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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbikernate View Post

    I live in East Texas, and there's lots of forest land around (3 NF's within an hour) to camp in.
    Hmmm...we may need to hang in your woods...a Big Thicket Hang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Hmmm...we may need to hang in your woods...a Big Thicket Hang.
    anyone do canoes, also? Look at the Big Slough Wilderness (on my to-do list). Prefer dryer locales? Upland Island Wilderness. Make sure you have LONG straps for Upland Island. Longleaf pine savannas have BIG trees spaced far apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbikernate View Post
    anyone do canoes, also? Look at the Big Slough Wilderness (on my to-do list). Prefer dryer locales? Upland Island Wilderness. Make sure you have LONG straps for Upland Island. Longleaf pine savannas have BIG trees spaced far apart.
    You have my attention.
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    The next section of the Neches I want to do is going to be at least a weekend affair, since the only two access points are ~30-40mi apart. End at US-59. Hammock will be perfect for finding a spot to camp.

    I've got some bikepacking on the mind in the Davey Crockett National Forest, also. There's a 50 mile trail system in there that would be perfect.

    For those who don't want to canoe the Big Slough, there's a hiking trail that provides access, too.

    Then there are multiple developed campgrounds, too.

    I just find it surprising that with all the national forests around, the recreational opportunities aren't really advertised. Other places I've lived with NF access have had much more information available about what to do and where to go. I guess that's why there are strangely no local outfitters.

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    Welcome Nate! Always good to see another tree dweller and it's great to have the Texas Ewoks on the increase.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Got a bunch of Texan's in this group ... hook up with them and go on a group hang sometime ... guaranteed to be a good time and things to learn.

    ... oh and go for that gear before she changes her mind!
    Hawk-eye is right. In fact we have a Texas Group Hang next week just a short hop down 59 to I-10. Couldn't be more than maybe 190 miles. We'll have several of us there with a range of set ups and the more the merrier. In fact be sure to bring your wife, we'll have others there too.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Hmmm...we may need to hang in your woods...a Big Thicket Hang.
    Sounds like fun to me as well. Maybe hit those woods after the deer hunters are done or later in the spring. It will be time for a group hang convenient to the North Texas folks then too.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbikernate View Post
    Would love to....but I have two problems with attending.

    1. I'm a graduate student in environmental science. That means thesis work.
    2. I'm planning a vacation with my wife to Hawaii this summer. Travel funds are going towards that, and Big Bend is a solid day's drive from here.
    Two more reasons to join us next week.
    1. School is out
    2. Much closer than Big Bend. (Then when you see how much fun hammock folks are, Big Bend won't seem so far. )

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    Graduate students (especially me, my advisor is a slave driver) don't get breaks when school is out.

    Besides, next week is too early for me to make use of the hammock. I am recovering from acute myelogenous leukemia and I don't have all my strength back yet. I've been out of commission for 9 months and I've had to re-learn how to do everything, including walking, feeding myself, bathing, and all that. While my chemo is done and I have been given permission to start school again, I am still taking piles of medication and my immune system isn't fully recovered yet. I definitely don't have all my strength back yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbikernate View Post
    Graduate students (especially me, my advisor is a slave driver) don't get breaks when school is out.

    Besides, next week is too early ...
    Bummer about the slave driver, but that's not forever.

    Sounds like you've had a tough year - good that you're on the mend.

    I didn't really think anyone would drop what they were doing at such short notice. Know that you are welcome whenever the timing is right.

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    I hope your recovery progresses well.

    When you're able to get out a bit, let me know. I'll be glad to come down and show you several different hammocks and suspension systems.

    I need to see some new country.
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    No problem. I expect to be getting out more by March or so. I have to do some serious gym time before then, however. I hope to spend a couple days during "spring break" at least camping and stuff.

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