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    Video: Solo along the Wild Azalea Trail

    Hello!

    Recently I took a short overnight trip to the Wild Azalea Trail in Louisiana. The tempatures got down into the upper 20s and it gave me a good chance to test my winter setup. I am pleased with how the trip went and how my gear performed. I am thinking about doing the whole trail next month if I can get in shape by then.

    One interesting story. it was about 11:30 or so and I was sound asleep inside my hammock when a sound woke me up. Something was in camp and it was big. I could hear it in the nearby creek and it made lots of noise when it walked. I wondered if another camper had shown up to the campsite so I annouced, "Who's There?". I was greated with a loud blow from what seemed like a large deer. So, I blew back in my best deer blow voice. Again, the deer gave me a loud blow as to challange who and what I was. This went on for several rounds and I eventually became tired of the conversation so I shouted, "Go Away". I guess the deer understands english because I heard thrashing as the deer ran away. Ever so ofte I could still hear the deer blowing from the distance until it finally gave up and moved on.

    Here is a short video of my trip. Thanks for taking the time to read and watch this video.

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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    thanks for taking us along, BigBaby. Good attitude about getting out there. I used to live in Louisiana years ago--lots and lots and lots of piney woods for the hanging.

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    Great video!! Good job capturing the trip and geocaching quests.
    Thanks for sharing! I think yer doin' it right, too!!


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    Great Video and great music.!! Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Rust View Post
    thanks for taking us along, BigBaby. Good attitude about getting out there. I used to live in Louisiana years ago--lots and lots and lots of piney woods for the hanging.
    Thanks for watching. There are plenty of trees to hang from around here. I see all these videos talking about the "piney woods" but I don't think they have been to Louisiana. lol


    Quote Originally Posted by creativeKayt View Post
    Great video!! Good job capturing the trip and geocaching quests.
    Thanks for sharing! I think yer doin' it right, too!!

    Thanks! Like I said... If your out there, your doing something right.
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    Great video Vance. I remember that buck the last time we were out there. Gave me a start. Cannot wait for the thru video. Take care and hope to see you later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babelfish5 View Post
    Great Video and great music.!! Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for watching. I like me some BB King!

    Quote Originally Posted by Old River Rat View Post
    Great video Vance. I remember that buck the last time we were out there. Gave me a start. Cannot wait for the thru video. Take care and hope to see you later.
    That buck had my heart pounding there for a minute. Joe we need to get together sometime.
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    Looks like a great trail. Thanks for taking us along.
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    Good video. I enjoyed it. You seem like a guy i'd like to hike with! What kind of pack are you using?

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    I enjoyed it as well,
    esp the snorting part you wrote about!!
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