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    Alabama to Alaska and return via Grand Canyon

    Just completed a eight week motorcycle tour from NW Alabama to Alaska and return.

    Part of my trip was a Penny A Mile Challenge in Support of Eldridge Children's Home in NW Alabama ... www.echbenefit.com

    Penny a Mile from Eldridge to Arctic Circle...6430 miles...

    My entire trip was 16,248 smiles (i mean miles)

    We did camp about 1/3 of the time, and motel it as well...it was our plan.

    No issues with campgrounds anywhere with my hammock.

    I am still scratching my head about an issue with my hammock, but wanting to research the possible issue further before I come to a conclusion or cause.

    All in all, no problems that I couldn't handle or fix. I do feel I had the correct equipment (tarp, hammock, UQs ) The orange bag you see in photo was design to cover the entire hammock system, then stuff into waterproof bag..it worked too! all I had to do was pull out of bag each night and tie it off...the UQ, pillow, over quilt was then ready...

    Here are photos best viewed with slideshow... out of 2500 photos here is about 100 or so...

    http://dongnorwood.smugmug.com/Alask...55246626_C7Vck
    "Oh Lord I pray, let me live long enough to do everything they say I have done"

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    Some Cool photos Norwood, glad you made it home I am still jealous!
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    Thanks...you equipment worked very well for me...thanks for your help before the trip...
    "Oh Lord I pray, let me live long enough to do everything they say I have done"

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    Thanks for sharing Norwood! Those pictures are fantastic as I'm sure the trip was a blast. Nothing better then enjoying the good ole outdoors especially for a great cause! I have definitely wanted to visit many of the same areas you covered in your trip and those pictures sure do make me want to even more .

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    Wow.....and.....WOW!
    What a great trek. Very envious. I want to go back to Alaska!
    Great photos. Thank you for sharing.

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    Wow! great pics! Umm, im going to have to look into that big stuff sack for the whole hammock to stuff in the motorcycle... looking at how Ive done motocamping, this might be easier.

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    That was something else defiantly something I can only dream of doing someday. Thanks for sharing

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    Great photo's!!!! The Lake Louise one is stunning!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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    Great trip and photos.
    Terry

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    Fantastic ! ! !

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