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    Update on 1st Time with the wife

    An update on this thread:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=36213

    We ended up car camping the first night, in the back of our minivan. We slept so-so because of drunk OHVers at 430AM, so I was excited for the hammocking the next night. We did a pretty tough 6 miles on moderately crummy trails, in warmer than expected weather. Not a great start to her first backpacking trip, but she was a trooper, and a pretty fast hiker. As we were setting up camp a few hunters came through, which was strange because it's not deer or elk season yet. They were hunting bear. Not a comforting thought for my wife- again, it was her first backpacking trip. She was thoroughly tired from the hike, so we hit the sack early. She was in the hammock for 12 hours! Success! A couple of tough uphill miles out and we were done. She was sure that the hammock was awesome, but the backpacking wasn't her thing. I think that part is my fault for the hike being kind of crummy, but I gave it a shot. So, the final score was Hammock 1, Backpacking 0.

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    Glad to hear that the hammocking went well.

    Next time - try a shorter distance (6 miles is a decent hike for someone new to the game IMHO).

    At some (all?) national parks, you can setup camp 500 feet from the trailhead. Try something between 500 feet and 6 miles next time and report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    Glad to hear that the hammocking went well.

    Next time - try a shorter distance (6 miles is a decent hike for someone new to the game IMHO).

    At some (all?) national parks, you can setup camp 500 feet from the trailhead. Try something between 500 feet and 6 miles next time and report back.
    agreed. its cool to bust like a 2-3 mile hike with a loaded pack, then set up 'base camp'- pursuing day hikes with little to know weight. much more pleasurable, usually just as rewarding. (not to say pleasure and reward don't go hand in hand-- but you know)
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    Senior Member dukedante's Avatar
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    Good thinking on those super short distances. I bet I can get her to do that. She didn't like carrying a pack, which I could spin into a need for UL gear I suppose.......

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    Boy

    Boy, the title of your thread scared me there for a minute

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    Thanks for the updates, but without photos.... well, you know what they say.

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    Baby steps, dukedante, baby steps....
    maybe first up a drive in camp, then maybe some short social side trips with friends to waterfalls, caves, fishing, view points etc....an easy overnighter.....make it fun & enjoyable for her.
    Either that or take your mates

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    Senior Member dukedante's Avatar
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    Since you all asked, here are a few shots from the trip.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Glad she liked the hammock. Hope you can turn her around on the backpacking.
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