I'll be backpacking through the Joshua Tree desert in a couple of weeks, and I'm deciding which gear to put together. The question is, should I bring a hammock? There won't be any trees (this part of the desert doesn't have joshua trees), but there will be a lot of big boulders, rocks, and scrambling canyons. Do you think there will be enough opportunities to find a good hanging spot?
I haven't tried hammocking in an area without trees before, and I'm a bit nervous to try it. Has anyone had successful experience with this sort of thing? Any advice would also be appreciated.