2016RE: Hammock Camping Summer and the hammock
- Jul 3 3:27 PMAt 04:50 PM 7/3/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> > Thanks for reminding me why I love the northwest inYeah, winter weather can be entertaining, that's why I stick with the coast
> > the summer! Most days we never hit 80, even at sea
> > level. And if I go climb up a few thousand feet I
> > get to sleep in nice comfortable 40 degree nights.
>Absolutely. Down here in the muck and the mire, there are certain
>drawbacks. I wish I could say that it was worth it...
>There are, of course, more than enough trees to hang hammocks from. There
>is no tree line until you hit the water, and hiking in February doesn't
>involve ice storms...
in the winter. Summers with a late snowpack are more annoying though. In
late July most of the trails that went above 5000' at any point still had
snow. And summer slushy snow is a lot less fun than winter snow and ice.
As for the trees, I've never had trouble finding trees sinc4e I rarely camp
above treeline. It's more of a problem with needing 30' tree straps if I'm
in an old growth area.
At some point I would like try hanging a hammock over the water from a
canoe just to claim that I'd done it. The danger is that I'm not always to
lucid when I wake up in the morning (okay, make that "never") and would
probably end up as gator bait.
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