There are times that the only way you can do something is alone – that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.” ― Mark Twain
Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.
"Every day is a new day to a better future"
"Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them." ~ Mike Dooley
"What if I told you that you couldn't have anymore of anything... No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?"~ Mike Dooley
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates
I hear good things about BSF from people in Cincinnati. Never made it there myself.
Me I am headed back to New Orleans finally. Was looking forward to getting together with some friends and either hiking or kayaking. But everyone is afraid of a little weather.
Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".
We've got a group heading up to the Kachina Peaks Wilderness in N. Arizona for a saturday/sunday single overnighter. We'll hike in and camp out around 11K ft on Saturday, summit Humphreys Peak on Sunday at 12,633ft and then complete the rest of the 20 mile loop back to our car. Isolated thunder showers and possible snow showers in the forecast, with lows in the low 30's. Doesn't get any better than that! The temps down here in Phoenix have already broken through the 100 degree barrier. I'll be hanging in my new WB SL 1.7 Traveler, now my lightest hanging rig at ~15oz incl suspension. I loaned out my WB Blackbird DL 1.1 to a friend for this trip, who has become a hammock convert and is looking to upgrade all his gear. I'm sleeping under a Maccat Deluxe, and he'll be using my Speer 8x10 tarp. I'll be using my Te-wa underquilt and loaning my Nest to my friend for his bottom insulation. He's going in style on his first hang! We have a couple of other people along on this trip who are already extremely interested in hanging, and I'm sure will be converts by the end of the trip.
I think I'm being forced to go to Kansas.
Grandma has been sick and I'm getting guilted from all sides so I guess I'll probably go. Back to doo-dah once again.
We're going out the a Marion Forks and Eight Lakes Basin area here in Oregon this weekend. Leaving tonight and coming back Monday. My wife and I are the only hangers, and 1 girl is going to try it out.
Hang Friday night at 10,460 ft. near the Colorado Trail. Saturday I will be helping plan a short reroute of the Colorado Trail. Sunday and Monday I climb Windy Peak then bushwhack up Goose/Lost Creek.
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain