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  1. #21
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    Thanks Tom. Yep, Beardo and Sweet Pea.

    You have made it through something that many of us fear happening on the trail and remain very positive. Continue your healing well!! That last little bit of AT will be waiting for you next year

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    Senior Member sswens's Avatar
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    i look forward to reading your journal entries best of luck and HapPy Hanging.

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    Back on. Rested up the ankle, and I got back on the trail again today!

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    Yippee glad to see you back.

    Hey glad to see the good news and look forward to your entries. I have you bookmarked to my favorites bar and check first thing every day. Again good luck with the trip and hanging.....

  5. #25
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    Chop, aka Beardo, and Sweet Pea, are still on the AT South of NOC.

    They have been "hanging" most every night

    They will be soon finishing their trip.
    Life's A Journey
    It's not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body,
    But rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting,
    Woo Hoo!....What a Ride!

    My PHOTOS

    My VIDEOS

  6. #26
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    Just thought I would update....

    We made it to the Springer Summit on this past Tuesday.....Nov 22! Thrilled to have successfully completed my thru hike of the AT.

    Hammocked up till Damascus and then went to ground and shelter for the final 400 or so miles. That is when it got cold and our 3 season yetis were not enough...and we didn't really have good ability to research warmer UQ options for the last bit...also, wanted to have a bit of the shelter experience as well as the tarp experience. Prior to the.injuries, we figured we.would have been done a bit earlier and the cold wouldn't have been an issue.

    The whole AT is hammockable and the only time we went to ground while carrying our hammocks was above treeline in the Whites, and we did work for stay at the huts.

    All the gear that we made for the trip worked well, which for hammock gear included:

    Cuben tarps...loved them..the weight, the ability to fold them and put in the packs outside.sleeve, the dryness on the inside, and their general ruggedness. We used one as our shelter when we were on the ground at the.end.

    My Hammock....the.integrated bugnet was great, the extra length that I could not get in a commercial hammock of this style was excellent. Hopefully use this hammock for many more miles.

    Wife's.bug sock over her GT nano7...light,.easy effective.

    My top quilt.....light and worked good to 45ish. Will parobably make another that goes lower....20s

    The trip was great, lucky to spend.months walking around in the woods!

  7. #27

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    Thanks for the update. You folks did great! I wondered about how well the cuben would hold up.

  8. #28
    Congratulations on the completion of an epic adventure!
    I have contemplated attempting a thru hike after I retire in the next year or so! I think I could meet the challenge physically, but fear I may lack the mental toughness that is required!
    You have my utmost respect and admiration!

  9. #29
    Senior Member Red Hat's Avatar
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    congrats on your thru! I did GA-ME in 2010 with my Warbonnet Blackbird. Hope to see you at some hiker gatherings... SoRuck in Jan?

  10. #30
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    Happy to see you post again, I will have to go look at your journal. Hopefully you have lots of pics. What would you have done different (far as hammocking goes) if anything.

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