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    VIDEO: Over Mountain Shelter 12-10-10

    Wisenber, LDCakes and myself met at Bob's Dairyland in Roan Mountain. Kim stopped by to meet with us. She does a lot of local trail maintenance and knows the area well. Her suggestion was to go to Over Mountain Shelter via Minneapolis, NC, which turned out to be excellent advice.

    We hiked in, ate dinner, hung out in the loft of the barn/shelter, and turned in relatively early. Temps were 25*F all night long. At about 2am, it started snowing. We awoke at about 8am, packed and departed. On the way down the mountain, I slid into a ditch while taking pictures, but a local fellow was right behind me. He had me out in minutes. After lunch in Elk Park, we separated. At Wisenber's suggestion, I visited Valley Cruces and did some Christmas shopping at Mast's General Store and Annex. On the way home, I bought a Christmas tree.

    The weather was perfect for testing gear for Mt Rogers. I was snug in my rig: Speer Snufit, Speer IIIA hammock, Speer Top Blanket, Speer Winter Tarp, mil-surplus felt booties and Jacks R Better Down Hood.

    LDCakes had an ENO hammock, a DIY SPE, a prototype Molly Mac Gear IX Hammock Sock with an EVA pad inside, and a 20* down bag TQ. She was under a Kelty Noah diamond tarp.

    Wisenber was in a Speer Peapod and under one of Gargoyle's diamond tarps.

    This was a very nice hang, inadvertently well coordinated with the weather. It was near perfect conditions for testing my Anorak and Poor Man's Mukluks (Tingley's Overboots with felt liners). LDCakes had a nice eVent Packa. Wisenber had lots of warm clothing, including down pants.

    VIDEO: Over Mountain Shelter 12-10-10

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    I have yet to hang in the snow. Would love to try it though. I still think it would be cool to hang in a barn also! I saw beas do it in his vid and have wanted to ever since.

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    The snow is beautiful. Would love to see it someday. Thanks for the video.

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    Nice report thanks, enjoyed the video.

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    Looks like a nice weekend pal ... thanks for sharing the video!

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    That event Packa really sticks out almost oike it has a power supply. Your artic duds look good Mac and I wasn't surprised to see Wisenber in that awesome Alpen¶age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eflat7 View Post
    I have yet to hang in the snow.
    Let's be prepared for an impromptu UWharrie hang if it snows, ok?
    Quote Originally Posted by Old River Rat View Post
    The snow is beautiful. Would love to see it someday. Thanks for the video.
    You are entyrely welcome! I hope you get the chance... I love it!
    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Nice report thanks, enjoyed the video.
    Glad you liked it! I plan to make three or more snow videos this winter.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Looks like a nice weekend pal ... thanks for sharing the video!
    It was great! Wish you could'a been with us. It was a lot of fun for a short hike.
    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    That event Packa really sticks out almost oike it has a power supply.
    Yeah, LDCakes and Wisenber were joking like they had no confidence in the hunter's being able to identify a deer
    ... but I didn't see anything but deer hanging outside their houses!

    Too bad you couldn't come with us, since it was in yer hackyard!
    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    Your artic duds look good Mac and I wasn't surprised to see Wisenber in that awesome Alpen¶age.
    Thank you very much! Wisenber has some pics, too. Can't wait to see 'em!
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    In the running for coolest video of the year, literally. Nice trip Mac. Thanks for sharing. Over Mountain didn't look that good last time I went thought there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdawg69 View Post
    In the running for coolest video of the year, literally. Nice trip Mac.
    Gosh! Thank you very much! That's quite a compliment given that I have the most inadequate editing software available.
    All I can do is append and cut!
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    Great video ! Looks like you had a great warm-up or should I say chill-up
    for the MN Frozen-butt. Can't wait to check out your set up and share mine !
    Them deer hanging reminds of home.

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