Yo! Hi. Howdy. Hello.
My name is Jim Payne, current trail name "PITA" - if you can't figure that out, I can explain in more detail...
I've already made a couple of posts, so thought I should 'formally' introduce myself, too (!)...
I was born and raised in far northern CA ("State of Jefferson" - Google it) a few decades ago, but currently live in central PA (hint: think JoePa)...
I got the hammock bug a few years ago - darn ground just keeps getting harder and lumpier the older I get!!
My current obsession is gearing up (actually down in weight) for a PCT thru-hike, on which I plan to hammock the whole way... If the Ewoks in 2002 and Roni from Israel in 2003 could do it, so can I!
My thanks for all the great info to be found on HF from so many knowledgeable HF community members...
Special thanks to the moderators for such a great forum - and some of the vendors. too... Let's hear it for the "cottage industry" folks!
Thanks to Shug & Grizz for the videos, and many more individuals that make HF such a special community - all your efforts are greatly appreciated.
I hope I can also contribute and share my knowledge of both my somewhat limited hammock camping and extensive backpacking experience on HF...
If you want to know anything about the Pacific Crest Trail - ask away - I probably have it memorized!
Take care. Happy hanging!
HYOH! (hike/hang your own hike/hang)
Hiking (and hanging) the Pacific Crest Trail - 2014 (Nobo starting April 2!!
"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time." - Steven Wright
[Note/clarification: any or all of the above signature lines are NOT meant to be an affront to anyone in any way! - simply means that I am very excited to finally be attempting a PCT thru-hike in 2014, and attempting to hang the entire way, too!!