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    Sounds like you guys had an awesome time, wish I could have made it out. Hopefully next time.

    What kind of tarp was Krugd using?

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    That is an 8 by 10 DIY tarp following the instructions in Ed Speer's Hammock Camping book. It's a little small for the spreaders on my bridge hammock, but it was enough to keep me dry in Friday nite's storm.
    I have Sil to make a replacement, but this o e has worked well enough that I haven't gotten around to it yet.
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    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    It looks really nice Krugd, I've been wanting a 10' x 8' for awhile. Though I know it'll cover the blackbird fine I do worry about about the 10' ridge maybe pushing it and being a bit short. Then again I haven't tried it. I thought about diy too, just assume ill mess up those long seams.

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    So far I've had no problems with 10 foot length - but you are right about there being little room to spare. If you haven't done much sewing you might want to wait on the tarp - I found the sil really hard to sew.
    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    Finally, here are a few pictures from the hang. I uploaded all to PhotoBucket here. I'll attach a few here with comments.

    We encountered these cliffs early in the hike.
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    A view of Symmes creek.
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    CrackedUp taking a break on the hike.
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    HamMike and CrackedUp at the hang site.

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    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    Great photos krugd. I forgot about that one you snapped while I was lounging. I guess that is the beauty of gravity filters. Allows you to do other more constructive things while waiting.

    Also just wanted to say I really enjoyed the trip. Couldn't have asked for a couple nicer guys to go on my first official hang with. Enjoyed the company & conversation. By the way krugd, I'm still telling people about you hiking in sandals and running the trail later in those things I call, insoles strapped to your feet. Tough man, tough.

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    Thanks. I enjoyed it too. The insoles are called huaraches, a form of sandals worn by the Tarahumara indians in copper canyon. But my wife agrees with your description. BTW there is a thread on the forums about making your own huaraches.

    Not tough. Perhaps a bit touched?
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    Great pictures Don! I'm lucky to have hung with two guys that have technology handy. I'm also lucky to get back out of my hammock after a day of hiking let alone go for a light run. Yer an inspiration.
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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