Sleeping in Trees

get more from BRO

Sleeping in TreesTired of camping on the ground? You’re not alone. Tree climbers have taken to sleeping high in the canopies of trees. Nestled in hammocks called “tree boats,” the climbers and their boats are secured to the limbs of the tree via ropes, and they swear that sleeping while suspended 60 feet off the ground is conducive to a good night’s sleep.

“It’s incredibly peaceful. In 30 years of doing this, we’ve never had one accident,” says Patty Jenkins, co-founder of Tree Climbers International (TCI).

You can try it yourself at the TCI’s new hostel in Dahlonega, Ga., where Jenkins will tuck you into the giant oak, poplar, and pine trees that dominate the hostel’s backyard.

Advertisment

in case you missed it

South Carolina’s Old 96 District Is an Unexpected Wonder for Nature Lovers

The weather is cooling off, and many nature lovers are of two minds. On one hand, the beautiful orange leaves also mark...

What’s New This Fall at Virginia State Parks

Special Bulletin: Leaf Reports It’s leaf peeping season! Fall foliage hikes, rides and paddles are well underway. If you’ve...

Go Outside and Play in Loudon County, Tenn.

In a state full of fall color and made for road trips, Loudon County, in east Tennessee, is golden. With the Smoky...

A Hiking Getaway to Madison County, VA

As we head into fall, what better place to get outside and experience the changing leaves than Madison County, Va. Rich in...