I just spent the last two nights hanging in the Ponca State Park in NE Nebraska. I was the only one in the whole park and was able to find a very secluded spot about 75 yards from the road on the top of a hill covered in oak and cedar.
The first night got down to 22 degrees with 25 MPH winds. I wasn't warm until I started to hang. My BBO, Potomac UQ and 0 degree mummy used open as a TQ did the job. It must have been a new moon. Man was it dark.
Snow wasn't in the forecast, but after getting about 9 hours straight of uninterrupted sleep on the second night, I was awakened by a couple of crows making a huge racket. I opened my hammock and found my tarp was a lot closer than I had pitched it. I pushed on it and found it was covered in snow. We got about 2" overnight. What a surprise. I was hoping to camp in the snow and this was the perfect way to do it.
If you get a chance to camp in the winter, I highly recommend it. You can hang wherever you want, there are no kids or RVs making noise and there are no bugs to contend with. I think I prefer it to summer camping.
What is your favorite time of year to camp?