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    Afton State Park solo over nighter

    I finally got out for a over nighter at Afton State Park in Afton, MN. Most of the snow is gone and temps are pretty decent.

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    Last edited by ArcsandSparks; 04-10-2011 at 17:45. Reason: changed from YT link
    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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    Great trip report video and thanks for the gear list.
    How did the under quilt work out for you?
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    How is the hanging in Afton...it always seems to close to the city to really get away...
    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
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    Nice videos!

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    Have you ever met a turkey that wasn't obnoxious? Glad you had a great time and got to test out your gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricecg View Post
    How is the hanging in Afton...it always seems to close to the city to really get away...
    It can be pretty busy with "recreational users". Ski area, boaters, swimmers, travelling campers, etc... I tried to go there looking for birds once and gave up on it pretty quickly.

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    Good job reporting on "Life in Afton"! It's one of my favorite day hiking spots, though I've not overnighted there (yet!).

    Thanks for letting us tag along.
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    Always fun to watch a video and go...."I know that spot"...."I know that trail".....
    It is a good quick get-away. I always go in the week and it is pretty isolated.
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    Its nice to get to the woods. I liked your dual purpose refectx pouch/sit pad. Two wks ago i was driving home from a local town and the traffic had to stop for about 30 turkeys on walk about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veto 65 View Post
    Great trip report video and thanks for the gear list.
    How did the under quilt work out for you?
    Thanks...the underquilt worked better than I would have expected. My phone said it got to 36 degrees that night and I had no cool spots. It is a 1/2 UQ, so I did notice that I need to position just right to get optimal coverage.
    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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