A quick overnighter with hammocks, a vstrom, and the low country.

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Domromer, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    We couldn't decide what to do with our Saturday morning. I said lets go camping. An hour later the dogs were at boarding and we had hit the road. Here are some pics.

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    En-route from Charleston to Hunting Island State Park for an overnight hammock trip by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Setting up for our overnight hammocking at Hunting Island State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Dominic checking out his hammock at our Dec. 1st overnight camping at Hunting Island State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    The Hunting Island State Park campsite view from Dom's hammock by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Our Hunting Island State Park campsite - Dec. 1st - hammocking by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Remains of a young horseshoe crab found on the beach at Hunting Island State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    The beach at Hunting Island State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Sandra finds a geocache among the driftwood by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Hunting Island Lighthouse by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Little Birds feeding at the surf line by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    The beach was covered in dead trees by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    An oak tree and Palm grew together then were knocked down in a storm by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Digging up clams on the beach by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    A nice collection of palms by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    The vstrom at the entrance to the walk in campsite by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Our campsite in the Morning after the rain storm by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    View from Sandras Hammock by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Watching the morning Sun light up the tree canopy at Hunting Island State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    A stormy morning at Hunting Island State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Surfers at Hunting Island State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Boardwalk at Hunting Island by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Finding geocache at Hunting Island State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Crossing the Bridge over Harbor River by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Very old Church at Penn Center by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Driving on the Beach at Parris Island by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Looking for sharks teeth at Parris Island by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Finding a sharks tooth by dsrphotography, on Flickr
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  2. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the RR. My wife and I drove (car) over to Hunting Island Friday and went down to the state park, also went out on the marsh boardwalk you pictured. I like your hammock camping, looks simple. I live in Bluffton, pm if you are headed this way.
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  3. Wolfgang55

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    That must be the tinyest shark tooth I've seen.
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  4. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    You sure work some magic with your photography! I've never seen this part of 'our' right coast, and you're not making it any easier to stay away. A few of those shots truly look like another world. Awesome!
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  5. Domromer

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    There was another guy there and he had a bunch that were insanely small. Think baby cat teeth. I don't even know how he saw them. Yeah it's a tiny little one. I was snorkeling in the Edisto Last summer and I found two that were the size of half dollar coins. Now those were impressive. I was just happy to find one today usually it's my wife that finds all the cool stuff.
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  6. Fidl2n

    Fidl2n Adventurer

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    What a great idea! I need to get into that groove some time soon instead of so much couch surfing. That camping area looks terrific! Wow. Nice.
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  7. MelvinC

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    Looks like a great trip. Love the pictures, Hammock Camping is the only way to go. How cold did it get? What kind of under quilt did you have?

    Mel
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  8. Aj Mick

    Aj Mick Been here awhile

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    That's a heavy laden looking bike, but looks like a machine to handle it. An interesting variety of pictures with concise but useful captions. Looks like it was a good trip. Thanks for posting.
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  9. Domromer

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    Got into the low 50s. The quilt was the golite summer quilt long.
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  10. preacher dan

    preacher dan Adventurer

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    I spent my youth at hunting island climbin the light house and tryin to catch racoons...thank u for thr pics, i, ll want to return again soon....
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  11. themosjohn

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    you mentioned a rainstorm.... how'd you fare? my wife and I always make a game of seeing who can find the most sea-glass. just recently started shark teeth hunting
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  12. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Hey Dom,

    Great pics brother. Great use of natural light, sky and backgrounds. All good, I detect a practiced talent here.

    Can you share with me what camera was used, I like to ask when I see some home run images. Always on the hunt for a great idea for a new point n shoot or compact SLR arrangement...

    That area looks like a great destination I would certainly say. Please continue to share your post-pics and adventures, well done.
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  13. Domromer

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    My tarp set up did the job. Apparently it rained pretty good for a few hours but my wife said that I just snored through it.
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  14. Domromer

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    Nikon d7000 with Tamron 17-50 2.8
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  15. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Great Pix! Wish it were warm enough here to still camp in Hammocks!
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  16. Liberia

    Liberia Fortunate

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    Your pictures are great quality and the area looks almost identical to the North Florida Gulf Coast area where I grew up (Cedar Key, Suwannee, Steinhatchee, etc.). Now that I live in Tennessee maybe I should make a trip to your area. It sure looks like home.
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    Starbuck21 Manly scooterist!

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    Thanks for the great pictures and ride report. Sure looks like a place I would like to see!!! :D
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  18. Domromer

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    Yeah this area always reminds me of the coastal area around St George island state park. Speaking of steinhatchee I gotta make a trip over that way for the scallop season. I met some people that told me stories of snorkeling for scallops and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind since!
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  19. C-Stain

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    Thanks for Sharing! Those were some very cool shots. Looked like a lot of fun!
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  20. RedRockRider

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    Great photos. Very different from the desert of the Southwest.

    :thumb on the tarp camping!
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