Hammock camping was easy for all camp spots with two exception. Check out the itinerary (I referenced the Day #s below). I'll be adding maps, with our camp spots marked, sometime in the next few weeks.
Day 12, just after Forester pass is an area with lakes at the base of the Diamond Mesa mountains. No trees there, so you just go a couple miles farther and plenty of trees.
Day 13, the final camp spot is Guitar Lake. There are no trees there. That is hardly an issue because you cowboy camp. You only put your head down a few hours to wake up between 1 and 2 am for sunrise. Last thing you want to do is have to take down a hammock (or tent).
*Day 3 - have lunch at Thousand Island Lake. Super beautiful and worth the extra morning haul.
*Day 7 - rest day at John Muir Ranch is highly recommended. You get a shower, dinner, breakfast, and a grab-go lunch that will make you the envy of the trail. They also provided showers and 24 hours access to private hot springs. It cost us $165 each to share a tent cabin.
*Day 8 - easy enough hike up to Evolution lake. Limited hammock spots but you can catch a few on the top of a hill that gives you draw dropping views for the night.
*Day 11 - before Rae Lakes (a popular spot) you can score a very good hang time at Arrowhead Lake and ditch the crowds too!
*Day 14 - definitely hike out to catch sunrise and leave by 2am...we left at 2:30am and even as fast hikers, had to push ourselves to the limit to make the 5:15am sunrise.