Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who made it out, I had a great time. Adan, I was hopeing you would bring some of your family, maybe next time, good to see you again. It was nice to meet Andy and Nicholas, Kevin's right, Nicholas has a lot of knowledge of his play ground, and some cool gear. I was really impressed with Andy's whole set up, his whole pack with everthing in it weighed less than my daughter's, I fell so quilty, my poor daughter carrying all that weight, yeah right! when we got back to the truck I wanted to see how much it weighed, it was a mere 13# not to bad considering she had all the food, and she started with 16#. Got to try out my new Cloud burst 2, nice shelter. We were going to have a few contest, but they never took place. The first contest was going to be a test to see who could start a fire, with just the gear you brought, no matches, or flame, of any kind, then it would have to burn for 3 minutes. I didn't want to give the contest rules out before we left so people would try to pack extra stuff, I wanted it to be like survival, could you, build a fire without flame, in the wilderness, if you had to, the prize was going to be a MYOG wood stove that I had put together before the trip. The stove is actullay 4 stoves in one, wood stove, warmer, slow cooker, and alcolhol stove with simmer capabilities, the whole package if carried together weighes about 16 oz including 3 oz of fuel, if seperated the wood stove weighes 5.5 oz, not sure on all the individual pieces. I did use it on this trip, and really liked it. The next contest was going to test the skills of how fast, and how well you can pitch a tarp, a 5x7 tarp, this was Kevin's idea, and mine was the fire starting idea, the prize for the tarp contest would have neen the tarp. Even though we didn't get a chance to do these things we still had a good time. Now for some pics
My daughter took this pic, leave it to a teenager to figure out my new camera
My daughter took this one also, Sunrise at Sespe.
My Cloudburst 2 with the now famous Chilba hat by Kavu, never leave home without it!, inside is a WM Alder with a summer coupler, and off to the right is a MYOG solar lantern that I made, and gave to the BPL members that were at Bear camp, I would have given everyone a lantern, but the rest of the crew continued hiking up to the springs, and I didn't see them when we got ready to leave, sorry guys.