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    3 days/2 nights @ Thunder Swamp Trail, PA

    Just got back from a 3day/2night trip on the Thunder Swamp Trail System in PA. This trip I tried out a couple new pieces of gear.

    1. ULA Circuit pack - I took it on a 3 mile hike before but never overnight. I really, really like this thing. It makes a huge difference on my shoulders.

    2. WhoOpie Slings - This trip is the first time I used my WhoOpie slings, toggles and new straps. I have to admit, I was a little cautious when I first got in the hammock using them because I just couldn't believe these things were going to support me. Man, what a difference. The ENO Singlenest was tight and I laid straighter than I ever have. I'm really impressed with them. One thing that threw me off for a minute was I tried to adjust them while I had all my gear in the hammock and soon learned that the weight was not allowing me to adjust the whoopies. I couldn't understand what I was doing wrong. Well, it was before my morning coffee so maybe that was my problem. A buddy of mine who was with me this trip want's me to order him a set-up after he saw them in action. Anyway, I love 'em.

    Here are a few pictures from the trip...

    The days were around 60 degrees and colorful. Nights were upper 30's but at at around 3am the second night it shot up to 45...









    Here is a little island we decided to use the first night...







    My hammock set-up on day 2 and a shot of the creek on the walk out...



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    Awesome pics!! Man, I gotta get back out there before the snow falls.

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    Great pictures. Fall is the best season for camping !

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    Great photos. Looks like a good place to go.

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    Wow what great pictures! I grew up in the area and looking at your pictures really makes me homesick. Thanks for sharing!
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    Thanx

    Most triumphant trip

    Thanks for taking us along

    To adjust whoopies under tension, one must relieve the tension

    Great pics

    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Thanks all.

    Quote Originally Posted by RKP View Post
    Fall is the best season for camping !
    I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by tbone View Post
    Great photos. Looks like a good place to go.
    It was nice, especially since it's not too far from us. Took about 2 hrs from Havertown. The trails do get pretty rocky and uneven. My calves got a workout.

    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
    To adjust whoopies under tension, one must relieve the tension
    Yeah, I should have known. I should not try thinking before my morning coffee.
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    Nice Fall colors in those pics. What part of the trail did you hike? Start at Route 402 and head east or west? Was the trail dry?

    Thinking about doing a short trip there again sometime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Nice Fall colors in those pics. What part of the trail did you hike? Start at Route 402 and head east or west? Was the trail dry?

    Thinking about doing a short trip there again sometime soon.
    Started at the main trailhead on 402 and went west working the trail clockwise. Trail was dry except for some pooling in areas.

    We didn't see anyone on the trail for 3 days except a grouse hunter and his two dogs. We did get to see a nice sized bear about a half mile or so away near the power lines.
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    I need to do that trail. We have some beautiful ones in Pa

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