Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: My recent hang

  1. #1
    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hammock
    Nano-7
    Tarp
    Cat cut tarp
    Insulation
    Warbonnet Yeti
    Suspension
    Woopie slings
    Posts
    758
    Images
    62

    My recent hang

    Hi All
    On Friday night I set off to stealth camp at a place I had found once before. There in the bush was a barge that must have been used on the dam in Mundaring but it had long been abandoned because it was a long way from the waters edge and trees had grown up all around it.

    I had the gps co-ordinates for it so the plan was to hike out and find then hang the night there and hike back in the morning. I had a very good time and it was nice to get away for a while.
    So here are are few pics of my time in the bush.
    I hope you enjoy them
    Gunn

    PS;
    have a look at these co-ords in google earth and you will see where I was for the night.
    Lat 31 58.500'S
    Lon 116 12.178'E

    My hammock setup in the morning


    The barge


    I was trying out a new way to tie out the sides of my Neo 9x9 camo tarp, it really opens up the inside this way.


    In the morning I awoke to this view about 50ft away.


    Another view of the dam


    While I was there I tried out a new down vest I had bought the week before.
    Shame about the model
    Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
    Winnie the Pooh

    My Photo Album
    My youtube videos

    Proud member since May 2007

  2. #2
    Senior Member hikingjer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Bellingham, WA
    Hammock
    Grand Trunk UL
    Tarp
    Equinox 8x10 silny
    Insulation
    Speer PeaPod III
    Posts
    180
    Images
    80
    Nice trip and photos Gunn. Wow, it's summertime down there. It looks nice and warm. It's cold and snowy here in the Pacific Northwest of the US. At quick glance, the lake photos look like a place in the Eastern US.

    Did you know there's a trip report section of Hammockforums.net? What species of pine trees are those? What type of land ownership is that you're hanging on? Is it privately owned but open to the public by custom like UK or Scandanavia? Or is it public/government land like a park?
    Last edited by hikingjer; 12-14-2008 at 12:29.

  3. #3
    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    14,495
    Images
    62
    Hey Gunn....
    Terrific night hanging, huh?
    Such a gift to get out and do that.
    Loved the pix and the vest pic made me giggle a bit!
    Shug
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

  4. #4
    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    Custom OES tarp
    Insulation
    JRB Down UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    9,041
    Images
    40
    Thanks for the report Gunn, looks like a fun night.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
    - Mark Twain
    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
    - John Burroughs

  5. #5
    BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,466
    Images
    353
    Man, GP, that looked like a lot of fun down under! Glad you enjoyed it. All you have to do for a perfect trip is take a pretty model next time! LOL!

    Do you have a long term drought down there? Land locking that barge?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

  6. #6
    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hammock
    Nano-7
    Tarp
    Cat cut tarp
    Insulation
    Warbonnet Yeti
    Suspension
    Woopie slings
    Posts
    758
    Images
    62
    Hi All
    Yes it was a good but quick trip. I am planing with a couple of other guys to walk the whole circumference of the dam with an overnight stop in another place.

    The pines are all plantation pines ans as far as I know we have no native pines like these in Western Aust. These are all pinus radiata.

    The land is all government land and would come under the water corp, hence the stealth needed. We have had a drought for a long time now and are under water restrictions. The barge must have been there are long time as the trees between it and the water are quite large.

    The model is the best I could do on short notice

    I have another photo of an old bridge I crossed on my way to and from the camping spot, if the dam was full or in winter it would be under water I'll have to dig it up
    Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
    Winnie the Pooh

    My Photo Album
    My youtube videos

    Proud member since May 2007

  7. #7
    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hammock
    Nano-7
    Tarp
    Cat cut tarp
    Insulation
    Warbonnet Yeti
    Suspension
    Woopie slings
    Posts
    758
    Images
    62
    Here it is
    Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
    Winnie the Pooh

    My Photo Album
    My youtube videos

    Proud member since May 2007

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •