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    Certain's Avatar
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    Headin' South Tomorrow!!!

    Hey all you crazy hangers....just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all of the help I received, which allowed me to become a hanger. My back and hips personally wanted to thank you as well.

    My first night on the trail is Monday, and I'll be trying to provide as much hammock-related information as possible in my journal as I gain more experience and get to deal with those unforseen challenges.

    I did manage to get my UQ adjusted so I've got a starting point at least. And for any newbies who are wondering what my set-up is...here's a list:

    HH ULBA
    MacCat Deluxe Tarp w/JRB self-tensioning lines & Vargo titanium stakes
    JRB Nest as UQ
    WM 20-degree down mummy bag (full zip so I can use as a quilt as well)
    Blue Wally World CCF pad

    I'm also using homemade (by Hammock Engineer) snakeskins, one set of mesh for my tarp, one silnylon set for my hammock/underquilt/down camp jacket.

    You all take care and hopefully I'll see some of you at the hangout in Hot Springs.
    This is my signature.

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    ::: dino does cartwheels - no that wasn't an earthquake :::

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    you go girl!!! are you starting at spinger or amicalola?
    Peanuts

    "A womans place is on the trail"

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    Good luck Michele. I wish you the best. Keep us updated on your progress.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett



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    Senior Member ShakeyLeggs's Avatar
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    You go girl. Good hiking and hangin. I may just see you out there, i am contemplating a thru this year myself. I was layed off and have the time and the gov check coming in hehe. Havent decided yet. Will be eagerly anticipating your Journal updates.
    A Bad Day On The Trail Is Better Than A Great Day At Work!!!


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    Good luck. Ill be behind you, so write in the regestiers to keep me aprised of your hanging endovers. happy trails
    NREMT-B, WEMT
    CPR goes up and down, up and down......because my patient's dead.
    Hanger Fromally Known as Ghost93.

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    I feel your pain Michelle!!! (RE: your Trail Journal Entry '4')

    I have been a virtual basket-case all week, I sent out my pack via UPS last week and I know it arrived at the Hostel Monday. I am having seperation anxiety from it and having to deal with leaving my dog behind. We've been joined at the hip almost literally since I retired last January (15 months ago.). I cannot stand myself and just to try and calm down I am going to the movies this evening. Everyone else in the house has gone to work. It's just me, the dog and the kitty and believe me when I say that they are both I think wishing that I would get out of the house for a while so they can rest.

    Yeah, I'm sure that I will also miss my wife too but that will be later in the trip.

    You girls travel safely and carefully and I'll see you all down at the Hostel Sunday evening.

    TOG

    (48 hours from now I'll be sitting on the porch of the Hiker Hostel!!!) Yeah where is that dancin' banana?

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    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
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    Mmmnnnnmmmmmm dup dup mmmnnnnmmmmm
    Bom-ba-dee-da-bom-ba-dee-da
    Happy trails to you,
    Until we meet again,
    Happy trails to you,
    Keep smiling on til then
    Who ( oooh ) cares about the clouds when were together
    Just ( aaah ) sing a song an think bout sunny weather
    ...two...three
    Happy trails to you,
    Til we meet again
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Just another hanger attroll's Avatar
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    Congrats, I really wish I were in your shoes now getting ready to do a hike of a lifetime. I wish you the best and keep one thing in mind, HYOH.

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    good luck to all of you...anyone starting April 7th??

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