As recent posts may have indicated that I went camping weeks ago... that isn't the case. I'm not entirely sure why we didn't go but in the end, we didn't.
So, last week we decided to take a few days off midweek to go on our first excursion. We got all ready with our packs (mine weighed 34lbs) and headed off to about mile 2 of the Eagle River trail system. The first part of the trail was nice and dry but the second part was packed with hard (and sometimes soft) snow. We got out to our destination to find patches of snow but a lot of bare ground. Perfect for tents and perfect snow patches to keep our sodas cold!
I was a bit nervous that I wouldn't be able to stay warm but I had high hopes for my new zero degree sleeping bag. It did not let me down. I was warm as can be in my little tent and sleeping bag- even in 30 degree weather.
It was a great first hiking/camping trip and hopefully the weather will allow for many, many more!
Greg on the trail
"Hurry up and take the picture! It's cold out here!"
Our bear bag up in the trees. No bears will be eating our food!!