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    Thumbs up 6th Annual New Jersey Winter Hang(Jan 25-27 2013)

    I figure I should get this started while I am thinking about it.

    Oh, and just a couple quick updates:

    Stick, my co-organizer, is in Maine right now. He took a short walk and will be finishing the AT in the next 2 weeks.

    As for myself? At the beginning of May I met up with Stick and few friends to hike a section of the AT and I blew out my knee. Had surgery on Friday July 13th. I've been rehabbing it by taking walks and I did 7 miles this past sunday. I am planning a fall hiking trip to the Old Loggers Path as a celebratory hike. It's amazing to be able to hike without the constant pain I have lived with for 20+ years.

    Anyway, enough updates and on to what brought you here:

    6th Annual New Jersey Winter Hang.

    Where: Batona camp site.
    When: January 25th - January 27th 2013

    Map: PINE BARREN CAMPS
    This is a drive in area, so you can bring extra stuff to stay warm if you want. It was very warm last year, we are hoping for a return of the cold weather for this year.

    3nd Annual Winter Hang Coup de grāce de grub.


    This year we will be changing the format. There will be 4 winners. Main dish, side, dessert and overall. Each person will get a card and you will just pick one entry for each category.

    It can be served at anytime Friday or Saturday, but must be made for the group. Normally when my group goes hiking it's just the one item that makes everyone wish they thought of it. I'm changing that rule to make sure people can try it. I don't expect you to make enough for everyone at the hang, but it would only hurt your chances of winning if you didn't. I will be making a printout that you can customize and have at your dish.

    Prizes: In the works. Will update later.

    Voting: There will be a one vote per attendant limit. Votes that don't have a name will be void. If there are multiple votes by one person, that person will have to tell the judges what one they vote for, if they can't, both votes will be void.

    The winner will be announced Saturday Night at the fire.

    More to come once Stick is back and we can have a sit down and talk plans.
    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. ~Steven Wright

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    I too hope for some cold to return. I hopefully plan to join this year, probably will hike in from 72.

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    Got this down on my calendar, now it's just a matter of getting off work...
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!

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    I live in NJ. I am pretty new to hanging. I have never been to a group hang. Maybe a silly question...but what is a group hang? What happens there? I suppose that question is an open invitation for a lot of jokes...but I'll leave it at that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmileyns View Post
    I live in NJ. I am pretty new to hanging. I have never been to a group hang. Maybe a silly question...but what is a group hang? What happens there? I suppose that question is an open invitation for a lot of jokes...but I'll leave it at that
    Group Hang= A group of people Hang out with each other (in hammocks of course). Tenters are welcome too.

    What happens= Fun, talking, chatting, relaxing, good eating, seeing old friends and making new ones + much much much more

    Group hangs are great events as you are surrounded by like minded people, great people, and I have (as well as every person in my family) "ALWAYS" left with a smile on our faces, and looking forward to the next one... JMO and YMMV
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!

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    sounds great - I may just join you. Last time I was in the Pine Barens (Brendan Byrne State Forest) was a summer ago - the ticks were so bad I actually had to pack my wife and son up and leave. I was literally pulling tiny ticks off my kid after being there for an hour. I am thinking winter is a much better time for that area.

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    good timing. i was just getting ready to unpack from this year

    i plan to hike in from Bass River (2 day hike) unless we set up a group hike.

    and to add to the map on first post - Batona Trail Maps;
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/79924912
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/79925335
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/98283232

    KK, M & K
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    I'm in from West Orange! Have to get off work first though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berksound View Post
    I'm in from West Orange! Have to get off work first though.
    That's why I post it now, gives everyone plenty of time to take off if needed.
    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. ~Steven Wright

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    Can't wait! I'm definitely in for a group hike, weather permitting. If there's two feet of snow on the ground (I hope), I'll skip the pre-hike.

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