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Old 05-02-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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For those of you who have made the trip up through Canada and Alaska to Prudhoe Bay and camped, are there generally enough trees to support a hammock or is a tent a necessity?

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Old 05-02-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Note: I cross posted this because I wasn't sure of the best Forum to start the thread.

For those of you who have made the trip up through Canada and Alaska to Prudhoe Bay and camped, are there generally enough trees to support a hammock or is a tent a necessity?

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As with the other thread...there are no trees north of the Brooks Range.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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Note: I cross posted this because I wasn't sure of the best Forum to start the thread.

For those of you who have made the trip up through Canada and Alaska to Prudhoe Bay and camped, are there generally enough trees to support a hammock or is a tent a necessity?

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Plenty of trees - take your pick -


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Old 05-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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Jack is leadin' ya on.... them thar are Glenallen trees & fine ones at that.

Normally we just kill a couple mosquitoes & put 'em on their backs so we can string up between their snouts.


Seriously.... north of the Brooks is bald.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I have back issues and sleeping in a hammock is - sleep. Getting up and crawling out of a tent sucks but I'll have to make it work.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:22 PM   #6
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Jack is leadin' ya on.... them thar are Glenallen trees & fine ones at that.

Normally we just kill a couple mosquitoes & put 'em on their backs so we can string up between their snouts.


Seriously.... north of the Brooks is bald.
Iam not thinkin so them aint Glennallen hills in the back ground.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:02 PM   #7
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Iam not thinkin so them aint Glennallen hills in the back ground.
You're absolutely right, Mike. We don't have any itty bitty bumps in the ground like those. That photo was taken at Mile 1326 on the Alcan, looking over the Tanana River.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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Perhaps this will help:
http://www.luxurylite.com/

a couple of very light and easy to pack cots. Very comfy.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:38 PM   #10
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Perhaps this will help:
http://www.luxurylite.com/

a couple of very light and easy to pack cots. Very comfy.

I gots me one, they work great. Kinda have to roll off to get up though.
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OK so I lied about Glenallen National Forrest.... but I was tell ya true on the mosquitoes.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:53 PM   #12
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OK so I lied about Glenallen National Forrest.... but I was tell ya true on the mosquitoes.

I killed one the other day that was about 3/4 inch long. I always forget how big they get. Not like the fruit fly looking ones back in VA.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:24 AM   #13
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Yep, I like sharing this photo with folks on their way up as a warning. Mark H.

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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The first time I went to Montana with my daughter (she was 7 or 8 and tiny) we went into a bar one morning for breakfast and this old cowboy - who was drinking whiskey at 0630 - looked out of the corner of his eye and said "Ya better hang on to that youngen' boy. The 'skeeters here will carry her away." Judging by the difference in size between VA mosquitoes and MT mosquitoes, I always figured the farther north you went, the bigger they got.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #15
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OK so I lied about Glenallen National Forrest.... but I was tell ya true on the mosquitoes.
No National Forrest in Glennallen????? Who would a thunk it!!! Even Nome has one.

http://www.nomeschools.com/~acsa/nom...st/forest.html
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