My son and his closest friend went backpacking in the Adirondacks from Sunday to Tuesday. We had to stay at a designated backcountry campsite because we were camping above 3000 feet.
It had a nice open air privy set on high dry ground, but the rest of the open areas designated for tent sites were mud bowls from the afternoon thunderstorms that have been in the area for the past 2 months.
We didnít get hit by rain until Monday night when an 8 hour deluge started. There was also some interesting sky lightening and fantastic thunder rumbling through the peaks and valleys.
It turned the already muddy campsite into a pond. We did have to contend with the mud and water when we got up but we were completely dry while sleeping, although my sonís friend did get a little dampness in the foot end of his hammock from water splashing off a nearby tree branch.
Everyone who saw our high and dry set up asked about the hammocks and where they could purchase them. If I had a case of Clarks or Claytors I could have sold them all.
Here are the some pics. My Claytor has the homemade gear ďJust JeffĒ bag hanging under it. It worked so well Iím no longer jealous of my sonís Clark.
You might remember from an earlier post that I had replaced the claytor straps with one foot looped straps from strapworks, then used ring buckles to atttach to the trees with 12-foot double looped straps from strapworks (I actually only need one of the loops on the 12-foot straps but with 2 loops I don't have to search for the right end to wrap around the tree.)
The ring buclkes stayed under the tarp and prevented water from running down into the hammock. But to be safe I also tied drip ropes between the hammocjk and the ring buckles. worked great.