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Uphill
08-10-2013, 21:06
I live in DC, and I'm curious if anyone can suggest any good locations in this area that I can go for the occasional over-nighter.

Thanks for your help

Turtle Creek
08-10-2013, 21:13
we love Harpers Ferry, WV. The AT runs right thru town.

But here are tons of options .... use the interactive map in the link below to pick the area, then the trails that interest you. Lots of good info there. It certainly isn't every trail close by, but it's pretty good. http://www.midatlantichikes.com/

You theoretically could hike/bike from Georgetown to Pittsburgh. Just start at the C&O
http://www.atatrail.org/

DC125
08-11-2013, 12:04
I think I just read within the last few months that Prince William Forest just south of DC on 95 just started allowing hangers if they use tree hugger straps 1.5" wide or greater. Go online or call to check first.

dkurfiss
08-11-2013, 12:32
Pohick Bay Regional Park will allow hammocks and there is lots of hiking spots from there. You are right next to Gunston Hall and the Potomac River.

Uphill
08-11-2013, 21:26
Speaking of 1.5 inch straps, anyone know where I cand find a pair? JRB doesn't currently have them, nor doa few other vendors I've checked.

mph5
08-11-2013, 22:07
I believe Hennessy carries 1", 1-1/2", and 2"

Marti

Uphill
08-12-2013, 19:21
I believe Hennessy carries 1", 1-1/2", and 2"

Marti

Marti, thanks for the suggestion, but I found that Hennessy was clean out of the 1.5" width in 72" length. I found another strap website that should be sufficient.

swoody126
08-13-2013, 08:20
wow, i guess time has taken it's toll

last time i camped up there, we parked out VW MICRO BUS & set our camp up between the river & the WASHINGTON MONUMENT

it was just a SHORT walk to the monument for the 4 0F JULY FIREWORKS DISPLAY

the CG was COZY(translated crowded) w/ neighbor's tent guy lines crossing ours

that was JULY 4, 1960

last tyme in DC, i couldn't find that CG...

Hmmmmmmmmm

sw

mountain_man_mike
08-13-2013, 13:00
Well I hear that the Capitol building hasn't been used in a long time...:D

Uphill
08-14-2013, 15:34
Well I hear that the Capitol building hasn't been used in a long time...:D

That's true Mike. Most people aren't aware, but they actually use it as a warehouse to store print outs of all of the recorded phone conversations, texts, and emails we send overseas.

They also manufacture Drones there too. Little known fact.

Congress actually telecommutes now.

Overgrown
08-14-2013, 16:00
Be careful hanging in DC, Politicians are known to roam at night and sometimes hunt in packs.

lol

mountain_man_mike
08-14-2013, 17:34
That's true Mike. Most people aren't aware, but they actually use it as a warehouse to store print outs of all of the recorded phone conversations, texts, and emails we send overseas.

They also manufacture Drones there too. Little known fact.

Congress actually telecommutes now.

Interesting information there. But really now, what were they thinking when they said... "OK, all you politicians can just use your hand held devices to communicate." What could possibly go wrong?

lostear
09-03-2013, 20:49
Subscribing here. From DC myself and is trying to start camping/biking/hike a lot more. If I find anything, I'll post it here.

Tinmar
09-03-2013, 21:15
Speaking of 1.5 inch straps, anyone know where I cand find a pair? JRB doesn't currently have them, nor doa few other vendors I've checked.

You can get them from strapworks.com