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Friday, August 11, 2006

Bear Mountain Trek

Ryan and I took a wee trip out to Bear Mountain near the A.T. this week. Our original plan was to stay for 3 days and 2 nights. We hiked in the first day to Sages Ravine, camped then the following day hiked up the north side of the mountain, then down the other side and looped back around. Ryan was a great helper getting water from the stream, filtering it with me and lighting our little campstove. Our backpacking meals were good all except for powdered eggs yuck!
Just as we were settling in for the second night a bad thunderstorm came up. We rushed to get everything inside the tent, thought we were good then the tent leaked and we got soaked. So we decided to pack her up and see if we could make it the 4 miles back to the car before dusk, and we did it. I am so proud of my young man, no complaints after covering so much mileage in one day. It was great to be just him and I and the woods. We plan on backpacking more hopefully in lots of other places too. Special shout out to Eva the wilderness woman with many skills for helping us plan out our trip, I definitely wouldn't of been able to do this without her help!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I am impressed with both of you! My version of camping is more like "homesteading"--a giant tent set up 20 feet from the car, possibly with an electrical hookup, definitely with a water spigot, and with a bathhouse down the street. We are such wimps!

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