This last weekend spent three nights on the SHT on MN north shore and had rain two of those nights. Stayed dry but had a few issues hanging my tarp. how close to the ridge line should the tarp be hung when expecting rain? I figured the closer / lower the tarp was hung the better. The problem I ran into was that my hammock suspension was hitting the end of the tarp when I hung it real close but when the tarp was high enough to clear the suspension it seemed like the tarp sides where too high and I didn't feel like it provided enough coverage on the sides.
tarp used- maccat deluxe
hammock- GT single
thoughts? comments? if you could direct me to pics of a pitched hammock and tarp setup for heavy rain it would be great.