I'll be riding a very long (102 miles), and very hilly (12,722 feet of climbing) bike ride on Saturday. At first, I thought google maps told me it was 1.5 hours drive from home. But upon further investigation, it's actually 3 hours. Being that I only just found this out, and I don't want to pay multiple hundreds of dollars for a room at a nearby inn. I've decided this will be the perfect opportunity to do my first overnight hang. I've found a state park (MD) in the vicinity that I am going to look into.
This realization that the ride location is further from home, therefore I need to plan to sleep near there, has built up my excitement. As well as my anxiety of what my first overnight hang will be like. I've got the necessary gear for a night in the woods. Hammock, suspension, bug net, tarp, sleeping pad, lighting. But it seems like this first overnighter fell into place out of fate more than intention.
If temps are in the low 60s, are bugs as much of an issue? Even if I don't have food at my hang site, should I expect animals to come exploring/investigating during the night? Any tips for my first hang?