One of the things i've been doing last fall and this spring is doing day hikes , truck excursions, exploring possibilities for overnights etc. Its fairly easy to find a place to hang around here but harder for me to find a place i like to hang at. Its the artist in me that craves an ascetically pleasing site. Like this one i found by accident the other day, This will be the view FROM the hammock when i get back there for an overnight .
I've used google earth for the lakes around here looking for beaches with no trail or road access, and when i get my kayak, hopefully next week, i'll be able to check them out 1st hand. A number of the places i have on my list to go to i won't get to physically check out first. It will be an adventure. I try to stay away from established sites but there are a few that are so beautiful, in the big parks and lakes around here that i'll just hope there aren't too many people.
There's a rec site about 1/2 hr from that last pic that doesn't get used allot and there's only a few camp spots but a little sorta beach to put the yak in. This is the view at this one.
I've also used , am using, a Backroads of BC hand book for the West Kootenays that shows the geography,topography , old roads,small out of the way rec sites, trails to small lakes with no established camping and a whole lot more. I only started hanging last year and have found these things to be of help to this fairly new hanger.
BTW that hammock view shot. I saw a beautiful 5 yr old cinnamon bear not far from there and i think i will be in his area as he makes the rounds but hopefully we'll only meet again in the daytime. I'm trying not to think about that,,,(-:
The weather is finally letting up around here so i'm hopeing to get out a bit more. Hope this helps