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    Visit to John Hummer's - LOT's of PICS

    I took off from work on Friday so I could drive down to VA to Prince William Forest Park where I got a back-country campsite.
    I got to Prince William and signed in. You need to get a key to access the parking area for the back-country area.
    Drove to the back-country area and walked in the drizzle to see the site I picked and know how long it was going to take from the parking area. After scouting out the area I headed back to the car, around a 20 minute walk, and wanted to do some caching before it got dark.
    Did some caching, went and ate at a restaurant since the weather was still light rain / drizzle and I did not feel like cooking back at the site.
    Decided to call it a day and headed to the back-country parking lot. Grabbed my backpack and set off in the dark to set up my camp. Finished setting it up just in time, as I settled in my tent it started to rain steady.

    I was hoping the weather would break so John Hummer would have his Wetland Ecology Day tour at his bog on Saturday.
    After being up for a short time Saturday morning I figured John was going to cancel since it was still drizzling. Called him up and sure enough he had canceled the event.
    I did not mind the drizzle and John did not care if I came down to do some picture taking, so I headed for the hour drive down to John’s.
    It was nice that half way to his place it stopped raining, but the temps never got above 45 degrees.

    Here are some of the pics of camp and at John Hummer’s on the cold and overcast day.


    “A” is the parking area and the green arrow is where my site was at. Location by my SPOT.


    Nice wet tent on Saturday morning.


    Getting a little cold at night.


    “Boardwalk” around the bog.













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    Hope you enjoyed them.


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    Cool, but are those vfts and aldrovanda introduced? Makes it a little cooler to visit if they don't harm the ecosystem though.

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    Wow! So this is all in-ground bog? Is it landscaped or wild? It certainly doesn't look like your typical backyard planting, but I think I see a few species that don't grow together naturally.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Yes, I think there are some species thrown in the mix that do not naturally occur there. I love the Sarracenia leucophylla that appears to be an all green and white variety (similar to Hurricane Creek White).

    Beautiful pictures!

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    Wow magnificent colors, great timing on your part. I'm sure once you reached the site the temperatures must have escaped your mind :P
    Thanks for sharing those are really nice.

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    Awesome! I would love to visit there - combine 2 of my favorite things: Caching and CPs!

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    *System overload*
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