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    Hammock's on the AT???

    Can you pitch your hammock anywhere you want on the AT???

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    That is a loaded question. There are a few places like the Smokeys that all camping is restricted. There are some balds down south. The Whites are tough because you are either above tree line or the forest is so thick you have a hard time finding a place to hang. With that said, I and many others have thru hiked in just a hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpage View Post
    Can you pitch your hammock anywhere you want on the AT???
    i did. a few time i even camped with my hammock stretched across the trail.i even had 2 north bound thru hiker walk around me that were night hiking in newhampshire 10:30 at night. neo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i did. a few time i even camped with my hammock stretched across the trail.i even had 2 north bound thru hiker walk around me that were night hiking in newhampshire 10:30 at night. neo
    Man I love it when people do that. The people I saw do that were also the ones to complain when people made noise getting around them.
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    I would say other than balds or fields you can hang just about anywhere. There is only one place I think you have to walk some distance to do that and it is the moonscape from the Zinc processing plant north of Palmerton, PA. Stay in the town though. My favorite on the AT in terms of cheap services and convience.

    Other than that the most you would have to do is keep walking. Don't buy into all the crap about the whites. Most people I talked to stayed in the Huts. If not there is places to stealth most nights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I would say other than balds or fields you can hang just about anywhere. There is only one place I think you have to walk some distance to do that and it is the moonscape from the Zinc processing plant north of Palmerton, PA. Stay in the town though. My favorite on the AT in terms of cheap services and convience.

    Other than that the most you would have to do is keep walking. Don't buy into all the crap about the whites. Most people I talked to stayed in the Huts. If not there is places to stealth most nights.
    i hung my hammock and slept on the porch at zealand falls and galehead huts.
    i spent $16.00 bucks hiking thru the whites in sept 2006. neo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i hung my hammock and slept on the porch at zealand falls and galehead huts.
    i spent $16.00 bucks hiking thru the whites in sept 2006. neo
    I didn't think about hanging on the porch. I cowboyed on the Zealand falls hut. One of my favorite nights in the Whites. Only way to get away from the snoring or large groups inside.


    There are some cool spots and a place with a list of stealth sites. PM me if anyone wants them. I would rather not post it since the AMC is really great with piling up wood or whatever else they can to make them unusable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I cowboyed on the Zealand falls hut ... Only way to get away from the snoring or large groups inside.
    Oh man, the snoring at the huts! Add to it the people who talk in their sleep: kids with bad dreams, people who have hiking nightmares. You need earplugs at the huts. I'm not a hut fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three View Post
    Oh man, the snoring at the huts! Add to it the people who talk in their sleep: kids with bad dreams, people who have hiking nightmares. You need earplugs at the huts. I'm not a hut fan.
    Yeah. The funny part of that is the southbounderr who slept inside woke up to the sound of a little girl blowing cunks in the middle of the night.

    I think if I do it again the only hut I would plan on staying at is Lake of the clouds. You could even skip that one. Skipping though would mean moving fast over a great area above treeline.
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    As a side note for MD, Since the AT travels technically through a State Park, They only allow camping at desginated sites, Like Shelters and desaginated campsites like Dalhgran Campsite (By South Mtn Inn) Annapolis Rocks Campsite, and others. There are definatly many places to hang around the shelters. That doesn't mean you can't stealth camp. They just don't want you to, for reasons unknown to me. Although one place i wouldn't advise it is on Lambs Knoll. The FAA has a control compound up there and I don't think I'd want to be caught stealth camping around there. JMHO
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