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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    I'd like to try a sail in the lagoon too. I'll bring a long boat for sailing and a short boat for the trail. If you want I can bring a Mirage I had shipped in from AUS...it has an integral rudder,
    the 580 is also the kayak that Andrew perished in while crossing from AUS to NZ.
    As a "beware" sorta thing...
    There won't be a problem in open water, but the shallows and mangrove roots often have barnacles, clams and other sharpies lurking about waiting for innocent boats and barefeet to sink their nasty, gnarly teeth into. The water is clear enough to see them so they should be easy to avoid. But if I was a composite or a 'glass boat, I'd limit myself to open water and sandy beaches.
    I'd hate for someone to perish in Mosquito Lagoon.
    ...just sayin'
    Last edited by Timberrr; 02-02-2011 at 09:57. Reason: I spotted a superfluous comma.
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Small Group Buy

    If hang participants are interested...
    I've found a source for Amsteel (7/64") for ~ $0.25/foot delivered. I'm going to order some up and if any participants want in I'll include your order with mine and bring it to the hang. To keep it simple I'm limiting color choices to blue and one other color (whichever color the first respondant wants).
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Thumbs up

    sounds good, put me down as a maybe for the hang at Canaveral National Seashore. I live about 25 min away from there. IDK if i will be able to get a tarp and pad by then.

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    Updated Attendee List -

    Gumbo
    Timberrr
    MedicineMan
    Pabu (maybe)
    Johnny Walker
    Duffy
    Zukiguy (maybe)
    TheHangingTechy (maybe)

    As stated tomorrow I will scout Campsites 1 and 2 for hang suitability. I'll take pictures and then try to figure out how to post them in spite of being a techtard.
    Last edited by Gumbo; 02-02-2011 at 20:41. Reason: Not only a techtard, but an illiterate too! Whoo!

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    The boats are loaded and the Rhino is charged! Tomorrow I'll be out scouting. I'll provide GPS locations for the launch and camp sites for future use if anyone wants that info.

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    GPS Nerd

    You bet....save the trackfile and post. I'm a GPS nerd.

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    Zuki... do you know who you're talkin' to?

    Quote Originally Posted by zukiguy View Post
    You bet....save the trackfile and post. I'm a GPS nerd.
    Gumbo is still trying to program the VCR! And you're asking for a trackfile?! It sounds like a good idea but she might could use your help on this.
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Just got back from the scouting trip. It was a bit windy out there. I'll give more details later but here the summary.

    Site 1: Not as used as other sites. Very near the kayak/canoe launch and parking. There are several trees there that you could hang from a single branch. Overall not a great site for hanging though. Could support 6 hangers (8 if we all really like one another).

    Site 2: I can tell this is a favored sit for campers. Not far from the kayak/canoe launch. Plenty of places to hang (most of any site I've visited so far in Canaveral). We could hang easily 15 at this site without sharing trees. I did pick up a left behind beer can and some plastic. Also someone cut down a palm tree and tried to burn it in the fire pit. Great location, far enough off the ICW to keep the boat traffic down.

    The sites are on the same Island but about .25 mile apart. I was unable to find a land path between the two sites so these two would not be suited to use together. Site two is large enough to support our group so this is not as much a worry as I thought it would be.
    Last edited by Gumbo; 02-03-2011 at 16:08. Reason: I rambled...

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    Wish I could get out with y'all on this trip. Weekend has already been spoken for here at work. Sounds like it will be great. Can't wait to hear how this turns out!

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    Canaveral National Seashore Scouting Trip 2/3/11

    There are now three campsites that are best suited for hanging to be considered. I welcome any other info or sites to be considered by anyone who has camped at CNS before and knows the area.

    1. Campsite #2 Homestead Island - GPS Location: N 28 54.975 W 80 50.278
    Suitable for plenty of hangers and lots of space. There are lots of little paths leading off to more secluded hang spaces. Large beach area for docking kayaks.

    Canaveral National Seashore Canoe/Kayak Trail is nearby. Free overnight parking within CNS available at kayak launch site located about 3/4 mile away.


    2. Campsite 11- Scout Island - GPS Location: N 28 51.507 W 80 49.587
    Suitable for hanging and has great views. Beach area is more open. Sits along the ICW so there is a good amount of boat traffic.

    Launch Site would be Riverbreeze Park about 1.5 miles away. Launch is free. Overnight parking is allowed but there is no security.

    3. Campsite 9 Middle Dredge - N 28 51.859 W 80 49.479
    Suitable for hanging. Provides wide open views of Mosquito Lagoon. Not quite as many trees as Scout Island.

    Launch Site would be Riverbreeze Park about 1.25 miles away. Launch is free. Overnight parking is allowed but there is no security.

    Camping at Canaveral Costs: 10.00 per night. There is a one week max stay at any site, March is a popular month so when the time comes I'm going to reserve it for the whole week. That way if anyone wants to head up a few days earlier it won't be a problem and the site will be ours.

    Things of note for me today: A dolphin trailed my boat today about 30 feet away. I saw a very brave armadillo at the kayak launch. Today was the first time I have kayaked without Tim.

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