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    Welcome, Cutty! This thread was a big reason for...

    Welcome, Cutty! This thread was a big reason for me to get out in all types of weather and really test my gear. You can learn a lot hanging with seasoned hangers, but hanging alone is a whole...
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    I know! I bought my 'yaks in North Carolina on a...

    I know! I bought my 'yaks in North Carolina on a trip and first time I got them in the water back in Ohio, a ranger got me! At least he was cool about it.
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    Looks like a stellar trip, man! Congrats! I...

    Looks like a stellar trip, man! Congrats! I really need to get my yak registered again!
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    Got June in the other day. 58 consecutive months....

    Got June in the other day. 58 consecutive months. Diz and I hit Mohican State Park and it seems like usage is almost back to normal levels. Mild temps, no rain, no wind, not a real test of my gear in...
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    Got May in at the last minute with Mad Turtle...

    Got May in at the last minute with Mad Turtle Creek. We were going to hit a State Park, but when we got there, every site was booked. I hiked out to a number of sites to see if we could join them,...
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    Number 56, another Covid hang. In the 50s, light...

    Number 56, another Covid hang. In the 50s, light rain, good breeze. Pretty comfy hang.
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  7. Nice! Shawnee or would you rather not say?

    Nice! Shawnee or would you rather not say?
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    Well, I guess hanging might get tough for awhile....

    Well, I guess hanging might get tough for awhile. I was told that all state park camps were closed. So I took advantage of that thunderstorm that tore through here and hung for a couple days at...
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    Well, they closed the park I was going to...

    Well, they closed the park I was going to hit...in fact it seems they've closed them all. So, another yard hang. In the spirit of hanging in all types of WX, I setup in the middle of a huge...
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    Good reminder and I'll emphasize to all that we're just looking for info on areas that are open for planning purposes. In Ohio, we're currently allowed to travel for outdoor exercise, so I'd really...
  11. Hanging in the time of Covid-Ohio version

    So, I just saw Dewine closed state park "facilities". The report I saw included campgrounds, but didn't specifically include dispersed camping...Just thought we could use a place to call out any...
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    Boy, those dates just don't really line up!:D ...

    Boy, those dates just don't really line up!:D Unless something happens, I think I'm good for all those dates. I was considering hitting the Hocking Hills SP Primitive area, but am open to other...
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    OH> March hang?

    Anyone up for a short hang this month? It's 60F now, but March in Ohio is a bit unpredictable, so it could be fun!
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    LOL! Hanging in an urban-ish environment is...

    LOL! Hanging in an urban-ish environment is definitely different from the "wilds". But like you, the sound of trains, distant trucks and the occasional dog are relaxing in a odd way.
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    :thumbup: I've bee thinking about down socks...

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    I've bee thinking about down socks...
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    Geez, 54? Diz and I got out this weekend for a...

    Geez, 54? Diz and I got out this weekend for a simple overnighter to Mohican, site 4. Erratic winds and a minimum of 21.2F. No tarp and my 0F kit and I was toasty all night. Some of the best stars...
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    Diz and I got out this weekend, but didn't make...

    Diz and I got out this weekend, but didn't make the trip to Wildcat Hollow. Just a simple overnighter to Mohican, site 4. Erratic winds and a minimum of 21.2F. No tarp and my 0F kit and I was...
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    Nice! I still typically take a tarp, but almost...

    Nice! I still typically take a tarp, but almost always leave it in the pack. Once I realized I don't turn at all in hammock, I started sleeping with my glasses on and hate closing off the wonderful...
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    Ooh. A blizzard would be fun! At least it would...

    Ooh. A blizzard would be fun! At least it would be better than freezing rain! If Jeff doesn't mind company, my schedule looks open that weekend...so far.
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    I've been meaning to do Wildcat for years, but...

    I've been meaning to do Wildcat for years, but never made it. Have you been there before?
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    OH> Feb 2020 Planning thread

    Anyone planning on getting out this month? I've got jury duty (Whoopie!) but that shouldn't be an issue! Chime in with dates and possible sites!
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    Nothing wrong with car camping. Especially in...

    Nothing wrong with car camping. Especially in winter when there are less folks around! I wish Ohio had some of the camping opportunities that Michigan has!
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    Wow, that made me hungry just looking at it!...

    Wow, that made me hungry just looking at it! Curious, amazing setup, but how do you get it to the sites? Pulk, ATV? I can barely get my meager setup into the woods sometimes!
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    Agree with ParaJosh. There are other threads for...

    Agree with ParaJosh. There are other threads for trip reports and awesome hangs. I figure the intent of this one is to get us outside and test our gear in as many different types of weather as we...
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    Good call! I made it to Mohican and setup at site...

    Good call! I made it to Mohican and setup at site 9...alone in the park except for another loner in site 10...I think he ditched out early.

    Construction, closed roads, frozen wood that wouldn't...
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    53...and quite a frustrating one. Construction,...

