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    Glad to hear everyone was okay. Weather will kill anyone without the wits to take care of their core temp. I am the paranoid one that will pack a wool emergency blanket in July....I never feel like I'm completely safe.
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    Excellent read.. Quite a hair raising story and I'm glad the two of you are alright. I'm sure there are tons of lessons to take away.

    Gotta love the Georgian Bay though...
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    Wow, glad you came out of that OK. Thanks for the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Glad you're both okay, and thanks for the report. Maybe there's a connection between the ability to think clearly, adapting to changing circumstances, and the ability to craft a clear written report to share with others. Of course, conceptualizing is only part of the story. Preparation and teamwork are other factors. Also luck. Well done!
    Ditto that! And oh what adventures we can have even when it is nearly summer! LOL! Thanks for sharing, Fish, there is a lot to learn in that tale. Combine it with some of the goings on at last winters Mt. Rogers hang and you have a whole bunch of lessons worth learning! Most trips go pretty smooth, but you learn a lot from trips like this one.

    You had Merino wool, so that's good. Can you tell us what other kind of clothing you were dealing with? It sounds like you got pretty wet, right?
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    Re: Unforgiving Overnighter on Georgian Bay, ON [PICS]

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Ditto that! And oh what adventures we can have even when it is nearly summer! LOL! Thanks for sharing, Fish, there is a lot to learn in that tale. Combine it with some of the goings on at last winters Mt. Rogers hang and you have a whole bunch of lessons worth learning! Most trips go pretty smooth, but you learn a lot from trips like this one.

    You had Merino wool, so that's good. Can you tell us what other kind of clothing you were dealing with? It sounds like you got pretty wet, right?
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    Sure thing! I had the Icebreaker 200 weight base layer, a wool blend sweater, and some quick-dry khaki pants, not even sure of the brand. For a rain jacket I had a Helly Hansen shell, but even having recently re-applied some DWR treatment, the rain had soaked through after a short time. Not proper rain gear by any stretch of the imagination! I really think the base layer helped the most in keeping me warm (that and the roaring fire I took the time to build up).
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    Thanks for sharing your adventure! It's cool to see that it wasn't your cell phones that got you out of your fix, it was your own ingenuity.

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    Great adventure, hard core for sure! Glad you guys are ok. Looks like a beautiful spot, had the storm not interrupted your stay.
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    Glad to hear you guys are OK.

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    Wow thanks for sharing that adventure and like all, I too am glad you came out okay!

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    Re: Unforgiving Overnighter on Georgian Bay, ON [PICS]

    You won't forget that little episode in a hurry.....glad you made it back in one piece.
    Don't worry about the leeches....just think of them as baby love bites !
    Enough talking....let's get walking !
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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