an awesome place and a ton of fun too. Welcome to the forums!

    Fronkey

  6. #6
    Tumbleweedz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Hammock
    GT SB-P
    Tarp
    Toxaway
    Insulation
    Leighlo UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Hey dude,

    Not sure where you are in Wi. but they are actually having a big hang there this weekend. If it's close enough, maybe you can swing by and check it out.

    The SHT is an awesome place and a ton of fun too. Welcome to the forums!

    Fronkey
    I'm waaay down in the SE corner of WI but if I didn't already have a commitment for Friday and Saturday I'd be there. This is exactly what I'm looking for. Maybe a little more to the center of the state next time? I really want to try and find a week to make it up to the SHT in the future. I think my brother could come up from GA for that one. We were thinking about Linville Gorge in the Fall but I don't think it's gonna happen. I'm old and way out of shape but dang it, I like this stuff.

  7. #7
    AtHomeDad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    NE Wisconsin
    Hammock
    DIY "Phoenix" DL
    Tarp
    DIY Hex
    Insulation
    Incubator, DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    110
    Images
    11
    From one Cheesehead to another - Welcome!
    The person who says that it can't be done, doesn't
    The person who says that it can be done, does it!

  8. #8
    Senior Member djminnesota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    St. Paul MN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Kelty Noah 12'
    Insulation
    Snugpak
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    376
    Welcome from minnesota
    The Urban Outdoorsman- inspiring people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors

    View my blog here- http://cityoutdoorsman.wordpress.com

    Instagram: Nature_Pro_Pics
    Twitter: @cityoutdoorsman

  9. #9
    New Member ttittle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Bentonville, AR
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1DL, HH Expedition&Explorer
    Tarp
    SuperFly / HH Hex
    Insulation
    UGQ Zeppelin
    Suspension
    Adjustable Webbing
    Posts
    34
    Welcome from Arkansas!

  10. #10
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    15,455
    Images
    62
    Yessir....SHT is a wonderful trail but so is the North County Trail in WI!
    Lucky that they are both kinda in range.....
    Carry forth.
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

Similar Threads

  1. Newbie looking for help
    By Rdmar in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-21-2013, 15:18
  2. Newbie's gonna try to make his first hammock Newbie
    By PineMartyn in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-23-2012, 18:39
  3. Newbie from N VA here
    By Nevermore1 in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-15-2012, 22:28
  4. Not even a newbie yet
    By Tikki-Tavi in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-15-2010, 12:36
  5. Newbie
    By hunter45 in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-06-2010, 02:58

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •