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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret) View Post
    Nooooo...less hangers = more trees for us!
    Good point, obviously

    A few of my tent friends asked " how on earth are you supposed to use a hammock in the High Sierra when you're above the tree line?" Easy...climbing cams and a few good cracks in the rock. All the comforts without having to sleep on granite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shepherd View Post
    A shout out to California Hammock dwellers,
    Maybe it's just me but I don't see alot of hammocks out here on the trails?? I started last year with my ENO double nest on parts of the Muir trail and then some hikes in central CA never seeing anyone eles in a Hammock most times on the trail I was a conversation piece... I know back East it seams to be massive but whats the health of Hammocks out here?
    In my attempts to promote the Hammock Disorder I have orderd 30 yards of 1.9 ripstop and engadged our local scouting group in making some gathered end hammocks!!!

    It can be done we can save CALIFORNIA
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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetspot View Post
    A few of my tent friends asked " how on earth are you supposed to use a hammock in the High Sierra when you're above the tree line?" Easy...climbing cams and a few good cracks in the rock. All the comforts without having to sleep on granite.
    I get that from the motorcycle camping crew. The answer is "Planning, planning, planning...", you simply plan your travel to make camp where the trees are. I've given some thought about getting some cams but just a bit of prior route planning will put us in the trees every time. It is MUCH easier on a motorcycle, obviously, but works both ways. Plus we get to set up in places no tenter would even begin to think about!
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

    Earth First! We'll dirt bike ride the other planets later.

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    Hung my new ENO just today! I'm very wet behind the ears...in Santa Rosa..cheers

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    I was hanging last night in Cen*Cal.
    "Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."

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    Last year was the first year I had noticed any other hangers and they were in our group. It's nice to see it catching on though.
    Happy Trails to one and all.
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    To convert: Show don't tell

    I have yet to come across another hammock camper down here (SoCal) in the wilderness, but I've met 1 or 2 in gear shops. We're out here and...

    ...be on the look out for a SoCal hang sometime this spring or early summer. (I hope to plan one with a few CA guys.)

    I started using a hammock just about a year ago. Most people look at me sideways when I proudly announce I'm a hammock fan. They don't "get it" until they hop into one. If you want to convert someone to hammock camping, go on a trip with them and have them try your rig out. Then, when you sleep blissfully in your hammock and they sleep on the ground--voila!--you have a new convert. Everyone who has laid down in my hammock loves it. They just need to get around to buying/making one.


    Michael (SoCal Mike)

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    I first hung in the Angeles Crest Mountains in California back in 2003 and got a lot of weird looks. You'd think Californians would be the leaders in “quirky” and new. I was surprised when I looked at the spreadsheet for Hammock campers, and saw only a few for Cali.

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    I just got word my "Lite owl" just shipped San Diego checking in!!!

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    I give credit to the two work buddies that bought Hennessy's a couple years ago; after an hour in one of those in the front yard I knew my ground days were numbered. In the backcountry I've only ever noticed me and my buddy (not one of the HH guys) hanging next to me. But I have done a loaner trip and had a couple "intro" hangs in the front yard. Wait, what am I saying?

    Hanging in a hammock in California is bad for you. It causes blindness, memory loss, and bad breath. Don't start, it's not worth it. Fishing.... fishing too... yeah that's it. Don't fish in California either, same wicked side effects.
    -Bill

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