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    Missouri Hang 3 - Hawn State Park - Ste. Genevieve, MO - Jan. 19-20

    Missouri Hang 3 - The 'It's-not-that-cold' Hang
    Hawn State Park
    Ste. Genevieve, MO
    Jan. 19-20, 2013
    Meet at the Whispering Pines trail head at 11am


    This hang will be a little less hike-intensive than MOHANG2 with the camp area being just a couple miles from the trail head, so bring all the gear you need to stay warm.
    Water is plentiful along the trail and right by the camp site.
    Those that want to can set up camp, then go out to hike the beautiful trails there. We'll have plenty of time.

    We'll be hiking a portion of the Whispering Pines trail and camping at one of two possible locations, depending on the size of group we have. Here is some more info on the trail: http://mostateparks.com/trails/hawn-state-park

    Google Maps is not accurate. Follow these directions from Hwy 55. Take Hwy 32 (exit 150) West 11 miles. Turn Left on 144. Stay on 144 until you get to the park gates (dont turn on Hawn Park rd.). Once inside the park, follow the park road all the way around and down the hill until you can turn right into the "Day Use" area where the pavilions and playground is. There's a parking lot to the right. That's where we'll meet.

    Post if you plan to attend. Hope to see many of you there!
    Last edited by Disco; 11-21-2012 at 16:31.
    With beauty all around you, may you walk.

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    wouldnt miss it,count me in.says no camp fires, or cutting equipment,so bring your own stove.
    Last edited by hairbear; 11-20-2012 at 16:22.

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    we won't be there then but this is a possibility for us over the Christmas Holidays
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
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    Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. ― Mark Twain

    Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.

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    count me in

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    I'll be there and so will Pyro2012. This one is practically in my backyard and it's one of the best trails I've ever hiked. I think we'll get there early, hike, and then setup camp where ever CB4 leads us; then we can hike a bit more in the afternoon. On Sunday Pyro2012 and I will definitely hit one of the loops.

    Look forward to seeing all of you again and hopefully some new folks as well!

    Gideon

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    there is a possibility my company party might be that weekend in Chicago, but if not I will be there for sure
    "nature speaks in the silence between words"
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    Hey skygzr I hope you can make it ,I wanteded to talk to you about A section hike of the OT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rngn View Post
    Hey skygzr I hope you can make it ,I wanteded to talk to you about A section hike of the OT.
    looking forward to it, but in the meantime if you want to discuss anything, just give me a call or email
    "nature speaks in the silence between words"
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    Well, I tried out a new hammock and tarp in preparation for this group hang. I learned that how you hang your tarp is every bit as important as what type of tarp you have!

    I also learned that cold pockets of air between your under quilt and hammock will totally negate the value of your under quilt. You can have the best, lowest rated UQ in the world and it won't work well if there's air pockets between the hammock and the UQ.

    I have a solution for the UQ cold air pockets. I'm going to use some shock cord with a mitten hooks and cord locks to help hold the UQ in place. On Hammock Gears's UQ's, they have some tiny "D" rings along the top edges that are perfect for this. I'll be ready for January!!!

    Gideon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon View Post
    Well, I tried out a new hammock and tarp in preparation for this group hang. I learned that how you hang your tarp is every bit as important as what type of tarp you have!

    I also learned that cold pockets of air between your under quilt and hammock will totally negate the value of your under quilt. You can have the best, lowest rated UQ in the world and it won't work well if there's air pockets between the hammock and the UQ.

    I have a solution for the UQ cold air pockets. I'm going to use some shock cord with a mitten hooks and cord locks to help hold the UQ in place. On Hammock Gears's UQ's, they have some tiny "D" rings along the top edges that are perfect for this. I'll be ready for January!!!

    Gideon
    congrats on your new gear.

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