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    kickapoo state park. near danville, il. nov 3-4

    me and rngn meeting at clear pond, "the landing" restaurant at noon this sat. hike and hammock overniter on the 8-mile rugged out and back backpack trail. anyone welcome!!!!! -soul

    http://www.stateparks.com/kickapoo.html?

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    Should be perfect weather 50 for the high 34 for a low

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    Lets go guys ,if you want to get out and try some new equipment hears your chance soul and
    I would be glad to have you, Maybe we can get professor hammock to join us

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    alright any last minuters meet up at the kickapoo landing@ noon! i

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    Quote Originally Posted by rngn View Post
    Lets go guys ,if you want to get out and try some new equipment hears your chance soul and
    I would be glad to have you, Maybe we can get professor hammock to join us
    I have it on good authority that professor hammock will be at a play tonight that his child is in.

    have a good time guys.

    btw, is this the 7 mile loop around the lake you get to taking the ML Luther King exit off of I74, or do you go in at the more western exit near Oakwood?
    Grizz
    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

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    Yes it is have fun at the play
    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes , By the deep sea, and music in its roar, I love not man the less, but nature more. Lord Byron

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    Soul and I had a great fireside discussion last night I'm sure we could have solved all of the world's problem but hiker midnight came and went and it was time for hammock bliss sleep. I woke around 140 am for the call of nature lots of condensation on the spindrift and lots of condensation on my jacks no snivler top quilt with a wind chill of 25 degrees. I was still toasty warm i even had to vent a couple of times .I think two things i could have done different was to open the spindrift a little and deploy the mamba which was still in skins other then that you guys missed a great hang.
    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes , By the deep sea, and music in its roar, I love not man the less, but nature more. Lord Byron

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    this hike was awesome.. thanks rngn for all the tips.. wish i would have had my camera for this slightly longer than 7 mile out and back.. amazing to have found a site that remote with 4g connection. learned alot about my pack and gear. slept reasonably well in my gt sbp under a gt ff 12' diamond tarp. tried out a makeshift grizz beak which did the trick for a night and will be ordering a custom set of these for my tarp. borrowed a 2/3rds insultex underquilt and cocooned myself in my 20deg mummy. was fairly warm considering below freezing temps. had some killer food and a great hike. this trail is blazed very well. but can be confusing bc it is 3 trails weaved together both out and back. horseback, mt bike, and hiker. it also runs parrellel to the slightly more scenic and definately more technical riverbuff trail and intersects with other trails and itself on the way back regularly. sometimes resulting in a crossroad with five or six trails to pick from. gps or map and compass recommended on this hike for sure. looking forward to the next one rngn.
    ~soul

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    If you do this again, let me know. I'm only a few hours away, and have spent a few nights at Kickapoo on the ground. Would love to try it while hanging!

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    Will do. There is some talk about hangin at weldon springs state park next weekend. Not sure if that is as close or something you would be intrested in.

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