Have not posted in a while, but I continue to work on my Trek Light hammock camping skills. This last weekend I wandered up Rock Creek which is in the North Cascades of Washington State. Here is a picture of my hang:
I continue to struggle with insulation under me. I got an Oware thin pad last year, and thought that might be the answer. Light and wide, I suspected that it would be much harder to roll off it in the middle of the night. On this trip, I ended up with a bunch of uncomfortable folds in it right under my lower back, which caused me to try and correct it in the middle of the night and I ended up tearing it. I do, however, think I may have found the answer in a Ridgerest. While I quit taking this pad years ago due to my back aching in the morning from using it on the hard ground, I find the stiffness and ridges easy to work with in the hammock. It may be the answer, time will tell. I also continue to love the versitility of the 10x12 Equinox tarp I got. In this hang, the trees were too tight together to use it in it's full 12 foot length, so I just tied off one end using the external tie out points along the ridge and doubled it back on that end. Worked nice and I love the coverage. Had a small rain storm one afternoon and it was heaven just laying in the hammock listening to the pitter-patter of rain on the tarp above me.
I posted a more complete trip report on this forum if you would like to read it, and there are more pictures here.