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    HYOH

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    I enjoyed Beardo's journal ("Chop" on HF). He writes well. His PCT Journal is great, too, though I don't think he used a hammock there.
    I finished reading his journal and enjoyed it. It was the first southbound account I had read.
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    Senior Member Risk's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Member "Dutch" here (of Dutchware fame) has one here that is pure fun. He hung in a Hennessey for that hike, if memory serves.
    I finished Dutch's journal. It was fun. He did that thru the same year I did my first section hikes. We nearly overlapped and were bothered by the same goat at the shelter just south of Rockfish Gap.
    Rick (Risk)
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    Senior Member Risk's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffy View Post
    "Certain" was my favorite. Been a few years ago, tho.
    I've read a lot of Certain's journal. It is fun to read. Her style of hiking is so different from mine! Interesting to get inside her head to see that different perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk View Post
    I've read a lot of Certain's journal. It is fun to read. Her style of hiking is so different from mine! Interesting to get inside her head to see that different perspective.
    I'm reading it now, and I love the fact that she started her journal when she started planning, a year before her hike. At first I wanted to get to the "real" hike, but I'm glad I didn't skip ahead. Now that we're in Virginia, I appreciate her wisdom all the more by seeing its relation to her reasons for setting out in the first place. If I ever hike the AT, I hope I would have the sense to approach it the way she did.

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    Hammocks on the PCT

    Regarding the PCT - journals:
    Chop/Beardoh!, nobo 2012 - started on the ground, but went back to his hammock at Belden (PCT mile ~1289)...
    Luke Sierrawalker, sobo 2012 - hammock the whole way except a couple of nights...

    Also see HF threads re. PCT:
    Chop, start at #10 after he finished & see his other following comments...
    guySmiley, start at #17 to see his 'after' hike comments (ignore much of the off-topic posts & replies!)...

    And an old pct-l post by Roni from Israel...
    Happy trails!!!
    Jim (PITA)

    HYOH! (hike/hang your own hike/hang)

    Hiking (and hanging) the Pacific Crest Trail - 2014 (Nobo starting April 2!! )

    "Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time." - Steven Wright

    [Note/clarification: any or all of the above signature lines are NOT meant to be an affront to anyone in any way! - simply means that I am very excited to finally be attempting a PCT thru-hike in 2014, and attempting to hang the entire way, too!! Thank you.]

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    ++1 for Certain!

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    Great info! I will pull up their journals

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    Thanks people,

    Gives me a lot to read and dream/plan about... just in case

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    I'm following a friend (Buckeye Cornelius) on the AT this year, currently he's ground dwelling but about 3 days before he left, I converted him so he got online and purchased all his hammock items and had them shipped to me. I've spent the last couple of days making up all his tarp rigging, whoopies, etc. and putting it all together. I'll ship out to him Monday morning and he'll make his conversion while on the trail.

    Here's his trailjournal entry where he talks about making the change over on trail:

    http://trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=405723

    He did it up right, a HG cuben tarp and UQ, WB XLC, Dutchgear rigging supplies. I'll do a
    final setup this afternoon before I pack it all up for shipping and snap a pic or two and post.

    David

    P.S. Any words of encouragement you might offer on his guest book would be well received.

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