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    SC & FL Swamps

    Went to Florida last week...
    2 days to get there, 2 days to be there, 2 days to get back.

    On the way down I hung in Congaree Swamp National Park.
    Nice place, lots of trails, excellent campground for a group hang.


    Had a nice ride to Florida along the pre-interstate route.


    Hung two nights in Florida, one of which was near the mouth of the Suwanee River.
    I had to use two trees that were not far enough apart, so I hung on the sides of the trees.


    On the way back, I stopped overnight in the Francis Marion National Forest, at Hell Hole Bay Wilderness.
    I didn't get any pics of the hang, because I got there right at dark. Had to set up and get inside to escape the mossies!
    I left before the sun came up the next morning.


    Here is how I packed. I used six Swiss Army bread bags, three on a side.
    Two of them have one sneaker each, so I didn't have to wear boots all the time.
    One more contains my clothing, and in another is a motorcycle cover.
    The last two hold bedding and tarp. The hammock is strapped on the seat.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    That looks like it was a great getaway!
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    Bringing back some memories. I love the Suwanee River section of the FT. There is that really high point where elevation might be an issue (Devils Mountain). I think it is at least 100' above the water line.
    Beautiful area to hang for sure! Sounds like it was a good trip.
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    Nice on the "tight tree" pitch!......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Nice on the "tight tree" pitch!......
    Thank you! I think it cured my cut-across-the-leg problem!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal
    I love the Suwanee River section of the FT.
    I found the HQ of the FT Asstn. in Gainesville, just north of Payne's Prairie. I always visit the prairie when I am in Gainesville, because we lived on the edge of it when I was a wee lad.
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    Looks like you had a great trip, glad you made it back in one piece.

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