February 22

35 Mile Weekend Hammock Trip

winter hammock camping

Dream Hammock Freebird Hammock
Mountain Laurel Des. .7oz Cuben Hammock Hex Tarp (10.5’x8.5′)
Hammock Gear Phoenix +20F 3/4 UnderQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabric

That’s my Gorilla at the foot of the hammock. This was on a DC UL Backpacking Meetup trip (great group – competent, ambitious. 6 people out in snow at 12F on a 34 mile weekend trip – not for the feint of heart!). 

12 deg the first night but no snow and only light winds. Still a resounding success from my perspective. And I wasn’t using the tarp.

Temps in the upper teens the second night but more exposed camp with strong winds and blowing snow—had been snowing since mid-afternoon. We were camped on a knob on an exposed ridge (more back-story on this) –the highest place in any direction. IMO significantly worse than the more sheltered 12 degrees on Friday night. I actually slept better and warmer (figured out how to manage the underquilt better and actually setup the tarp).

My whole pack for the three day trip with food & fuel was 15 lb.

Details below.

-Alan

 

Hammock Setup Oz.
Dream Hammock Freebird UL, 1.0oz fabric, whoopies, 48″ tree straps,   dutch clips, hardware & acc. 10.5
Hammock Gear Phoenix +20F 3/4 UnderQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabric (trimmed dimensions) 12.7
Mountain Laurel Des. .7oz Cuben Hammock Hex Tarp (10.5’x8.5′), 10′ ridgelines, dutch flyz, 6′ tie-outs 8.0
4 Al Y-stakes (58g) 2.0
Total 33.2

(2.08

lb)
Hammock Gear Burrow +20F TopQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabrics(trimmed dimensions)

15.5

(0.97

lb)
Hammock and All Quilt Totals

48.7

(3.05

lb)
Clothing worn in hammock at +12F (also worn in camp at thesetemps)
Western Mountaineering Flash pants

6.5

Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash jacket

10.0

Total Clothing

16.5

(1.03

lb)

 

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