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    Seminole State forest / Trip Report

    Well Yesterday I really wanted to get out in the woods and see what the limits of some 3 season gear I have was. I saw it was supposed to get pretty cold that night ( well cold for Florida lol) so I finished up at work , Stopped by the house and grabbed my pack and off I went.I had planned on just hiking in 1 mile to the first shelter on the trail there is only a little over an hour of daylight left when I arrived there were a few people there so I decided to hike in to the next site about 3 miles away. Then I totally missed the site wasn't paying attention ended up hiking in around 6 miles and found a campsite that wasn't shown on the map. Checked it out and it had plenty of trees I was using my Diy black table cloth Hammock, DIY UQ supposed to be good to 20 , DIY Sierra designs Wicked lite 45 TQ conversion. I also brought some extra gear in the case the gear didn't perform for me .I slept in a pair of Under Armor running shorts with some generic medium base layer bottoms, Columbia silver-ridge shirt with medium Marmot base layer. pair of Wigwam low cut socks with a pair of Smartwool socks over them Columbia balaclava and a Blackrock gear hat. lowest temp recorded that night was 29..Everything seemed to work out great. I also had an 1/8" GG pad under my feet. I got up about to 5am to answer the call Man I couldn't wait to get back in the hammock. The Hike out was alot more enjoyable. I attempted to put together a slideshow of my overnighter Let me know what you think ....

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    Very nice trip! One of the advantages of hammocks is that you can camp anywhere there are trees, whether or not it was the intended site.

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    MAD777 Thanks , Your right we don't get much time to use them.

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    I will be going back defiantly and try and stay at least a couple days. I'm just going to plan it better and not be so rushed.

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    Awesome vid Mr.Tattoo, love the scenery of the trails in Fl...
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    Thanks Cranky Bear was a fun time.

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    Looks like a great way to spend a free night. I sure miss the Florida wilds. Thanks for taking us along.
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    Catavarie thanks I think I will start going there alot more it is pretty close to my Apt and there are plenty of trails out there . I dont live in the best area so going out behind my apartments is out unless I am armed

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    Thanks for the slide show. I have been out a few times into the Seminole State Forest, and I had a blast each time. I am happy you enjoyed it.

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    Great White Thanks for watching ...Cant weight to get back out there

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