I had said I was going up to the mountains for the weekend and was going to take my new hammock with me. I know this may be more a trip report than a general talk post, but I mainly wanted to show a pic of me & my hammock in the wild.
This is a view of the valley we were hiking through:
Gorgeous scenery. That pic is about 3 miles in from the trailhead somewhere between 10k and 11k feet.
Hammock time! Trying out my first pair of trees:
They were a bit far apart and while I obvious have more than enough length between straps and whoopie slings, it didn't give me the angle I prefer in the gargantuan Grant Trunk Double.
So I went with these trees:
That worked much better and as a finale, here's the view:
The only thing that ruined it were the **** mosquitoes! Already longing for a bug net.