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    3rd Annual RHK Higher Colder Hang 2/8/13-2/10/13

    Here is the official short notice for the 3rd annual Roan High Knob Higher Colder hang. None of these plans are firm as the weather can alter them drastically.

    The proposed itinerary is to meet at the Roan High Knob Shelter (elevation 6275) Friday, hike from RHK to Overmountain Shelter about 7.5 miles on Saturday, then hike over the AT to the Hampton Creek trailhead (about 2.5 miles) near the town of Roan Mountain on Sunday. From Hampton Creek, we'll have to shuttle back to get the vehicles at Carvers Gap.

    If conditions warrant, we'll have to adapt the plan.

    An informal list of attendees includes:

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    This is a winter backpacking trip and not a car camp. The previous two years have seen weather ranging from lows in the high teens to below zero with high winds and snow. Unlike the previous two years, we're going to try to make a backpack out of this instead of remaining at RHK. Anyone is welcome, but please have the requisite experience and equipment for the trip. If you have never been on a winter backpacking trip, this one probably isn't for you. We're all just looking for a fun as well as safe time. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to ask.

    Hopefully we can have a few stories to tell after this one is over in what is becoming a hanging tradition.

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    Senior Member Mister Dark's Avatar
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    Put me down as a maybe. It sounds like fun!
    It could be that the purpose of my life is merely to serve as a warning to others.

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    Señor Member wisenber's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    Here is the official short notice for the 3rd annual Roan High Knob Higher Colder hang. None of these plans are firm as the weather can alter them drastically.

    The proposed itinerary is to meet at the Roan High Knob Shelter (elevation 6275) Friday, hike from RHK to Overmountain Shelter about 7.5 miles on Saturday, then hike over the AT to the Hampton Creek trailhead (about 2.5 miles) near the town of Roan Mountain on Sunday. From Hampton Creek, we'll have to shuttle back to get the vehicles at Carvers Gap.

    If conditions warrant, we'll have to adapt the plan.

    An informal list of attendees includes:

    Wisenber
    Roche
    Spamburlgar (if he's healed)
    Hangnout
    Medicinceman
    Poof
    Mister Dark

    This is a winter backpacking trip and not a car camp. The previous two years have seen weather ranging from lows in the high teens to below zero with high winds and snow. Unlike the previous two years, we're going to try to make a backpack out of this instead of remaining at RHK. Anyone is welcome, but please have the requisite experience and equipment for the trip. If you have never been on a winter backpacking trip, this one probably isn't for you. We're all just looking for a fun as well as safe time. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to ask.

    Hopefully we can have a few stories to tell after this one is over in what is becoming a hanging tradition.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Dark View Post
    Put me down as a maybe. It sounds like fun!
    If everyone wanting to attend would, please just reply to this post (or subsequent replies) and add your name to the list.

    Thanks!

    Hope you can make it Mister Dark!

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    Hoping the arm/shoulder are healed up and in full working order by then. I really want to make this trip. Never expected I would get both sick and injured after making the last trip unscathed...I think Roche may be voodooing me.
    "Go sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here"~Jack Nicholson/As Good As It Gets

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    Señor Member wisenber's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spamburglar View Post
    Hoping the arm/shoulder are healed up and in full working order by then. I really want to make this trip. Never expected I would get both sick and injured after making the last trip unscathed...I think Roche may be voodooing me.
    That would explain the doll with the ULA pack that he was carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    That would explain the doll with the ULA pack that he was carrying.
    I knew it! Well I will respond with a doll that has a volkswagon beetle on its back! Ha!
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    Greatgooglymoogly ,it could be cold ! Reckon we'd be pulking? Heard no mention of Bob's Dairyland.Will have to find my calendar to see if I can make this hammock'n event .
    Last edited by Hickery; 01-25-2013 at 18:39. Reason: dadgum smartphones
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    Spam - do you want to borrow my Ace bandage? I'll be packing one (do they make thermal ones?) for this and all future trips.

    We can establish triage at Bob's Dairyland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roche View Post
    Spam - do you want to borrow my Ace bandage? I'll be packing one (do they make thermal ones?) for this and all future trips.

    We can establish triage at Bob's Dairyland.
    Thanks for the kind offer voodoo priest, but I dont think an ace bandage would work on a dislocated shoulder lol
    "Go sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here"~Jack Nicholson/As Good As It Gets

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    I just realized that this was a week earlier than I thought and I have a certain project to get done before this trip. Pressure is on now

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