I know we have several HF members in or near the mountains of western NC, & some of you have herd of (or been to) Linville gorge, NC. It's a GREAT place to hammock!!! Like a lot a the wilderness areas of the south east, I think it's safe to say, there are LOTs more places to hang a hammock than there are to pitch a tent or ground tarp.
Not long ago, we had another hammocker from NC to join Hammock Forums.
Although I've not had the pleasure of meeting Ken face to face, I've received lots a good info from him about Linville Gorge, NC!
Ken takes part in the yahoo/linvillegorge group, but for a real treat, check out linvillegorge.net. You'll find a link in Ken's signature.
For anyone having questions about Linville Gorge, Ken could either answer your questions or point you in the right direction.
Welcome to Hammock Forums Ken!