@katbyter I was beginning to despair that hammock season would never get here in the PNW this year (weather has been unusually cool and wet through mid-June). However, the weather has finally improved, my hammock is strung and I have been making up for lost time!
@gt0163c@Kyeh I recommend Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone if you can afford it. Rocky Mountains is good, too, as is Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of Grand Canyon. And if you like getting around on a bike, Zion Canyon. Northern New Mexico and much of western Colorado has great scenery in the mountains, and cooler temps at the higher altitudes. If you like puttering around on unpaved forest roads, there are a lot of good spots in Utah as well. Canyonlands’ Island In the Sky section is particularly not to be missed, along with its neighbor, Utah’s Dead Horse Point State Park.
@Kyeh@werehatrack I went to Spokane and then over to Glacier National Park last summer. It was amazing. I’ve been to Estes Park/Rocky Mountain NP multiple times and it’s one of my favorite places ever. Lots of amazing places to vacation in cooler weather/higher altitude. The issue is I can’t stay there all 6-8 months that the summer lasts here in North Texas. I have looked into long-term AirBnBs in Fairbanks but I’m not sure my cats would handle the long travel well.
@sjk3 We call it “The Blue Room”, and gripe about the uneven lighting, the leaky plumbing upstairs, the wildly variable temps, the near complete lack of pest control, the dirty floors, and the entirely unresponsive landlord.
@detailer Just remember, it’s six feet if you have clay soils and you tamp it back in place really well, or 8 feet and use lots of smelly overfill if you’re on sandy or high-organic soil, or else the corpse-sniffing dogs will still find 'em should the local constabulary get interested. Best approach is to put a feral hog a couple of feet above, so that the diggers have a really good reason to stop there. It’s not like the supply of feral hogs is short…