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    Senior Member Quoddy's Avatar
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    It looks like I'll be Hamocking all the way

    After a lot of deliberation between using a tarp/pad/bivy (again) or the Warbonnet for my second Long Trail End-to-End, I'm now strongly in favor of the hammock. Since I'll nave no pad, it will rule out using shelters this time... even in very bad weather. Until this hike, I've never used a hammock for more than a few hiking days at a time. With the Warbonnet I'm gaining so much comfort I feel that I just can't pass it up. I'm taking my single 1.7 instead of my double so that I can save the extra weight. Leaving August 10th and will try to drop a line or two as I progress from Quebec down Vermont's Green Mountain spine to Massachusetts.
    Last edited by Quoddy; 07-24-2009 at 12:11.
    I my Warbonnet

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    Have a great time quoddy, be sure to take lotsa pics of your adventure.

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    Good choice!
    Boycott the ground and have a blast.
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    Have a great hike Quoddy!


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
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    Senior Member Red Hat's Avatar
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    Oh, am I jealous! Will you be able to attend the Long Trail Festival in Rutland? It is sometime in mid-August. I was there last year and had a blast.

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    Senior Member Quoddy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    Oh, am I jealous! Will you be able to attend the Long Trail Festival in Rutland? It is sometime in mid-August. I was there last year and had a blast.
    Hi... I briefly met you last year at the festival. In 2007 I missed it while on the LT and this year will be deep in the northern mountains while it is in progress. I'll just concentrate on the trail this year.
    I my Warbonnet

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    Quoddy, that's so cool. You seem to be the type of guy that doesn't want to carry any gear weight that truly does not carry its own weight on the trail. (if that makes sense, ) That says a lot for the BB. Have a great time!
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    Have fun, Quoddy! It sounds like a real adventure! How long will you be out there?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Senior Member Quoddy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Have fun, Quoddy! It sounds like a real adventure! How long will you be out there?
    It's 280 miles from the access point to the exit point... 273 miles of official trail. With the difficulty in the northern half I plan to enjoy the hike and average 8 or 9 miles per day there and about 12 to 14 in the south. I discovered last night that family members have set up something very important in New Jersey right at my expected completion, which I must attend. Now I can't slow down, even if I wanted to, so it'll be between 25 and 28 days. Resupplies are set up a approximately 5 day intervals.

    Knowing the difficulty in the north from the last northbound End to End, I'm trying to set up reasonable distances there on this southbound hike. Southbound it'll be a tough hike, particularly from day 6 through 14.
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    I got some LT envy!!!!!
    Was just in Manchester, VT and got to day hike a bit on the LT/AT there. Very Vermonty!!!!
    I wish you terrific trail times. Sleep sound in the piney woods.
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