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    Knobstone Trail October

    The wife and I went on a small trip for my B-Day this weekend, and had a wonderful time.

    We started off at 3:30 after a short day at work and hiked about 4.5 miles until we made camp averaging about 2 miles an hour.









    Then I got to set up my new WBBB single layer 1.1, and Yeti, with an OES Deluxe. I had a 1/4" Gossamer Gear Pad and a Golite Ultra 20. The temps got down to 50 and I got only a slight chill at 4 in the morning because I had the Yeti to high creating a small gap at my head. I reached out and pulled the Yeti down to my shoulders and could literaly feel the hot air pushing out from under the Golite top quilt. I was plenty warm, actually sweating at first, but stayed cozy all night.

    After we made camp we set up the Caldera cone sytem with our Grease Pot, and had Gnocchi, with marinara sauce, and had some cranberries mixed with seeds and such for dessert.







    In the morning we woke up and had our fried bagels with cream cheese and a poptart, blueberry w/ frosting, and headed out for the day. We hiked for three miles to a beautiful lake called Elk Creek Lake, had a snack and moved on.













    After the short break soaking in the sun next to the lake we hiked a short 2 miles to our lunch break. I had three tortilla wraps with chicken, ranch mayonnaise, real bacon bits, and parmesan cheese. The wife had a PB and J bagel with doritos.

    We then hiked around 4 miles out to the awaiting vehicle and started our way back home... wonderful trip, wonderful times. I want to thank everyone on here who helped me to be more prepared for the trip.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak-Man View Post
    The wife and I went on a small trip for my B-Day this weekend, and had a wonderful time.

    We started off at 3:30 after a short day at work and hiked about 4.5 miles until we made camp averaging about 2 miles an hour.

    Then I got to set up my new WBBB single layer 1.1, and Yeti, with an OES Deluxe. I had a 1/4" Gossamer Gear Pad and a Golite Ultra 20. The temps got down to 50 and I got only a slight chill at 4 in the morning because I had the Yeti to high creating a small gap at my head. I reached out and pulled the Yeti down to my shoulders and could literaly feel the hot air pushing out from under the Golite top quilt. I was plenty warm, actually sweating at first, but stayed cozy all night.

    After we made camp we set up the Caldera cone sytem with our Grease Pot, and had Gnocchi, with marinara sauce, and had some cranberries mixed with seeds and such for dessert.

    In the morning we woke up and had our fried bagels with cream cheese and a poptart, blueberry w/ frosting, and headed out for the day. We hiked for three miles to a beautiful lake called Elk Creek Lake, had a snack and moved on.

    After the short break soaking in the sun next to the lake we hiked a short 2 miles to our lunch break. I had three tortilla wraps with chicken, ranch mayonnaise, real bacon bits, and parmesan cheese. The wife had a PB and J bagel with doritos.

    We then hiked around 4 miles out to the awaiting vehicle and started our way back home... wonderful trip, wonderful times. I want to thank everyone on here who helped me to be more prepared for the trip.

    There are some great pics in my gallery, I tried to post them but cannot seem to get them on here. Thanks,

    "dirt"
    where did you guys start? Delaney?
    Did you see much water? (outside Elk Lake...)
    Here is a couple weeks, that trail will be in full glory! (and probably dry, dry, dry!)
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    Looks like a nice trip. Looks like your lab had a good time too.
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    Love the lab photos I have a chocolate lab myself. GREAT hiking buddies. Glad you had a nice birthday trip. Thanks for sharing.
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    AC, there was plenty of water, but it did rain last week. We began at Leota trail head, and hiked north through Elk Creek, to the Oxley Memorial Trail head. That trail will be great, until the leaves fall, and then it becomes much more difficult. At least that is my experience from last fall..


    Thanks everyone, we had a great time. And yes the dog did to. He didnt even want to leave, and when we went to get in the car he actually tried to walk back to the trail...

    We wanted to too, but had to go home..

    Thanks again

    "dirt"
    “Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.”

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