Halloo! I'm a newb from Huntsville, Texas and I'm SO relieved this place exists! Once upon a time I was a pretty gung-ho day hiker (we're talking teens, here) and it really never left my heart. I've made some small effort to go camping a couple times a year, but it's mostly been to festivals/retreats/the odd beach trip Etc. Playing in the woods has always been my happy place.
SO, now I'm jumping in the deep end head first and intend to hit the ground running (well, sprinting maybe... jog? (ok, a brisk walk, but at least I'm back out here)). I've seen a few people hammock camping and I've always wanted to get into it, so here I am! I've got a ton of questions, itching to get my first hammock, and looking for any and all suggestions and advice. Also, any groups nearbyish that are cool with a girl and her awesome, barky, trail dog tagging along