Originally Posted by Sidewinder
Site selection is going to be key. Pitch tarp with a steep angle. You will be able to find trees with less snow on them. My trip last week snowshoeing hit low temps around 7* lots of snow on the ground but none falling. Where are you headed?
We will be going to Dewey Point from Badger Pass in Yosemite. As far as I know these are big trees. Some wind possible too.
Another backpacker that was going to hammock decided to go on the ground because of the possibility of snow bombs coming off the trees.
I would love to stick to hanging, but now I question the wisdom of that.