Originally Posted by Phillipsart
Hi, welcome to the forums. Its great to see other Aussies here.
Im from Queensland, never been to Tasmania, i plan to hike the overland track, was told there are a major lack of trees on the Overland track, therefore hammock use is not possible and been advised against the use of a hammock in Tasmania,
Hello Phillipstart, I have read lots of your posts on Bushwalk.com, u are one of the reasons I got this hammock itch!!
Seriously thanks, if a fellow Aussie like yourself has made the transition, I thought why not me.
Regarding the Overland track, It is at altitude so there isn't trees everywhere. More so though that it is a heavily regulated track with certain campspots and huts. I'm sure u have checked out footage and u would have seen plenty of trees. Maybe hammocks aren't for some walks in the highlands, but I think its more the conservative attitude of some bushwalkers down here.