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    Short hike to a low river

    Got out for a little day hike today.
    Down to the South Fork American River at Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park.

    Last time I went down there with the intention to hang for a little while the river was high and fast under my two trees.

    Today, not so much.



    I decided to keep it simple and dug out my old DIY double layer hammock and some long skinny straps. I just larks-headed the straps to the hammock after setting the straps up around the trees.



    I had tried some fancy pleating with this hammock. I had a nice supportive ridge rather than an annoying ridge, but the edges of the hammock were a little floppy.
    I'd have to take it apart to tell you how exactly I pleated it, so it will remain a mystery for now.

    I had brought along a very thin closed cell foam but it was warm enough today that I didn't feel like breaking up my loafing by rummaging through my pack.

    Happy feet!


    My riverside view


    more pictures (and some of the same) here in my blog post.
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    Awesome! Gotta love a spot like that. Great hammock set up too. I bet it was hard to pack up and leave that spot. The comfy of a hammock and the sound of water almost requires a 12 hr "nap."

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    Nice it's a ruff life bu someone has to live it.

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    I love the idea of getting out without all of the sturm und drang entailed by a multi night expedition. Bravo!
    Dave

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    Very nice pics thank you for allowing me outdoors while I am at work, very refreshing.
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