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    Knobstone Trail kicks Butt

    Sunday afternoon, we met at the trail head, and proceeded to hike south. Our goal was to make it to New Chapel Trail head some 29 miles south of us.
    Day 1 - Uneventful, good time walking, cold, cloudy, spitting a little rain, nothing to worry about. after 2 hours of walking, we cut the distance short due to Rain, Sleet, and Snow. set up our hammocks, and tents, and built a fire, we were cold, wet and sore from walking in mud.
    After a great meal, coffee, and drying out, we all headed to our respected areas, and laid down for the night. I crawled into my hammock, sleeping bag, and covered up with my fleece blanket. within a few minutes, I was snug and warm. my shirt was still a little damp, but the body heat was going to take care of that. At 2:30 am, I was suddenly awakened by me hitting the ground, was this a joke, did someone cut my suspension system? what happened. I turned on the light, and my ENO hammock ripped out. not only that, but I broke my MP3 Player, my Nook e-reader, and one of my hiking poles. and a big bruise on my left side from the fall. We did hike another 5 or so miles to the next trail head, called our pickup and they came and got us.

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    Bummer! I thought of trying to join you, but didn't think I was equipped, nor up to the challenge, yet.

    I hope you try again later this year!
    Andy...
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    oh wow,,sorry to hear about the equipment failure and breakage. Glad your ok tho and I am betting that you will try the Knobstone Trail again.

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    That is a bummer. Do you know why it ripped out?
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    Not sure how it happened, yet, and Im talking with ENO now, trying to see if they will honor the replacement.
    If they don't Im gonna be in the market for a new Hammock

    Oh, yet Im already trying to get some dates to do it again.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry ( the Hiker ) View Post
    Not sure how it happened, yet, and Im talking with ENO now, trying to see if they will honor the replacement.
    If they don't Im gonna be in the market for a new Hammock

    Oh, yet Im already trying to get some dates to do it again.

    Jerry

    Jer,,I can see you having to go to the ground for the Hoosier Hang cause you won't have a new hammock by then waiting on ENO to replace it.

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    Knobstone Trail kicks Butt

    Sorry to hear you didn't make the whole trip, hope you heal quickly. I am looking to hit the KT before the heat hits if work permits but it is looking unlikely. I have been trying to find time to thru this trail for a couple years now, If I knew what was good for me I would give up, that is also unlikely.
    Red

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    Knobstone Trail kicks Butt

    Sorry to hear that your hammock let you down!

    Your experience reinforces my doubts about some of these ultralight materials being used in hammocks lately. It's my opinion that my hammock is in the do not fail category. I'm pretty much a gram counter, but I also want to sleep in my hammock for the entire trip.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    I'm in the market for a new Hammock, Now to figure out what to get....Any ideas, and right now Money is very very tight, so it is an Issue....
    I may have to bail out of the HH this year....

    Jerry

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    Sorry about your bad luck. I'm hoping to hit some of the KT for the first time this year.
    It's not about the miles, its about the smiles!
    Black Chrome

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