Hang at Meriwether Lewis National Campground

The original post was inadvertently deleted. This hang will be in conjunction with another group. The links are going to be posted at the bottom. I’ve been to several hangs with the other group and this is the itinerary for this hang. Eventually, maybe in the Spring, I plan on having my own hangs. Thought this would be a good opportunity to let those who are interested find out what it’s about. You do not have to join the other group just sign up here that you are going and I will make sure you are on the list. Below is the Itinerary.

Friday - Arrive at any time and set up their camp site. I cook Venison Sloppy Joes, Cheesy potatoes.

Saturday – We head out to David Crockett State Park for breakfast. It’s tradition.
Next Stop – Sgt. Troy’s Military Store, http://sgttroys.com/ . It’s tradition.
Paddle the Buffalo – weather dependent activity. Those who don’t want to paddle can find trails and waterfalls nearby, or visit Hohenwald.
Community camp cookout – Be prepared for some really yummy camp food. This is the one activity that everyone contributes too. The rest varies depending on whom shows up. Could be good conversation around the campfire, musicians strumming and singing, and of course laughter. Walk about tour – to see
others’ gear.
Sunday – Head out at your own leisure.

It’s a pretty laid back hang with other Hammockers. Many of the people who come to these hangs also belong to Meetup groups. If this sounds like something you would like to try and you don’t have a hammock then bring what you have.

There is no cost for the campsite. There are nice bathrooms and they are heated when it is cold. There are water pumps around the camp ground that have been hooked up to city water.

Here are a couple of links:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/47/1410/Campground+Review%3A+Meriwether+Lewis+Park+%28near+Hohenwald%2C+TN%29?destId=362223 This link gives you an idea of how the campground looks.

http://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm National Park Service site, click on to plan your visit, directions and other information.

Directions: If you know where the Lovelace Café is, you drive past it and follow the signs for Natchez Trace. The Camp turn is on or very near mile marker 386. Look at the map on the site mentioned above. It’s a beautiful drive up the Trace and there are many interesting stops if you want to take the time. I’ve seen Armadillos and Wild Turkeys along the roadside on the grass near the road.

The hang was originally posted on http://www.hammockforums.net/
Here is the direct link to the http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=57517
We go by trail names on that site. My name is Weather and the Organizer goes by Neo.

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  • Mary-Ellen B

    The weather was perfect, lots of food, a really nice group of people attended. There were the regulars and quite a few new people at this hang. Glad Vicki and Faith were able to come out and sure enjoyed seeing Faith again and meeting Vicki. Of course Rick A was there as we were blended with his hang. I had a lot of fun and hope everyone else did too. I'll post pictures when I get them developed.

    October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I even got an inexpensive hammock to see if I would like it!

    October 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lol, I still prefer to sleep in my tent for now... my car is packed and ready to go.

      October 18, 2012

    • Mary-Ellen B

      I was planning on bringing a net and a pad if you wanted one to use, and an extra tarp. So let me know if you are going to try the hammock or if you are using your tent. I'm not sure from your last post.

      October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can feel the fresh air and sunshine and smell the burning embers already!

    October 17, 2012

    • Mary-Ellen B

      Yes, I'm in the mode too. Looks like the weather will be clear for the weekend!

      October 17, 2012

  • Mary-Ellen B

    Thanks Rick, so does that mean your three are eating it?

    October 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mary Ellen,
      I had cancer on my tongue and will need to bring my own food.

      October 9, 2012

    • Mary-Ellen B

      Okay Vicki, sounds good. I missed your post and sent an email. It does have my cell in it in case you need to contact me.

      October 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    yay, that fixed it.

    October 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    i tried to rsvp but it won't work. i don't know what is wrong. i tried with explorer and google, lets try firefox.

    October 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mary Ellen, I would like to change my RVP again if that'''s ok with you. My classes were cancelled because not enough people signed up. I was taking the CERT course but I am on the list first thing for spring. And my mom is letting me use her car. Please let me know as soon as possible. My gear is begging to get packed. Lol.

    October 6, 2012

    • Mary-Ellen B

      Great, Vicki, glad to hear you can make it. Start packing that gear!

      October 7, 2012

    • Mary-Ellen B

      Hey Vicki, RSVP again if you are planning on coming.

      October 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it and I am unable to change my rsvp. I just found out that a class I am taking starts on the 19th. I have been to this campground with my daughter and we both loved it. I would rather be there with you all it sounds like fun.

    October 4, 2012

    • Mary-Ellen B

      No worries, Vicki. Good to know you've been there and liked it.

      October 4, 2012

  • Rick A

    mary ellens venison sloppy joe's and hash brown cheese casserol is so yummy.she has cooked this several times before on previous hangouts.you dont want to miss this for sure.

    October 3, 2012

  • Martha L.

    Mary Ellen, this brings back more old memories when I was with the TTA hiking club. We camped at MW and worked on the Devil's Backbone trail. Then on Sunday I rode my bike down to a family reunion in Lawrenceburg. I was so full of chicken n dumplings, I had a hard time making those 16 miles back to the campsite. Are there showers at this park now? Usually the National Parks do not have, but the camping is free. This is a great place to camp. I will certainly consider this adventure.

    October 2, 2012

    • Mary-Ellen B

      Mary Ellen B
      Hey Martha, I'm glad it brought back good memories. Sorry no showers yet but the bathroom is awesome. There are several scattered around. They put about $1,500,000.00 into that area, including more bathroom in different places. Yeah, biking after chicken and dumplings, you are a brave soul. Hope you decide to join us.

      October 2, 2012

    • Rick A

      friday people show up when they can.i really enjoy the breakfast buffet at david crockett state park on saturday morning.the last couple of years we also kayak on the near by scenic buffalo river.i always make a huge peach cobbler in my dutch oven on saturday night.several other people usually do dutch oven cooking also.

      October 3, 2012

  • Rick A

    i been hosting this hangout 2 times a year for 6 years now.it is always a great time for all.

    October 2, 2012

    • Mary-Ellen B

      Yes, Rick A is Neo on the Forum. Glad to see you RSVP'd here too.

      October 2, 2012

  • Mary-Ellen B

    Hi Everyone! Post here even if you go to the other site so we can know who found out about it from our meetup. It's a lot of fun so I hope some of you will join up. Also please let me know if you will be eating the Sloppy Joes on Friday night so I make sure and bring enough.

    October 2, 2012

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