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    Senior Member desmobob's Avatar
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    January overnight in the Adirondacks

    My girlfriend and I just got home from a quick overnight hang; our first January trip.

    We found a spot out of the strong winds, built a nice fire and cooked a big rib steak and mashed potatoes, followed by a dessert of cheesecake. A bottle of Cabernet rounded out the meal.

    A wonderful night out!







    Temps were forecasted to be in the mid-20's overnight. We both used KAQ New River underquilts and 20-deg.-rated down sleeping bags for top insulation, and were comfortably warm.

    Take it easy,
    desmobob

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    Nice! I'm sure there will be a lot of jealously!

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    very cool, dinner sounded awesome to.

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    The best date night I could think of!

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    Great idea for date night, dinner and a show. I just wish my wife would go out in the woods like that.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Senior Member ka8yiu's Avatar
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    I need to sell my G'friend on it!

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    Very nice, so was the trip. ;-) Thanks for sharing.
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    Senior Member desmobob's Avatar
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    I know how very, very lucky I am to have found a girl who LOVES to be outside. I'm also lucky to have found this forum... the wonderful people here have shared a lot of valuable information that helps make my outdoor adventures more fun.

    Take it easy,
    desmobob

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    Nice trip report! I have used that exact set-up, New River UQ and 20* bag, to take me into the low teens. Dinner sounded great, and you have indeed found a one-in-a-thousand girlfriend as a hiking/hanging companion!

    Thanks for the report!!

    ~ SkyPainter
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    Nice! The Adirondacks are a hammockers paradise. Once separated from the confines of needed the ground for sleep, the entirety of the preserve becomes open for exploration. I have been in some deep spots where there was barely enough flat ground to place a stove, let alone a tent! I get up there at least twice a month.

    See you on the trail!

    dT

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