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    PA:First Hang

    My wife and I just got back from our first hang. We started our hike at 1:00 on Friday, we hiked Browns Run trail in Haneyville, pa to Pine Creek. We set up camp at 4:00 just far enough away from route 414 that you couldn't see the road but close enough that you could still hear the occasional passing vehicle. We woke up around 7:00, made a fire and breakfast then started packing back up. Just before we were ready to hit the trail again, my wife (Chrissy), looked up and spotted a bear. It happened to be one of the largest black bears I've ever seen in the woods. Then after about a half an hour of watching it watch us from about 75yds we decided to head out. We finished the 1000yds or so of the browns run trail to 414 and the headed up the Jack Martin trail to the Button road which comes out on the Zink Fork / Francis Farm road. It Ended up being about 11.5 miles total. It was very fun and we will have a hard time waiting until next spring to get back out and continue our new hobby/adventures.
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    Nice sounds like a wonderful time .

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    Looks like fun! Congrats on a successful hang. Gotta love bear encounters... at a distance.
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    Sounds like you two had a great time and will be going out for more. Real nice area down that way.
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    Congrats on a successful first hang!
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    Sounds like a successful outing! Great that you can share an adventure like this with your wife.
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    great first hang, with a bear thrown in too! Lucky you!
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    I really enjoy that area, I grew up around it. My Granddad has a camp on browns run road that we parked the car at while we were hiking.

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    Great first hang

    Great first hang, report and pictures - liked the bear.

    The more you do it the better it gets.

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