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    Canaveral National Seashore Island Hang Planning March 24-27

    Since the other planning thread for this hang did not have a date in the title, I thought it prudent to begin a new thread.

    I will be reserving an island campsite on Canaveral National Seashore for the week of 21-27. Timberrr and I won't be arriving until the 24th, but anyone wanting to arrive early is welcome to do so.

    Canaveral National Seashore offers many interpretive programs throughout the month. Here are a few things copied from their website going on that week within easy paddling distance from the campsites:

    WEDNESDAY 23rd – 10:00 AM – “CAST NETTING”
    Learn the skill and grace that goes along with this fun hobby. If you have a cast net, please feel free to bring it with you (we will provide a few nets). Bring water and insect repellant. Park in parking lot #1 and walk across the street to the boat ramp. (1 hour)

    THURSDAY 24th - 10:00 AM-12:00 PM - “CANOE MOSQUITO LAGOON”
    Reservations will be accepted a week before the canoe date. Join a guide as you explore this rich and diverse estuary up close. Some experience is preferred. You must be at least 8 years old and able to paddle. You must wear covered shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Dress to get wet. Individuals with their own kayaks or canoes are welcome to join in. Call (386) 428-3384 ext. 0 to reserve your spot. Meet at the Visitors Information Center at 9:45 a.m. We will leave promptly at 10:00 a.m.

    FRIDAY 25th - 1:00 PM - “ELDORA WALK”
    Take a stroll through time down to the Eldora State House and learn what it would have been like to live in an agricultural village around the turn-of-the-century. Meet at parking area #8. (1 hour)

    SATURDAY 26th - 11:00 AM - “COAST TO COAST HIKES”
    Join an experienced leader and learn about our barrier island ecosystem. Start exploring the mangrove ecosystem and work your way to the beachside to explore coastal flora and fauna. Meet at Turtle Mound parking lot. (90 Minutes)

    SUNDAY 27th - 9:00 AM - “SUNDAY CAMERA HIKES”
    We’ll take a short, scenic hike to capture the beauty of Canaveral National Seashore in photographs. Bring your cameras, sun screen and insect repellant and wear sturdy, closed shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Meet at the Visitor Center.

    Here are some links to useful information about Canaveral National Seashore:

    Canaveral Home Page
    http://www.nps.gov/cana/index.htm

    Mosquito Lagoon Canoe Trail
    http://www.nps.gov/cana/planyourvisi...e&PageID=48468

    Back Country Camping
    http://www.nps.gov/cana/planyourvisi...camping-02.pdf

    The rangers there seem to be happy about having us and more than one has asked if they could come check out our hammocks.
    Last edited by Gumbo; 02-27-2011 at 20:52.

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    Really wish I could do this one with you guys. I'll be working the MS Mud Run on the 26th though. Hope you guys have a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    Really wish I could do this one with you guys. I'll be working the MS Mud Run on the 26th though. Hope you guys have a blast.
    Darn and I was hoping Buddy would be on hand to give a trip report! You need to let him out more!

    I'm sure there will be other hangs in the coming months and you and Buddy are always welcome.

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    So far for attendees we have:

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

    Did I miss anyone?
    Last edited by Gumbo; 03-03-2011 at 00:28. Reason: added attendees

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    23 days and counting

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    Sounds great.. I'd love to learn how to throw a net properly..
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON

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    I am interested in joining this hang if I can work out the details.

    I will be in FL visiting the in-laws the week of the 21st. They just bought a kayak but I'm not sure how easily I can transport it, so I may have to rent a canoe. My only paddling experience in the past few years was a creek trip last year. Do you think this would work?

    I would probably only stay Thursday night. As we will probably be heading home early on Saturday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxhack View Post
    I am interested in joining this hang if I can work out the details.

    I will be in FL visiting the in-laws the week of the 21st. They just bought a kayak but I'm not sure how easily I can transport it, so I may have to rent a canoe. My only paddling experience in the past few years was a creek trip last year. Do you think this would work?
    You should be fine! Hope to see ya there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxhack View Post
    I am interested in joining this hang if I can work out the details.

    I will be in FL visiting the in-laws the week of the 21st. They just bought a kayak but I'm not sure how easily I can transport it, so I may have to rent a canoe. My only paddling experience in the past few years was a creek trip last year. Do you think this would work?

    I would probably only stay Thursday night. As we will probably be heading home early on Saturday morning.
    Sounds good. I may have an extra kayak with me depending on wether on not my son decides to join us.

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    Great I'm looking forward to it! It should be quite a bit different from any trip I have taken before.

    Any specialized gear suggestions for this type of trip? Should I try and steer clear of down? I do have a couple of Granite Gear dry sacks.

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