Thanks for the responses. I guess I needed some reassurances from everyone about how you all hammocked and if there were really enough trees
I have looked at maps and arials (I am not very good with topographic maps so I don't stray very far) and read all the regulations on various websites but I was still a bit hesitant.
My hubbie and I have always been tent campers using the designated campground spaces, checking in with the rangers, parking in designated spots, etc. In some places the rangers have been rude. I guess they get a lot of squatters because I kept getting asked to show payment receipts or my annual pass, etc. One ranger wrote down my license plate # because I wasn't back from my hike to my car EXACTLY at 5pm. He was writing a warning ticket as I walked up. I thought maybe it was because I could be lost but NO.
I have always been super cooperative and nice. I try to follow all the rules. I have become over paranoid about getting into trouble or doing something wrong because I didn't know any better.
Also a friend got all of her gear stolen out of her car last year while parked in a state park so I am kind of nervous about everything. Nothing like that has ever happened to us. We have only ever met great people while camping. But the more I invest in equipment the more worried I get...LOL.
We are new to hammock camping. I only discovered this method of camping 4 weeks ago. We have been preparing by watching all of your great YOUTUBE videos and doing small tests in the local park. I will post some of our pics when we get out there and really try this. It's do or die this Saturday, day 1.
I look forward to reading more posts.