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    My section hike

    OK, I have 28 days (as of about 10 AM today) to go till I leave for my section hike.

    Except for a planned one night stay at Kincora, I plan on spending EVERY night in my hammock. I may even sleep in my hammock at Kincora if I can find a place to put it.

    I think I can stick with the stay only in the hammock, all 24* days less the Kincora stop. I am even planning on "Passin thru" Damascus.

    At least that is the plan





    *I'll be gone 27, but only hiking 24.
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    Come on, shelters are awesome. You know you want to do it. Say it with me, I will stay in a shelter.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Come on, shelters are awesome. You know you want to do it. Say it with me, I will stay in a shelter.
    don't listen to him doc... he's mixed up man
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I hope that you have a great hike. Stay safe.
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    Are you going to have an online trail journal for us to follow? I'm sure you'll have a great time!


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    I'm pretty sure that he isn't doing any TJ.

    I hope it rains for you. Now that I think about it north of Kincora there was no water when I went from from Wataga dam shelter for around 20+ miles until close to the road 2 shelters north.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    No records kept, no snowman war stories...


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    No trail journal, at least while I'm hiking.

    But I will post a a day by day & a summary here when I get home.

    Hopefully it will be too warm for the snowmen to get to me, I barely escaped from their last attack

    I actually hope it rains every night, with lots & lots of THUNDER. But I would prefer to hike with the sun overhead.

    My hanging gear:
    Two 6.5' long 1.25" wide nylon straps ala "tree huggers"
    Skeeter Beeter Hammock with a spectra cord ridgeline.
    Nylon Tarp that used to be a "Neo tarp" from SG.
    Hammock Engineer made hammock sock.
    Ray Way quilt with Alpine update as an over quilt.
    KAQ Patomic underquilt.
    Just in case: My oversized sit pad doubles as extra insulation if it gets cold.
    8" x 8" fleece pillow case.

    I am considering putting the gear hammock back on, but I don't know. I like the gear hammock, but was rarely using it. Havn't taken it last 3 trips, didn't miss it, so, , , , , ,

    Most nights I'll be sleeping in shorts & tee shirt, my "PJs".

    The plan is to hit Kincora around April 22ish, then Damascus around the 27th or 28th. I aint going to hurry, just as long as I make it to Atkins VA by May 10th (about 7.6 MPD).


    Doctari.
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
    PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.

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    I leave THURSDAY AM!!!!!
    Will be on the trail by about 9AM Friday.

    My boss said he was going to have a stroke while I am gone. I can't decide if I'm actually upset by this or not

    I want to leave NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!!!!
    But I gots to work Wed 7A to 7A.

    All packed, my FSO is down to 29.5 Lbs, with 8 to 8.5 Lbs of food & 1 ltr H2O. When I get back, Im saving for a new pack (looking at the Catalyst by ULA) & a new tarp (prolly a OES rectangular). I could get the new stuff now, but then it's no money for the trip. Priority is hiking, gear secondary! So hike now, gear later!!
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
    PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.

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    Would you just leave already and stop rubbing it in! What can I say, I'm jealous.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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