Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    xxx
    Posts
    405

    New Year's Eve on Springer?

    Is there going to be a SEHHA hang on Springer for NYE this year? I hope to be there and it looks like there is a good chance to welcome Hammock Engineer as he finishes his thru-hike of the AT. Is anyone else planning on being there from hammockforums.net?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Cuffs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    467
    Images
    4
    As a cross-poster from WB, Im trying to be there... Looks like several WBers will be too.
    Get busy living, or get busy dying.

  3. #3
    Hooch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Goldsboro, NC
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    Speer Winter Tarp
    Insulation
    Burrow & Crowsnest
    Suspension
    WhoopieSling/Strap
    Posts
    4,380
    Images
    46
    Here's the official onfo from Ed's website:


    Southeast Hammock Hangers Campout
    New Year's Eve
    Dec 31, 2007 - Jan 1, 2008

    Everyone Welcome!

    South End of Appalachian Trail

    Springer Mtn, GA



    Join us for our next hammock hangers' campout and help us ring in the New Year! Learn from the hammock experts or show off your own stay-warm gear. Meet Ed Speer, maker of camping hammocks and author of the Hammock Camping book! This will be a challenging winter campout with possible temperatures below 10F! Severe storm conditions including high wind, cold rain or heavy snow are possible. This unorganized event is open to all hikers and will include hammockers as well as ground sleepers--expect 10-30 campers.



    We will camp at or near the Appalachian Trail shelter atop Springer Mtn and each person will be responsible for their own transportation, gear and food. Access is via hiking trails and/or Forest Service Road 42 (gravel), which has a parking area where it crosses the Appalachian Trail 0.9 mi north of the shelter. Local knowledge or detailed directions are necessary to find the trails and/or road 42. Directions can be found at: http://www.georgia-atclub.org/directions.html

    A close watch on the weather forecast will be necessary to avoid getting stranded during the campout--note that deep snow or ice often prevents travel on road 42 (which is never plowed) or the access trails at this time of the year. Each camper should make their own decisions based on their ability to handle the weather. Severe conditions and/or bad road conditions will stop most if not all attendees.



    In spite of the potential for severe weather, some recent campouts have experienced only moderate conditions. Daytime highs in the 50ís and nighttime lows in the 30ís were the norm for the 2003, 2004, & 2005 campouts. Again, a close eye on the weather forecast is critical for those not equipped & experienced for arctic conditions.



    Some useful trail information can be found at the web links below:

    http://www.appalachiantrail.org/ Appalachian Trail Conference

    http://www.nps.gov/appa/ National Park AT

    http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/u...l/appalach.htm GORP AT

    http://georgiatrails.com/features/apptrail.html Georgia Trails AT

    http://georgiatrails.com/trails/southterm.html Access Trail--Amicalola Falls SP

    http://www.fred.net/kathy/at.html Appalachian Trail facts

    http://www.rhodesmill.org/thefox/maps.html Nat'l Park Service AT maps



    Amicalola Falls State Park is located 9 miles south of Springer Mtn and some may choose to park there and hike up to the campout. Information about the park can be found at: http://gastateparks.org/info/amicalola/

    or http://ngeorgia.com/parks/amicalola.html

    or phone: (706)265-8888; address: Amicalola Falls State Park, 418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Road, Dawsonville, Georgia, 30534.



    Everyone Welcome! If you have any questions--contact Ed at: (828) 724-4444 or info@speerhammocks.com



    Use your browser's back button or click here to return to www.SpeerHammocks.com
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    16
    I'm planning to be there, weather permitting.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Nest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    627
    Images
    5
    I've put in a request to be off that day. I was thinking that if it is approved and I can go, I would try to find a way to put in at Neels Gap and hike in to the campout. Figured it would be a nice 2 or 3 ay hike.

  6. #6
    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Lawrenceville, Ga
    Hammock
    JRB Bear Mtn. Bridge
    Tarp
    BlackCat/JRB 11x10
    Insulation
    Pad(s)/JRB Quilts
    Posts
    2,424
    Images
    34
    I may be going.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Eastern MA
    Posts
    121

    Springer NYE

    Hey-
    Glad to hear Marta may be making it! Would you be going via FS 42 and hading back to Charlotte on New Year's Day?

    I'm hooking up with some GalPals between Christmas and New Year near Raleigh, and being that close to Springer so close to NYE, I made arrangemets to fly home New Year's night from Charlotte. I don't know if any of the other WomenHikers friends will head for Springer or if they will just drop me in Charlotte on their way home.

    I will be glad to see other hammock fanatic friends if Springer works out, weather-wise.

    Cheers!

    Rosaleen

  8. #8
    Senior Member Cuffs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    467
    Images
    4
    I guess while we're at it, whos coming from Alabama?

    Anyone going via the Approach Trail?

    Anyone have 4wd or at least a vehicle made for FS42 that I might be able to hitch up with?
    Get busy living, or get busy dying.

  9. #9
    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Lawrenceville, Ga
    Hammock
    JRB Bear Mtn. Bridge
    Tarp
    BlackCat/JRB 11x10
    Insulation
    Pad(s)/JRB Quilts
    Posts
    2,424
    Images
    34
    Quote Originally Posted by Cuffs View Post
    I guess while we're at it, whos coming from Alabama?

    Anyone going via the Approach Trail?

    Anyone have 4wd or at least a vehicle made for FS42 that I might be able to hitch up with?
    No need for a 4wd. Most cars will make that trip fine.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

  10. #10
    Senior Member Cuffs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    467
    Images
    4
    Ive taken my car up there once... I really just dont want to do it again...
    Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •