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The Utility of Indoor Hammock Sleeping. Especially with Kids.

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Last night my sons invited me to bunk in their room—I have hammock hooks installed there, so I obliged. My sons are in bunk beds and my hammock crosses the room diagonally, with one end close to the top bunk.…

Backpacking Mount Timpanogos

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Mount Timpanogos is the second highest peak in the Wasatch Range in northern Utah, and arguably the most popular in the region. The granite mountain dominates the skyline with a 5,269 ft (1,606 m) prominence and a peak elevation of 11,752…

Backpacking the Oak Grove Trail

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I was looking for a little diversion while visiting my family in Southern Utah this summer. On a whim, we picked the Oak Grove Trail in the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness, a scenic trail that climbs the East face of…

Backpacking the Sycamore Rim Trail

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The Sycamore Rim Trail is a 12.5 mile1 (20 km) loop that skirts Sycamore Canyon, the second largest canyon in Arizona, after the Grand Canyon, and is arguably just as stunning and visually impressive in its own way. In its…

Hammock Camping Basics

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Way back in March of 2009, I drew up an illustration to help people understand the basics of hanging a hammock for camping. It turns out, that simple illustration would kickstart a slew of hammock camping-related illustrations, primarily for the folks…

Hammock on the Bayou

Trip Report – Hanging On The Bayou I’ve pitched my hammock in a lot of amazing places over the years, from the rugged Na’ Pali Coast in Kauai to the cliffs of the Grand Canyon, but I have yet to…