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Re: [Hammock Camping] trees enough in the Sierras?

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  • architennis
    ... Franc, Thanks for the reply. What kind of 3/4 length pads did you use? And in the Sierras (Tahoe to Whitney areas) were there usually plenty of trees that
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      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Francois" <franczazou@h...> wrote:
      > Hi! I did the California PCT this summer and didn't use my hammock
      > that much. A lot of it was laziness, some of it was due to hiking
      > with tent-carrying folks. The times I did it worked great though!
      > North of forester pass (tons of trees, lower elevation), Island Pass
      > and Toulumne Meadows for example. I had some rain and wind during
      > the night, specially at the pass (around 10000 feet) but with my ID
      > poncho for rain fly I was ok. The weather at Toulumne was 32* with a
      > constant drizzle, hanging above the ground kept me and my sleeping
      > bag dried. The major inconvenient in the higher elevation would be
      > the cold, I had to use two 3/4 lenght sleeping pads and my longjohns
      > and it was the 4th of July. Also if you want to camp at or above
      > 10000 feet bring a tent, the trees are small and wind is a major
      > factor, you want to stay low.
      > Lucky you, have fun!
      > -franc

      Franc,
      Thanks for the reply.
      What kind of 3/4 length pads did you use? And in the Sierras (Tahoe to Whitney areas)
      were there usually plenty of trees that would have worked, do you remember?
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