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Auld Lang Syne

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by killeroy154, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    2017 was an interesting year, to say the least. I actually had a couple of camping trips that I didn't have to wear my rain gear most of the time, so what an improvement over 2016. Camped on a great trout stream in the mountains, of course the trout didn't cooperate very well. Spent 4 days with my brother on an island in a lake deemed the small mouth capital. Of course the fish didn't come out to play either, maybe I better give up fishing..

    My wife and I did some interesting hiking, like the semi ladder, cliff scaling, rock climbing that we did at Grand Father Mtn. The historical hike we done at Cumberland Gap, and Look Out Mtn in Chattanooga. Along with our hikes at our local Bays Mountain Park and bicycle riding on the towns green belts, she's trying to keep me in shape.

    I want to say Thank you to all on here for putting up with me, I think of all you as freinds. I enjoy reading what everyone posts. Last year was good, and I know next year will be better.

    Happy New Year.

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  2. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Happy New year!

    I didn't get to go exactly everything I wanted to this season but I did do way more than the year before and learned a few new things and I am going to be even more prepared for next year. I can see how the many many seasons some of the site's veterans have behind them definitely shows. Unfortunately scheduling and weather are sometimes hard to work around.

    I'm looking forward to doing my first portage trip next year though.
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  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    One of the best camping years I've had - and I'm smart enough and thankful enough to know that. And this year?

    Whatever that might mean to you.

    upload_2018-1-1_10-24-35.jpeg Let's do it all in 2018
  4. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    @campforums Ah yes, portaging. Good exercise. Barrow someone's canoe and take a walk.

    I love that camping patch Dancer. I expect it will be a good year. And filled with many exploits. 71278cbbabbf3cf9fbd5dd7f3843e9a9.jpg

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  5. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Well I've done lots of canoeing and lots of walking, I suspect the trouble comes when putting the two together. Plus packing extra light is going to be very different than bring whatever item you can think of wanting.
  6. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    @campforums yes that's where I would be at a loss. I've never had to pack light because I've never had to portage. The lakes around here are dammed impoundments, and not natural. I fish part of the local river where I can carry canoe and gear up-stream about a mile, so I can get above the shoals. I don't do it very often, but maybe I should for the exercise. I long to come up north and camp, portage and enjoy some of the natural lakes in Canada.

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  7. 2sweed

    2sweed Natural Camper Staff Member

    Enjoy reading your posts and your pictures. most of us who have been here a while and have been sharing camping experiences think of each other as friends. i enjoy the humor too. keep up the good work, @killeroy154

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  8. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Thank you. I try to have fun with it.

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