A chilly night on Seg 6 of the CT

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.

It was pretty dang cold and windy at the Kenosha Pass trailhead. #matching #twinning

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.

I woke up just as the sun was rising, and got the fire started back up so we could thaw out our bones. Then woke Weez and Cabo so they could enjoy the sunrise with me.

After breakfast, we packed up and packed out on yet another gorgeous day in the mountains.

I love this one, below, that my friend took of Cabo and me. 

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)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa says:

    Love your camping/hiking posts!! Our weekend was spent visiting Vermont and running the Green Mountain Marathon – also in the rain/cold/gusty winds! It was good though, in a rainy/gusty/hilly kind of way :)

    Cabo definitely found the right family to adopt!

  2. kaitwatts says:

    So fun! I always love camping in the cold and yet I forgt about those interrupte moments of slumber.

  3. runwithholly says:

    Weekend was…hot and humid. (go figure) Got in a nice long run, did some errands/chores, cheered my head off at a race on Sunday, and celebrated Father’s Day. Nothing totally crazy, but honestly…we’re loving some normalcy around these parts!

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