thank you for the links Veto 65 and jpkeo .. as soon as i finish reading here i'll go read all there is on hammock forums about it
Originally Posted by DuctTape
The adirondacks were designed for hammocks. Often the designated camping areas are more tent friendly than hammcok friendly; but not always. This is more true in the heavily used areas. You can "camp" in non-designated areas in most areas of the Adirondacks as long as you are 150' away from water or trails. As we all know hammocks are great for leave-no-trace. If you make a fire you will need to be in a designated site with a fire-ring. Some areas of the Adks (Eastern HP region) prohibit fires entirely. Where in the 6 million acres of the adks were you looking to hike/camp? There are plenty of trails which are perfect for your 50-100km trip.
while I was answering this thread, i came up with the idea that we could shorten the lenght (km) and camp 2-3 days at a "nice" spot if we find one.. get some rest before finishing the trek.
Where in the 6mils acres... I have no clue at all.. we are coming from Montreal, Canada so I guess the closest trail past Plattsburgh but sky is the limit really (even if not-too-far would be great)
My #2 problem with this expedition is: where
My #1 problem with this expedition is: logistic
logistic 1: something that could drop us 50-100km away from our please-god-secured-parking-spot at the beggining of the trip, then we can hike 7-8 days in direction of our car
logistic 2: find a trail that goes round and came back to the goal/car