Over the weekend, some friends and I went backpack-camping. I love the CT.
On the drive to the trailhead of Segment 6 at Kenosha Pass, we were met by snow, sun, rain, insane gusts of wind, and every degree between 30*F and 65*F. That’s the great thing about backpack-camping. Ya gotta prepare for any condition: rain gear and layers are a must. Hat, gloves, and boots are a no brainer. Cold, rain, snow, wind, whatever. It’s fun to just feel like you have to HTFU.
Fortunately for us, the weather on the trail changed as rapidly as it did on the drive, and we enjoyed the 3.5 mile hike-in with the sun sneaking in between aspens and pines. We were hiking at ~10,000ft elevation.
What a godawful place to spend the weekend, eh?
We watched the clouds bring snow over the nearby mountain ranges, and prepared for the sub-freezing night ahead. Complete with a glorious fire ring and deluxe log-benches.
As the sunset, we enjoyed our dinners and laughed the night away, telling stories and being silly and fueling the giant fire to keep us warm.
Whenever we hunker down for the night, I always worry about Cabo getting cold. So I like to ‘spoon’ her hardcore. She stays warmer. And I love spooning. It’s a winwin all around.
It snowed overnight. I woke up a handful of times, and buried my exposed nose under my sleeping bag each time. Cabo kept warm as a bug in a rug. She just curls up into the tiniest of little balls. She’s made for the mountains.
So that was my relaxing weekend. Quality time in the mountains with great company. Nothin’ better.
How was your weekend? (I know, it’s already Wednesday.. oops)