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    VIDEO: Memorial Day Red River Gorge Hang

    Well, at least the part that my family and I attended. Most people started on Friday, camping on the Sheltowee Trace, then hiking into the Clifty Wilderness on Saturday. Because of work, I had to start on Saturday. I drove down with my family, planning to park at the trailhead for the Swift Camp Creek Trail, then just walk down the hill to the campsite. As I pulled into the lot, I saw a bunch of hikers taking a break there, then recognized krugd in the bunch! Amazing to have arrived there at the same time...

    As usual, there was a great assortment of hammocks, tarps, gear, and styles there. The amazing 5 oz cuben tarps from OES that angrysparrow and NCPatrick brought were highlights for me, as well as krugd's homemade reverse blackbird. My kids had a great time playing in and around the creek and boulders with bdpalace's son, and slept well to prove it. I just enjoyed hanging around with everyone and chatting.

    Anyway, it was pretty much a hike in, camp, hike out overnighter for us, while most of the rest went on down the trail the following day. bdpalace and his son climbed out with us as well. My daughter got to take her new pack (Osprey Jib) out on it's maiden voyage, and Elise enjoyed having less to carry. We all had a really good time, and I hope everyone else did as well.

    I have a hard time at these things capturing much on video. I guess I'm just enjoying the company and conversations. Hetairoi helped my by allowing the use of some of his photos in the video--thanks again, John! The original planning thread is here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=16134

    Video link: http://www.youtube.com/bonsaihiker#p/a/u/0/BF3tJUy1ugE

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    Wondered when this would make it to the HF ... enjoyed it on your YouTube Channel ... looking forward to more!

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    Jeeez, about time!
    Nice to see you again Mr Bonsai!
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    Great video, Bonzaihiker! It looks like everyone had a great time, lots of smiling faces. I enjoyed watching the little root climber!
    "Is this the best you've got?!!" (Shortoff Mtn., Linville Gorge 2010)

    "Life is tough.....it's even tougher if you're stupid!".....(John Wayne)

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    Really nice vid. Had a feel good emotion to it. left you feeling happy.
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    Nice job. Great to see the kids in the woods.

    Thanks for having us along!
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    Great video Scott. Shows all the fun that I missed.
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    Glad you all enjoyed the video. It was a lot of fun and met or reunited with some great people. Can't wait for the next hang!
    --Scott <><

    "I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful... because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience...." --Robert Traver

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