Just published: Illustrated Hammock Basics

Hey everyone! I want to announce I’ve published a new illustrated book on hammock basics! This is a much smaller, packable book that focuses on the essentials — great for those looking for bite-size info if you’re just starting with hammocks, and if you want to share the fundamentals with a friend. Paperback $8 at… Continue reading Just published: Illustrated Hammock Basics

Trip Report – Hammock Camping on Humphreys Peak

September 4-5, 2020 It’s the tallest mountain in Arizona. And it’s volcanic (No, not active!). Well, every mountain around Flagstaff is volcanic in origin. In fact, I think Flagstaff is home to all five different types of volcanoes. The area is peppered with hundreds of cinder cones, but Humphreys Peak dominates the horizon in an… Continue reading Trip Report – Hammock Camping on Humphreys Peak

Trip Report – Sonoran Desert Hammock Camping

My son invited me to join him and his Boy Scout troop for a weekend camping trip in the Sonoran Desert. The plan was to car camp and then do a long 11-mile (18 km) day hike to cover segments of a few historic trails, including the Mormon Battalion Trail, the Butterfield Overland Stage Route,… Continue reading Trip Report – Sonoran Desert Hammock Camping

The Utility of Indoor Hammock Sleeping. Especially with Kids.

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. Around 1 AM I was awakened to the sound of retching. Oh, the sound! It… Continue reading The Utility of Indoor Hammock Sleeping. Especially with Kids.

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… Continue reading Hammock Camping on Mount Timpanogos

Backpacking the Sycamore Rim Trail

The Sycamore Rim Trail is a 12.5 mile[1. The official guide lists this as an 11-mile loop, but our GPS device, and our time control plan, agree on the longer distance] (20 km) loop that skirts Sycamore Canyon, the second largest canyon in Arizona, after the Grand Canyon, and is arguably just as stunning and… Continue reading Backpacking the Sycamore Rim Trail