Hammock in Rocky Mtn NP
- View SourceHi all,
I am planning a trip to RMNP in late June and want to use my hammock.
What I need to know is how practical it is, I cannot find any web
references to hammock use or even at what level the tree line is for
my trip planning. I am also a little concerned with snow somewhat.
Any help/personal experience is greatly appreciated.
- View SourceTom
I went on a short fishing trip in RMNP late last June. Hiked up to
Finch and Pear Lake then hit too much snow to go any further. I was
glad I had my Hennesy Hammock so I did not have to sleep on the
ground. I try to keep my base back weight to around 12 lbs so used
part of a thermarest Z pad under my butt to shoulders and a thin and
light car window shade under that keeps my feet warm. On top was a
home made polarguard quilt. I wore my base layer shirt, microfleece
100 zip up shirt, fleece vest, light polargard sweater, fleece hat,
lycra pants and warm socks. I was very comfortable and warm. Temp
was probably in the high 30's to low 40's.
We had a lot of snow last March but not much this year, however
Longs and Meeker Peak have a lot of snow on them right now. I don't
usually hike the park much as areas just outside have little use but
the permit systems keeps the trail use down.
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tom Palmer" <boydpalmer@y...>
> Hi all,hammock.
> I am planning a trip to RMNP in late June and want to use my
> What I need to know is how practical it is, I cannot find any webfor
> references to hammock use or even at what level the tree line is
> my trip planning. I am also a little concerned with snow somewhat.
> Any help/personal experience is greatly appreciated.