Hey fellow hangers!
So, a buddy and I were out on an overnight hang in upstate New York, which like most of the North East has been SOAKED lately. Now, I know to avoid big-ol' trees with old limbs during thunderstorms/strong winds, but lately we'd just been having heavy, heavy rains, so I wasn't too worried about falling trees.
But, I kid you not, we had FOUR widowmakers fall around our camp over the course of the evening, which gave us a pretty good shake (both literally and figuratively). After some research, I figured out this is likely 'cause the ground has been so saturated that the roots just kind of slip out.
So, here's the question: do y'all think it'd be better to rig up around younger trees, or around older, thicker trees?
I was thinking younglings, but I wanted some feedback. Or do I just hafta take my chances in the Death Forests up here...or, y' know...just not go camping after big rains...