Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Sequoia Giants

  1. #1
    Senior Member Greg Dunlap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    Hammock
    Hennessey Exp Zippereed Dlx A-Sim
    Tarp
    Hennessey 70D "HEX
    Insulation
    BA+Mtn,Hinman pad
    Suspension
    straps & carabiner
    Posts
    289
    Images
    13

    Sequoia Giants

    How long of a strap would you figure would be needed for this baby? General Grant Tree, Sequoia National Forrest.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Greg Dunlap
    Santa Rosa, CA
    38.478156 N
    122.754598 W
    157 feet above sea level

    blackey@sonic.net

    Vietnam Security Police Life Member 361
    366th SPS K-9 Association Webmaster
    Da Nang, RVN TET 1968 - TET 1969
    Blackie 129X

  2. #2
    2Questions's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Lititz, PA
    Hammock
    HH Explorer w/ Zipper Mod #4
    Tarp
    ZQ Special w/mods
    Insulation
    Down
    Suspension
    Slings/straps
    Posts
    2,758
    Images
    146
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Dunlap View Post
    How long of a strap would you figure would be needed for this baby? General Grant Tree, Sequoia National Forrest.
    Hmmm.... 14ft diameter x 3.14 = 43 ft plus some. It would be quite a chore getting it around as well!
    None like that in PA!!
    2QZQ Hammock Specialties
    Specializing in:
    Hennessy Hammock zipper modifications
    Sewn on Tarp doors, Pole Pockets, and Grizz Beaks
    Ridgeline and gear organizers, peak storage bags, UQ protectors,
    2QZQ tree table!

  3. #3
    Senior Member jayf124's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Alexandria Virginia
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    ZPacks cuben
    Insulation
    WB, JRB, or HG
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    345
    That tree is HUGE! Had to google search it. 28.9 foot diameter at 4.5 feet above ground gives you almost 91 inches of circumference. That's a whole lotta tree strap!

    Jay

  4. #4
    Senior Member olzeke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Largo, Fl near Tampa
    Hammock
    WBBB Dbl 1.1
    Tarp
    OES deluxe
    Insulation
    UGQ
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    886
    umm, Jay, that would be 91 FEET! The other thing about hanging from Gen. Grant? The closest tree to share a hang would make the span about 100 ft. How high would you need to set the tree straps to accomplish 30* and a chair level seat?

  5. #5
    Senior Member jayf124's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Alexandria Virginia
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    ZPacks cuben
    Insulation
    WB, JRB, or HG
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    345
    Quote Originally Posted by olzeke View Post
    umm, Jay, that would be 91 FEET!
    DOH! That's what I meant to say.

  6. #6
    Acer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana Wooded Hills
    Hammock
    WBRR, 35 inch dogbones
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole/OMWintr
    Insulation
    UGQ/HG/AHE
    Suspension
    Whoops/Dutch Bling
    Posts
    3,940
    Images
    19
    maybe yu can just find a piece of strong bark on the side of one to tie off too,, Besides,,,I think we are all dreaming when it comes to tieing to Gen Grant. I think the Nat. Park Service would have a real fit.!
    2nd CAG, CAP 2-1-5 5th Marines, 1st Mar. Div.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_Action_Program

  7. #7
    Senior Member Shnick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    South Georgia (not by choice)
    Hammock
    ENO Doublenest
    Tarp
    Wilderness Tadpole
    Insulation
    Not in Georgia...
    Suspension
    Whoopies!
    Posts
    319
    Images
    16
    Wow, those old timers have seen lots of history. Betcha couldnt get within 20 feet of that thing before some overealous park ranger tackled ya...
    LOL

    Shnick
    ...Levitate me
    - Pixies

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-29-2014, 20:21
  2. Sequoia Forest - 2012 hang
    By sonic in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-08-2012, 10:43
  3. Sequoia, Kings Canyon hike
    By eagleJ in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-03-2012, 21:28
  4. Backpacking Sequoia, Kings Canyon
    By eagleJ in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-11-2012, 15:54

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •