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20192Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: California Hammocks

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  • Chris Lutz
    Sep 30, 2009
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      Has anybody been able to use a guyed post or x- frame successfully.  I tried several DIY designs, but none that could acutally hold my wt.  Ralph, what do you mean by x-frame, anyway?  Thanks.
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      From: Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@...>
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 11:20:03 PM
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: California Hammocks

      Desert: not many opportunities to hammock camp, unless, like Cara said, you
      can find rocks to attach to...

      A creative hanger will come up with a way to use a vehicle roof rack or door
      post instead of a tree.
      And a guyed post or xframe as the other tree.


      On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM, sawyer7271 <sawyer7271@yahoo. com> wrote:

      > I never chimed in here, as I'm a recent convert to hammock camping, so
      > haven't done much, but I've lived in San Diego all my life...
      > Desert: not many opportunities to hammock camp, unless, like Cara said,
      > you can find rocks to attach to...
      > A good overnight trip in the fall->early spring is Cougar Canyon or Sheep's
      > canyon... <2 hour drive by car (4x4 suggested) and depending on where you
      > park, 1-4 miles in, with ground water available most of the year.
      > Local mountains are a different story. There are plenty of trees on
      > Palomar/Cuyamaca. Idyllwild isn't too far (2.5 hours if I recall), and if
      > you're looking for a thru-hike, you can go from Palm Springs, up the tramway
      > (a very cool ride - pstramway.com) and hike to Idyllwild, or go up the
      > tram and spend a few days hiking around at 9000ft...
      > http://www.parks ca.gov/mediagall ery/?page_ id=636&viewtype= 7
      > The wonderful thing about San Diego is we're 2 hours from everything:
      > Desert, scrub/oak forests (Julian), Pine Forests (Mt. San Jacinto), and even
      > snow (Big Bear, etc.).
      > A place I camped many years ago that was great: Barker Valley (Mt.
      > Palomar), although I don't know what it looks like since the fires... Water
      > is available post-winter. Hammocking is definitely a possibility.
      > John
      > >
      > > quantum72000 wrote:
      > > > However, last week I moved to San Diego. In my excitement I didn't
      > think very much about what the geography down here would be like. Now that
      > I've arrived I am painfully aware that most of the terrain here consists of
      > sage brush and windy flats.
      > > >
      > > > Has anyone spent time hiking down here? My first impression is that
      > maybe I should swap the hammock for a microlight tent, but maybe there are
      > enough scattered trees to find somewhere to put up a hammock? If anyone has
      > used a hammock down in this region I would be greatly heartened.
      > >
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