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    Sons first hang Old Loggers Path,Pa

    My son James and I hit the Old Loggers Path this weekend for his first backpacking trip and hang as well as my first time in the new Diy Symibird. We did 14 miles and I couldn't be more proud of my son. He carried arounf 12lbs give or take. This hike is a central Pa winner in my book! It starts and ends in the logging ghost town of Masten,Pa where not much remains except the mess hall chimney. I didn't find out til after i got home that its on america's most haunted forrest list. We did the south section which is basically a 14 mile loop. The hike was relatively easy going with one good climb up to sharp top vista. James learned how to string up a bear bag,start a fire,filter water and most importantly how to sh@$ in the woods. The xringhunt inspired symibird worked well and is super comfy! Heres some pics:

    Old mill

    James at the chimney



    The new diy symibird

    Sharp Top vista

    Sprout Point vista

    Dad,are we there yet?

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    Looks like a great trip, thanks for sharing the adventure! Your son looks like he was having a blast....all smiles....except the last pic. Seems you wore him out.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Great pics.
    Just the way i wanna go with my son in a year ore two.-----

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    Looks like a great trip. Thanks for not including the photo of a "sh@$ in the woods"
    Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. ... To live only for some future goal is shallow. Itís the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Here's where things grow.

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    I said "James give me your I've had enough look"!

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    Looks like a nice trip...I have been talking about going on this trail for the past few years but never make it...LOL...Where do you get a map/guide for the trail?

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    Sons first hang Old Loggers Path,Pa

    ===> Good on ya for taking your kid into the woods for real, and introducing him to hanging and Nature!

    It is a noble endeavor!

    ~ SkyPainter
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

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    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

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    looks like a nice trip. I hope your son had fun and will keep going.

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    Thanks for sharing. My son and I are doing scout trips almost monthly, but we really need to get out alone.

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