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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDaddy View Post
    Hey guys, just asking but is there a planning spreadsheet or anything for this? I haven't made the commitment to it yet but it is weighing heavy in my planning.

    Billy Bob. You planning on being there? This may well tip the scale. Been wanting to meet you (live in person) for a while now.

    Thanks for that thought, DD, same towards you! I have certainly been thinking about it. I just drove right by that area once again, on I20, coming back from visiting a very sick cousin over in GA, and thought "Man I need to get over here!".

    But I've got to where I don't commit to any hikes/camps very far in advance anymore, because I have had to bail on so many the last few years. So I tend not to say "I'm coming" until very near the event when the odds seem very good of me actually showing up.

    The other factor is my ability to hike. I have been meaning to, and am actually going to, start a new thread related to that very subject. For the short version here, I am recently very encouraged about me being able to join a hike without the other guys nearly needing to carry me out. ( getting in is usually OK, it's the next day or two where there has been a problem). But things are really looking up on that. In the last week or two I did first ( with light pack) 2 miles with no issues the next day, then 3 and then 5, with almost no problems other than normal out of shape muscle problems which I don't care about. So it looks really good, but I would like a bit more confirmation before committing to any type of group hike. Don't want to be a drag to the other hikers! ( Last 2 hikes out of the Sipsey, and out of the Sawtooths, I have very slowly limped out, with a ridiculous amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth with every step! Don't want to subject anyone to that!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Thanks for that thought, DD, same towards you! I have certainly been thinking about it. I just drove right by that area once again, on I20, coming back from visiting a very sick cousin over in GA, and thought "Man I need to get over here!".

    But I've got to where I don't commit to any hikes/camps very far in advance anymore, because I have had to bail on so many the last few years. So I tend not to say "I'm coming" until very near the event when the odds seem very good of me actually showing up.

    The other factor is my ability to hike. I have been meaning to, and am actually going to, start a new thread related to that very subject. For the short version here, I am recently very encouraged about me being able to join a hike without the other guys nearly needing to carry me out. ( getting in is usually OK, it's the next day or two where there has been a problem). But things are really looking up on that. In the last week or two I did first ( with light pack) 2 miles with no issues the next day, then 3 and then 5, with almost no problems other than normal out of shape muscle problems which I don't care about. So it looks really good, but I would like a bit more confirmation before committing to any type of group hike. Don't want to be a drag to the other hikers! ( Last 2 hikes out of the Sipsey, and out of the Sawtooths, I have very slowly limped out, with a ridiculous amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth with every step! Don't want to subject anyone to that!)
    Just so you know, the campsite is only about 1 mile from the parking area on the main road and less than 1/2 mile if you park in the gravel road parking area.

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    Cheaha state park/ AL / fall hang

    Yeah guys, this is an easy walk from the car for sure. I walked the gravel road from the Turnipseed parking lot down to the Chinnabee trail crossing, then followed the trail to the falls and campsite. It was .92 miles by my GPS. If others want to get a good hike in, there are certainly trails available. Or, if you want to be lazy and just "hang" out around camp all weekend (like I did last time), then that is certainly an option as well.
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    Hey guys, I'm probably the newest Alabama guy here on the forum (3rd day), but I'm most likely gonna make this hang. Looking forward to meetiung some folks...
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    Billy - there are points where I feel your pain - literally. We had a youth kickoff at church the other night and I got roped into a series of dodgeball games (lost count after 7). The next two days reminded me why I had to quit playing softball. Wailing and gnashing indeed.

    I understand and will likely be in the same boat. Hit me up when it gets closer and maybe it will work out for the both of us. Would love for my son to meet ya (your a tad bit famous in the house from him reading over my shoulder on the forum). He's a sponge of a lad and he and his dad would enjoy a tip or three from a stand up guy like yourself.

    Keep up the training and hope to see ya on the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DomoTVA View Post
    Hey guys, I'm probably the newest Alabama guy here on the forum (3rd day), but I'm most likely gonna make this hang. Looking forward to meetiung some folks...
    Welcome! It will be a good time for sure.

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    Hey guys haven't check up on this hang in a month looks like you guys got it planed without me. Sweet Been really busy cant wait for the hang it was fun in the spring I don't se why it wouldn't be fun in the fall.
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    I'm new in Alabama and I may try to come to this hang. First weekend of October I have a backpacking trip plan in western North Carolina. What all do you guys do at a hang in Alabama? I'm looking to do some hiking here in Alabama when the weather gets colder. Too hot for me at the moment.

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    if I could make it up to north carolina I would be there. in the spring we just chilled out but this time who know some might want to hike
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    Scratch my name off the list if it was on there.. I've had something come up. Hopefully I'll be able to make it to the next one!
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