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    Are there enuf trees at Graveyard Fields WNC?

    I'm thinking of hiking and maybe base camping at Graveyard Fields later (when it's warmer) and wonder if there are enough trees to hang a hammock. I've hiked around Cold Mt. and Shining Rock but only seen Graveyard from the overlook. It looks like lots of shrubs, Rhodendrons, Laurels etc. Anyone done it lately?

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    There were plenty of trees the last time I was in there, but it's been a while, so some others might want to chime in. Just up stream from the lower falls are several places to camp. I have camped further out the Graveyard Ridge trail toward Ivestor Gap as well. Lots of places to hang between Black Balsam and Sam Knob too.

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    Camped there last year with my hammock. Some of the more popular tenting areas don't have adequate trees, and most trees are a bit small for hammocks, but it is possible to find suitable spots if one looks. It would be difficult for a group of hammock hangers to camp together, but one hammock user among tent users can work.

    P.S. Here is the spot where I hung -- near one of the streams.
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