Originally Posted by 2Questions
Exactly how I feel! Hammocking allows a certain freedom I really enjoy.
Freedom---- exactly! Most folks, if they are going to camp in this area with reasonable comfort and safety, then they are going to be in a developed ( even if "primitive") campground. With all the other folks. They are not going to be laying on THIS ground, unless they are in a fully closed up tent. Even then, if you are not at a campground where the ground is at least level and cleared of brush, it is going to be challenging to find a spot. Not impossible, but a real challenge. And it is not necessarily where you would like to be or had planned to be.
I really like this spot. I call it "crooked tree" way point on my GPS. I think I could stay a week here and not see another soul. Though on some days, especially weekends, I can hear the dirt bikers and ATVs not far away. Hikers are scarce in this park, almost non-existent. Over the years I have only seen other hikers once or twice. But most week days it is just silence and solitude, and lot's of shade in this spot, and most others in this area. But when it is time to get off your feet, it doesn't have much to offer. I like the freedom of being able to comfortably use a spot like this. There is a lot of lonely acreage here that is really only reasonably accessible (IMO anyway) with a hammock.