Climbing up away from the North Fork River I finally found an area with lots of short leaf pines (and ticks as it happened). I had to go about a quarter mile off trail before I was satisfied that I was well away from the trails and horse trails in the area.
Yes, the LED light-string is back, at a couple of ounces why not? With the trickle charge feature on my new battery pack I don’t need to carry any batteries for the lights, so packing them was a ‘no-brainer.’
Once more, hammocks for the win. The hillside was very steep, and wouldn’t have worked with a tent.
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