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Hammock Hike

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My view of the stream and Kimball Pond from my hammock. (c) 1inawesomewonder.

Last week I picked a day when it was rainy, windy, and only 45°F outside to take a little hike. I wanted to see how I would do with making myself a little tarp shelter over my hammock. So, I did a nice short hike along the western shores of Kimball Pond, and on the way back, I looked a for a spot to set up. I found a little feeder stream running into the pond off of the hills to the west of the pond. I followed the small stream for a short distance and picked a spot between some trees, right along side the stream. It only took me maybe 20-25 minutes to set up, even though I didn’t have a complete plan of what I wanted to do.

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The tarp was enough to keep the hammock, my bag, coat, and boots dry and out of the rain. Nothing special, but it worked. (c) 1inawesomewonder.

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I have to say, for a wet, cool day, I was pretty comfortable. If I were to stay there though, I would have needed a sleeping bag at a minimum, to stay warm. (c) 1inawesomewonder.