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  1. #1
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    Greetings from the Panhandle

    Hello all. This past weekend I had my first hang, and am completely thrilled with it. The trip was two nights, 15.3 miles. It ended WAY too soon and left me wanting more. Actually on day two we did our nine miles before noon. If not for a shoe issue on one of the cohorts, I suspect we would have extended our plans ( which I suspect were cut back because they were unsure of the beginner, me.)

    Anyway, We have a longer and more challenging trip scheduled for the weekend after next, and then a week long 65 mile stretch on the AT in Sept. I look forward to "hanging" with all of you, picking your brains, and learning what I can.

    I am from Florida and have virtually no experience hiking, but am working on getting my gear together. Thanks in advance for showing me the ropes( and knots).

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    Black Foot's Avatar
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    Welcome from PA. Glad you're here
    see you on the trail,
    Mike

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Welcome from Gainesville!

    There are a couple of group hangs already being planned for both near-term and long-term here in FL.

    The weekend of 8/10-13, there's the Hotter'N'Heck Hang out at Ichetucknee Springs, in Ft. White.

    A little longer out (but one that you won't want to miss) is the 3rd Annual FL Hang. We had a blast last year, despite it getting down into the twenties on Saturday night.

    Feel free to PM me with any questions you might have! And welcome to the madness!

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome from WNC!

    What section of the AT?
    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Hello and Welcome from Canada!
    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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    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    Welcome quickdraw! It is a great group of hangers here. Enjoy and learn.

    Here is my account of our trek, which includes your pictures, since I didn't bring my camera:
    Hanging on the Florida Trail: Alaqua.
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

    “The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea”—Karen Blixen

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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Yeah, you need to try and make the 3rd Annual.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Howdy from DFW, Texas

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    Welcome from the southern end of Florida, although I was born in the panhandle. I saw your trip report the other day. It did look like fun!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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