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    Snowshoe/SnowCamp

    Samuel JD (Trail Cheese) and I went out Saturday morning. Ended up by Willow Springs Lake, Deeper Snow there. The roads were plowed but none of the parking lots or side roads, after some searching we found a slide area that the plow drivers had kinda pushed back. 1/4 mile or so south of the HWY.hiked to the trailhead and got the snowshoes on, the snow was about 18"/2' deep. Rei had rented us MSR Denalli snowshoes but the tails did not fit on, so we sank in a little, Winter packs were about 30 lbs. We hiked about a mile with packs on to get to Camp spot, the temps were in the mid 30's during the day, Saturday night was 28 F. Sunday we started to snowshoe around the lake, but after a ways I turned back to find the fire, I mean I lost a bandana and had to find it, yea that was it. Sammy went all the way around the lake, couple hours before He came back around.
    Sunday night was a test on Equipment, 21 F blowing, snowing. ended up with 5 1/2" of new snow. stayed warm and toasty thanks to Stormcrow Quilts and Brandon's BB and Superfly(Warbonnet Outdoors) and a wool blanket.
    Jet boil Sol worked great, made Bear Creek Chili, melted a lot of snow, coffee meals. went through whole canaster. good to 21 F
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    here are some more pic's. notice Sammy Walking on Water.
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    Great report, thanks for sharing! Winter brings its own challenges, but also its own beauty and fun times!
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    Looks like a nice little trip you had out there! Been thinking a lot about starting to snowshoe myself. How are the Denali's for you?
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    Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnome77 View Post
    here are some more pic's. notice Sammy Walking on Water.
    Wow, that was a fair amount of snow overnight!
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    Sammy Cooking and Monday morning. Had 30 lbs in pack total,wool blanket 4lbs and M-48 hatchet 2 lbs in that 30 lbs. Winter camp weight.
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    We rented from REI and they gave us the wrong Tails ( note to self check in store for functionality) They worked pretty good I guess. Had Fun and got "out there"
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    Great report and pictures. Looking forward to some snowshoeing here in Utah this month and hopefully some overnights soon too. Thanks for sharing.

    Jay

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    Great pics. I especially like the 1st in your 2nd post,, and the 4th in the 3rd post . Austere, almost impressionistic ,,,,very nice. Glad you got out.


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