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    New from New Mexico

    New to hammocks other than laying in the backyard drinking a beer.

    Looking to give hammock camping a try. Wondering how it would work with bikepacking near and above treeline or out in the desert with scrub and cacti.

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    Welcome From Missouri!

    I have never camped in the Desert so I can not testify to that option. But if there is will there is a way.

    Good Luck.
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    "Enchanted" to meet you!
    Welcome from Florida.

    For those that have not been a tourist in NM, their motto is "Land of Enchantment." I would have to agree with that.
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome from Denver. Works great on bike packing. Desert is a little tougher. Just have to look for riparian areas that'll have at least some trees.
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    Welcome from a fellow hanger in NM. OutandBack on this forum has a lot of experience hanging and bike packing near and above tree line. He can chime in with plenty of tips.
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    Welcome from south Texas... There are a few portable stands available that are hikable so those may be something your interested in... But other than that, most people tend to hike near trees so its a non issue...
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    Howdy from a New Texican (a Texan who considers New Mexico his second home state).

    As for your question on desert camping: having spent a lot of time in West Texas, finding good hanging spots in the desert can be a challenge. To find decent trees, you generally need to go near streams, where tamarisk and cottonwoods grow, or go higher into the juniper/oak/pine zone.

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    Hello, and welcome to the forum, from Memphis, TX.

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    I've done cycling 3 trips across the USA with a hammock - out in the desert regions you have to improvise - fence poles and the like. I had a heck of a time going thru Wyoming and parts of Colorado. Sometimes the hammock went on the ground, the ends held up by 2 sticks. Not as uncomfortable as you would think.
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    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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