Two things. First off, welcome back Neo. I'm sorry you had a rough time with divorce and custody battles.
Secondly, I froze my butt off this past weekend. And I would do it again! I went up to Rocky Gap State Park and it was absolutely phenomenal up that way. There was an adventure race I was volunteering for so I decided to stay with the crew the night before so I didn't have the 2.5 hour venture up there the next morning. Anyhow, I got up there and didn't see anybody so I ended up slinging the hammock in the dark. Let me tell you how much fun that is...
I chose a spot where the trees were about 1 foot too close but it turned out well enough. What made the spot primo was the flat 2' x 2' rock underneath which turned out to be perfect for making hot cocoa and watching the sunrise through the trees.
I knew it was going to be chilly so I brought the air mattress, a fleece blanket, and a 30 degree bag. I also had my soft shell. To make do, I laid out the air mattress, stuck the fleece bag folded in fourths under my torso so I could slide off the mattress and still be semi-comfortable, and I stuck the softshell under my butt.
Pretty ghetto setup, but I haven't been venturing long enough to dive into an underquilt. Until now.
I woke up without a pain in the morning. All in all, it was pretty good for my third hammocking experience. The first two were in Hawaii where it didn't get very cold.
So, here's the pics..