The swing of it: Hammock camping

A.T. Journeys


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Hammock camping is dramatically expanding along the Appalachian Trail and raising both questions and concerns among Trail land managers, club members, and backpackers. This article examines some of the advantages and disadvantages of hammock camping, including resource and social impacts. Some Leave No Trace hammock camping practices are included for those using hammocks at well-established campsites and when "pristine-site" camping.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The swing of it: Hammock camping
Series title A.T. Journeys
Volume Spring 2016
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 7 p.
First page 12
Last page 18
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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