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    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
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    SEHHA June 8-10 Hot Springs, NC

    I had so much fun at April's SEHHA I can't wait until June!
    19th SEHHA Campout

    Hot Springs Campground

    Hot Springs, NC

    June 8-10, 2007

    Sponsored by Speer Hammocks, Inc

    Join us for the 19th SEHHA (SouthEast Hammock Hangers Association) campout June 8-10, 2007. It's FREE! (except for your $5/nite camping fee). This is an informal group event and everyone is welcome--veteran, novice or future hammockers. See, learn and share your knowledge with other hammock enthusiasts. This will be an easy overnight campout at a commercial campground in a beautiful mountain river setting near the Appalachian Trail in western North Carolina! Join me, Ed Speer, author of the Hammock Camping book and editor of the Hammock Camping Newsletters for a fun midsummer campout. Previous trips were well attended and this is another chance for hammockers to show their stuff, share ideas, learn from others, and be a part of the 'new way'. Meet old friends and make new ones! Check out the newest hammock gear!



    An added bonus for our summer campout is the annual Bluff Mountain Bluegrass Festival!

    http://www.main.nc.us/bluff/


    The festival is being held the same weekend on the grounds of the Hot Springs Campground--how neat is that! A hammock campout and bluegrass festival all in one! Sleep like a baby outdoors and listen to live bluegrass music from your hammock! It doesn't get any better, so don't miss this one!

    We will camp in the popular Hot Springs Campground approximately 45 minute drive northwest of Asheville, NC or 1.5 hours east of Knoxville, TN. The campground is located on the east side of the town of Hot Springs on Highway US 25/70 directly across from the Hot Springs Resort and Hot Tubs. The campground is situated on the French Broad River and our campsite (#413) is on the rivers' west bank. Road access to the campground is from Asheville, NC or Newport, TN on US 25/US 70. Trees are available for about 15 hammocks, so please bring hammock stands if you have them--we will also provide stands (contact us to reserve one). Everyone will be responsible for his or her own transportation, gear, behavior, and camping fees ($5/person, see Ed at campsite). Camp central for the weekend will be the camp fire and large white canopy at site #413.

    Show up anytime and leave anytime, but don't miss our free Saturday evening hot dog cookout! This is now a tradition at each hammock hangers campout--it's not to be missed! Otherwise, everyone will be responsible for his or her own meals.

    Upon arrival, check in at the campground gate and ask for the 'hammock group'. Karen and I will be at the campsite Friday afternoon thru midday Sunday, so arrive anytime after 1 pm Friday. Folding lounge chairs might be appropriate for the festival, so bring your own. The Hot Springs area abounds with outdoor opportunities like hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, etc--you can easily combine the hammock campout with an outdoor trip. The Appalachian Trail passes thru town and only a few hundred feet from our campsite. The French Broad River adjacent to our campsite is a popular fishing and floating stream.

    Find complete campground details at:

    http://camp.nchotsprings.com/

    Find driving directions at: http://nchotsprings.com/directions.html

    Summer temperatures at this elevation can fluctuate wildly, so expect daytime temps of 50-85F and nighttime temps of 40-70F. Rain is possible so be prepared.

    Signing up is not necessary, but letting us know will be appreciated-- ed@speerhammocks.com or call (828) 724-4444

    Everyone Welcome! See ya at Hot Springs!
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    cool looks like I can finally make one.

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    all right!!! i like blue grass music... especially from my hammock!
    it's on my calendar.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    nice pictures headchange.
    i like the side tie outs too. i'll get some pictures along w/ some of my observations & what changes (concerning side tie outs) i plan to make on the next tarp.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I just checked the calender and I have to work that weekend but I will find someone to switch with me.
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    Fantastic. Now I have a chance to attend one and maybe my grandson can attend with me. He is a hanger and loves bluegrass music.

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    I'm not wild about bluegrass, but I'm definitely going to try to make that one.
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    I might be able to make that one. BB and I can sit at the campsite listening to heavy metal while everyone else goes out for bluegrass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I might be able to make that one. BB and I can sit at the campsite listening to heavy metal while everyone else goes out for bluegrass.
    How about we take the heavy metal over to the pub and have a few pints o' th' black stuff while we're at it?
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    Maybe we can hang our hammocks out on the patio...
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