Admin wrote:Mrgskier was in town from Vermont with his 18-year-old daughter Jenny. They just finished a weeklong bicycling tour through southwestern Utah ...
Admin wrote:Mine felt like it had everything in it but the kitchen sink.
Admin wrote:...and the rainfall seemed to prompt every mosquito in eastern Utah to hatch. They were relentless.
Admin wrote:After some hot coffee this morning we decided to scramble up the scree field on Mount Watson to reach the top of the lower snowfield.
Marc_C wrote:Admin wrote:Mine felt like it had everything in it but the kitchen sink.
And this is somehow different?
Probably really doesn't matter for this kind of glorified car camping, but on an actual backpacking trip.....
mrgskier wrote:we will post pix as soon as I get home to download the camera.
Admin wrote:And smarta$$, just how much camping have you done in the past decade-plus that didn't involve a car?
I never go camping for the sake of camping - it's always in service for some other activity.
Tony Crocker wrote:I never go camping for the sake of camping - it's always in service for some other activity.
MarcC and I have had our differences, but this is one topic on which we agree! I've backpacked camped twice lifetime, Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta. You have to be an ironman to do either of those in one day, thus the necessity of camping. The multiday treks where overnight services are provided (Inca Trail, the "W" in Torres del Paine), those are different.
MarcC wrote:BTW, we did do Whitney in a day....Our two advantages were 1) having spent a week sleeping at 8700' / climbing at 9K-10K and 2) being in our early 30's.
MarcC wrote:about 25 miles round trip and ~5K elevation gain/loss
MarcC wrote:since there are mutants from Boulder...
Marc_C wrote:Long's Peak in RMNP was a similar deal, but since there are mutants from Boulder who run up (literally) and down in 4 hrs car-to-car, it seems too trivivial to mention.
EMSC wrote:In addition to Long's there are several other very long but doable in a day hikes of similar nature to Long's and apparently Whitney.
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