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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenShamen View Post
    I have been looking hard at the Section 2 East map (Old Military Trail) since last year. Total distance for this section is ~3.5 miles. According to the section description, there is a hike-in camping area (allegedly).4 miles from the trail head. But if off-trail camping IS allowed along the trail I think we could push on to an area near the dog-leg east of "Solitude Point"; ~1/2 way. We could (plan to) continue on Saturday, were Sect 2 East/West meet...and do the whole thing Sunday. Total miles: 7

    It may be a bit much for some folks, and that is fine, I definitely don't want to scare anyone off from a hang. I just like being out in the trees and a plan's to start somewhere...

    Just a thought...feel free to pull out the red pens and let "bleeding" commence.

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    Searching the interweb I found this interesting video taken at Perry Lake in 2011:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66p_IvjHXhE
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenShamen View Post
    I have been looking hard at the Section 2 East map (Old Military Trail) since last year. Total distance for this section is ~3.5 miles. According to the section description, there is a hike-in camping area (allegedly).4 miles from the trail head. But if off-trail camping IS allowed along the trail I think we could push on to an area near the dog-leg east of "Solitude Point"; ~1/2 way. We could (plan to) continue on Saturday, were Sect 2 East/West meet...and do the whole thing Sunday. Total miles: 7

    It may be a bit much for some folks, and that is fine, I definitely don't want to scare anyone off from a hang. I just like being out in the trees and a plan's to start somewhere...

    Just a thought...feel free to pull out the red pens and let "bleeding" commence.
    making sure I'm hearing what you're saying -- Friday meet at the OMT trailhead (green) and hike in a couple of miles beofre setting up camp. Saturday hike 5-ish more to finish out section 2 (red) then set up camp for the night around Longview park, and on Sunday break camp, have a leisurely breakfast, and hike the 7 miles back to the OMT trailhead where we parked Friday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1066vik View Post
    making sure I'm hearing what you're saying -- Friday meet at the OMT trailhead (green) and hike in a couple of miles beofre setting up camp. Saturday hike 5-ish more to finish out section 2 (red) then set up camp for the night around Longview park, and on Sunday break camp, have a leisurely breakfast, and hike the 7 miles back to the OMT trailhead where we parked Friday?
    I suggested doing just the OMT Section of the trail. (the green portion); Section 2 East(OMT).

    Doing about 1/2 on Friday...the other half on Saturday...and backtracking Sunday. But that was just an idea.

    (1.75mi Friday + 1.75 Saturday and then the whole 3.5 back out on Sunday.

    Some folks may not be interested in doing this and I willing to accommodate to whatever folks are comfortable with doing.
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    My original suggestion was a bit confusing...but it made sense in my head...lol.

    I just meant UP TO Section 2 West...then back out.
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    I like Ramenshaman's suggestion. I think I need to remember that I'm an out of shape middle aged man...not the young wonder pony I used to be! LOL.

    Doing a couple of short (<2mile) stints, wrapped up by the 3.5 mile jaunt out on Sunday is probably wiser than trying to cover much more than that on a first real hike...in a long time! LOL!

    I also like the idea of that second day being near the lake for water if need be. I think most of us have filters/Steripens, so don't think that would be a problem.

    Think this is a good start to get to whipping some of us into a shape less like a pear (I'm referring to myself and no one else here! ).

    So...when we wanna start looking at this, folks? I'm not going to be available until the start of April, after Weasel goes into Basic.

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    A tentative 5-7 APR hang?
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    Tentatively I'm in for those dates. Gotta get Momma's approval, but should be doable I think.

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