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Howdy, just joined to have another place to see what is going on in the woods. I live in the mountains of northern California, about an hour south of Lassen VNP, mostly solo bp, lately this winter single overnighters to get some use of my classic stove collection. Been bping since the early '70's starting out in Nevada's Ruby Mts. and moving on to Desolation Wilderness in CA.
The group I usually bp with the last eight years are doing the Facebook thing and a couple of us guys are resisting that, so I am back to solo trips for the most part, although a week ago, 10 of us who I only knew one, did a snowcamp trip off of 88 in the Carson Pass area of California, back into the Meiss Meadow area. We used to go out year round when I had better contact with out NorthCA Hiking group. I started snow camping on my own to see what is was like. I have since gathered much cold weather gear and have been out in sub-zero temps solo here in CA also. I can still do a long bp trip, last summer being out for eight days and doing 80 miles and could have shaved one day off of that in the Sequoia NP in CA, going over Kearsarge, Forester and Colby Passes to name most of the passes I went over. I am only a lightweight bper, working on that a little with 30 lb. packs for eight days. Sounding like my profile. :)