Well, my trip got postponed so I didn't get pics. I got all the way up the mountain, then came to a spot where I had to cross a frozen creek...it was strong enough, but the terrain was pretty steep so the creek was slanted downhill, and there was no way for me to cross without slipping down the mountain. Oh, for the need of crampons...I was literally 1/4 mile from the top, but the terrain was very steep all around so it would have taken hours to find another route. I had already made some pretty risky decisions (manageable risk, but risky nonetheless)...hiking alone, at night, with single digits expected, in pretty harsh terrain, with a layer of snow covering the trail (lost it more than once but I knew where I was going anyway), etc. Pretty thin margin of error, so rather than finding a suboptimal site I just came home and did some family stuff for a couple days. I was disappointed, but wisdom is the better part of valor, I guess. Planning to head out tomorrow evening with just the wife if we can find a place for Joker to stay...pics of the Hammock Sock and DIY Candle Lanterns
Haha - and I'll smile more in future pics!
I'm guessing it'll give no more than 10F increase, but it'll keep the wind from stealing the heat from my UQs...not really sure how to measure that.
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