Found: my local "Hidey Hole"

7:32 p.m. on July 24, 2018 (EDT)
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In the Spring Mountains north of the Las Vegas valley I've found a great area to backpack and explore in all seasons. There is even a year-round small stream hidden there. 

So I'll be backpacking in late this summer, establish my base camp and do day hikes to explore. At 9,400 ft. among Ponderosa pines this is a very idyllic area. 

And in winter I'll backcountry ski in with my Tele skis and climbing skins. A snug camp in a snowstorm is something to relish and remember. I''ll be testing my winterized SCARP II tent. My winterized Moment DW solo tent has already been up there and did very well last winter.

Mmmmm... visualizing my winter camp and I can almost smell the sage sausage and buckwheat cakes cooked on my Sidewinder/Inferno cone wood stove. Luckily no bears in the Spring Mountains, just mountain lions who mind their own business.

Eric B.

8:50 p.m. on July 24, 2018 (EDT)
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Nevada is full of secrets Eric.  I have worked around the Spring Mtns and Muddy Mtns in winter.  Very cool country and you are on your own out there in the Big Wide Open. 

7:43 a.m. on July 25, 2018 (EDT)
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That sounds fantastic. I have one or two miniaturized versions of that in the more crowded east...specifically two spots not far from overcrowded local backpacking areas that I can go to and almost never see people. I never get tired of those spots and have a variety of routes in, and never tell anyone about them. Nothing like what you are describing, but you take what you can get and enjoy being out there. Enjoy the time out there Eric.

1:35 p.m. on July 25, 2018 (EDT)
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You certainly make it sound inviting Eric. Wood fire breakfast on a Winter morning paints a pretty picture even in July.

4:19 p.m. on July 25, 2018 (EDT)
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sounds great Eric!

I bet we all have something similar in that context. I know I have a few spots that have never been shown in my trip reports and never will be. My recent interest in off trail trips have led me to some fantastic places that require serious effort to achieve. You have to really want it to get there. lol

11:25 p.m. on July 25, 2018 (EDT)
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On some trips it makes it easier to travel if you bring a pair of shears and a pruning saw. 

I found a place in southern Nevada with ppines that would make a perfect winter trip.  I bet no one would be out there. 

12:56 a.m. on August 1, 2018 (EDT)
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Nice!...what are the GPS coordinates? :-P

10:01 a.m. on August 1, 2018 (EDT)
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Sorry.  Some places need no advertising. 

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