Hammock Camping Badlands?
- Anybody tried hammocking in the Badlands? I've seen hammocks
hanging from rocks, etc. but I wonder if it's likely to find
anywhere in the badlands to do that.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tonydemarco66"
> Anybody tried hammocking in the Badlands? I've seen hammocksT,
> hanging from rocks, etc. but I wonder if it's likely to find
> anywhere in the badlands to do that.
I've been to the Badlands in SD and they are immensely beautiful. I
can't tell you how much I'd like to hang a hammock there and watch
the sunset. But, you may be best served using a hammock stand, as the
geology of the Badlands is glacial sediment. I doubt you could find
rock that wouldn't crumble. Someone on this list spoke about a bamboo
hammock stand that may work nicely. If you go, I'd recommend the
Pioneer trail to a nice little secluded butte that you can camp on as
long as you are out of sight. At least that was the regulation back
in 1997. Beware the Bison in the lower campground and also it get
mighty cold up there on the high plains.