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    VA>Grayson Highlands State Park>January 17-19, 2014>Mt. Rogers Winter Hang

    A Family-Friendly, Cold Weather, Self-Organizing, Hammock Hanging and Camping Event.

    The Mt. Rogers Winter Hang happens because people volunteer to do stuff! It organizes itself on a Google spreadsheet.


    Location: Group Campground, Grayson Highlands State Park
    Lat,Lon 36.63974,-81.487355

    Some more links:

    Park Information
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    Park Weather Forecast

    There is already a thread with excellent safety information that is being used for questions about the hang and early expressions of interest and/or trepidation. We’ll use this thread, with the standard title syntax as the official organizing thread now that we’re closer to January.
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    Please register on the spreadsheet. It helps greatly with planning. The sheet is set up so you can change your answers at any time if your plans change or if you need to add or delete information. It is more or less self-explanatory, but don’t hesitate to ask questions. Sheet two is for tasks and items we need to bring. It can be updated with proposals for pre-hikes, day hikes, or other activities. Expect it to change substantially, so check back shortly before the hang.

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    SCHEDULE of EVENTSThis hang is less structured than some others. All meals are on- your-own except the Saturday Potluck Supper, but they have a communal feeling, as people cook around the group fire near the pavilion. Slowhike’s big tarp provides coverage for the fire pit area. In addition, it’s nice to have 3 or 4 tarps on the windward side of the pavilion. Sign up on Sheet Two of the Spreadsheet if you can bring one.

    GENERAL INFORMATION[
    Family-Friendly Event: We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly camping hang. As an advertised family friendly event, we ask all hangers to use appropriate language and actions in front of our young people. Kinda like Hammock Forums itself so not a big deal for our group.

    Bathrooms, Showers, Water: None of these are supplied by the park. We’ll have a Porta Potty nearby. Bring your water from home or get water at the park office. The campground water is turned off, and the bathrooms are closed for the winter.

    Covered Pavilion: Yes – it is used mostly for the raffle, though you can cook meals under the roof if you’re neat. (It’s warmer around the fire ring.)


    Vendors Sales: People often ask if vendors will be selling at group hangs. The answer is no. The vendors have discussed this and say it's not something they want to do. You can see their hammock setups, tarps, quilts, etc. any time during the weekend and during the hammock tours. And the vendor donations make up a lot of the raffle prizes. There's no better place to see winter hammock gear.


    "Originally Doctari had started a thread about this winter hang which can be found here....
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    Please take a look. It is filled with lots of good & important info."

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    Is anyone interested in spending Thur or Fri night at Thomas Knob Shelter 4 or 5 mile hike each way.

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    Well let the games begin. I can't wait to see everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wlb007 View Post
    Is anyone interested in spending Thur or Fri night at Thomas Knob Shelter 4 or 5 mile hike each way.
    HMMM, I was going to the Wise Tue or Wed, But I do like the Thomas Knob area. Or maybe Rho Gap about 1 mile AT north. I forget the mileage from Massie gap, it's around 5 miles right?
    Provided it is NOT Freezing & raining that is!!
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
    PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.

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    I'll be a newbie at MRWH - can someone tell me about "going to log cabin"?

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    Sad it is (as always) it is my work week, even with my feet I'd hobble to Thomas Knob just to hang with you guys.

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    Will have to pull out the maps when I get home. Since you are familiar with the area, feel free to pick the route. I just want to go walkabout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roche View Post
    I'll be a newbie at MRWH - can someone tell me about "going to log cabin"?
    Yes there is a local restaurant called the log cabin and many of us have breakfast there before heading home Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wlb007 View Post
    Will have to pull out the maps when I get home. Since you are familiar with the area, feel free to pick the route. I just want to go walkabout.
    I can't think of a better place I've been for a walkabout.

    I MAY already be there, or at Rhododendron gap.
    We got time to plan before then, so, , , , , , , ,
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
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    Wlb007

    Is your potluck contribution coming from 9th & Passyunk? If so one wiz with. Make that two please.

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