I am planning on doing a section hike with my son through the Georgia portion of the trail in early october when it hopefully won't be as hot. He loves to hammock camp so that is the route we are going to take. I know in GSMNP you are required to stay in shelters unless they are full and that Hammocks have the same rules as tents. Nothing I have read so far leads me to believe there are any restrictions in GA but I wanted to be sure we could setup camp anywhere with trees strong enough to support the weight. I've only slept overnight in hammock a couple of times and am excited to give it a try on a longer trip.