I've been a hiker since well before I was knee high to a low hung hammock. I grew up in the Sierras and my grandfather, a hobbyist geologist, was always taking us on grand adventures up in the higher elevations. My love of hiking and the outdoors stems from him, fer sure.
I stumbled onto hammock camping when I was researching getting a backyard hammock to lounge in. I found this forum and began to play. It is a perfect fit for my love of the outdoors, my bad back, and my "love to fiddle and tweak" nature.