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  1. #161
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coil View Post
    I can make this! I'll be Zugcat's co-pilot.

    Looking forward to meet all of you and try out some new gear!
    Look forward to meeting ya!
    We will be there lounging when you arrive!

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    Senior Member bgraybackpacker's Avatar
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    One week left figured I would give a rundown of requirements.

    January 18-20
    Frog Lake Campground Oregon
    Current (1/11/2013) Snow Level at about the same elevation is 44 inches

    Must haves
    Snow Park Pass Either Oregon or plate specific for northwest (DMV, BiMart, Etc...) If overnight your only options are annual (Oregon $20+fees, Washington $40) or 3 day ($7+fees) passes
    Frog Lake Camp(GPS 45.2225, -121.69222)
    Directions from Portland http://goo.gl/maps/oMH2Y
    Directions from Hood River http://goo.gl/maps/kYgbg
    Directions from Bend http://goo.gl/maps/Ps7dZ
    Required Bring Traction tires or chains
    Check ODOT Website http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCmap...RoadConditions
    Weather (for government camp, Oregon) http://www.weather.com/weather/today...mp+OR+USOR0144
    Your Own gear (Some people have offered loaner equipment, make sure you have contacted them and made proper arrangements)

    Please Bring (if you can)
    Firewood (don't worry about transport to campsite, plenty with pulks to help with that)
    White Elephant Gift (Prefer outdoorsy stuff, but anything will do)

    Directions from Lot
    Walk basically directly east, there is a road that does a circle around the campground. Your first turn is going to be a right after that you can go left or right. Generally we will congregate near the restrooms there is one near the front and two near the back.

    Anything else please feel free to adjust.

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  3. #163
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    Hi all,
    THis is actually nuttysquirrel's mother. He is dying to go to this hang. We only live 2 hours drive from Mt. Hood, however my sister is coming from out of town on sat. afternoon. I'm considering coming for Friday night. Are there any women or teens? We may come for friday night only.

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    Senior Member bgraybackpacker's Avatar
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    I do believe there will be a couple of women there. Not sure about teens though. Lots of guys acting like teenagers.

    Quote Originally Posted by nuttysquirrel View Post
    Hi all,
    THis is actually nuttysquirrel's mother. He is dying to go to this hang. We only live 2 hours drive from Mt. Hood, however my sister is coming from out of town on sat. afternoon. I'm considering coming for Friday night. Are there any women or teens? We may come for friday night only.

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    Hi there,
    I introduced myself last week on the "new guy forum", and thank you so much for the welcomes from the Oregon folks. I have two questions, one about the upcoming winter hang and one embarrassing newbie question.

    First, I have family visiting starting Saturday the 19th through the weekend (perfect timing, no?). I very much want to attend the hang to meet people and see different setups, but if I can it will be only for Friday night until about noon on Saturday. The question I have is how many people who are going will be there from at least Friday on? And what time will people be arriving on Friday? I'm supposed to be working until 4 on Friday and I work about an hour away from Frog Lake, so if I work I'll be arriving in the dark. Not ideal, I know. I may take the day off (mental health day .

    And now the embarrassing newbie question. I have a Hennessey Explorer Ultralight hammock. I believe the tarp that comes with it is 30D silnylon. It has a somewhat shiny side and a duller side. Here's the question: which side faces the sky and which side faces the hammock? Does it matter? From what I've read on the forums and elsewhere, silnylon is supposed to look the same on both sides, but mine definitely does not. Any insight would be appreciated.

    One last thing. I live in Portland and work in Happy Valley and drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4wd with a snowpark pass. If anyone wants a ride up and I'm convenient to them, feel invited. I can fit three more.

    Thanks for reading my novel : )

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    Senior Member bgraybackpacker's Avatar
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    All good questions. Bring your tarp but I think those may be a bit small for winter get yourself a tarp from a store long enough to cover your hammock but not too large and we can set that up (bring extra cordage). You are going to want full walls for winter hanging.

    As to which side goes up and down on your tarp if it is silnylon and not coated thenit wouldn't matter and would just be a matter of personal pref. Oh and the shiny side might be the fabric itself not the treatment to make it waterproof.

    Rip , oregon and myself should be there at about noonish at least.
    Last edited by bgraybackpacker; 01-13-2013 at 12:38.

  7. #167
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    I'll be there Friday afternoon'ish, depending on when I can get out of work.

    Nuttysquirrel's mom, there will be a few women attending (I'm one). Looking forward to meeting everyone.

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    5 Days left figured I would give a rundown of requirements.

    January 18-20
    Frog Lake Campground Oregon
    Current (1/11/2013) Snow Level at about the same elevation is 44 inches

    Must haves
    Snow Park Pass Either Oregon or plate specific for northwest (DMV, BiMart, Etc...) If overnight your only options are annual (Oregon $20+fees, Washington $40) or 3 day ($7+fees) passes
    Frog Lake Camp(GPS 45.2225, -121.69222)
    Directions from Portland http://goo.gl/maps/oMH2Y
    Directions from Hood River http://goo.gl/maps/kYgbg
    Directions from Bend http://goo.gl/maps/Ps7dZ
    Required Bring Traction tires or chains
    Check ODOT Website http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCmap...RoadConditions
    Weather (for government camp, Oregon) http://www.weather.com/weather/today...mp+OR+USOR0144
    Your Own gear (Some people have offered loaner equipment, make sure you have contacted them and made proper arrangements)

    Please Bring (if you can)
    Firewood (don't worry about transport to campsite, plenty with pulks to help with that)
    White Elephant Gift (Prefer outdoorsy stuff, but anything will do)
    Sunglasses the weather is looking like it is going to be sunny.

    Directions from Lot
    Walk basically directly east, there is a road that does a circle around the campground. Your first turn is going to be a right after that you can go left or right. Generally we will congregate near the restrooms there is one near the front and two near the back.

    Anything else please feel free to adjust.

    Added about bring sunglasses the weather is beginning to look like it will be sunny the entire time, don't want snow blindness do we?

  9. #169
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    Food, what about food? Are we going to do a pot luck sort of thing? Or, is everyone bringing their own meals?

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