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    Montexan, I was in the Enchantments last...

    Montexan, I was in the Enchantments last September. Out permit was just for Snow Lakes so we were day hiking from there into the core, but I was eyeing every site for hammock potential. I think...
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    The trees were surprisingly large given the...

    The trees were surprisingly large given the elevation; we used a combo of 6 and 8 foot straps but probably 6 was long enough. There were some trees bigger than what we used though.

    There were...
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    Goat Rocks was awesome, and there were plenty of...

    Goat Rocks was awesome, and there were plenty of trees for hanging around Snowgrass Flats in the lower areas. We absolutely loved it. Trip report here: playapixie.org
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    WTB: Found and purchased. Thanks!

    Found and purchased. Thanks!
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    Thanks! Talked to the Rangers yesterday and it...

    Thanks! Talked to the Rangers yesterday and it sounds like everything on the Goat Lake trail, Snowgrass Flats, and trail to Cispus Basin is snow free, with the snowline above 6000 feet. Woot! I'm...
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    Spreadsheet for good hang spot info?

    Anyone know of any database or spreadsheet that shows how good certain trails and backcountry destinations are for hammock camping?

    I'm a Washington backpacker who has mostly switched to hammock...
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    Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA, hanging?

    Goat Rocks Wilderness is at the top of my list for a longer backpack this summer (maybe next week if the snow is melted out enough) and I'm wondering if anyone has been there with a hammock. I know...
  8. 8-10 miles a day in Glacier for non-backpackers...

    8-10 miles a day in Glacier for non-backpackers sounds really ambitious to me. Every hike I've done there has had substantial elevation gains and losses. It's rugged country, and all the hikes...
  9. We are spoiled her for certain. :-) ...

    We are spoiled her for certain. :-) Washingtonians take our trails personally.

    Not sure why the trip report link wouldn't open; it just worked again for me. The WTA website is a bit buggy,...
  10. Lake Valhalla, Stevens Pass/PCT, Washington

    One-night backpack to Lake Valhalla off of Stevens Pass on the PCT (Washington Section K.) Sweet and easy spot to hike to and hammock camp. We went in via Stevens Pass (6 miles and around 1200 feet...
  11. Ha, yes! So many times! And I'm tiny ("sure...

    Ha, yes! So many times! And I'm tiny ("sure they're small, but they only need to hold a pixie!") Of cousre, I'm also obsessed with the perfect view of the lake, mountain, river, and stars...after...
  12. I fold them back towards eachother and tie them...

    I fold them back towards eachother and tie them together via the tie-outs. My door tie-outs do have small shock cord loops so I just tie them kind of tight and they stay snug. I use it like this...
  13. I did a small part of it last weekend (Stevens...

    I did a small part of it last weekend (Stevens Pass to Lake Valhalla) and found trees. +1 for long straps. Mine are 8' and I had to extend one with extra line. I've also done a lot around Rainy...
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    WTB: WTB Cuben tarp

    Want to buy cuben fiber tarp for my guest/loander hammock (so I don't have to sleep in a tent when I backpack with friends!) Prefer standard hex/no doors but would also consider doors.
    Thanks!
    Dawn
  15. Realize I never shared my trip report on the...

    Realize I never shared my trip report on the Enchantments from on WTA.org: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/trip_report.2014-09-25.7092327638

    And here are pics: ...
  16. Rampart/Rachel Lakes, Washington June 6-7 2015

    This is the first trip where I've had real trouble finding a hammock spot, which hihglights the need for trip reports for hammock campers, so here's mine from the WTA.org website for my trip to...
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    WTB/WTT: WTT: blue for purple kammok roo

    I have a blue Kammok that I want to trade for a purple Kammok Roo. Just because I like purple better...and maybe you like blue better.

    It's been used a few times in the day and slept in one...
  18. Washington alpine hang zones (what areas do/don't work for hammocks?) Enchan...

    Made it through the Enchantments last September and the weather was immaculate. We only had a Snow Lakes permit so we camped there 3 nights and did day hikes into the core. I was totally scouting...
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    WTB: WTB: Hummingbird Hammock & straps

    WTB Hummingbird hammock & straps for day hiking.
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    I love the purple! Might have to get another one....

    I love the purple! Might have to get another one. :-)
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    As a small backpacker, weight matters to me. I...

    As a small backpacker, weight matters to me. I use whoopies. Tree strap length depends to some degree on where you live. Here in Washington I have found on several occasions that my 8-foot straps...
  22. I'm also planning to hang at Blanca Lake later...

    I'm also planning to hang at Blanca Lake later this summer (my roomie picked the location.) Haven't researched it enough to be sure about hanging spots yet, but I'm hopeful. Let me know if you go!...
  23. Thanks for the info. I would have gone for a tent...

    Thanks for the info. I would have gone for a tent in the Mt Margaret Backcountry Lakes, but there weren't permits available anyhow. We're headed to hike the Sheep Canyon loop and some of the Loowit...
  24. Well, boo. The park service said no to hammocks....

    Well, boo. The park service said no to hammocks. They said that camping is only allowed in the designated sites on the designated tent pads, due to the fragile regrowth in the 1980 blast zone. :-(
  25. Mt. Margaret Backcountry Lakes, Mt. St. Helens, WA?

