A week of hanging on Isle Royale
Spent all of last week with a new hiking buddy backpacking and hanging on Isle Royale. My first trip there. Had pretty good weather, one day of all-day rain, several days of glorious sunshine. No problems with cold, chilliest night was 40F which is no problem for me in my HH + SS.
That was probably the coolest hang. A National Park ranger camped in the next campsite over and was really interested in how well my HH worked, and was quite impressed with where I was able to hang.
This was the afternoon of the all-day rain. Big learning for me on this one is when you are traveling with others, especially ground dwellers, its nice to have a good-sized tarp to minimize weight. No sense in them hauling around an extra tarp that has to be set up, carried, etc. when you could just have a bigger tarp for your hammock that can be shared.
The next day:
Shows how well a hammock can be used as a clothesline the day after a rainy day. Had pretty much all my wet clothes hung someplace or another without having to bring along an extra rope for that use.
I have about 100 pictures, but those were the hammock shots. Overall, Isle Royale is a perfect place for hammock camping. Lots of trees everywhere. I did have to be a little selective of which campsite I chose, as not all had trees in just the right place, but no problemo.
Great spot and highly recommended if you've never been there.
great pics and report.thats been on my list of things to do when i finish section hiking the AT.NEO
Hey .... lucky you! Thanks for the pix and post.
Been wanting to get out there! After those pix, I gotta go.