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    Member NikkiC's Avatar
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    Two nights on the AT w/ new friends

    So I had a great weekend on the trail testing my new WBBB 1.7 DL/Superfly and my new Hammock Gear 20* UQ. We started at Pen Mar park and hiked south to the Cowall shelter. While everyone else was setting up their tents, I was busy setting up my hammock. I got a few weird looks but by the time I was done I had lots of explaining to do. None of the folks I was hiking with had ever thought of backpacking with a hammock and I loved hearing them complain about crappy they slept due to the slope, rocks...you name it.

    Meanwhile....I slept pretty good the first night. I had a few issues with the UQ moving around (I still need to figure a way to stop that) while I tossed and turned trying to find that perfect spot to sleep in. I'm sure I would have fallen asleep earlier if it hadn't been for the road noise, noisy owl or the Boy Scout troop roaming around at 4 am. I don't have a TQ yet (it'll be a HG 20* too) so I used one of my sleeping bags and I was warm until the UQ slipped one way or the other.

    The second night was way better and there was another Hammock Forum member testing their hammock out too. Even though the night was colder, I managed to stay warm and slept most of the night with no issues. I love my hammock, tarp and UQ, I don't think I could have done any better for the first trip.
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    Looks like you had a great test run with your new gear. Nothing better than getting above ground.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Senior Member Latch's Avatar
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    Glad you had a good first trip! I ordered my wbbb friday. How long did it take for you to get yours? Thanks.

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    Senior Member Mr.Tattoo's Avatar
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    good looking rig..

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    Nice !!! Love it when the plan comes together . I found that when I hung my uq if I tied or clipped the suspension lines above my head that helped keep the uq from sliding out from underneath me and stayed in place pretty much. Think or search triangle thingies here on forumns. Thnks for the report
    It's not the boulders that throw us off balance, it's the pebbles beneath our feet

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    Senior Member louisfb's Avatar
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    I have the same setup and I just ordered some Dutch quilt hooks to keep the UQ in place. Hopefully that will work. Looks like a great trip.

    --louis

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    Member NikkiC's Avatar
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    It took about two weeks to get the WBBB and it was worth the wait!

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    Great trip report and a great setup you got there. What Osprey pack is that?
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Senior Member AT4ever's Avatar
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    HEY!! Nobody called me for this!! JK. Nice looking rig Nikki, I'm freakin' jealous! No UQ or TQ for me right now. Hopefully before November though!
    What were the temps over the weekend up there? It got down to 54 here in H'town.

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    Nice diggs!
    Glad to hear the trip worked out well.
    I'm curious about the rest of the trip. Where did you hang the second night? Did you have any trouble parking at Pen Mar - did you use the spaces on the side of the road or is there another option. I am still trying to do this section this fall.
    Thanks,
    Jason

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