    53...and quite a frustrating one.
    Construction, closed roads, frozen wood that wouldn't stay lit, futzing with a zero degree underquilt that left cold spots at 27F. And on my dry week! A few hits of...
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    I do the hike in to one of the park and pack...

    I do the hike in to one of the park and pack sites. Little walk in and you get away from most other campers. I'm only doing overnight this time, 'cause of family issues. If you decide to come, I'll...
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    Anyone up for a quick hang at Mohican next week?...

    Anyone up for a quick hang at Mohican next week? I'm gonna head up for an overnight. Thinking mid week, but will adjust if there's interest in an other day.
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    I think I'll be skipping the Frozen Butt Hang...

    I think I'll be skipping the Frozen Butt Hang this hear. It's a great get together with lots of great food, but I'm sort of done with huge hangs like that. Just a personal thing, but I go into the...
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    Well, we've been at this for 52 months now. For...

    Well, we've been at this for 52 months now. For me, this "challenge" serves 2 purposes.
    1) To check my gear in as many different types of conditions as possible
    2) To serve as a kick in the pants...
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    Would love to get out with you again, my friend!...

    Would love to get out with you again, my friend! Keep an eye out for the monthly thread, or PM me anytime!
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    I let it slip that I didn't have a hard plan in...

    I let it slip that I didn't have a hard plan in place. :cursing: MIL duty just got expanded...Friday is out for a real trip. I might have to go local this month...Maybe after Xmas.
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    I know nothing about Tar hollow, except what I...

    I know nothing about Tar hollow, except what I see online. Looks like backpack camping is restricted to a 5 site camp, no idea about hanging. It certainly doesn't come up very often. I see that the...
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    Just found out I've Mother in law duty Friday...

    Just found out I've Mother in law duty Friday morning...Wouldn't be free until 1 ( I think)...That would make my getting to you about 3 o'clock earliest. Worth pursuing?
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    I was thinking Wed this week, but flexible...What...

    I was thinking Wed this week, but flexible...What you have in mind?
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    OH-Dec 2019 planning thread

    Anyone have any plans to get out this month? I'm probably gonna make a quick mid-week trip into the woods...if I get Christmas duties out of the way.:rolleyes: Probably Mohican unless something else...
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    Heck, I say you get man points for doing what...

    Heck, I say you get man points for doing what works and not caring what others think!:D
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    Month 51 in the books. Took a different trip this...

    Month 51 in the books. Took a different trip this time, and it was a mistake. A couple of guys mentioned a local state park, so I gave it a try. Turned out to be aimed mostly at trailers and RVs....
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    Good luck , man! You're in a colder zone than me,...

    Good luck , man! You're in a colder zone than me, but I used sleeping bags and pads for my first winter. Got down to the teens with moderate comfort! Or wait until January! I started in September,...
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    Wish I could, man. In-laws in town for the rest...

    Wish I could, man. In-laws in town for the rest of the month...I'm on call for rides, info and standing around looking pleasant:D. I still need to do both of those trails, though.
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    Month 50! Minister Creek in the Allegheny NF. Diz...

    Month 50! Minister Creek in the Allegheny NF. Diz and I made the trip mid week and hiked the North loop for a 3 nighter. The trail kicked this old man's butt, but it was worth it.


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    Diz and I made the trip to Minister Creek in the...

    Diz and I made the trip to Minister Creek in the Allegheny NF this week. Two nights and a brutal(for me!) trail. Didn't find a good campsite the first night so we just hung off the trail. Probably...
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    Sounds fun. But I just got back from Minister...

    Sounds fun. But I just got back from Minister Creek, and it handed me my ***! But doesn't kill you...:lol:
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    Nice! Did you ever get back to that trail we took...

    Nice! Did you ever get back to that trail we took in Shawnee? Did it recover from the bulldozing?
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    Adapted a caltopo map of the Minister Creek area....

    Adapted a caltopo map of the Minister Creek area.

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    Looks like a decent 3 day trip. Getting stuff together now!
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    Sounds great, man! I've had a couple nights with...

    Sounds great, man! I've had a couple nights with vocal owls and it was amazing. And I agree, this monthly disconnect from electronics is really needed!
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    Last minute get away for 49. Didn't get to the...

    Last minute get away for 49. Didn't get to the site until after dark in a light drizzle...no campfire, lousy pics, and muggy. At least no skeeters! First time I've needed to put up a tarp in ages.
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    Diz, you had some dates picked, right?

    Diz, you had some dates picked, right?
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    Thanks, man! I'll give that a better look later. ...

    Thanks, man! I'll give that a better look later. Appreciate the video!
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    OH>Oct 2019 hang planning

    Diz and I were looking at doing something different this October. Minister Creek in the Allegheny National Forest came up as a possibility. Has anyone out there ever hung there? The website seems to...
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