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    Quote Originally Posted by richtorfla View Post
    Y'all are writing up a mighty fine trip report. Nice pictures of the area. FLrider, you kill me, you rode a crusier 100+ miles! All I can say is I bow down to you! Grinder, I am finding out, you're a pretty tough guy and lucky too! Old Dog, you da man! Sorry to hear how dry it was, but thats Florida when we don't get the rain. Plus side is that y'all aint' complaining bout them skeeters too much. Really hated I had to miss this outing. As Hangnyak said it best, you all are a fine bunch of people to be around!
    Thanks, richtorfla. It's not that hard, though; you just keep on keepin' on until the day is done. S'long as you have ten or twelve hours of sunlight, it isn't that bad.

    And, Mike's right; the skeeters weren't too bad. I had a few the first night, but they were mostly absent due to the lack of standing water this winter. Honestly, those durned caterpillars were worse! And I did find one tick on my leg...but that's almost to be expected when wearing shorts down here.


    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Beautiful pictures emcee and FLRider.
    Thanks, olddog. I appreciate you standing up and taking charge of this whole thing when others had to bow out due to real life concerns. Especially that water cache! We'd have had a tough time on Sunday without it, I think.


    Great photos, emcee! I like the captions, too!

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    Well, I'm an idiot...

    It turns out that the camera I was using won't charge from a USB connection. My battery was dead. Fortunately, Mrs. FLRider isn't an idiot, and pointed out that we have a charger for the camera. An hour later...well...here's the rest of 'em...

    These are Saturday's photos.

    Last-minute trail preparation:


    The caravan snaking out ahead of me:




    An office chair in its "natural" habitat:


    We passed through a variety of terrain:




    A pair of photos of "Blue" Sink:




    A couple of views from the hammock:


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    Sunday's Photos

    Dawn over the prairie, seen from the hammock:







    I enjoyed "breakfast from the hammock", Shug-style:



    By the time I was done and packed up, everyone else was doing breakfast down by the campsite proper:









    And then we moved on out down the trail:



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    More Photos from Sunday

    olddog and the Sherpa at lunch, in a beautiful oak hammock:



    We moved through a variety of terrain on Sunday, as well:







    Finally, waiting back at the parking lot for Mrs. FLRider to come pick me up. It was a great weekend:
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    Looks like I missed out on some great times with great people .. can't wait to hang with you guys again ... loving the pics .. thanks for sharing
    "The wise man questions others wisdom because he questions his own, the foolish man because it is different from his own." Leo Stein

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    MADD777 that Spider Oak pic almost gives me the creepy crawlies. FLRider in that dawn shot I believe you caught proof of UFO's? It was in the sky and diffenately strange, couldn't have been as simple as a cloud formation. And that last pic, just a word of advice, smile you were suppose to be having fun
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Glad Mrs. FLRider got that battery thing figured out.
    Dawn from under the tarp was awesome!
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    Just noticed in 2 of the shots Grinder almost didn't move! Conservation of momentum? Wouldn't believe it if you saw him on the trail.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    MADD777 that Spider Oak pic almost gives me the creepy crawlies. FLRider in that dawn shot I believe you caught proof of UFO's? It was in the sky and diffenately strange, couldn't have been as simple as a cloud formation. And that last pic, just a word of advice, smile you were suppose to be having fun
    Hey olddog, I forgot to ask... did you buy (and maybe try on this trip) a merino wool shirt?

    Dave
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    Not yet! Do you and MADD777 have a conspriacy to empty my retirement account?
    You would have been proud of our restraint on building a fire Saturday night, that prairie was ready to explode, one spark and that pond would have been gone in seconds.
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    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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