Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 93
  1. #1
    olddog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    WL SS UQ, WL SS TQ
    Suspension
    UCR SLS
    Posts
    3,610
    Images
    3

    FL> Lake Wales Ridge SF> Nov 8-10,11?> Grinder's Birthday Hang

    We have settled on the Creekside campsite for the 3rd annual Grinder's Birthday Hang. As of this time this is the tentative location dependent on the water conditions. Google Earth; 'Ruck's Dairy Farm Rd., Frostproof Fl' will place you at the trail head just south of Livingston Creek bridge. I am going to ask samsara to insert the maps and hiking direction. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  2. #2
    samsara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Central FL
    Hammock
    WBRR
    Tarp
    UGQ Hanger 11 WB
    Insulation
    3S Phnx/1S GoLite
    Suspension
    Straps/Whoopies
    Posts
    949
    Images
    2
    Woohoo, here we go!

    Let's see... directions/map to meeting spot will be here.

    Here is the map:



    It is fairly easy to get to the camp site but I would recommend that you come during the daytime if you haven't been there yet ( lilricky can do it in his sleep ). The orange trail that runs along the creek is more scenic (and shaded) but longer than the straight blue trail. From the end of the blue trail where it meets up with the orange trail you will continue on the orange trail to the south about 1/4 mile and look for the first trail/service road to your left. It has a post with a sign on it for the creekside camp site. Follow that road/trail for about another 1/4 more and you'll be all set.

    As always... use your tree straps, leave no trace, hang your food (we have bears in the area), pets are welcome but they need to be on a leash (we also have panthers in the area), snakes, hogs, chiggers, skeeters, etc. etc. etc.

    There is plenty of water available at the creek, picnic table, fire ring, and lots of trees. Other than that, you are on your own. The state forest entrance fee is $2/person/day which can be paid at the iron ranger box near the kiosk at the parking. You might have to dig in to get to the envelopes but there should be some inside. Keep the tear off part and hang it on your rear view mirror so that law enforcement knows that you have paid. There is a little bit of parking near the trailhead but more about 100 yards down Rucks Dairy road at the campground or in the open field across from the campground.

    I will probably head out there about 11 on Friday so if you want to go with me be there before 11 because I probably won't wait

    There is only one requirement for this event... bring your singing voice so you can sing happy birthday to grinder

    Dave
    "Laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure" - Dale Gribble

    The Florida Hangers Facebook page and the Florida Hangers web page

  3. #3
    Duffy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Pensacola, FLA
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.0 DBL
    Tarp
    Speer
    Insulation
    DIY TQ/Greylock3
    Posts
    754
    Images
    7
    Looking forward to seeing ya'll again! Been a looong summer!
    Something hidden. Go and find it. Go, and look behind the Ranges. Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you . . . Go! - Rudyard Kipling

  4. #4
    Senior Member MightyMouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Pensacola
    Hammock
    Blackbird-style single
    Tarp
    Speer Winter
    Insulation
    HG burrow/ DIY UQ
    Suspension
    of course!
    Posts
    262
    Images
    3
    I don't sing. You think the cicadas are annoying? They got nuthin' on this ol broad. But I'll definitely hum along and smile!

    Looking forward to it...is anyone bringing cake?

    kc -- Fulltime Hammocker, thanks to Olddog, Samsara, and Duffy!
    Real Freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. ~ Charles Lindbergh

  5. #5
    olddog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    WL SS UQ, WL SS TQ
    Suspension
    UCR SLS
    Posts
    3,610
    Images
    3
    Looks like I'll be bringing the Dutch Oven for a couple of Cobblers, maybe a Maine Wild Blueberry and a Peach.

    Also being that Monday will be a holiday it will be available Sunday night for any that need another night hanging in the Florida wilds.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  6. #6
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,017
    Images
    14
    I'm a gonna try and make this one. As of right now, I should be able to make it in around dark on Saturday. Maybe even bring some calzones from work...

    Oh, and I'll sing if you want, but the thing I told my first manager at a restaurant: "Frank, we sing so the customer'll be happy and come back. If I sing, ain't nobody gonna be happy." I may not be tone deaf, but I am tone mute.
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
    --Floridahanger

  7. #7
    SkunkApe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Hammock
    Simply Light Tree Runner SL
    Tarp
    HG Cuben 8x10
    Insulation
    JRB Quilts Top/Btm
    Suspension
    Whoopies!!
    Posts
    403
    Woo Hoo! I am going to do my best to be there!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Hammock
    BIAS
    Tarp
    WB Mamajamba 10x12
    Insulation
    W Logics UQ 20F
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    80
    I will still be in SC or NC more maybe GA depending on if I get lost or not. However, I told Grinder Happy Birthday up at Hidden Pond.

    Keep me posted on another Arbuckel adventures and I'll see y'all at those.

  9. #9
    olddog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    WL SS UQ, WL SS TQ
    Suspension
    UCR SLS
    Posts
    3,610
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by O-Boy View Post
    I will still be in SC or NC more maybe GA depending on if I get lost or not. However, I told Grinder Happy Birthday up at Hidden Pond.

    Keep me posted on another Arbuckel adventures and I'll see y'all at those.
    We will miss you but there will be the Sherpa Hang in the spring.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  10. #10
    Tuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winter Haven, FL
    Hammock
    GTUL, Tablecloth w/ fronkey net
    Tarp
    Toxaway, DIY S.C.
    Insulation
    TUCKuilt, pad
    Suspension
    Whoopies & straps
    Posts
    300
    Pencil me in. It has sadly been way too long since I've been hanging in the woods!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •