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    doogie's Avatar
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    501 Shelter Winter Hang

    It was a balmy 29 degrees when I arrived to my first group hang and my first winter hang, and my first time using my new DIY Winter Dream tarp. We had a great meal and chat around the fire before retiring to sleep in the piney woods with a low around 16 degrees and a good stiff wind all night.

    It was a great time meeting Dutch, JerzyBears, GLP, Blackfoot, G Hawk, Uncle Ray Ray, and the late arrival and early departing one (I forgot the name).

    We grilled some meat over the infamous Tarp Fly grill.

    The wood was a little damp, so we also smoked the meat and ourselves.

    That's about as much detail as I can go into due to the "what happens at 501 stays at 501" rule.

    Thanks everyone for a nice night. My new tarp at the site.
    "Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. ... To live only for some future goal is shallow. Itís the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Here's where things grow." - Robert M. Pirsig

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    Beautiful snow-lined branches, made without wind. 501AT PA
    Arched by the weight of the snow; branches spring home ward when tapped.

    Laughing in the snowy woods, around a campfire with friends.
    Hangers with the proper gear, all say they slept warm on a 16* windy night.



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    Looks like a great time and great meal was had by all. Like the new tarp, the blue is a good color you don't often see.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Yes we always have a great time .. we have a great group of Hangers at the 501 every time
    i'm planning the next one soon

    we have a rule.. what happens at the 501 stays at the 501... so if you want to get in on the fun,you just need to come
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    Yes we always have a great time .. we have a great group of Hangers at the 501 every time
    i'm planning the next one soon

    we have a rule.. what happens at the 501 stays at the 501... so if you want to get in on the fun,you just need to come
    Yeah, what he said!!!!!
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    If I was there...which I'm not confirming , I would have had a great time catching up with old friends and making some new ones.












    Looking forward to next time (allegedly)
    see you on the trail,
    Mike

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    Nice pics, yea a smoking fire is not always a fun place to be around

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