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New England-area GTG #2: Winter Wonderland
oh yea, we probably won't get there till at least 10pm, so save some room for our tent =) we'll also have a couple bottles of wine, but we can save them for night 2.
This is out of control... how many people do we have now? And, more importantly, how many stoves?Looking forward to some chilly weather. This is going to be great.
Just got a call from my cousin. She pulled a hamstring riding a horse for 6 hours yesterday, and thus she and her boyfriend have backed out. Looks like it will be my brother, myself, and Bryce carpooling up. Bring on the snow !!
I have been nursing my knee and it is feeling better. I was able to work out pain free a few days ago, doing weighted squats and the like.I still need to be careful twisting it. I went for a walk on Sunday at the beach, went to skip a stone into the ocean my knee reminded me it does not like that kind of torque just yet. Anyway I am confident I will be able to handle the hike on it, and I am glad I recovered enough to go.I am going to bring my canister stove with me. And do my best to keep it warm. If that fails there is always fire.
Ryan,Google Maps has me driving right through Keene. Want to Car Pool? I was planning to get to the trailhead around noon as well.
Heck yeah, I can dig that. You've got my email address, right? I just need to make a stop in Brattleboro on the way...Speaking of stoves and such, if we have fewer stoves it might make sense to do some group cooking if anybody's into that. Thoughts?Point forecast from NOAA (yeah, I know...) says high of 5 on Glastenbury Sunday. I bet that sunrise is going to knock our socks off (if the cold doesn't already).
I will be bringing my newly acquired 4qt pot which should allow for faster cooking.I'm also thinking of bringing my remote canister stove, I want to try some of the tricks I've read about.I did purchase a 2lb block of aged Cabot cheddar from Costco...That said, we probably won't be eating dinner Fri night on the mountain since we won't be getting in till late, or we may pack in sandwiches or something.
Ryan, I am right there with you. I am thinking wake up in time to run up to the summit tower and watch the sun rise and then come back down make breakfast, pack up and do the march down the mountain.I think snowshoes are going to be where its at. All forcasts are pointing to the 100% snow line should be at or a little below 2000'. It also looks like everywhere is only going to be a bit of ice or mixed precip and mostely snow. I will be surprised if there is less than 8-12" of new snow in our high camp. -5 saturday night says NOAA without wind chill, and most others are in that range as well.Steve the extra stove is a good idea.PS I have some vodka coming along for the hike which will taste great with the new snow and a bit of ice crust!!!
Clint,Sorry, I think my mouse (certainly not I :) ) jacked up your location on the memeber map. I think you're in the ocean now.-Jesse
That's cool I just fixed it, looks like you put James Stewart in the Ocean as well.Was this done in jest, jester? haha.
I would like to wake up in time for the sunrise sunday, sounds like an awesome plan. Just wondering if my cozy warm self will be able to rise out of the sleeping bag into the cold morning. Now I need to find my alarm watch.
we'll send Lupus around to rouse everyone from their slumber =PI'm down for sunrise wake-up as well, I'm pretty sure my friends will be as well.
Ryan Email sent.
My brother and I will both be good for a sunrise at the summit ! You can always sleep when you're dead, but you can't always catch a good sunrise. The temps keep going down everytime I come on this forum....I know I'm good down to 0* so hopefully my raw animal willpower will help out with any extra temp drops!
Food will get that extra 5 degrees for sure. That is why I love winter, no one looks at me funny when I am on my 3rd meal of the day by noon becuase they are too.
Bring lots of hot chocolate, too. Hot cocoa with butter = the best.
Sorry fellow BPLers,Looks like I won't be able to make it for the weekend hike. Bryce, ping me, when another one gets planned though. Have fun you all! I'll look forward to your pics and report afterwards.Roleigh
with butter?also, latest Saturday night is showing a low of -10F, and 6" of snow over the weekend!keep sending the vibes!Roleigh, bummer, perhaps March? I'd like to get out to the Catskills, may be easier for you?
Edited by TinCanFury on 01/11/2012 22:39:19 MST.
Yes. You'll see. Winter backpacking is like instant through-hiker appetite. Gotta get those calories (especially before bedtime so you stay warm).
so you carry out sticks of butter with you?I've got enough long term storage to go through I won't bother =P
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