Sounds like a great idea (at a great location) to 'show & tell' all the positives about hammocks... A 'win-win'... I'm in! - plus I really want to see the AT Museum, too!!
I already checked my work schedule (working every weekend in April, 2011) and will take a couple of vacation days - it will be well worth it to attend my first group hang, meet some HF members, share past experiences, and see some possible future gear closet acquisitions ()...
This summer I spent 3 weeks out in CA near/on the PCT - also spent much of that time explaining my hammock set-up and giving 'test rides' to PCT thrus, fellow trail crew members, and others... Maybe a convert or two, if THEY are 'lucky' to investigate further (must have written out "hammockforums.net" at least 20 times!) and give it a try!
Any potential of making this an annual event, perhaps becoming the Spring MAHHA hang? - Nothing whatsoever against Gathland SP, MD - especially since I haven't been there yet! (emphasis on the word yet!! ) Having two locations annually might add a little variety???
I'm looking forward to PGF in April - can't wait!!