Len: Greetings from the other side (of Canuckistan). Was it worth taking a hammock...could you use it frequently enough to make it worth the space/weight/packing hassle? If you did it again would you take a tent or just hotel/hostel it? Heading down to CA for a couple months and trying to cut down on all of the above but like the quiet places of the camping experience. There's always a bed for you here if you make it to the Wet Coast.