So I made the mistake of taking a job in Memphis, TN and now I feel like I am in a big black hole in the world of hiking and hammocking. I've scoured the internet in search of public lands that I can get out and experience within a reasonable distance and have come up nearly empty handed. First, let me say that I know there are several state parks around. Most of them don't allow hammocks much less have trails you can camp on. Here's what I have so far:
-St. Francis NF--issue here is the complete lack of trails and the fact that hunters abound during prime hiking season.
-Sipsey Wilderness Area--Can't wait to get out there, but it's 3.5 hrs away which is a stretch on a weekend.
-Land between the lakes--Hiked this solo to death. Not much water near the trail makes for difficult trips.
So that's where I'm at. I was hoping someone would have a hidden jewel to offer up. I'm also calling out to all hammockers in the area who might want to meet up. My wife and I don't know anyone in the area. So give us a shout! We're anxious to make some friends out here.