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    Talking Video: Hangin' out at Otter Creek Park

    A good friend and I sleepily head towards Otter Creek Park after our nightly shift. We enjoyed some hotdog enchilada's by the creek, then got a little bit of hiking in. We didn't do many miles, but I got to finally field test my new trail runners, the Salomon speedcross 3's. So far I'm really liking the switch from my heavy Danner boots. They're lighter on the feet, breathe a heck of a lot better, and being able to slip em on and off like slippers at camp is going to be wonderful on the trail.

    I quickly go over the mod I did for my skeeter beeter pro as well as some other new toys I got for me pack. Plenty of lollygaggin' at camp before heading down to put our hot an sweaty feet in the Ohio River. Having been up all the night before, we crash right before the sun sets. My poor buddy was assaulted by a family of raccoons and what appeared to be an asthmatic opossum all night. Apparently one of the younger coons even pulled on his pant legs. I, on the other hand, crashed for about 12 hours. According to my friend, I slept so long and so deep that I had a flock of crows roostin' over the hammock watching me, trying to decide if I was still living or not

    Temps got down to 68.9F for the low. I just had my underquilt protector from 2qZq loosely hung and was plenty warm underneath (warm sleeper) I used my 20F Burrow with +2oz overfill the last few hours before the sun rose just loosely draped over me. (I've got a 40F Burrow being made as we speak! )

    We have a quick breakfast, with a bit more lollygaggin' before heading out to hunt down some Chinese food. It was a nice little get away from the workin' world for the night and we both definitely needed the breathin' room... Already can't wait to get back out there to do it again.


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    Nice outing for you and great morning chuckle for me! Love the humor pal! Nicely done!

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    Thanks for taking us along. You had some pree-mo lollygaggin' going on.

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    Ah that trip report brings back some memories. I loved going to Otter Creek back in the day. Me and my buds would have fun tooling around down there. We would free climb that excavated rock wall for kicks and giggles. Then we would head on over the the cave and do some unguided exploring. Nothing like soaking your feet and body in the creek too. Thanks for sharing

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    Looks like y'all had a great time. Thanks for sharing the adventure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Nice outing for you and great morning chuckle for me! Love the humor pal! Nicely done!
    Glad to bring a chuckle to yer gullet this morn'!

    Quote Originally Posted by STinGa View Post
    Thanks for taking us along. You had some pree-mo lollygaggin' going on.

    STinGa
    It took a lot of practice to get to that level of lollygaggin'.... Thank you for watching

    Quote Originally Posted by scoffman View Post
    Ah that trip report brings back some memories. I loved going to Otter Creek back in the day. Me and my buds would have fun tooling around down there. We would free climb that excavated rock wall for kicks and giggles. Then we would head on over the the cave and do some unguided exploring. Nothing like soaking your feet and body in the creek too. Thanks for sharing
    I'll have to make a point to hit up the cave next time I'm out there. The creek sure felt mighty fine during the heat of the day. Thank ya!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ply View Post
    Looks like y'all had a great time. Thanks for sharing the adventure.
    We did have a great time. Thank you for coming along!

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