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    Desolation Wilderness -- enough trees to hang?

    I'm planning a section hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail between Echo Lake, CA and Barker Pass. It looks, from satellite images on Google Earth, like much of the trail is above the tree line. Has anybody hiked this section? If so, are there enough trees to hang a hammock, or should I give in and carry a tent and sleeping pad? Perhaps I should carry a sleeping pad and some lightweight poles and use the hammock on the ground if I can't find anywhere to tie up?

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    I asked a friend of mine about this and she thinks that there are not many trees up there. She does not hammock but she's seen my rig in action on a couple of trips.

    Quote Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
    I'm planning a section hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail between Echo Lake, CA and Barker Pass. It looks, from satellite images on Google Earth, like much of the trail is above the tree line. Has anybody hiked this section? If so, are there enough trees to hang a hammock, or should I give in and carry a tent and sleeping pad? Perhaps I should carry a sleeping pad and some lightweight poles and use the hammock on the ground if I can't find anywhere to tie up?

    Thanks!

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    Ugh. Thanks for passing along my question, but I was afraid that was the answer.

    Oh well... I guess I either have to consider a bivy setup or just give in and carry the tent.

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