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    2nd Annual Spring Swing, Huntington Beach State Park, SC

    First of all, it's a vertical video. I hate vertical videos, but I didn't have my trusty Swamp Stand with me, and I forgot to rotate the bloody camera. Please forgive this humble hanger his honest mistake.

    Now, on to the trip report! (as told by Gresh...whose recollection is above suspect)

    Arriving after a late meal at Hardee's, I pulled into Huntington Beach State Park around 2200hrs (that's 10:00 pm for you layfolk) to much fanfare and a parade. Firemedic, Paulie, Cwbybld, MBcruzin, and Junebugdawn (who I initially mistook for a random drifter, invited to stay in our site this night) had gone out of their way to select a suitable pair of trees for me. Deeming their measly offering unworthy of holding my considerable majesty (IE: two trees no bigger around than my wrist) I set forth into the piney woods to find more suitable lodgings. Choosing to share a tree with MBcruzin (the organizer of this shindig) as a way of punishing him for his earlier meager offering of pint-size trees, I was suspended above ground in short order. The fire was good, the fellowship was better, and the Gresh was well pleased.

    Friday and Saturday are kind of a blur - not because nothing happened, but because some really pretty good stuff happened and overshadowed the menial parts of the day. Friday found me on the beach for a while before turning in for the night after a dose of Junebugdawn's "poser stew" (a thinly veiled infringement on my famous (and unarguably better) Cowboy Stew).

    Saturday came with a raffle, which bore the coveted prize of the Mabajamba tarp - a prize which went to Firemedic. In all, we raised $480 in American currency to donate to Huntington Beach State Park - a donation that stays with the park specifically. After dropping the money off to an astonished Ranger and another random retail jockey behind the counter, a proper Cowboy Stew was prepared, consumed, and thanks primarily to Cwbybld, "spirits" were raised.

    Sunday was met with painful farewells and sorrowful partings, as always happens when I leave...but my friends of Palmetto State Hangers can't always have me. 3 hours later, I was back home, unpacked, showered, and like a normal person again.

    Thanks again to MBcruzin for organizing it, and for EVERYBODY who made that amazing donation to the park possible. I can't wait to do it again next year.

    Vice-Chairman, Palmetto State Hangers

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    Funny video there Gresh, thanks for taking us along.

    It was great seeing all the smiles.. especially Captain Smiley's on his new gear.

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    Gresh,I'm stuck in my cage and still fighting the bug

    and wish I could watch. I could use a dose of the Captain Smiley smile

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    HOPEFULLY, by the time Smoked Butt comes around I'll have found a proper camera and won't have to rely on my phone.
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    2nd Annual Spring Swing, Huntington Beach State Park, SC



    Here is the tarp all set up, awesome is the keyword for the weekend, finally was able to hang for more than a day and was able to really use my WBBB along with my AHE New River which I was comfortable @ 37 degrees.

    Made some new friends and got lots of new gear to try out.

    Even won this nice Chair.


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    Speaking of that chair, I drove STRAIGHT THROUGH Sumter on the way home.
    Vice-Chairman, Palmetto State Hangers

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    Well it certainly looks as if yall had a great time. Perchance one of these days I will find myself able to make it down for a hang with my more southern of compatriots. Till then, hang easy my friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Well it certainly looks as if yall had a great time. Perchance one of these days I will find myself able to make it down for a hang with my more southern of compatriots. Till then, hang easy my friends.
    Sounds like a plan. We NCfolks could carpool. Great video. Daughter (age 8) kept asking "is he serious?" She said he "ain't right", and that is a complement 'round here.
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    thanks for the shout out gresh. quite accurate. and what! my chaaaiirrrrrr
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    It was good seeing everyone again and meeting a few new faces.

    I had a great time.

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