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    Backpacking with a hammock in Grand Teton and Yellowstone NP

    Hello everybody,

    I'm trying to decide on a week-long trek and am considering the Tetons, or two short trips in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks respectively. Does anybody have experience backpacking with a hammock in these parks? Is it allowed? What kind of restrictions are there?

    I've done some reading and understand this is prime bear and moose country, but am not sure how this would deter a hanger more than a tent camper; and there are a lot of tent campers applying for backcountry permits.

    Also, in terms of regulations, are the mountains outside the national park land equally spectacular but less restrictive?

    Thanks very much for any insight.

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    KSC did a trip in Yellowstone a year or two ago, Blaktee did one a few years back each with hammocks. Lots of trees and no special restrictions in either that I am aware of. Good bear country practices are recommended as is bear spray....camp away from where you cook, hang food and all smelly items in bear bags a ways out from camp and make some noise while hiking...not good to startle animals.

    There are lots of areas in the general area that are great hiking but outside of the parks that will be less restrictive as far as permits go. Wind River range in west-central Wyoming is a destination for sure that will have great scenery and more solitude than the parks. The Sawtooths here in Idaho are also great hiking and scenery...see my many trip reports. Uintas in Utah is also top quality for remote hiking and scenic beauty.
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    Thanks Paul, great insight! Iíll look up the members you mentioned. I believe hanging bear bags in GTNP is not allowed, so will have to use canisters. Not my favorite, but hey...

    Thanks so much!


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