Went up to Mount Sopris, near Carbondale, CO for my first backpacking trip with hammock. Only 1 night, no trail, up in BLM area, I was a little worried about the cold nights.
There was some snow on the ground on the hike up mid 30 - low 40 during thre day was nice, but droped to 20 degrees that night and 4-6 inches of snow.
I was not uncomfortably cold and slept well. I was testing out my new JRB Nest, and 20 degrees is about as cold as I want to take it. I pulled the tarp steep and close due to the wind whipping thru the area during the day, but it slowed down that night thankfully. The only thing I wished to have brought was an alcohol stove, I was depending on a DIY woodgas stove and dry fuel was rare.
My hiking companions slept in the hut they built at the site. Not exactly "Leave No Trace" but not my call. BTW - they froze their butts off
Over all the trip was great, I learned a lot, and I think next time I will have a Winter Hammock without bug net, the HH was a pain to manage with UQ, close tarp and Sleeping bag. I would rather be able to go over the top than around, under and thru bottom. Thats a big pain in the.......
Hope you like the pics, Mount Sopris, and camp area before and after snowfall.