I got interested in the long distance hang because of the amount of space that the lower branches of trees fill. The only way I could have hung my hammock on that hike was with a 30 footer.
Going up this:
Over the saddle you can see in the middle above the creek and down to Mystic Lake
at about 7,600 ft:
The creek I was going up is the spillway from the hydroelectric dam. This tree spacing is a real issue away from heavily camped areas. I ended up backtracking the 3 miles to the camping area near the trail head.