Used to canoe the Colorado R. a lot when we lived out there. It's a beautiful place for paddling--water's easy, spectacular canyons. If you're paddling from Gunnison you can camp at Black Rocks a day's journey in.
Car Camping: Oh yeah!
And loafing around at a cabin in the woods in my hammock.
(trip report) http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=10130
Food depends on where I'm hanging out - car camping it is a propane stove and a cooler, cabin camping it is whatever is already in the kitchen (in other words I don't bring anything but a cooler that is emptied into the fridge). For backpacking my food scheme is still evolving.
Mostly backpacking 1-2 nights at a time. Went about once a month, sometimes more, when I lived near Big Sur. Now I can barely squeeze in two trips a year b/c of all I have going on. But in Colorado Springs (moving soon) I should be back to at least once a month. Can't wait for the winter trips. Will probably do more car camping b/c I can bring my wife in the Jeep and just pull off a Jeep trail to set up camp. She's more likely to come along that way!
~15 lbs total pack weight when I'm alone on a 1-2 nighter. Usually ~25 lbs when the kids come along.
Squeeze in multi-night trips whenever I can.
“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story
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