just wanted to share a lesson from this past week end.
a friend & i did a one night backpacking trip in linville gorge, nc.
he found a place that we could hang near the edge of a small cliff next to the linville river. i guess i really knew it wasn't the best place to be hanging out for the evening & next morn because of the soft soil. but my friend was really excited about such a great place to hang & he hadn't been backpacking since last year... so i went along.
when we broke camp next day, i could see how our feet had messed up the area we had used. next hard rain, some of that dirt is going to wash into the river.
i knew better than to camp on a such fragil place, but gave in to the temptation. i'm sharing this in hopes that someone else will learn from my mistake.
more photos in the hammock landscapes gallery.