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    Smile Yo! 'New' to HF. Thanks!!

    Yo! Hi. Howdy. Hello.
    My name is Jim Payne, current trail name "PITA" - if you can't figure that out, I can explain in more detail...
    I've already made a couple of posts, so thought I should 'formally' introduce myself, too (!)...

    I was born and raised in far northern CA ("State of Jefferson" - Google it) a few decades ago, but currently live in central PA (hint: think JoePa)...
    I got the hammock bug a few years ago - darn ground just keeps getting harder and lumpier the older I get!!
    My current obsession is gearing up (actually down in weight) for a PCT thru-hike, on which I plan to hammock the whole way... If the Ewoks in 2002 and Roni from Israel in 2003 could do it, so can I!

    My thanks for all the great info to be found on HF from so many knowledgeable HF community members...
    Special thanks to the moderators for such a great forum - and some of the vendors. too... Let's hear it for the "cottage industry" folks!
    Thanks to Shug & Grizz for the videos, and many more individuals that make HF such a special community - all your efforts are greatly appreciated.

    I hope I can also contribute and share my knowledge of both my somewhat limited hammock camping and extensive backpacking experience on HF...
    If you want to know anything about the Pacific Crest Trail - ask away - I probably have it memorized!

    Take care. Happy hanging!
    Happy trails!!!
    Jim (PITA)

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    Hiking (and hanging) the Pacific Crest Trail - 2014 (Nobo starting April 2!! )

    "Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time." - Steven Wright

    [Note/clarification: any or all of the above signature lines are NOT meant to be an affront to anyone in any way! - simply means that I am very excited to finally be attempting a PCT thru-hike in 2014, and attempting to hang the entire way, too!! Thank you.]

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    Welcome to "hammock central"...and good look on your thruhike!! When are you planning to go?
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Thanks, beep...
    I 'wish' I could go this year(!) or next, but realistically 2012 is probably the earliest.
    Happy trails!!!
    Jim (PITA)

    HYOH! (hike/hang your own hike/hang)

    Hiking (and hanging) the Pacific Crest Trail - 2014 (Nobo starting April 2!! )

    "Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time." - Steven Wright

    [Note/clarification: any or all of the above signature lines are NOT meant to be an affront to anyone in any way! - simply means that I am very excited to finally be attempting a PCT thru-hike in 2014, and attempting to hang the entire way, too!! Thank you.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by enyapjr View Post
    Thanks, beep...
    I 'wish' I could go this year(!) or next, but realistically 2012 is probably the earliest.
    A close family friend solo hiked the PCT in 2008. She REALLY liked the experience though it had its tough moments. When she got to the end, she wasn't ready for reentry so she turned around and backtracked for several days to prepare mentally for the "real world".
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Welcome aboard! Just hope you're not going to be a pain
    J/K. Always good to have another experienced outdoors-man to share the hammock excitement!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Welcome to the forum ....
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    Whooooooo Buddy ..... PCT ...... Yeah.....
    That is outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    A close family friend solo hiked the PCT in 2008. She REALLY liked the experience though it had its tough moments. When she got to the end, she wasn't ready for reentry so she turned around and backtracked for several days to prepare mentally for the "real world".
    Yep, that can be a problem for many!
    I plan on 'semi-retiring' and will be on some long trail every summer after that until I can no longer walk!
    What was her trail name? I do a little trail magic while visiting my old home turf (usually at Etna Summit, PCT mile ~1606), plus I started the "PCT Perpetual Bear Canister Loan Program" in '07 - we might have crossed 'paths' in '08 (?)...
    Happy trails!!!
    Jim (PITA)

    HYOH! (hike/hang your own hike/hang)

    Hiking (and hanging) the Pacific Crest Trail - 2014 (Nobo starting April 2!! )

    "Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time." - Steven Wright

    [Note/clarification: any or all of the above signature lines are NOT meant to be an affront to anyone in any way! - simply means that I am very excited to finally be attempting a PCT thru-hike in 2014, and attempting to hang the entire way, too!! Thank you.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Welcome aboard! Just hope you're not going to be a pain
    J/K. Always good to have another experienced outdoors-man to share the hammock excitement!
    Oh, I'll probably be a "pain" once in a while!
    I definitely have my opinions on many issues!!
    Happy trails!!!
    Jim (PITA)

    HYOH! (hike/hang your own hike/hang)

    Hiking (and hanging) the Pacific Crest Trail - 2014 (Nobo starting April 2!! )

    "Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time." - Steven Wright

    [Note/clarification: any or all of the above signature lines are NOT meant to be an affront to anyone in any way! - simply means that I am very excited to finally be attempting a PCT thru-hike in 2014, and attempting to hang the entire way, too!! Thank you.]

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    WELL a big NC and former Mifflinburg, PA welcome to you Jim PaineITA!

    Glad to see you on HF!

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