We had a great hang, in true Colorado winter conditions with snow, sun, wind,
did I mention wind, stars, coyotes, getting stuck and unstuck in snow drifts, great evening fires with many stories.
I'm just getting my picts uploaded so I will post them a little later.
It was really great to meet so many new Colorado hangers, you guys made my weekend, thank you so much for coming up.
EDIT: I guess my camera had issues with the cold.
The only picts that came out were right when TR42, jobo, RkyMtnChkwgn and myself arrived and started setting up our hammocks.
TR42 unloading pulk.
The hardwood and pinion jobo trucked in for us.
TR42 pulking his kit to find two trees.
Started snowing, lightly, just as we got our kits setup.
jobo and Isheian discussing who in the heck would have a hang at 10,000ft in February.
View of the firepit and table from my hammock
The general meeting area before anything was done other than clearing the snow off the table.
Then my camera decided to not work the next picture that came out
was Sunday morning 7am'ish with a few around the fire.
right to left; Isheian, RkyMtnChkwgn, TrailRider42, JustJeff.
Rolling my report back to our arrival. Remember this photo of the snow drift
at the campground entrance road from my scouting trip?
Well, the snow drift was 10 times longer and twice as deep. I did not walk it and like a 16 year old I hit the snow drift at about 50mph.
Cop'd a little air and slid thru to within 25 ft of bare gravel. TR42 and I started digging it out when we realized the vehicle
was sitting on top of the snow(high centered) and digging out the wheels did not help.
We were there for about 15 minutes before jobo arrived with a full sized 4x4 and the knowledge of how to use it.
3 tugs with the tug'em strap and I was on terra firma.
jobo hit the snowdrift about 6 times back and forth to make a great path for the other to follow.
Which worked great, until about 9:30PM when rhinoman came walking into camp.
But that's their story and I'll let them tell it.
I do want to say big props to RkyMtnChkwgn for getting rhinoman safely to camp.
Some basic stats of the trip:
9 attendees. 7 arrived Friday and 2 on Saturday.
Fri low +15F with tree top winds blowing at 50mph, ground winds gusting thru camp @ 10-15mph wind blew all night.
Sat low +18F no wind
All 3 days, Daytime highs ~40F
note: others recorded different temps so these are just ball park numbers. I was using a 6buck Accurite.