Re: States (state parks, state forests) that prohibit hammocks on trees
- Hi Jan,
I'm a bit behind in the messages so if someone else already posted
this thought then ooops!!
How about bringing a 4x4 post so you can tie up between your car and
the post if you get into a spot where hammocking is not allowed?
I have used this method and it works fine.
I have also "slept" in a reclined vehicle seat and that is not fun.
On a side note, welcome to AZ. If you are interested check out my
website. I run the Canine Hiking Club of AZ, maybe there will be an
upcoming event listed at some point that looks interesting for you
Jamie D. in AZ
--- In email@example.com, "Jan Mack Northcutt"
>driving myself and my small dog "Duffy" and sleeping in my HH Exp
> I'm preparing to relocate from Connecticut to Mesa, AZ. I'll be
Asym along the way. I've plotted an itinerary with a list of state
park campgrounds along my route. I've already confirmed that these
campgrounds accept pets, and that they have trees. But I wonder if
I'm going to run into opposition to hanging my hammock?
>much to go on. Does anyone know if tree-hanging is NOT ALLOWED in
> I looked at the state park list in Ed's newsletter but there's not
state-run campgrounds where I plan to spend the night?
> The states are: PA, OH, IN, MO, OK, TX, NMspend the night in my car (tiny & overstuffed) with the seat-back
> If I can't hang my hammock, I don't know what I'll do! I could
lowered... or stay in a motel... but I won't get a RESTFUL SLEEP in
> -- Even if I tie one end of the hammock to my car, I imagine I'llbe miserable (and sleepless) if I have to 'bivy' on the hard
>trail any distance.
> -- I'm not a backpacker so I'm not disposed to carrying gear up a
>woman traveling alone"; my lap dog's barks & growls might give an
> -- I need to be where there is "safety in numbers" because I'm "a
intruder pause but he's no 'guard dog'! Stealth camping is out of
>nearly every night since 2003 (first a Mayan string hammock hung
> -- And I'm SPOILED by hammocking! I've been sleeping in a hammock
inside, and since April the HH in various back-yards). It's PAINFUL
to (try to) sleep on a flat, rigid surface like the ground or a bed.
In fact, it was the aches and stiffness from sleeping in a bed --
and getting off the bed in the morning -- that drove me to try
sleeping in a hammock in the first place.
> Anyway, any tidbits of information about this will be appreciated.
> -- Jan --