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    Good write up and pics! Despite the rain, it looked like it was perfectly enjoyable.
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    Just an observation........You said this was the first solo overnighter?

    Anyway, I find that I need at least 3 nites to really get comfortable with sleeping on the ground, (haven't even though of using a hammock for years, no reason just haven't).
    I think your body just relaxes and allows you to just cave in,....and get comfortable, anywhere........or by then you are just so tired it doesn't matter you just sleep out of exhaustion....LOL
    Same with the noises, your mind isn't 'tuned" to the woods yet, still on "city mode".....

    I'm sure that since the beginning of time the sights, noises, smells, along with a self preservation instinct, need adjusting,... that one nite just isn't long enough.......at least for me.

    Just relaxing your mind, is close to sleeping, so if you can't sleep, don't worry about it.....You will sleep when you are ready.

    Nice job on the report..got my nomination for the "Boots in the Field', thing.
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    I get woke up by things sniffing my tent or my hammock. I am never really sure they are there.

    For instance I woke up last time I was sleeping in my hammock and was sure I had something pressing its nose against my side and sniffing. I woke up and laid there listening. Then just dosed off again after nothing else happened.

    The same thing happens occasionally with tents where something seems to be investigating the tent. I almost never hear them once I wake up.

    I spend most of my nights in the woods in a tent with a cot. I sleep better in that cot than I do in any bed but my own.

    I am still learning the hammock. So I will wake up a couple of times a night. But, in my tent and cot I may not wake up at all during the night.

    We don't bear proof our camp. But, the same guide lines apply for racoons and bears. NO FOOD in the tent or hammock!

    Anyways, great trip out even with the weather. Thanks for sharing.

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    Blessing he**. It's a necessity if you want a dry tent.
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    You sure found a great spot. I'm not much for solo adventures, I like to talk too much and get bored without a partner, but I cover more ground solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Blessing he**. It's a necessity if you want a dry tent.
    "P" jug....saves all the shuffling around in the dark, ya know with the boogie bears and such.........
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    Enjoyed your pictures and the write up. My parents and sisters use to go to north Georgia camping above Dahlonega, and many times just a little rain caused some floods in the state parks that they were staying in. Did the river next to your camp, come up at all?

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    It came up just a little, not very much. The turbidity increased a lot. Before, I could see the bottom and fish, but not after the rain.
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    That area looks like a really cool place to camp! I love the photo of the waterfalls.

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