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  1. #21
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    I had a great time. It was nice seeing everybody again. This trip is going to be an annual event for me.

    Setting up in the rain Friday night went well and me an Jimbo stayed dry and warm in our hammocks. The only problem I had in the heavy rain is my drip strings got overwhelmed and my ridgeline began to drip. It was OK, because it doesn't do anything in my setup but give me a gear and clothesline, so I dropped it and was fine after that. It was nice sleeping in due to heavy rain. It's great to be comfy so close to foul weather.

    Saturday hiking up over Massey Gap with the Franklin County boys was fun. The trail was an actual stream. Thank goodness for dry boots. It was weird being up high where there are normally great views and having it mostly obscurred by mist and Fog. Every once in a while, though, there would be a break and you could see a couple of ridges over. It felt like Scotland up there.

    Saturday night the quantum fog rolled in and got everything moist. If anybody had anything that stayed dry in that mist, I'd like to know what you did. I think the only defense against that is good DWR treatment on everything.

    Highlights for me were the tarp that 2Q's wife made for him. That needs to be made available to the general public as a product.

    The food on saturday was outstanding. Nobody went hungry. And the Raflle was a ton of fun, even though the same five guys won everything.

    Can't wait til next year. Hopefully we will have more snow and be able to go snowshoeing again.

    Thanks to everybody who put in the hours to make it fun for the rest of us.

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    Nice indeed

    I enjoyed outing as well. Good meeting some new folks. I guess I'm in the minority since I preferred the warmer temps. I missed the Friday monsoon due to work. Agree with Shane about the fog.
    Gentle raindrops and mighty oceans...neither can exist without the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by islander View Post
    Wow!, ironic the Annual Florida Hang in January was colder than the Annual Mt Rogers Winter Hang.
    We saw mid-20's*F for our low temp.
    Still any Group Hang is allot of fun... Looks like you had a great group.
    Yes, that was talked about. Hard to believe, but true.
    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Fine friends and great conversations. Very exciting when Maztrain disappeared. I'd never seen Grayson Highlands when there wasn't snow on the ground - makes me want to come back in June with a lightweight pack and a fly rod. Thanks, all.
    Very late July or early Aug is a good time to consider too. The blueberries are every where there.
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    Pony Bit my ear!

    I had a Great time this year Hanging with you fine folks! Lots of good talks, food & Gear! The Dutch Secret Suspension is just to much!! Hooch I hope someday you will get to own a set! Thanks to all the guys brought food and gear to give away. Thanks to the guys who helped getting the tarp up & down! That was nice!


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    A tremendous weekend as always! Great to see old and new friends and have great conversations! Thanks to all who brought food, wood, raffle items, food, show&tell gear, food, music, food ... thanks to everyone who setup that HUGE tarp and thanks to all of us who just showed up and enjoyed the rain, mud and fellowship! We might not have been the coldest, but we are in the running for muddiest

    oh yeah, my round trip was just over 1,000 miles! Anyone travel more than that?

    Some pics attached, more pics here: https://plus.google.com/photos/11830...40519061988433

    See ya'll next year!
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    It was so cold. . . .

    Ok, not really. But it was fun. And we came up with a new word. Just ask Cranky Bear or Lazy River Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Great trip, despite the brutal, winter weather
    JK... I think 31f was the lowest temp I saw on a thermometer

    But even with some cold rain replacing the usual snow, I think everyone had a good time.
    Like others have said, it sure was good to see old friends & make new ones.
    Excellent group! Pictures to come.


    Well since I was not there, you must be the rain magnet!
    Glad ya'll had a great time. See you in September for Fall Festival.
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    Wish I could have made it.

    lets see now....it rained at the Sept Hang and it rained at the January hang....do I detect a trend ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdawg69 View Post
    Well since I was not there, you must be the rain magnet!
    Glad ya'll had a great time. See you in September for Fall Festival.
    Yes, we should start making plans for that soon.

    Hetairoi, enjoyed the pictures! Question.
    Was that a raccoon in the tree?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Oh, forgot to add, thanks to Slowhike? for bringing the silicone tubing and letting a bunch of us mod our pot handles.

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