    Has anyone tried hammock hiking in the Mt. Margaret backcountry lakes area in the Mt. St. Helens blast zone? Photos look like there are trees, but hard to tell if they are adequate for hammocks. ...
  26. WTB: Warbonnet blackbird, cuben tarp, 20 degree underquilt

    Looking for gear to get a friend started. Looking for a warbonnet blackbird, cuben tarp, and a 20 degree under quilt (will consider down or synthetic.)

    Thanks!
    Dawn
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    I'm also 5'3" and I have the short incubator....

    I'm also 5'3" and I have the short incubator. Honestly I'm sure I would have been fine with an even shorter UQ (maybe even 3/4) as I sleep fetal a lot of the time. But I'm grateful for the entire...
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    I find that the temperature ratings for hammock...

    I find that the temperature ratings for hammock quilts don't compare to the same ratings for sleeping bags in a tent. I need much warmer gear in a hammock. I use a 20 degree quilt set in the Pacific...
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    tree strap length ?

    Tree strap length depends on where you live. I'm in the NW and often need 8 feet. Was recently on a hike in old growth rain forest where 8 feet wasn't enough and wished I had 12.
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    Cool concept! What's the weight with various...

    Cool concept! What's the weight with various components?
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    colour and size questions for quilts.

    Not home now but if I remember I'll snap a pic. It definitely helps to use a dry bag not a regular stuff sack, as you can squeeze all the air out and it becomes like a vacuum pack and stays as small...
  32. Gary: my straps are 8 feet and way too short for...

    Gary: my straps are 8 feet and way too short for many of the trees. 12 would be closer but still possibly not enough. The first trees I tried didn't work because my tarp ridge line wasn't long...
  33. Gary: bring LONG tree straps and extra line to...

    Gary: bring LONG tree straps and extra line to Enchanted Valley. Those trees are big! Plenty of smaller deciduous trees to pick from too, but they don't shelter you from the weather as well. I just...
  34. In Washington: 7 Lakes Basin & High Divide...

    In Washington: 7 Lakes Basin & High Divide (harder), or Enchanted Valley (easy 14 miles each way), both in Olympic National Park. Adams Creek Meadows on Mt Adams (though you'd have to camp below tree...
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    colour and size questions for quilts.

    I can stuff my 20 degree short/wide Burrow AND 20 degree short incubator AND WB Blackbird hammock into one 13L Sea to Summit ultrasil dry bag, and compress it enough to lay the whole package...
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    Thanks for the comments! For some reason most of the pics posted as thumbnails only, so trying again with a few:

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  37. The pictures! Two nights on the coast at Cape...

    The pictures! Two nights on the coast at Cape Alava on the far NW corner of Washington State, and three nights on the Enchanted Valley/Quinault River Valley Trail in Olympic National Park. LOVE!...
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    Phil, I can't say this is true for all the...

    Phil, I can't say this is true for all the colors, but mine is an electric blue on one side but black on the other. Aside from the color, I can't see a difference between the "inside" and "outside"...
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    This is right. The hyperlite is asymmetric so the...

    This is right. The hyperlite is asymmetric so the angle of lay does matter, especially as the stock tarp is asymmetric also. If you lay on the other diagonal, you'll no longer be fully under the...
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    WTB: Sure, thanks!

    Sure, thanks!
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    WTB: Thanks for the lead, Vtpilot1! I purchased it....

    Thanks for the lead, Vtpilot1! I purchased it. :-) Of course now you've turned me onto another place to spend money...yikes!
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    A major truth of growing up: you will always be...

    A major truth of growing up: you will always be capable of more than anyone who knows you currently thinks you are. Why? Because they always knew a younger version of you, so you'll always be a...
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    I slept beside a river with a mild breeze on a 40...

    I slept beside a river with a mild breeze on a 40 degree night in Western Washington last week with a 3 season jarbidge and a down top quilt, and I was plenty warm. At some point I moved my foam...
  44. Pics when I return from my first adventures... :-)

    Pics when I return from my first adventures... :-)
  45. New toys, style-weight penalty (*giggle*), great service, love Hammock Gear!

    Just got my order from Hammock Gear today and I have to say, these guys were great.

    I ordered a Burrow top quilt (20-degree, short/wide) and Incubator under quilt (20-degrees, short.) Just for...
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    WTB: Warbonnet Blackbird Single-Layer 1.1

    Want to buy: Warbonnet Blackbird Single-Layer 1.1, prefer whoopies but I can switch it out if need be.

    Thanks!
    Dawn
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    Well, shoot. I was hoping to meet you all and get...

    Well, shoot. I was hoping to meet you all and get some inspiration and ideas, but it's just not in the cards this time. Thanks for the encouraging welcome, though.
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    Oooh, tease! I'm eagerly awaiting mine. :-)

    Oooh, tease! I'm eagerly awaiting mine. :-)
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    LOL yep. Me, too.

    LOL yep. Me, too.
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    Love it! I'd say that's true on the Washington...

    Love it! I'd say that's true on the Washington trails for sure. Next step: take over the Hammock Forum!

    Actually, that makes me wonder what the numbers actually are on this forum. It FEELS...
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