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Hulksmash
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PostSun Feb 05, 2012 7:34 pm 
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I attended the annual winter hang at Umtantum creek over the weekend.  As always a fun event.  I arrived Friday afternoon with enough time to scout out some nice trees, and prep for the camp fire for the night.   The sky was clear, the moon was out and so were the stars.  Oh yes it was COLD!



Next morning was clear and cold.  Snug an warm floating in a cloud of goose down there was not much incentive to get up.  Finally the beckoning call of my stomach drove me out the warmth of my nest.  Had to warm the can of fuel by the camp fire to get the stove to light. eek.gif   Did i mention it was cold

Went, for a stroll up the canyon after breakfast at the crack of 11.


Saturday night spent saying warm by the fire.  A flask of whiskey got passed around...errr it was claimed to be whiskey...i think it was E85 souse.gif

Awoke Sunday morning with my ski mask frozen to my beard.  Did i mention it was COLD?

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PostThu Feb 09, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Ah come on man it wasn't that cold. We had a killer fire going the whole time. At night we were in tons of down...or at least I was. And Saturday night I don't think you would have cared what the temps were  dizzy.gif

It was a  fun time had by all.

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PostThu Feb 09, 2012 9:25 pm 
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That looked like a nice place for trip, how far up the canyon did you go?
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PostThu Feb 09, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Great pictures HS!  Just curious if you needed any extra padding or liners in your hammock with the cold weather?  Was the sleeping bag enough?
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PostThu Feb 09, 2012 11:25 pm 
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"We" use what is called a UQ (under quilt) and they go on the outside under the hammock underneath us. they differ in temp range and loft. I think we both had 20f UQ's

For the top cover we use TQ (top quilts) which is like a sleeping bag without the bottom.

I had a 0F TQ...so I think in total I had about 9 or so inches of loft around me.

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PostThu Feb 09, 2012 11:57 pm 
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Hulksmash wrote:

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PostFri Feb 10, 2012 12:30 am 
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So i decided to try something a bit different.  I dug my Hennessy out of the closet.  Used the stock open cell foam pad and under cover from the super shelter, plus my 20* underquilt.   The undercover was just loose enough to not compress the down of the under quilt.  The cover also helped reduce and drafts induced my squirming around. My Hennessy has a zipper mod in the bug net so i don't have to worry about getting out the bottom.  That was the bottom insulation. 

On top, i used my 20* Feathered Friends puffin, plus a 20* Katabatic Gear down quilt.  Needless to say i had no problem staying warm in the hammock. biggrin.gif

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PostFri Feb 10, 2012 8:48 am 
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That is such a beautiful place to visit.  Your winter photos are striking!   up.gif

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PostFri Feb 10, 2012 9:34 am 
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Looks like you had a fun time. Love that area and can't wait to stomp around there in the spring, when it's not so COLD....
Great pics, the 2nd one reminds me a bit of a Bev Doolittle painting.
No tic sightings, right? some seasons they're out early.... eek.gif

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PostFri Feb 10, 2012 9:56 am 
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I thought fires were not allowed, but what do I know I only hike there once a week.
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PostFri Feb 10, 2012 10:45 am 
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Fine exposure and super detail!  No tripod shake either.  Splendid! It makes me feel like I'm in Apollo on approach cool.gif

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PostFri Feb 10, 2012 10:57 am 
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BigBear wrote:
I thought fires were not allowed, but what do I know I only hike there once a week.


I can find nothing forbidding fires on the BLM site.  If fires are not allowed, then that sign that's posted at the trail head that says "don't burn when windy" should be clarified to "fires not allowed" or "fires prohibited"  But what do i know i only go here once a year. wink.gif

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PostFri Feb 10, 2012 11:53 am 
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Sorry I guess your right. It is no fires from April 15-October 15. I was a little confused because the sign just says "no fires" and a couple months ago i was out there somebody in uniform(don't know if it was FS or what) was taking apart campfire rings.
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PostTue Feb 14, 2012 9:40 am 
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Love this area, great pics as always!  up.gif
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PostTue Feb 14, 2012 5:38 pm 
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D. Inscho wrote:

Fine exposure and super detail!  No tripod shake either.  Splendid! It makes me feel like I'm in Apollo on approach cool.gif

Aye, great shot.

What equipment were you using?

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