Christmas Snow

12:07 p.m. on December 25, 2010 (EST)
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Hey guys, just wanted to show a little Christmas snow with the Keron 3 set up for tonight's sleep.  We got a Tennessee white Christmas.


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12:12 p.m. on December 25, 2010 (EST)
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You really like to wintercamp and hike don't you Tipi Walter?

Looks like a nice tent, I like the hoop pole in the middle. Is it light? Is that a single wall tent?

Only winter type camping I have done since 1980s Yosemite winter is waking to snow in September and October while hiking th Teton Crest Trail in Grand Teton and while camping in the Grand Canyon in the winter where it does'nt snow inside the canyon very often.

12:38 p.m. on December 25, 2010 (EST)
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The Keron is not a light tent at around 8.8 lbs but it's a great backpacking tent if you plan on spending many days holed up in a mountain blizzard.  I think I'll be taking it on my next January 2011 trip.  It's not a single wall as the below photos might show.


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This pics were taken in Dec '09 in the Bald River area and the Upper Bald Wilderness along Rocky Top mountain on the State Line Trail(shared with the BMT).

1:07 p.m. on December 25, 2010 (EST)
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I'm camping this winter. But out on the west coast more rain than snow. :)

2:44 p.m. on December 25, 2010 (EST)
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I have a North Face Mtn 25 tent, thats what will use on my next hikes. Just am not willing to camp in the cold of winter as much anymore. Looking forward to spring which comes early here in Flagstaff around March.


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It has a vestibule front and back on the rainfly, its weighs about 7.5 lbs.

6:54 p.m. on December 26, 2010 (EST)
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Here's a little winter update on the day after Christmas:


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We got more snow but it won't last long down here on the low elevations.

7:18 p.m. on December 26, 2010 (EST)
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same storm is about to hit maine. 12-18 inches in 24 hours. should be fun!

8:59 p.m. on December 26, 2010 (EST)
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Here in the PNW we have about 80 inches at 6000ft so it is time to do some winter camping.I too use a tougher tent for winter.Wind,snow loads and cold call for more protection.I also like to venture into the alpine zone all year round.Nice tent TIPI.Will try to post some of my winter trips as well.Have fun and be safe.Also i must add that even though i enjoy winter ski touring for the day i have always enjoyed staying out over night more.ymmv

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