Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1
    Senior Member ricegravy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Lexington, SC
    Hammock
    WarBonnet BlackBird!!!!
    Tarp
    BIG FLY (3x4m.)
    Insulation
    SnugFit & JRB HR
    Posts
    613
    Images
    118

    A.T. hike in the snow (pics)

    The hike was Street Gap to Big Bald. We didn't make it to Big Bald though because of the huge amounts of snow and poor visibility.
    We hiked about 3 miles in and made camp Friday evening. We woke up to Snow snow Snow Saturday morning. It kept snowing hard all day so we did a short 1 mile hike from our base camp then 1 mile back to it. We didn't want to go to far because we weren't sure we would be able to find camp if the snow got to bad!

    The high was 25 degrees. The low was barely in the teens if that. I think it dropped into the single digits at night, but I'm not sure.

    Here is a link to the pictures: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...lbumId=2342714

    -Ricegravy!
    _______________________
    "Humiliate your surroundings"

  2. #2
    Senior Member animalcontrol's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bloomington, IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB D1.1, Traveler S1.7
    Tarp
    Cuben DIY
    Insulation
    2/3 UQ, DIY TQ
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,515
    Images
    101
    that is a great dusting of snow you have there!
    snow camping is the best!
    We were spared the white stuff here...BOOOOO!
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
    "Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them." ~ Mike Dooley
    "What if I told you that you couldn't have anymore of anything... No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?"~ Mike Dooley
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south carolina
    Hammock
    none
    Tarp
    none
    Posts
    849
    looking good. Wish I had known about this *cough*

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Mountainside, NJ
    Hammock
    depends on weather
    Tarp
    SWT
    Insulation
    various
    Suspension
    Straps, Dutch Clip
    Posts
    1,502
    Images
    11
    Looks like a great time. It's a good feeling knowing you can do more than just survive in the cold. It looks like no one really suffered from the cold. Thanks for posting.

    One tarp looks like it has a duct-taped seem running over the top. If that's what it is, what type of material was the tarp & how well did the tape hold in the cold and snow?

  5. #5
    swampfox's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Simpsonville, SC
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 Double
    Tarp
    MacCat Ultra
    Insulation
    Speer Snugfit
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    1,124
    Images
    35
    Those were great pictures.

    How did the alcohol stove and JetBoil compare for melting snow?
    He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.

  6. #6
    Member AlteredMentalStatus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Mansfield,TX
    Hammock
    WBBB1.7
    Tarp
    BCUSA 10x12
    Insulation
    WB Yeti
    Posts
    77
    Awesome the AT in the winter

  7. #7
    Oms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    La Grange Park, IL
    Hammock
    BB 1.1-1.7 Lefty
    Tarp
    HG, OES, WB
    Insulation
    HG, WB, Nunatak
    Suspension
    Whoopies/webbing
    Posts
    1,006
    Nice pics. It gets me excited about doing some snowshoeing. Great to see nature in different seasons.

  8. #8
    Senior Member firecaptain53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Canton, Illinois
    Hammock
    Tinker T-7 / ENO DN / WB Black Bird
    Tarp
    Winters Dream v2
    Insulation
    JRB Hudson River
    Suspension
    AHE Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    106
    Wonderful pictures!!! Looks like is was a little cold but you had a good time, thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

  9. #9
    Senior Member ricegravy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Lexington, SC
    Hammock
    WarBonnet BlackBird!!!!
    Tarp
    BIG FLY (3x4m.)
    Insulation
    SnugFit & JRB HR
    Posts
    613
    Images
    118

    Rain Fly off Kelty Tent.

    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    One tarp looks like it has a duct-taped seem running over the top. If that's what it is, what type of material was the tarp & how well did the tape hold in the cold and snow?
    If you are talking about the tarp on the left in this picture, I have no idea why, but my best friend Keith took the rain fly off his Kelty tent and cut and stitched it into the shape of hammock tarp. He Incorporated the kelty zipper so he can open up the tarp and "access his hammock easier". The zipper is the part the runs down the tarp and looks kind of like a strip of drct-tape.
    I think it is a silly idea, but he seems to like it :-)




    -Ricegravy!
    _______________________
    "Humiliate your surroundings"

  10. #10
    Senior Member ricegravy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Lexington, SC
    Hammock
    WarBonnet BlackBird!!!!
    Tarp
    BIG FLY (3x4m.)
    Insulation
    SnugFit & JRB HR
    Posts
    613
    Images
    118
    Quote Originally Posted by swampfox View Post
    How did the alcohol stove and JetBoil compare for melting snow?
    It took a while to melt snow with either stove! I think the alcohol stove was faster, but used a lot of alcohol to do it.

    We were only a 15 minute hike away from a spring that was flowing out of the side of the mountain, but it was more fun to melt the snow to drink and cook with.

    I have to say that the JetBoil would boil water very fast. I melted snow in the jetboil Saturday night and put it into a water bottle. I then slept with the water bottle in my sleeping bag to keep it from freezing. When I woke up Sunday morning I was able to make coffee and oatmeal very quickly with the JetBoil! It was easy and fast. The jetboil is a little on the heavy side though.

    -Ricegravy!
    _______________________
    "Humiliate your surroundings"

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •