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    Hammocking in Southern California

    How do you hammock in So Cal? There are so few trees I was wondering if there was a way to hang a hammock from rocks or other objects? Does anyone here live in So Cal that can answer this question?

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    60ft tree straps to go around those huge giant redwoods.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by amuroray View Post
    How do you hammock in So Cal? There are so few trees I was wondering if there was a way to hang a hammock from rocks or other objects? Does anyone here live in So Cal that can answer this question?
    It's challenging at times, but you'll find that the majority of campsite are somewhere with trees/shade vs simply an open meadow. Hiking along rivers also usually = trees. A few yrs back I remember having a little trail-stress thinking I'd have to end up sleeping on the ground before it got dark.... 4yrs later and it hasn't happened yet, I always find a spot. It can also be rewarding as you have to slow down and focus on the topography at hand. Sort of like starting a fire with a firesteel.

    If you still have concerns about SoCal, go for a day hike and take note of your areas' "potential". Good luck.

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    Sometimes, you just have to get a little creative.


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    Plenty of trees around where I live.
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    SoCal Hanging

    Quote Originally Posted by amuroray View Post
    How do you hammock in So Cal? There are so few trees I was wondering if there was a way to hang a hammock from rocks or other objects? Does anyone here live in So Cal that can answer this question?
    I'm in SoCal I had the same problem. Sonic put this together:

    https://spreadsheets.google.com/spre...lfakE&hl=en_US

    It's a list of places that guys have been to in SoCal that they recommend for hanging. The more willing you are to venture to the national forests and/or major state parks the better off you are. If you're looking for car camping in SoCal with trees to hang, it gets difficult because so many trees have been cut to clear spaces for cars, etc--that's my experience anyway in the county parks.

    I just got back from San Jacinto State Park--those are designated campsites, but plenty of trees for hanging. I highly recommend longer than average straps. 5 feet of strap ain't gonna cut it. Our trees are big!

    SoCal Mike

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    when I know I am going to be in rock country or above tree lines,,I carry a few wallnuts in various sizes to attach between rocky cracks and crevasses..to attach to,,or you can hook line around a rock,,just be sure and use wood or even a jacket or something else to sheld/protect rope from cutting on rock,,but anything ingenious is workable without trees sometimes.

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    That seems fantastic! :-) I love the photos of the red wood. They are completely majestic. I like!

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