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    Colorado Trip, Utah hang, Grand Canyon Hang

    Howdy all. I went to Colorado to see my Dad for Fathers day. My neighbor rode with me, and used my Hennessy Hammock. I was using the Black Bird. We camped in Utah at a nice aspen grove way up and outside of Cedar City Utah. I slept great after driving for hours. It was cold and drizzly (just right). Then I dropped him of to his Uncles near Grand Junction Colorado. I then drove south on Hwy 550. Most amazing drive, drive this road if you get a chance. then I met up with most of my family in Pagosa Springs, CO. We all hung out and went river rafting and had a blast for close to a week. Then My neighbor took a bus down to Durango(Lots of hot chicks in Durango!!), I picked him up and we were on our way. No plans as far as the drive just going where the wheels take us, well, West mostly. So we ended up at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. I took lots of pics, and man that is a big hole. We walked around, and checked out the cute girls working in the gift shop. Grabbed a few post cards. By this time the sun was getting low. We drove back and out of the national park, and camped in the free area not far from the main attraction. My favorite part about long distance driving is getting to find a camp spot on a whim and tossing the hammock up (and tarp if need be, didn't need it that night) and then cracking a glass of wine, or having a couple of beers. With a very small fire to cook some grub. So, I figured out one of the best ways to eat left over slices of pizza. Of course they were in the cooler staying chilled near the Beer. So I let the fire die to nothing but coals, and threw the slices of pizza right on top of the hot coals. It didn't take long, Knock the ashes off, melty cheese and campfire pepper, and they had the most amazing crunch. I highly recommend this way of warming left over pizza. No dishes to clean. It was a great hang out there near the Grand Canyon. The stars were out in full force. I woke up to a coyote howling pretty near by, it was a sweet old cowboy movie coyote howl. It sung me right back to sleep. We woke up, had cowboy coffee, and did the morning Duties. And then we B Lined it back through the Desert, and up into the Angeles National Forest were we both live. I can't wait to sleep outside again. Maybe tonight.








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    Because you fall through the clouds if you try to lay on them, so the next best thing is a hammock.

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    The Grand Canyon has for years been a dream to see . . .

    Thanks for sharing . . .

    That is quite a forest there . . . I wouldn't have thought . . .
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    Thanks for posting! Where is the waterfall?
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    The waterfall is called Treasure Falls. I think it is at Wolf Creek pass on the CDT.
    Not sure about that, but I know its about 20 minutes east of Pagosa Springs Colorado.

    The forest is at the North rim of the Grand Canyon, about 10 minutes north of the north end of the grand canyon national park, there are plenty of trees. Its in the Kiabab National Forest. There is a lot of free camping in that area. Even though it was secluded enough, we still went through the tree gate. ( A fallen tree that was like a gate. )
    Because you fall through the clouds if you try to lay on them, so the next best thing is a hammock.

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    Nice pics. I like the rock and shed pic. Very nice forest to hang in. Sounds like you had a great time.
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    Senior Member sonic's Avatar
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    That was once somebody's house. That would have been a tough place to live.
    Because you fall through the clouds if you try to lay on them, so the next best thing is a hammock.

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    Good stuff.

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    these out west trip reports need to stop,...it just looks so lovely and fun. i think i could get lost and only come out if my wb rips.
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