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    Brown Hollow, Indiana

    My son and I did a quick trip to Brown Hollow and Browning Hill this weekend. We hiked in from the south end of Nebo trail about 8 miles to Brown Hollow. Half was done in the dark and was quite the challenge to find in the dark. Going from memory we had to backtrack a few times while crossing the creek. Made it to bed about 11 that night. Next morning discovered why I had trouble finding the fire pit. It was half covered by fallen trees and branches. Did a little clearing out and left a little split wood for you all that frequent the place. Next day we headed up to Browning Hill where we stopped for lunch and then continued along the trail to the next hill. We camped up on top that outcrop. Wind died down and we had a great fire. While sitting there a 3-1/2 to 4 ft copperhead came slithering along. I didn't want to kill it so I flung it a couple of times till it was a bit down the hill. It was a clear night filled with stars and a small moon. About the middle of the night the wind picked up and the temps dropped. Maybe wasn't the best site selection after all to hang at, but was a cool place to be. Hiked out about 8 miles this morning a drove home. Tired but had a good time

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    good trip George!
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    Nice to see you out with the boy.

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    George,

    Sounds like fun, now we gotta get that kid in a canoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    George,

    Sounds like fun, now we gotta get that kid in a canoe.
    I think he would like that

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    Sounds like a great time. How old is your son if I may ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormstaff View Post
    Sounds like a great time. How old is your son if I may ask?
    15 years old. Holds his own backpacking. Likes to carry about 5-6 knives and a saw with him. He is very good at splitting wood. Wouldn't drink the pond water though so he hiked the 8 miles out without water. Did I mention stubborn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    Did I mention stubborn
    Gee, I wonder where he got that from.

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    sounds like fun. Good to plant seeds. 30 yr old son called me the other day to see if I knew anything about light weight camping gear! Offered him a heiny pot and stove and he was clueless but he will learn. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Gee, I wonder where he got that from.
    Definitely from his mother

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