I went up to Burrells Ford yesterday for an overnighter and saw just as many hammocks as I did t**ts. I started wondering if maybe there was an unofficial Burrells Ford Pre Hang (we're having an official hang in a couple weeks) I didn't know about.
Looking at all the campsites along the trail I think it's safe to say that hammocks are no longer a fringe thing. They've at least got a foot dangling in the mainstream. Unless of course it was just a fluke weekend.