So Mr Clockwork, food, and myself has a 3 day two night snowshoe hang planned for this weekend on Kenosha Pass, 10300ft.
We planned to hike in ~2 miles, setup a base camp, then day hike/explore from that camp.
Since we were arriving at different times it was decided to sty the first night in the Kenosha Pass campground.
Forecast temps were daytime Highs 35-43F and evening temps 24-16F, winds mild to breezy.
I was first to arrive Friday @ 11AM so I pulked in a load of wood for the evening fire.
Perfect snow for X country skis.
Started setting up camp.
The view from my hammock.
Seemed a bit cold so I walked back to the car to check the temp. It was 5PM and the temp was 13F with gusty winds.
Hard to see the snow blowing in a photo but trust me it was whipping good.
By 7:30pm the wind had died down and it was a clear cold night.
Jefferson Colorado had a new temp forecast of -3F for that evening. OH MAN ! I did not come prepared for those temps.
About 8pm Mr Clockwork showed up in camp. So we got his hammock and tarp setup and since it was so cold we went right to bed. Talking for about 30 minutes from the hammocks.
In reviewing my picture from the day I noticed a blur in the center of the photos. I inspected the camera to find a piece of trash stuck to the inside of my lens. So I did not take anymore picts sorry guys...
About 10PM the wind picked up. We had 15mph gusts blowing thru camp. Fine powdery snow was landing on everything. Burrrr.
With a 20 degree full length UQ a 20 degree TQ, 2QZQ UQP and All the cloths I brought I was able to sleep pretty well.
Since the wind was not letting up and it was 20 degrees colder than we were prepared for it was decided to abort the rest of this trip.
Congrats to Mr Clockwork for surviving his first Colorado winter hang with a new PB of -3F (-22.4C) I'd hate to guess
what the wind chill took us down to.