Hammock Forums 2nd Annual Iowa Hang November 2012

It was the same weekend as last year and another great weather weekend as we met back at Yellow River State Park in Northeastern Iowa. This Park along the Missisippi River is its own little hiking world with 25 miles of trails and 4 or 5 really nice hiker campsites.

 the hike to the first campsite Camp Schultz is quick, just one to one and half miles to the campsite on the hill

 Fire in the evening and then for some a big breakfast courtesy of the large amounts of bacon and eggs that BuckeyeHanger brought for the group!

Bacon on the open grille
 Panorama of the woods of Yellow River State Park

The group photo after night one ( Hanging Yankee, Hanging Yankee's Brother and HeadRush had already hit the trail early)
 photo by Sean "Shug" Emery

I took the somewhat long way to the next nights campsite, about 5 miles. All the campsites have been stocked with firewood by the Park employees- a very nice touch
 The day was warm and sunny and walking was very nice- a creek crossing with cold water, but nothing to damper the day

 Night two's hammock set up and more firewood to burn at Camp Hefferin

The walk out was rainy the next day, but it made for some great mist over the river and since the temperature was still mild, I didn't mind. About 3 miles back to the parking lot

Another successful weekend in the woods

Animals seen or heard:
owl
coyote- lots
cows


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