I've been an avid backpacker in North Carolina for close to a decade and finally have a chance to Hike the Sierra Nevadas. Likely I will be hiking around Llewellyn Falls in Carson-Iceberg Wilderness although I am open to any suggestions less that 5 hours from San Fransisco.

Is hammock camping in the Sierras doable? I've heard that many places don't allow attaching shelters to trees but have not found any official info on this. I do a lot of trekking pole/tarp camping in the East, should I plan on that over hanging?

I've hung plenty of times over 6000ft but what should I expect around or above 8000?

Any thing helps, thanks!

(am i in the right forum? new to this whole internet thing)