View Full Version : Hammock Hang during Georgia section hike

08-08-2012, 18:16
We are section hiking from Deep Gap in NC to Amicalola Falls in GA in early October. I am an experience confident backpacker; but a first time hammock hanger. I have set up and slept in the hammock several times but am a curious about taking the WBBB out on a week long section hike with no backup plan. Can you easily hang along the AT throughout Georgia? Any advice?

08-08-2012, 18:39
I haven't really been on the AT other than when it intersects with the BMT, which I've done most of the Ga section of, but as far as terrain and whatnot I don't think you'll have any trouble finding somewhere to hang. The BMT runs through the same areas and I've never had a hard time finding a good spot to hang. I've even managed to get away with using my stock 42" tree straps.

If you're really worried though, bring a pad and you can go to ground if necessary. But I don't think it'll be necessary.

08-08-2012, 19:27
As already stated you should have little problem finding good spots to hang. 48" treestraps should be good enough but you might have some spots of trees that take closer to a 72" strap. Oldraven and myself were just up in that area. I would suggest bringing a UQ as even this past weekend we had nights that dipped into the upper 60s.

08-08-2012, 19:30
Very doable

08-09-2012, 20:46
Can be done easily! I've hiked the Georgia section & have never come close to going to ground! It's a hangers paradise!

08-12-2012, 19:25
To All: Thanks for the information!

08-13-2012, 19:07
Just completed the AT in Georgia this past Spring. NO problem hanging anywhere. There are several shelters that you can hang in also.