The tension on the under quilt is important. You want the quilt snugged up around you so there aren't any air gaps between your hammock and you UQ. Best to set it up and have someone outside your hammock checking it out. Then sleep in the hammock overnight to see if the shock cords stretch during the night. If so you may need to add an extra piece of shock cord or two over your ridge line.
Since I was 16 and first heard about the AT I have been obsessed with the idea of doing a thru-hike. Over the past 11 years something has always come up to prevent me from going, but not this year. I am ready and more charged than ever. Unfortunatly I will not be able to do a complete thru-hike, but I will be able to do half of of the trail and I am totaly stoked. I don't have a definitive date set for my departure yet, but I am thinking between April 1st and the 10th I would like to be stepping foot on the aproach trail to Springer.
Is anybody else pondering starting around these dates?
Love the Approach trail
Trail Name- Hiker Chick
Start date- March 20TH 2011
Approach Trail- No
Almost time for hiking!
Leaving PA 3/3 to see friends in NJ. Leaving NJ 3/5 to get to GA. Staying in a pet friendly cabin @ Amicalola State Park & Lodge and leaving 3/9 for Maine via the Approach Trail. I'm so ready. Anybody else leaving on 3/9 from the Lodge?
Never cut anything in half...You might end up with 2 pieces you can't use.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
I'm going to start 3-17 instead of 3-20. Man are the butterflies churning!
Trail Name- None yet, but you can call me Al
Estimated Start Date- April 1
Approach Trail - I don't see why not
Looking forward to a great hike, don't know if I'll make it all the way and don't care too much. More concerned with taking a break from civilization and meeting some cool folks in the woods while getting this flabby body back into the shape it used to be in. Looking forward to seeing you all on the trail!
I will be starting out on Sunday, March 6th.
Est. Start Date--March 25th
I wish you all success and I'm excited to meet as many of you as possible!
Trail Name: Challenger
Start Date: mid-March
Approach Trail: no
trail name: Blitz
start date: April 26
Approach Trail - yes
is anyone else starting this late?
I hope April 26 isn't too late to start, but from my past experience on 1 week backpacks I think I can make pretty good miles. I do realize this is going to be different - it never bothered me that i was sore after a week of 20 mile days, but i won't be able to do that for weeks on end (at least not at first). wish i could start earlier, but the job I'm getting laid off from only releases me a little before this...
hope to meet some of you on the trail!
Trail Name- Komuso (koh-moo-soh)
Estimated Start Date- April 3rd
Approach Trail - yes
See you on the trail... Onward, through the fog!
Trail Name: Boppa.
Doing a Flipflop, Starting in Harpers Ferry.
Starting April 1st.
Start: March 17
Approach trail: no
finally time to register:
no trail name
family will be with me and they want to see the trail beginning.
see you'll there, can't wait