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    Spend the last 4 days in the Uwharries NF. Got up with some friends ( old and new ) at Yates Place to camp out in our hammocks, cook out, drink some beer, site around the cave man TV, hike the trails ect.

    I got there Wednesday and there was one other person already there. Got down to 22 / 23 degrees Wednesday night but felt much warmer. On Thursday, Sam the dog and I went on a 7 mile hike of the Dutchman Creek Trail and the Supertree Trail. My poor leg muscles are use to the flat hiking down here on the coast so all those ups and downs in the Uwharries tore me up. Still fun though. Did not see any other hikers until we got back to the trail head.

    One the way back to camp at Yates Place I encountered a whole 10 minutes of snow, Kind of sad as at lasts years spring hang at Yates they had several inches of snow. Thursday night it down to about the same...24 degrees,

    On Friday most ot the fellow hammock hangers showed up including some folks from VA and NJ. We also saw a large influx of scouts and other campers setting up close by and getting out to hike the trails.

    I think Friday night it only got down in the mid 30's. Had to return home Saturday AM as I have to work Sunday. Once I got home, I took a shower and changed into some clothes and then got a phone call from a group of hikers at Oyster Point that needed a shuttle ride back to Pine Cliffs. Quickly unloaded the car and went off to play shuttle driver. At Pine Cliffs I talked to a father and son getting ready to go hike the trail and camp out. Hope they have a good time. The kid was ready to go and had his own pack.

    Trail Head parking lot off of Hwy 27. Dutchman Creek Trail starts off to left and Uwharrie Trail starts off to left.

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    More pictures

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    Sam looks strange in this shot as he was moving

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    The section of the trail I hiked was well blazed and mileage markers every 0.5 miles

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    Lots of water crossings. No problem with keeping my feet dry

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    Saw many camping spots with stone fire rings like this one

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    All water sources must be Lab approved for quaility

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    The stream ran under this tree root and formed a large pool. If it had been summer time I would have been tempted to cool off here.

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    Switched over to the Mt Bike trail...SuperTree Trail.

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      Some picture of the Hammock Hang at Yates place where I had my hammock set up....

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      David and his wife. He is a new hammock camper. Working on converting his wife to the dark side

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      Sam I am did a great job protecting us from the woozles and heffalumps

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      I could not eat all of this meal ( It is meant for two people ). Was very good.WIll have to get some more.

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      Where we cooked our food. Meals were a semi group effort. Everyone brought something to share.

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      A view of some of the hammocks and tents. I was set up to the far right.

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      Enjoying the cave man tv

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      Another shot of the some of the hammocks from a different vantage point

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      My set up on the right, The tarp is covering Sam's soft crate house where he sleeps. He has a sleeping bag that he sleeps on. He has slept in the crate down to 22 degrees

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