Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Eatonton, ga
    Hammock
    11" 1.1 ripstop
    Tarp
    1.1 DIY 10X10
    Insulation
    HG 20* TQ, UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    181

    Hiking and hanging

    Pack up my Golite Jam 50 and got an early start hiking around 6:30, gets hot here in Ga this time of year. Hiked 8.37 miles on the Lawrence shoals campground trails on lake Oconee. (This is where we are having the October hang). Pitched my hammock, tarp got everything ready, took a bath in the lake (very cold water) then crashed in hammock for a couple of hours. Laid around until bout dark when nice thunder storm rolled in, not much rain but lots of sound and a very nice cooling wind. Had just dozed off after the storm when a beaver slapped his tail on the water, just a few feet from me. He went on with that nine more times ( i counted). Adrenaline finally settled down and
    Then I heard what at first what sounded some children in distress, this is around 11:00. Turned out to be an Owl. I have heard them make some strange sounds but nothing like that. I burned a lot of adrenaline that night. Packed up this morning and hiked on home. Good night hanging. I am new to backing, trying to get into shape. Pack weight with food and 1 liter water 17 lbs. The trails cross a few small streams, stopped and treated some water along the hike. I went through the liter pretty quick. lake is just to the left in picture about 8 feet away. I was not bothered by any bugs but around dark thirty i pit the bug net on just in case.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Adahy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Greer, SC
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe Asym Zip
    Tarp
    Hex Rainfly 70D
    Posts
    100
    Sounds like a good time! Amazed the bugs didn't show up this time of year!

  3. #3
    2ply's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Athens,Ga
    Hammock
    Clark DLX, ENO SN, BIAS WWM
    Tarp
    OxPalace,Big Squid
    Insulation
    Oxgear, KAQ, WL
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Dutchware
    Posts
    1,888
    Images
    3
    Don't know how I missed this post. Look forward to seeing y'all in October.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

Similar Threads

  1. Who is hiking and/or hanging on Halloween?
    By jnunniv in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-30-2014, 07:29
  2. Hanging or hiking over the holidays?
    By swampfox in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 01-03-2012, 07:40
  3. Hiking and Hanging With My 3yr Old
    By Bic in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-01-2012, 00:57
  4. hanging on hiking poles
    By oldyellahide in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-01-2010, 06:20
  5. Hanging on a hiking staff
    By miisterwright in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 08-13-2009, 18:11

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •