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    Quote Originally Posted by mbnow View Post
    looks like you had an incredible trip R3L@x. Nice photos.
    I am very jealous, of all the times i have been to maine i have NEVER seen a moose. what the....
    I think that trip should be a group hang next summer.

    Looks like you couldnt convert your brother to hanging? he'll come around.

    Nice tarp by the way..

    matt.
    Your a bad influence on me sir! That tarp is your fault I'm up for a group hang on a section of the Northern Forest trail, you can help me convert him. I'm that close (doing my best Maxwell Smart impression) to getting him back in a hammock. First time was in a bottom entry with a sleeping pad and regular sleeping bag. Trying to convert him to quilts and a side entry now.

    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    you and i have the same kayak and the most i've lived out of mine is 3 days, you really packed smart to get that much food in there!
    It was tight with 7 days of food. One or two packages went with my brother for the first few days. If my girlfriend doesn't want the 12.5 I'm going to sell it and get the 14.5 so I can do more week long trips. Other than that I loved the Tsunami 12.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    Great report and pix. I was seriously considering a trip on the Allagash but the huge drive from michigan is what scared me away. Looks like a beautiful area. Thanks for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Nice trip. We had planned on it this year but life interfered. Maybe next year. Thanks for sharing!
    It was over 11 hours driving for us which is getting close to our limit, after 15 hours it's train or plane.

    If anyone does decide to do this trip feel free to P.M. me for info. The outfitter we used was great as well as the hotel. We're also thinking of putting together a pdf guide because information was so scarce for a trip in this area. The basics are out there but for a week trip planning gets harder.

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    Very awesome John! My fiancee' and I have been talking about doing a trip like this for some time now, but with a canoe. Seeing the moose is what she really wants to happen along the trip, and it seems everyone I see do something like this always does. Lots of nice camp spots and absolutely gorgeous scenery. Glad you had a good time

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    Awesome trip, and report, and pics, John! I agree with the 14.5 Yak for longer trips. Hope to do some hiking and/or hanging with you again this year! Glad you got to 'feel' sleeping on the ground again, too. Reminds us of why we hang in the first place!

    Love to see a vid if you put one up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    Very awesome John! My fiancee' and I have been talking about doing a trip like this for some time now, but with a canoe. Seeing the moose is what she really wants to happen along the trip, and it seems everyone I see do something like this always does. Lots of nice camp spots and absolutely gorgeous scenery. Glad you had a good time
    The key is getting up early and being first on the water. The same day we ran into 6 moose the other group didn't see a thing. We let them get out first on the last day and they ran into 1 or 2 and we were skunked.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyPainter View Post
    Awesome trip, and report, and pics, John! I agree with the 14.5 Yak for longer trips. Hope to do some hiking and/or hanging with you again this year! Glad you got to 'feel' sleeping on the ground again, too. Reminds us of why we hang in the first place!

    Love to see a vid if you put one up!

    Best -

    ~ Sky
    Hope to see you next weekend on Greylock, I see your signed up. I want to know how your going to carry everything that's in the vehicle

    The ground hurt but it was better than being run over by the moose express
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    Quote Originally Posted by R3l@x View Post
    Hope to see you next weekend on Greylock, I see your signed up. I want to know how your going to carry everything that's in the vehicle

    The ground hurt but it was better than being run over by the moose express
    ===> Can't get to Greylock on the weekend ...hafta help my kid move into a new Dormroom at college, and since it's her bithday weekend, well, you know how THAT is gonna go!

    I will need another truck to haul all the stuff (that is still growing!) inside this truck! I found two more backpacks in it last week! Cool stuff in them, too!

    Time for a gear sale, I think. I should be able to retire after that.

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    wow.. jealous! the Allagash is on my list of musts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyPainter View Post
    ===> Can't get to Greylock on the weekend ...hafta help my kid move into a new Dormroom at college, and since it's her bithday weekend, well, you know how THAT is gonna go!

    I will need another truck to haul all the stuff (that is still growing!) inside this truck! I found two more backpacks in it last week! Cool stuff in them, too!

    Time for a gear sale, I think. I should be able to retire after that.

    ~ Sky
    Maybe I'll see you at the next one. I might even be down in your area for a business trip next month. Maybe get a day or two in for a hang if your around.

    I keep saying I'm going to have a gear sale, I just can't pull the trigger

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    Great trip and report. Kayaking looks like fun. Thanx for the report.
    perrito

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3l@x View Post
    Maybe I'll see you at the next one. I might even be down in your area for a business trip next month. Maybe get a day or two in for a hang if your around.

    I keep saying I'm going to have a gear sale, I just can't pull the trigger
    ===> It is hard to let go of things. Let me know if you get to this Side of the state. I am almost finished building a Pulk for the winter, and hope to get a few hangs in this year. I will put up some pics once I find the time.

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