I've been lurking here a while and decided to give it a go and, gosh, am I excited.
Let me introduce myself. Grew up back east, loved the AT but as I've grown older those accidents and incidents have caught up with me. Now, I have been living on the front range of the Rockies with my wife for three years and though I will suffer through sleeping on the ground, I pay for my sporty youth. Let me say, there is some beautiful mountain country less than an hour away!!! But after one night, owwww, very discouraging.
Well I ordered a hammock, have the clothes, pads, bag, am requisitioning a tarp from an old tent, and expect to be out very soon-gonna attempt to conquer overnight 20's in a hammock in the Rockies, truck camping so I can bring anything I might need. Now I just have to wait for the hammock...patience Skippy, patience.
Let me take a sec to thank you for ALL your posts. I should be in good shape for my first time out thanks to you, and if not, ya'll have the answers.