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    Huguenot Park Jacksonville,Florida 1-29-11

    Well sports fans I had a small taste of the other side this past weekend. My wife and I took our daughter Finley out for her first ever real camping trip. After not being able to stay overnight at the Florida hang because of a cough, she was dying to get out! We have a huge tent with a screen room and we set it up on the point where the Saint John's River meets with the Atlantic ocean.

    Beautiful views.


    No one around. Got to sit and watch the huge tankers cruise by on the way to sea. It was great. A little cold by Florida standards, but it was mostly wind related. When it was bed time the mercury had dropped significantly (read 40ish, but it was near 70 during the day) and the water wind wasn't helping.

    The other thing that didn't help was the ridiculously hard ground. I was miserable. I swear I got pressure sores. I got up at 5 because I just couldn't take it any more, and that's not me. Especially on Sunday.

    All in all it was a great overnighter and Finley (jumpy) really enjoyed herself. I'll make sure next time we do our tent trip I have a cot.

    Rick
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    Huguenot Park is one of my favorite places to camp. You can camp on the St. Johns or Ft. George Inlet. The sea breeze offers great overnight temps. Glad you guys had a good time. Good idea yall didn't stay Saturday night at the hang. Still fightin a cough from the trip.

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    I really like that picture.
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    Maybe you could have hung a hammock between two of those upper branches,... then climbed up.... maybe not....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Maybe you could have hung a hammock between two of those upper branches,... then climbed up.... maybe not....
    Ironically there were three palm trees we could have hung from, but we dont have insulation yet and the little one barely makes it the whole night in my indoor rig. Truth be told, I haven't successfully made it an entire night yet either. I think thats just me waking my self up with my snoring though.
    Look up before you hook up!!
    Originally Posted by body942
    Me big. Me like hammockgear burrow. Long. Problems no. People good.

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    All the more reason to come hiking with us in Richloam this March.
    Let me know what you need and I'll bring it!
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    Nice pic man and glad you guys got out. Would you believe I've lived here since '91 and I've never been out there?

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    i've been going out to hugenot..aka 'THE POND' for many years. mainly for kitesurfing. i've camped there a few times too...but i have never seen that tree! good find!

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    At least you got out with the family. That is always a good thing to do. Liked the pic too!In time you will increase your hammock hangin' hardware. I know I have been very selective and bought a piece at a time till I completed my setups (till something new comes along). Or be like Mad and make some gear. Just good to hear you got outdoors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    All the more reason to come hiking with us in Richloam this March.
    Let me know what you need and I'll bring it!
    Do you perhaps have some sort of extra under warming device?
    Look up before you hook up!!
    Originally Posted by body942
    Me big. Me like hammockgear burrow. Long. Problems no. People good.

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