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    Coyote or fox?

    There was some disagreement about the howling we heard at night. Some say coyotes, some said fox.

    http://www.soundboard.com/sb/Wild_Coyote_sounds.aspx

    I'd have to go with the former.

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    Thumbs up Wow

    Reading all of this makes me PROUD to be a part of this forum....
    Sounds like those of us unable to attend really missed something special.
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    There was some disagreement about the howling we heard at night. Some say coyotes, some said fox.

    http://www.soundboard.com/sb/Wild_Coyote_sounds.aspx

    I'd have to go with the former.
    Our resident Natural Resources expert, FireWalker (Rob) disagreed. According to him, he is very familiar with coyotes, having worked in some capacity with them, and the noises we heard were definitely coyotes. I'm sure we could get him to pipe in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    Our resident Natural Resources expert, FireWalker (Rob) disagreed. According to him, he is very familiar with coyotes, having worked in some capacity with them, and the noises we heard were definitely coyotes. I'm sure we could get him to pipe in.
    I hear coyotes all the time in Indiana. There aren't enough foxes in Indiana to talk about. I think they were coyotes. I thought I heard Wile E. once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    I hear coyotes all the time in Indiana. There aren't enough foxes in Indiana to talk about. I think they were coyotes. I thought I heard Wile E. once.
    I hear them nearly every night at my house, and I am positive they were coyotes. But we have someone trained in NR, and he also was positive they were coyotes.

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    I was of the opinion they were coyotes. I've heard them numerous times in various places. If you check the fox sound at the same website, they are quite different from a coyote.

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    Looks like everyone had a great time..wish circumstances would of been better for me... a neck injury which happened Tuesday prevented me from attending I was all packed and ready..moving along..Darby and smithobx filled me in and from pics and posts boy wish I was there..
    That just makes the next one only 362 days away..

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    Looks like I missed out on very nice and fun hang. Will have to try and make it next year.
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    Thumbs up Multiple Musings On The Winter Hang

    I dashed off my first posting just to reassure kind and concerned folks (you know who you are) that I survived hiking back and forth to the shelter a second time. Interesting enough, I saw no ponies. Conclusion: People = Food = Ponies.

    It was a pleasure to meet each and every one of you. My only regret is that time did not allow me the opportunity to listen/talk to each of you. While the connection between some of your name tags/trail names and faces have already started to fade (ain’t it great getting older), I look forward to seeing all of you again at other hangs.

    Lessons Learned From The Winter Hang (names omitted to protect the guilty…and also so as not to embarrass the smart, generous, and kind.
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    God Bless: the organizers; the folks who supplied the excellent food; the fire wood/keeping the fire going; those bringing extra hammocks/quilts; those willing to cook over a smoky fire so that the rest of us could keep eating……..and eating……..and eating; and, in particular, the people who cleaned up at the end of the Hang.


    Keeping your camera battery warm, without also keeping your camera warm is an exercise in futility. (For those of you who believe in redundancy, two cameras freeze as well as one camera.).

    Why is it that when some people hear the phrase “Wild Animal,” they have an irresistible urge to immediately go up to the animal and try and pet them?

    Bright and reflective guy lines help prevent falls/injuries.

    No matter how expensive the boot, the sole will still burn if placed too close to the fire.

    Never under estimate the slowest person in your hiking group….as may they be carrying all of the stuff that fell out of your pack as you sailed along the way. .

    Wet socks cause colder feet. Also, when it is time to bed down, putting hand warmers in each of your boots and topping them off with dry socks keeps your boots from freezing. .

    It is far better to fess up to ignorance up front, so that you can learn (hopefully, less painfully) the easier way to do almost anything having to do with hiking and hammocking.

    Anyone who still thinks that there is a “Weaker Sex” obviously did not go to the Winter Hang.


    There are many folks on HF who could knit a Volkswagen if only you gave them some knitting needles, steel wool pads,…..and a challenge.

    Indians do not lust after cattle when they have venison, enough said.

    Not hearing “I’m right and you’re wrong;” and/or “There is only one solution;” for an entire 3 day time period is so refreshing!

    Waiting until you are fording shallow streams in low winter temperatures is not the time to discover that your “supposedly” waterproof boots aren’t.

    Just because folks are physically outside the main group, does not mean that they are not having a good time.

    A good attitude can overcome bad/wrong gear.

    Do not fail to immediately react when folks say, “Excuse me, but that’s my chair.”

    Buying YakTrax versus Kahtoolas (http://www.rei.com/product/774966) is a terrible place to economize….and may also be very hazardous to your health.

    Never underestimate the power of the cold.

    It takes “Real Men” to pull a garden cart through mud, snow, over rocks, and fording streams.

    Trail names have little or no relationship to the personality of the person bearing them.

    Alcohol stoves do not fail in temps below freezing. By actual observation, they work well even at approximately 13 degrees.

    Following footsteps in the snow can take you in directions/places you would never even begin to imagine; but not necessarily where you want to go.

    In unknown terrain at night, when heavy mists/fog roll in and your visibility goes down to six feet or less, you better have taken a heading on your compass from the trailhead before you started, plus have a spare headlight handy.

    When you are getting ready to leave your vehicle at the trail head triple check that all lights and other electrical devices are turned off.

    Good luck trumps having extra tickets at the raffle.

    Last and certainly not least, never wait until after sundown to go to an open air privy. In the same vein, baby wipes/wet naps are completely useless once they freeze….and you do not want to discover this important fact when you are trying to finish your privy activities.

    In the company of so many experienced hangers, there were enough “Teachable Moments,” for even me to be able to take in lots of new helpful information. Thank You All!

    P.S. Once I figure out how to post them, I will be putting up some pictures from the Winter Hang.

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