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    Maryland AT in July

    Well, it's been a while fellow hangers, and I must say, my life has been awash with change for quite a while now. Looks like we've got our health issues behind us for the moment, new job at work requiring quite a bit of travel, and 4 new grand babies.

    I'm taking a week in July to do the Maryland part of the AT, and generally looking forward to getting back out in the trees again.

    With all that said, I've been busy working on my gear, and have whittled my gear list down to 7 lbs base using a GT Ultralight, ponco tarp, and a CC foam pad, however, I've since talked myself into the Hennessy ULBA, my baby orca clone, and the stock HH tarp, with a separate sit pad, dragging my base load up to 8 lbs. The poncho tarp will make a great undercover/garglington insulator if a freak cold snap should roll through (unlikely). I think the added covienence and comfort is worth 1 lb.

    I've gone to fixed three foot amsteel lines on each end of the HH with fixed loops, and 8 ft 1 in straps with toggles for a simplified suspension. I cut down the hammock tieout shock cords and added orange spectra hi-vis lines.

    Has anyone used lash it as a ridge line? Or should I be going to amsteel for the ridge?
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    Good luck and be safe on your hike. I have done the Md section many times and always enjoy myself.

    What days are you planning on being out?
    Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....

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    I use lash it as a ridgeline.

    sounds like a sound pack plan.
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    In some mysterious way woods have never
    seemed to me to be static things.
    In physical terms, I move through them;
    yet in metaphysical ones,
    they seem to move through me. -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Good luck and be safe on your hike. I have done the Md section many times and always enjoy myself.

    What days are you planning on being out?
    I fly over July 13th and plan on lolly gagging the trail all week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos View Post
    I use lash it as a ridgeline.

    sounds like a sound pack plan.
    Thanks ... I'll keep the lash-it ridge.
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