I was recently in a local campground with some friends who were RVing it. I set up my hammock and the ranger came by and asked me to take it down since anything that completely encircles a tree is not allowed. I didn't argue the point that this setup would not leave any noticeable mark let alone hurt the tree in anyway since he was just doing his job. I just waited until dark, setup, and then tore it down at first light but that's besides the point.
Anyways, does anyone have any thought on how to hang from a tree without going all the way around the trunk? How does one get around this rule? Educating the ranges would be nice but highly unlikely. Since it's car camping, weight is not an issue but I'm not going to bring a whole, freestanding rig.
My first thought was to tie off on a pipe, 2x4 or similar through the crotch of a tree but that would mean to tree the right distance with a good crotch in each. Not likely.