Originally Posted by Bruciehi5
I like the idea of the pulk (hiking without a pack on), the snow looks nice too, but does it have to be so c c cold! lol It was interesting to see the under side of a pulk, how it’s made and what helps it move along. It looked like a bit of a physical challenge getting it past the fallen tree. Hmm, bear tracks 100 feet from camp, hmmm again!
Brucie, that's the underside of that
pulk, but probably no other.
Bear season is "in" just now, and I saw three or four bear hunters along the scenic highway, so their dogs were running nearby. We have a pretty good balance here - the bear population is coming back, so they were able to discontinue the "Black Bear Sanctuary" that covered much of the Cranberry area a couple of years ago, but the hunting pressure protects livestock and keeps the bears honest. They're not spoiled, and they run away when they see people.
As to the method of pulling, I haven't added poles and a harness to mine yet, but plan to do so. I was just tugging some straps because I knew the trail was rough, and there wasn't nearly enough snow for normal progress. To see a more orthodox approach, see Shug's video. His camera work is steadier, too.
I'm glad you liked my pulk. You're right - it's the way to go for winter camping. Also, the colder the better. It's those days when it warms up to 32° that you risk getting wet and cold. Danger!