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    NJ>Pine Barrens Bigfoot/NJ Devil/Deadphans Hunt>Sat 2/15/14

    Some fine weather out there. Thinking about an overnighter on Saturday down in the piney woods. Here's the options I see:

    1) Batona Camp - car camping - easiest place to test out some good snow and low temps. High in the 30's before plummeting to single digits Saturday night. Whooo Buddy! Day and night hikes as necessary to maintain circulation.
    2) Mullica River - might not be a good choice if snow is deep and I ain't got no snowshoes.
    3) Hawkin Bridge - always wanted to go there but the roads were hell when I drove down to Godfrey Bridge last month and they're liable to be worse this weekend.

    And no, I will not be hunting for the NJ Devil or Bigfoot, but I am going to be looking for Deadphans! No HF member has ever seen him and I want to be the first. As bait, I'll be using a Dutchware spliced Tarp Flyz non-continuous ridgeline setup to lure him into one of our group hangs.

    And if anybody wants to post this on meetup.com, y'all feel free!
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    For any out-of-staters, Governor Christie has saved us from oppressive over-regulation, and there is no license required for hunting of Bigfoot/NJ Devil or Deadphans. Catch and release, however, will be enforced.
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    A&E is running a special on the elusive Deadphans next Monday.

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    Last night there was a dusting of snow under my tarp.

    This is what I woke up to...be interesting to see how much is left after rain, more snow tonight. Snow predicted for this weekend.

    Will keep an eye on meetup.com for details on when and where.
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    If you decide to come out, I'll just need to put a booger on my camera lens to blur the video of you walking through the piney woods. It'll only take five seconds, then I can post it on YouTube as a Bigfoot sighting.

    Bring a Ghillie suit if you have it.
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    Ratdog how much snow did you guys get? Mostly rain here but the radar looked sweet for the Pine Barrens. Is there a snofa or lovesleet in my future?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Ratdog how much snow did you guys get? Mostly rain here but the radar looked sweet for the Pine Barrens. Is there a snofa or lovesleet in my future?
    Man, you just got rain?

    We got at least 9" overnight into late morning. Then it switched to rain - which didn't melt a darn thing. I'm running out of places to pile it.

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    We got about 10" but with all the sleet and rain that followed, it's a mess.

    Should be getting more snow tonight. I'll be heading out to the hammock in about an hour and can take a better look at things.

    Having said that, no doubt there will be plenty of wet heavy snow and temps should be pretty low, so it could be one stout snow sofa that is built. Or maybe ice sofa.

    Earlier today...
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    Finally made it to the hammock tonight, already have another inch of light stuff and the rest of the snow hasn't gone anywhere. Still have 2-3 feet piled up around the tarp.

    On the plus side, not much of the 20+ mph winds are getting through.
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    Lookin' like some unpleasant weather in store for tomorrow. Possible snow, mixed with freezing rain.

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