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, "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!
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?