Originally Posted by lymphocytosis
I have also noticed this the past few times I have gone. I have also noticed more and more damage to the trunks of trees themselves. It seems not everyone is practicing good habits in hanging their hammocks or tarps.
As much as I love hanging, I often find myself on the ground in the BWCA or Quetico. Sometimes the sites are just flat areas of rock with a bit of grass where you can get your canoe out of the water. When the number of hangers is becoming damaging to a resource, take one for the team. Sleep on the ground.
I'm really expecting to take some heat over the comments I made.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed this trend. As hammocking grows, so will the ability to see what impact it's making on the sites, many of which have seen too much overuse already. I would hate to paddle all day, just to move on for another hour because of a site closure. I myself and my buddy have paddled further just to find a suitable site to hang on rather than alter a site.
like I said.....at some point, someone in a green uniform is going to figure it out and bring it to the attention of park management. We may very well see some changes.