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My camping trip from 10/09/2011-10/12/2011

Old 10-12-11, 04:40 PM
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My camping trip from 10/09/2011-10/12/2011

Great weather until this morning then it started to rain but I made it home with out getting to wet lol.
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Old 10-12-11, 07:05 PM
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Looks like fun! Nice setup, scenery looks nice too. Are the leaves not yet turning down there?
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I have that same stove. It works very well. I've even used it to melt lead!
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It looks like you are using a Carradice Longflap with the Super C panniers on the rear. With the trunk bag in the way are you still able to open the panniers and get stuff out?
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Old 10-12-11, 11:34 PM
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I dont even want to contemplate how many lbs you were pulling/carrying...seems that you had quite a load.
Its always nice to get in without getting wet isnt it?
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Old 10-13-11, 09:54 AM
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As far as weight it was about 45lbs in all not to bad.This may be my last trip for camping with this LHT.I am building a Big Dummy to take her place.Yes I was using Carradice Super C Panniers and a Carradice camper long flap and a small carradice bag up front they really do let you take a lot of stuff maybe to much lol.I know I took way to much food this time don't know why either.I had my tent and sleeping mat and sleeping bag in the BoB.People did look at me like wow where you going to but they never will talk to me they just give you a funny look.Good thing I like to do things by my self even my wife want go any place with me.But some how I always have a lot of fun on my little trips I take.

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and having a good time is really all that matters, that is why we do these things.
and 45 lbs, not too bad...add the weight of the trailer though, thats why Im not a fan of them, the extra weight being pulled. But, no matter, as you say, if you are enjoying yourself, that is the whole idea.
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brilliant photo's what tent is that you have ,like the way you made use of the trees.
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Old 10-13-11, 11:17 AM
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also meant to ask how did you manage to keep your camper saddle so upright mine just flops over the rack.
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Really the trailer weight is not bad I don't even know it is be hind me untill I go down a big hill then you know you have it lol.As far as my camper saddle I just keep it wax up a lot and put a lot of stuff in it too lol.Now for my tent it is the North Face Rock32 a three person tent with just me and all my gear it is full at night.I was hoping the weather would be a lot cooler than it was it only got to a low of about 54 degree and I got way to hot in the tent maybe next time I get to go it will be nice and cold.And it would be nice if there was some other people to go but like always I just pack my stuff and leave this way I can go as fast or slow as I want to go lol.

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Old 10-13-11, 05:11 PM
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yeah they say solo touring is best but myself i like company provided it's the right company.
i have a new trailer hanging on the wall of my shed since the day i bought it one day i shall try it out but in the meantime i'll stick to the panniers.
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Cool pics, looks like you enjoyed it quite a bit !
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I like the old Coleman one burner stoves. I have a Peak 1 that I purchased in 1979. It is still going strong, which is a shame because I'd like an excuse to buy an MSR Dragonfly.

Looks like a great trip. No problem going alone. A couple days of contemplation are good for the soul.
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Old 10-15-11, 09:28 PM
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Great pictures! I see you utilized the new Two Rivers Bridge. What campsite is that in the photos?
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Maumelle/Pinnacle very nice place to camp they had nice hot showers too.
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