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    Slackpack The Batona

    this is a thread i started locally, but all are welcome. carry your pack if you want. i will have mine. just thought it was a good idea,

    http://forums.njpinebarrens.com/f14/...k-batona-7489/

    i'm planning a slackpacking trip of the Batona Trail (NJ) first weekend of May. "Slackpacking" is when a shuttle vehicle takes your gear ahead to camp and you carry a daypack with raingear and lunch. this may give a few that don't have lightweight gear to complete the Batona in one trip.

    leaving Bass river on 5/1 and hiking to Buttonwood Camp (there is a new blue blaze off trail) then 5/2 to Batona Camp and 5/3 to Ong's Hat to finish up.

    there are many points you could get off if you don't want to do the whole trail or you could just hang out and camp as they are all drive-in camp sites.

    there is no fee for this(other then $2 a nite to Batsto), but you may want to feed the driver .

    what are your thoughts on this. i think it will give people a chance to do the trail without the cost of ultra lite gear. My pack is 22 lb with food , but about $1500+ worth of gear, too much for just a weekend. i will be carrying a SPOT, GPS and Phone.

    ANY TAKERS

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    NO slackpack

    got no takers, so i'm camping at Bass river this friday night, hiking to Lower Forge sat night, then to Ongs Hat sunday. no support. if any one is out at bass river or lower forge look me up. will be wearing a Hawaiian dragon shirt and red hat



    PM me if anyone wants to hang either nite.
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...733a9bda1e&z=9

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    a least say have a nice time, LOL

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    kk, Have a great time, sorry, your to far for me to join you. Good luck with your hike.
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    LMAO You're funny. Have a great time. Too far for me

    Thanks for the offer!

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    Have fun KK.....if i didn't hav 20 million things going on i would join ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    got no takers, so i'm camping at Bass river this friday night, hiking to Lower Forge sat night, then to Ongs Hat sunday. no support. if any one is out at bass river or lower forge look me up. will be wearing a Hawaiian dragon shirt and red hat



    PM me if anyone wants to hang either nite.
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...733a9bda1e&z=9
    I'd rather be there than here... Have fun!

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    Sounds like fun but just a wee bit too far of a drive for me! Hang em high and hang em dry!
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    Don't yous feel better now. if the jersey devil gets me at least yous said good bye LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    Don't yous feel better now. if the jersey devil gets me at least yous said good bye LOL


    That looks like an anorexic horse with a couple of birth defects tossed in! Have fun, and if something that gimpy looking manages to catch you, you probably deserved to be got!

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