These two are both from March three day weekend trips. Follow the links to longer versions with more pics or just enjoy the abridged version here.
Baldpate Early March:
Finally got a chance to take my sled out for some real world testing. It failed heh, but I managed to get my crap up to the AT campsite and back, so I guess in that way it was a success.
Rather than wrestle with rodents all night I opted to hang out in the woods instead. The Cooke Custom tarp I got for Summer family trips makes a great winter hammock tarp. Almost like someone planned it that way :p
Pemi Late March:
I was thinking about heading towards Stillwater in hopes of climbing Carrigain via Desolation, but the deep snow once I got into the wilderness meant I'd have needed another day or two to make that trip. So instead it was a three day vacation in the snow!
Well other than the parts that were hard work. Cedar Brook had about a three foot snow bridge except for the few yards of open water. Getting the sled across the water and up on that shelf was more like a working vacation.
This trip I brought the Vasque Lost 40s to wear in camp which really added to the pleasure part of the trip. I wore my Limmer Standards for hiking, but warm, dry insulation on the feet made breakfast, dinner or just hanging out looking at the world better. I guess the chocolate donuts helped a lot too!
After a few false starts I finally found a neat spot up on the ridge parallel to the trail to set up camp. Of course first I had to get my stuff up there heh. It took me about 90 minutes to cut a trail and then haul up my pack in one trip and everything else on the sled on a second trip. Check out the last scene in the video below to find out if it was worth it.
oops, almost forgot I promised you a video. No music on this one. Just the natural sounds. Enjoy!