This weekend my hiking group was having a fall campout at Elkmont campground. After climbing Mt. LeConte that day I was pretty exhausted. I climbed into my hammock about 11:00pm. I fell asleep almost instantly and was awaken at 1:00am to the sound of a very large tree hitting the ground at a high velocity. Immediately my hammock was surrounded by people from the surrounding campsites making sure I was okay.
My hammock was trees and hammock were still hanging nicely! The real kicker though was the actual tree that fell was a big tree. A VERY big tree. I'll admit I was a little uncomfortable with how close I was to a tree that size falling. It would have easily killed anyone in unfortunate enough to be near it.