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    First "SUCCESFULL" hike and hang. Report

    As some may know my first attempt at a hike and hang ended prematurely when a buddy and I had be threatened by some locals. This time things were different.

    First off we headed towards an area that was quite a bit more isolated. Our location was called Dustin Brook which is part of the Fundy Foot Path. We took a backroad by truck to about about the mid-point of the Foot Path and had a pretty short hike to our site, roughly 1 1/2 hours.

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    We setup camp (their tents / my hammock) and decided to check out a spot called the Eye of the Needle which is basically a canyon that narrows to about 12 feet wide. To get there we had to walk up a river, some times crossing it, other times just simply walking in it. The water was pretty cold. The scenery was awesome and photo opts were everywhere as we scrambled up boulders with miniature water falls about every 15 feet.

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    Once back at camp we built a fire and pretty much relaxed till it was time to bed down.

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    My setup for the Hammock is a HH Ultralite all stock....well kinda....I tried using some carabiners but as I tested my hammock after setup, a carabiner failed and broke. Much to the pleasure of my buddies I landed pretty hard on my posterior. So out go the carabiners and I'm back to my stock setup.

    I have to admit it....it was the best night of sleep I've ever had outdoors. My buddies told me that it rained quite a bit that night..but I slept through it and more importantly, everything was dry.

    The next morning we headed out into the fog in the opposite direction from the previous day and headed out towards the beach.

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    In a way, the fog added to the mystery of the place...It was beautiful and gives me another reason to return so I can see that coast on a sunny day.

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    Later we packed up and hiked back to the truck. I hope you enjoyed the report. I'm new at this so I'm not sure if all the pictures will show up ok. Thanks again to all who've offered their help and tips in the last few months.
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    Great report and awesome pics.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing!

    Really beautiful spot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaEast View Post
    As some may know my first attempt at a hike and hang ended prematurely when a buddy and I had be threatened by some locals. ...............
    Where is that report?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Good report. Another success with the stock HH. Did you use your SS? Was it very cool at night?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Where is that report?
    This is the link to that story

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Good report. Another success with the stock HH. Did you use your SS? Was it very cool at night?
    I didn't use it...it wasn't too cold that night, around 55F. I had brought a quilt for bottom insulation and used a couple of summer sleeping bags as quilts for top insulation and wore my thermals. I was pretty comfy.
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    Congratulations and welcome to the club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaEast View Post
    I didn't use it...it wasn't too cold that night, around 55F. I had brought a quilt for bottom insulation and used a couple of summer sleeping bags as quilts for top insulation and wore my thermals. I was pretty comfy.
    Thermals? And you're from Canada? You should be in your skivvies at 55!

    I don't usually use thermals unless it gets below 45F, but I sleep warm. 55F is a walk in the park - for me, that's perfect temp for sleeping! I do that with just a regular summer bag and no other insulation.

    At least your hang ended up good this time - you actually got to spend the whole night. Your pics are great, and I'm glad you got to have a good experience.

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    Glad things turned out better this time. Was that carabiner rated for climbing? I expect your next trip report to start out either "My buddies set up their new hammocks..." or "The locals from our first trip didn't look as menacing as my buddies eyeing my freshly hung hammock. I kicked myself for not bringing at least one extra hammock...".

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