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    The Great Pumpkin Hang>Mt. Cardigan, NH<Oct 18-20

    Crisp nights on 100+ acres of land off NH 93, exit 26. Member Reason has offered their land for a backwoods hang. Come one, come all :0)

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    Re: The Great Pumpkin Hang&gt;Mt. Cardigan, NH&lt;Oct 18-20

    From Reason
    Oh hi,
    We have 110 acres of forest adjacent to the Mt. Cardigan area and Welton Falls. We would love to have people up there. We keep saying we wish more people would come up and enjoy it.

    Trucks can easily make it up the mile of logging road without needing 4wheel drive. Cars without really good clearance may be scary. Camper and stream is about 200 yards from where you park. A wheel barrow is available. You could camp with the group or hike wherever you want on the land and hang solo.

    Camping up there is primitive. Wilderness for miles in every direction and a zillion nice hikes from there. Cell phones mostly don't work unless you climb a mountain. You can get and send texts by 3g at the camper though.

    No running water and just a little gas generator if we needed electricity. There is a big running brook for non potable water and cold swimming. Setting up a hammock over the swimming hole is fun :-)

    The outhouse is clean and easy. You never have to see or smell anyones poo but your own. Standard ceramic toilet in the outhouse, but rather than water, you use a bag and some kitty litter, then tie that bag and throw it in the trash which we pack out. (It is much easier than it sounds). Flush toilet and running water is at the AMC lodge a 1.5 mile hike away.

    We have no shortage of trees :-) People can always bail to the fifth wheel camper if their hammock insulation doesn't work out in the middle of the night. We have lots of sleeping space in there and propane heat.
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    The Great Pumpkin Hang&gt;Mt. Cardigan, NH&lt;Oct 18-20

    I am a maybe. I would love to make this one.

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    I'm ~Reason~, and I approve this message

    Quote Originally Posted by sunshower View Post
    From Reason
    Oh hi,
    We have 110 acres of forest adjacent to the Mt. Cardigan area and Welton Falls. We would love to have people up there. We keep saying we wish more people would come up and enjoy it.

    Trucks can easily make it up the mile of logging road without needing 4wheel drive. Cars without really good clearance may be scary. Camper and stream is about 200 yards from where you park. A wheel barrow is available. You could camp with the group or hike wherever you want on the land and hang solo.

    Camping up there is primitive. Wilderness for miles in every direction and a zillion nice hikes from there. Cell phones mostly don't work unless you climb a mountain. You can get and send texts by 3g at the camper though.

    No running water and just a little gas generator if we needed electricity. There is a big running brook for non potable water and cold swimming. Setting up a hammock over the swimming hole is fun :-)

    The outhouse is clean and easy. You never have to see or smell anyones poo but your own. Standard ceramic toilet in the outhouse, but rather than water, you use a bag and some kitty litter, then tie that bag and throw it in the trash which we pack out. (It is much easier than it sounds). Flush toilet and running water is at the AMC lodge a 1.5 mile hike away.

    We have no shortage of trees :-) People can always bail to the fifth wheel camper if their hammock insulation doesn't work out in the middle of the night. We have lots of sleeping space in there and propane heat.
    ~ʎpuıɔ~
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    trip report Great Pumpkin Hang, Oct18-20, 2013, Cardigan Mt, NH

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    In and out. But will be there for some of it. Oh yeah, and I am bringing my blanket. I just know he is coming.
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    nice one, shrineclown, nice one :0)
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    The Great Pumpkin Hang&gt;Mt. Cardigan, NH&lt;Oct 18-20

    ===> IN! Depending on medical crap, as usual. This should be a cool hang!

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    Sounds interesting. Last time I hiked Cardigan I was almost blown off the mountain. I would like to give it another shot and see if I can enjoy the summit a little bit more.

    I do most of my hiking/camping solo (unless I can talk the wife into going) so the idea of group hangs is a bit daunting. If I make it or not a big thank you to Reason for allowing access to the land for the group. Appreciate the offer.

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    we have plenty of land up there for you to find some quiet if you prefer to solo. I can point you toward some nice spots. The terrain can be challenging enough that you can hike for over an hour and still be on our land if you go off trail.
    ~ʎpuıɔ~
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    trip report Great Pumpkin Hang, Oct18-20, 2013, Cardigan Mt, NH

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