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    First camp of the year *PIC HEAVY*

    Julia, Rain, Kevin, Becky, and myself decided to step out for an over-nighter this week. All but one have never camped in temps lower than the mid-high 30's, so this trip was fun. I've never seen my water and gear freeze. Although nothing in comparison to you maniacs in neighboring states, this is COLD for the SoCal folks.

    We had varying direction wind changes with 15-20mph gusts that died down around 12am. Temp got down to a low of 23* not including windchill.

    So enough talking from me, here are a few photos.

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    I've always wanted to spell my name in the snow: This trip let me check it off my list.




    When I woke up, I was surprised to see my water had slighly frozen over.


    The group




    Coffee


    Tea Bags anyone?








    Rain's super meal; Bacon, 2 types of sausages, rice, potato


    Action shot




    The way out





    Kevin


    Becky


    Rain: Enjoying the breaking, taking a breather, and humming


    Julia


    Back at my truck


    Another first: windshield wiper fluid freezing shortly after contact to my windshield.



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    Senior Member ShortTripHome's Avatar
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    thanks for sharing---looked like fun!

    and i do really enjoy that carved cup...DIY?

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    Middlefork looking really good...gotta make it there for sure this year. Doing my first snow trip in a couple weeks myself over at Little Jimmy.

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    Great photos ! looked like a great time ..thanks for sharing..

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    Nice pics...good job
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    Looks like you all had a lot of fun, the photos are amazing! Those trees as you were walking out were quite large(Photo before Kevin's photo). Thanks for sharing your life adventure with us.

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    Nice pics! Inspiring - I need to get away from this computer...

    Quote Originally Posted by ShortTripHome View Post
    thanks for sharing---looked like fun!

    and i do really enjoy that carved cup...DIY?
    Also wonder if it's DIY. Looks like a Sami "kåsa" (that's the Swedish word, I think it's different in Sami):

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    Great trip report. Love the picts.
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    Friends in the outdoors. Thanks for sharing.


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