I'm going to be attempting a thru-hike of the PCT next Spring and from my research, it looks a lot like I'm going to be spending some time sleeping on the ground. Especially in S. Ca. there appears to be long stretches where find anything to hang a hammock off of is going to be hard to find.
So my question is, does anyone have advice on pitching a MacCat Deluxe on the ground?
I don't use trekking poles. Should I buy some tent poles to carry? I've never had to go to ground in all my days (not actually that long) of hanging.
Also, if anyone has pictures to go with their advice that would very, very helpful for me.