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    Hi from Mount Rainier

    Long time hanger and long time lurker on the forum.

    I've been a hanger for about 30 years now (I'm 55) and have been around the Mt. Rainier area since 1990. After 22 years of combing the mountain, I always find something new to explore. I currently own several Tom Claytor Mosquito Hammocks and a Clark NX 200 Cammo.

    I have 2 sons and 2 son-in-laws and we've had a tradition since my youngest was 7 years old to go on several 6-10 day trek (bushwack) each year. We just completed our 23rd year doing this and had all my sons and son in laws together this past September. Our hikes are a bit different than I guess traditional hiking.

    Our trips focus on going to the more unexplored areas of the lower 48. We usually spend a few months planning the trip. This is mandatory since we only take 1 day of food with us. Yes we live off what the land offers. My sons have grown up with this experience and the payoff has been tremendous in developing their self confidence and appreciation for the earth. Both are extremely successful in their private and business lives. My son-in laws have joined in recent years and I'm enjoying seeing the change in these men as they stretch themselves and realize what they are capable of. Hope to be doing this for at least another 20 years. I have to, since I now have 10 grand kids and 5 of them are boys!

    Amazing that all of this started with that first night I slept in a hammock that I bought from Army Surplus in San Diego.

    I'm trying to attach a pic of one of my camps at Frying Pan Lake south of Mount Rainier. Hope you enjoy!
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    Welcome from SC. Checked out your picture--good thing your hammock wasn't hanging there when that tree broke!
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    Welcome from SC. Checked out your picture--good thing your hammock wasn't hanging there when that tree broke!

    Interestingly, there were two of those trees down in the site. During the night a bull elk came into camp grunting and bugling for a fight. Eventually another bull answered in the meadow to the west of me and took off and rolled on of the logs about 3-4 feet when he took off. I tried to move the log the next morning and couldn't even budge it much less rock it. Amazing how much power those bulls have when they're in the rut.

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    Hi Cifa and welcome to the forum. What a wonderful story, and such a noble gift to the next generations. They will be spinning the yarn to their great-grandsons, to be sure! Thanks for sharing.

    Home Run

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    Thanks for the welcome. I appreciate all the knowledge here and hope to contribute to it as well.

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    nice tradition, welcome from east tenn.
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    Welcome from Chester, SC.

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    Looks like a great place to hang! Welcome from BC Canada!

    Cheers

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    I lived in Rainier, WA, and Yelm, WA for over 20 years.
    I know the area well.

    Welcome.
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    Traditional family get togethers....I like the sound of that.
    Welcome from the Great Southern Land....Australia.
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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