Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32
  1. #1
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,017
    Images
    14

    Greater Gainesville Gathering: 12/2 to 6/11 Florida Hang

    So, after my bike & hike scout report trip, I'm amped to get a Greater Gainesville hang together. Would anyone be interested in a hang out at the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve, just outside of Gainesville?

    I'm thinking about doing a Sunday-Monday, but could meet folks on Friday or Saturday during the day for orientation and help pitching camp (I work at night those nights). If folks want to car camp, the campsite is about a mile from the parking lot and three-quarters of a mile from the closest access point (with no elevation change to speak of), so carrying gear in isn't too arduous.

    It looks like the earliest weekend where the site is available is 12/2 to 5/'11. From there on, until the end of the year, it seems that it's available. Would anyone be interested in a December hang?

    Average temps for the month run in the upper 60s for the highs and mid-to-low-forties for the lows, with very low precipitation. However, record highs get as high as 87 and record lows get as low as 13 in December. So, keeping an eye on the weather report is definitely indicated. Three-season gear should get you through, and getting to the parking lot is not difficult if bailing should become necessary.

    So, whaddya think? Any preferences on dates?
    Last edited by FLRider; 10-20-2011 at 12:36.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Giggity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Hammock
    Switchback 1.9DL, DIY 12'
    Tarp
    Guide Gear 12x12
    Insulation
    Jarbridge River
    Suspension
    JRB Tri-Glides
    Posts
    139
    great idea. the weather should be a lot better. lol. I'm done for any weekend. so we'll see what everyone want to do.
    If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. Proverbs 27:14

  3. #3
    Senior Member TFC Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Hammock
    DIY Silver Lining
    Tarp
    Need one.
    Insulation
    Gar-quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/huggers
    Posts
    1,243
    I am out of the loop for several weeks after thanksgiving. Any chance we want to bump this up earlier?
    Look up before you hook up!!
    Originally Posted by body942
    Me big. Me like hammockgear burrow. Long. Problems no. People good.

  4. #4
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,017
    Images
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by Giggity View Post
    great idea. the weather should be a lot better. lol. I'm done for any weekend. so we'll see what everyone want to do.
    Cool. We'll see what the general consensus is for that.


    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    I am out of the loop for several weeks after thanksgiving. Any chance we want to bump this up earlier?
    Unfortunately, no. According to the St. Johns camping reservation site, the Reserve is booked every weekend up until December. How many weeks are you likely to be out? I can work things so that it's later in the month, if that helps. I don't really want to run into January, since that starts to be close to the Ocala hang, but I could even do it on New Years' weekend (matter of fact, I have that Saturday off, since we close for the night, come to think of it...) if you want.

  5. #5
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,017
    Images
    14
    So, I was just informed by the wife that I have plans for the weekend of 12/9-12. Since she needs help with school stuff that weekend, I won't be able to do it on those dates.

    Anything else in December is still on the table, though.

  6. #6
    olddog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    WL SS UQ, WL SS TQ
    Suspension
    UCR SLS
    Posts
    3,627
    Images
    3
    Sounds interesting but I'll just have to play it by ear. That time of year gets a little busy with holidays and family coming in from out of state.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  7. #7
    Senior Member TFC Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Hammock
    DIY Silver Lining
    Tarp
    Need one.
    Insulation
    Gar-quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/huggers
    Posts
    1,243
    I will be out for 12 weeks. Hope to drive by the Florida hang.
    Look up before you hook up!!
    Originally Posted by body942
    Me big. Me like hammockgear burrow. Long. Problems no. People good.

  8. #8
    JaxHiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Hammock
    Lite Owl; Light Hiker
    Tarp
    Toxaway;MacCat Dlx
    Insulation
    Burrow; Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    2,340
    Doing the surgery eh?
    JaxHiker aka Kudzu - WFA
    Florida Trail Association: NE FL Trail Coordinator (Gold Head to Stephen Foster)
    Trail Issues? Please let me know.
    Blazing Trails with Kudzu @ www.idratherbehiking.com
    Follow me @idratherbhiking

  9. #9
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,017
    Images
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    I will be out for 12 weeks. Hope to drive by the Florida hang.
    Sorry to hear that. Well, I'll definitely be niccing for another hang by March or April, for certain. I'll let you know when that reaches the planning stages.

  10. #10
    Senior Member TFC Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Hammock
    DIY Silver Lining
    Tarp
    Need one.
    Insulation
    Gar-quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/huggers
    Posts
    1,243
    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    Doing the surgery eh?
    Roger that my man. How have ya been? Get that yak out? My buddy and I just went out in my new canoe on Saturday. Poor planning and no knowledge of tide tables earned us a 9-ish mile trek to the Nassau sound and back!
    Look up before you hook up!!
    Originally Posted by body942
    Me big. Me like hammockgear burrow. Long. Problems no. People good.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •