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  1. #1
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    hello from Franklin, NC

    I'm 2 weeks into my thru hike & I wanted to take a minute to check in. I'm not logging the long miles I'd planned, but I'm expecting those mythical trail legs to kick in soon. And everyday I hike with a big, stupid grin on my face. Whatever surprises each day holds I know every night I'll be sleeping comfortably in my DIY gathered end hammock, cradled by my DIY insultex underquilt, cozy under my modified Rab top quilt. On all but the clearest nights I top this setup with my OES cat standard. That lovely tarp sets up so neatly that even a novice looks as if she knows what she's doing. 8 months ago I'd never even heard of hammock camping & here I am. I want to thank all the contributors to this forum and a special thanks to the Ohio hangers I had the pleasure of meeting & learning from this winter. I hope everyone who has the urge gets the chance to do this someday. It's AMAZING!

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    Nov 2010
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    Toronto, ON
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    Great news - Fantastic! Keep us posted (pics if possible!). Take care and good luck!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Sounds like historic for you. Post some picts!

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    DivaB's Avatar
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    May 2011
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    Newark, OH
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    continuous L. Amst
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    So great to hear from you and that your doing great!!!! I had been wondering what was going on and if you had left early or what. Be careful out there and enjoy every minute, your so lucky!! Do you have a trail journal link?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
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    Jun 2011
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    Nice to see you posting, I was in Franklin last weekend. Neat town. Do you have an on-line journal as well? Like others have said, post some pics if you can and have the time. Good luck

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    New Member moe.z's Avatar
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    Columbus, Ohio
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    Webbing...for now
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    Glad to hear from you and that all is well!

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