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Hammock use

Posted: Nov 25 2018 7:39 am
by Mothergoose
Does anyone know if it is doable to use a hammock on this trail. Thanks

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Nov 25 2018 10:19 am
by KBKB
Mothergoose wrote:Does anyone know if it is doable to use a hammock on this trail. Thanks
Which trail?

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Nov 25 2018 10:44 am
by chumley
AZT

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Nov 25 2018 10:49 am
by Sredfield
Many do use hammocks, but finding a sufficiently sturdy prickly pear cactus will be a challenge in some locations.

But seriously, I'll defer to more experienced "hangers." We just did Passage 15 and I can't imagine finding a place in either of our campsites. (Yeah, two nights, we're kinda slow.)

I'd love to see someone using one under the bridges on the Colonel Devin segment.

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Nov 25 2018 12:56 pm
by te_wa
I just posted on a similar thread. you frikkin' hangers are getting out of control.. pretty soon REI will go out of business due to lack of tent sales!

[ Thru-hiking NOBO ]

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Nov 25 2018 2:50 pm
by Mothergoose
@te_wa Trust me if I could I’d be in my tent. I just had my knees replaced and can’t kneel down yet. Hopefully at a future daye

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Nov 25 2018 2:52 pm
by Mothergoose
@KBKB Arizona trail

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Nov 25 2018 7:42 pm
by DbleDutch
Mothergoose wrote:if it is doable to use a hammock
In AZ you need to be creative, between rocks, rock-tree, tree-fence post, tree-log braced in rocks and yes tree-tree. I am prepared to be on the ground, but have not yet. :y:

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Nov 25 2018 8:10 pm
by DbleDutch
DbleDutch wrote:Mothergoose wrote:if it is doable to use a hammock
In AZ you need to be creative, between rocks, rock-tree, tree-fence post, tree-log braced in rocks and yes tree-tree. I am prepared to be on the ground, but have not yet.
FYI - I have only done a couple sections of the AZT but know there are sections that a hammock would be tough to utilize or spend hours/miles searching.

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Dec 31 2018 2:47 pm
by bosco
@Mothergoose
Did you hike the North Country trail around 2008?

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 8:27 am
by mgmbaker
Would y'all mind revisiting this topic?

My husband and I are planning a SOBO section hike in the Fall and are trying to figure out what sections might be best for us. We have several weeks, but expect to be very slow.

We much prefer hammocking, so can y'all give us insight about what sections are easier to hammock in, and which ones are absolutely impossible? We'll gear up for tent camping if necessary, but we already have the equipment to hammock.

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 8:44 am
by LosDosSloFolks
I've got plenty of kin in Texas and they assured me @mgmbaker should of addressed us as "all y'all" as that is the plural use. Y'all is singular. :-) :-)

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 10:05 am
by mgmbaker
LosDosSloFolks wrote:
Jul 01 2019 8:44 am
I've got plenty of kin in Texas and they assured me @mgmbaker should of addressed us as "all y'all" as that is the plural use. Y'all is singular. :-) :-)
Y'all is both singular and plural unless you're cityfolk. :)

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 10:28 am
by big_load
mgmbaker wrote:
Jul 01 2019 10:05 am
LosDosSloFolks wrote:
Jul 01 2019 8:44 am
I've got plenty of kin in Texas and they assured me @mgmbaker should of addressed us as "all y'all" as that is the plural use. Y'all is singular. :-) :-)
Y'all is both singular and plural unless you're cityfolk. :)
I've mostly heard "all y'all" used for particular emphasis when suggesting that all y'all could do something that most people would rather not.

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 10:35 am
by LosDosSloFolks
@mgmbaker
You are probably correct! My relatives in Bulverde said "well bless her heart". :D :D

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 10:40 am
by skatchkins
Another southern vote for all y'all being derogatory in usage, whereas y'all being sufficient for plural.

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 12:52 pm
by mgmbaker
LosDosSloFolks wrote:
Jul 01 2019 10:35 am
@mgmbaker
You are probably correct! My relatives in Bulverde said "well bless her heart". :D :D
An insult! Well I never... :D

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 1:19 pm
by LosDosSloFolks
@mgmbaker
All in jest I'm sure (I hope) you realize! I sincerely hope someone responds to your original question and gives you some useful info. Too easy to get off track in these forums. Y'all take care now.

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 5:09 pm
by te_wa
not in any way objective, but all y'all'll prolly have a hard time finding suitable trees below 4,500' elevation. unless in riparian areas, and a few hidden pockets here and there, the deserts just don't have the possibility to hang along the entire 800 mile stretch. choose some hikes that are (for heat concerns) over 7000' and you should find plenty of ponderosa, with pockets of bigtooth, oak, and boxelder. aspens up higher @ ~9000'. I wouldn't hang from sycamore tho.. dang widow makers I tells ya.


"all y'all'll". just go with it..

Re: Hammock use

Posted: Jul 01 2019 5:11 pm
by Tough_Boots
skatchkins wrote:Another southern vote for all y'all being derogatory in usage, whereas y'all being sufficient for plural.
True southerners don't argue grammar (mostly because they don't actually know what it is).