Category: Trip Report

Hammock tips, illustrations, and reviews.

Trip Report – Unguided Night Hike Along the Buffalo River, Arkansas

The following is a guest post from reader Thomas Howard. All photos are copyright © 2014 Thomas Howard. If you have a hammock camping trip report you’d like to share, please submit it to theultimatehang@gmail.com. Route:Centerpoint Trail, Buffalo River, near Ponca, Arkansas Notable Gear Used 2 ENO Jungle Nest hammocks 1 Grand Trunk w/ENO Guardian bug net…
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Trip Report – Kayaks and Hammocks Along The Broad River in South Carolina

The following is a guest post from reader Kristen Langley. All photos are copyright © 2014 Kristen Langley. If you have a hammock camping trip report you’d like to share, please submit it to theultimatehang@gmail.com. A good friend and I set out on our 28 mile (45 km) journey at the top of Sumter National…
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Backpacking the Sunset Trail on Mount Elden

My son and I have been daydreaming about hiking the Sunset Trail on Mount Elden for years, yet each spring, summer, and fall has passed by with not much more than wishful thinking. Well, we finally put action behind those dreams and planned out a simple 12-mile (19 km) overnight backpacking trip to make it happen.…
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Call for Entries: Hammock Adventures and Trip Reports

Inspire Others With Your Trip Reports One of my overall goals with my blog and book have been to highlight and encourage hammock camping. I often receive emails from subscribers who recount their adventures with hammock camping and I find it absolutely inspirational. I would like to publish your stories to inspire and motivate more people to…
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Photo Trip Report: Family Micro Adventure on Cinder Hill

I’ve long been a fan of the S24O trip format; it fits perfectly with my current stage of life: raising a family and lacking time for long-term trips. After an over-programmed summer, I was itching to get out more. I felt inspired by EXPED’s recent “micro adventure,” so with nothing on the calendar until 11 AM…
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Backpacking Heavy is a Pain in the Neck

It’s been two days and my legs are still sore. The bruise on my right big toe is still tender. After returning from a weekend backpacking trip with my Boy Scout troop, I was in pain. My neck and shoulders were stiff and sore. My lower back was tense. My knees were revolting. What had…
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Hammock Camping on Mount Timpanogos

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 ft (3,582 m). While I’ve lived near the mountain while going to school, I’ve never…
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Backpacking the Oak Grove Trail

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 Pine Valley Mountain with views into Zion National Park and beyond[1. This trail continues up…
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