in it for the naps
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Checotah, Oklahoma
Tarp: GargoyleGear Ogee
Insulation: UQ-varies w/season
Suspension: onrope buckle
I have a friend, a geologist, who spent the summer doing contract work for the USGS at the Teddy Roosevelt NP in the Badlands of North Dakota. He was back here, briefly, in late August, with tales of breathtaking landscapes, bison, mountain lions, etc...Oh, and rattlesnakes and mosquitos.
He returned for most of September and early October...I sent an ENO DN with him, because he had expressed an interest in hammocks. I thought, at most, he might use it for lounging/napping, and thought this was one way to ascertain the potential for hanging in the Teddy.
Last night, I got a full report: no snakes, only a few 'skeeters, and he slept in the ENO every night. I'm not out to convert anybody, but it made me feel good to hear my friend speak of blissful sleep.
I digress. My point, here, is to raise the flag of awareness re: the Badlands. Yes, brothers and sisters, there are trees there, and they are "hangable." Google the Teddy, click on images, and have a looksee. I'm not proposing a hang there, but it has perked to the top of my places I want to visit list.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
The Badlands are already on my "Bucket list" but now they moved up a notch or two! Thanks for the heads up.
When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Ky
Hammock: Wannabee- BB-like hammock
Tarp: 8 x 10 sil tarp
Insulation: DIY tq, Phoenix UQ
Suspension: whoopie slings and
The Badlands have been on my list since my brother showed me pics of his stay there. A strange and wonderful place. I'll never forget the shot of a bison out of his VW Bug windshield - all you could see was that one animal dwarfing the car. Gonna get there yet.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey
Join Date: Oct 2006
Tarp: wb superfly
Insulation: yeti,peapod(1st v
Suspension: whoopies treestrap
i fell in love with the badlands when i was a child. great place to be. and yes it does have trees to hang
"A womans place is on the trail"