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    Senior Member Rug's Avatar
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    I always just read. I may be in the minority here but it is very easy for me to spend 3+ days of doing nothing but reading.
    I ride a recumbent.
    I like to HAM it up on the CW.
    I use Linux.
    I play go.
    Of course I sleep in a hammock!

    Rug.

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    Back in Texas, I had plenty of good camping and hiking days, so on the rainy days, I worked in my shop or sat and watched TV. I moved to Oregon and my spoiled ways had to change. It seems like 10 months of miserable gray days and drizzle. In reality, it's only about 8 months. I either had to learn to like the crap weather and enjoy being out or never get out. I now get out any chance I can. Rain, cold, snow or sun. I go when I can.
    We must all learn to live together as brothers--or we will all perish together as fools. MLK

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    I went out an a cheeky wee overnighter on Sat with a friend, we got to the spot around 2.30pm, by 4.30pm it had started raining, it's now Mon and it still hasn't stopped
    I still had a great night hanging out in my hammock reading and drinking rum. I was very grateful for the emergency paperback though
    “The censorious said she slept in a hammock and understood Yeats's poems, but her family denied both stories.”
    ― Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis

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    I have my iPod with me. I can listen to music, play games, or read my Kindle books. Having a nice tarp is critical so you can get out of the hammock though.
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    hike?

    I prefer to hike in that kind of weather. Not much to do if you stay in camp.
    It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
    - Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by food View Post
    I prefer to hike in that kind of weather. Not much to do if you stay in camp.
    I don't mind hiking in snow or light rain when it's warmer out, but the cold (35-50f) and wet constant downpour type weather tend to chill me to the bone. Can hike in 2' of snow in 20f no problem. Go figure

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    Hike on!!!
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    Throw in Thunder Storms

    Quote Originally Posted by hang um high View Post
    You can be cold wet and miserable, or you can choose to just be cold and wet.
    If you're doing one of the big 3 long distant trails, you have no choice, but to try and adjust your attitude.

    On the AT in 2004, I seemed to get hit everyday with thunder storms and close strikes. (Even worst for those who hiked the AT in 2003) It took me months to begin to accept it, live with it, & even enjoy it at times.

    I think all of us has a "Fair Weather" hiker in us. And while I came to accept it, in 2005 on the AT, if a major storm was to last more than 3 days, you would find my butt at a motel, hostel, or hanging.

    We're getting our 1st storm for the winter here in Northern California. As I sit and type this, I'm at war with myself to go for a hike or watch it from the comfort of my home.

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    rainbows?

    Ya gotta hike in the rain if you want to be out for the rainbows.

    Day hikers and fair weather hikers miss a lot. Most professional pictures are taken near dawn or dusk and a lot feature unusual weather.

    I can stay warm easier when I am moving. Staying dry when you are vertical is easier than when you are horizontal.

    Hey, quit moping around and hike.
    It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
    - Mark Twain

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    I am usually strangely excited to get up and hike in that kinda weather......99.9% of the time.
    Here is an old trip report where I learned a lot about hiking in 37º cold, wind and rain. Learned a good hand protection lesson....http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=4197
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