Short hike to a low river
Got out for a little day hike today.
Down to the South Fork American River at Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park.
Last time I went down there with the intention to hang for a little while the river was high and fast under my two trees.
Today, not so much.
I decided to keep it simple and dug out my old DIY double layer hammock and some long skinny straps. I just larks-headed the straps to the hammock after setting the straps up around the trees.
I had tried some fancy pleating with this hammock. I had a nice supportive ridge rather than an annoying ridge, but the edges of the hammock were a little floppy.
I'd have to take it apart to tell you how exactly I pleated it, so it will remain a mystery for now.
I had brought along a very thin closed cell foam but it was warm enough today that I didn't feel like breaking up my loafing by rummaging through my pack.
My riverside view
more pictures (and some of the same) here in my blog post.
Awesome! Gotta love a spot like that. Great hammock set up too. I bet it was hard to pack up and leave that spot. The comfy of a hammock and the sound of water almost requires a 12 hr "nap."
in it for the naps
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Checotah, Oklahoma
Tarp: GargoyleGear Ogee
Insulation: UQ-varies w/season
Suspension: onrope buckle
I love the idea of getting out without all of the sturm und drang entailed by a multi night expedition. Bravo!
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NE Alabama
Hammock: Clark NX-200
Tarp: Clark XL-Fly
Insulation: KAQ NR UQ/AHE KAQ
Suspension: Strap/cinch buckle
Very nice pics thank you for allowing me outdoors while I am at work, very refreshing.
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