Originally Posted by mr. dribbles
Hey- a fellow hammock hanger from Buffalo. Go figure.
Most of the lean-to's are older and I don't think I would trust the rafters with my weight. There isn't really any space to get the straps through. The only supports would be the end beams (the longest logs) at the overhang.
Be aware that at Marcy Dam and Colden there is at least one bear that has learned to open the BearVault BV 300 and 400 bear canisters by biting the locking tab and unscrewing the top. We lost food two nights. The older BV models and the Garcia canisters are OK. Bearvault is trying a new lid design and may switch them out in March '08.
You should have a spectacular leaf color weekend!
Thanks for the info. Glad to hear there is another hanger in Buffalo.
When were you in the Dacks? where did you climb?
I have a counter assult bear canister - the yellow one, like the Garcia Machine but slightly bigger. Depending on how much extra food my son wants to bring, we may rent a Garcia from the Loj.