- I really enjoy sleeping in a hammock over in a tent. Stayed dry in the pouring rain the first night and much more comfortable to me then sleeping on the ground.
- I need to learn how to pack lighter. 3 mile hike in, and we took everything plus the kitchen sink. We even hiked in a 28 QT cooler for good measure.
- This goes along the lines of packing lighter, but I need to buy a good back packing backpack and lighter gear in general. Cause what I have now is fine cause I'm still a young buck, but as I creep along slowly in age, it just isn't going to cut it.
|Rained all the way to the stream|
|And all the way on the hike to the campsite. (Really need to get a hammock rain fly instead of a tarp)|
|But I stayed dry.|
|And we ate like kings.|
|Rain broke sometime around 5 am. Very from Camp. Fall is in the air. The weather Saturday behaved and did not start raining again until we were a half mile from the car on the hike out.|
|Some fancy camp coffee.|
|All the brookies I caught were not wearing their fall colors yet except this odd ball trout.|
|Stream could use a little water.|
|Friend couldn't resist a little rock climbing.|
|Staple stream side lunch for me.|
|Dace for the win.|
|Lots of crawfish in this stream.|
|Red Spotted Newts are always a treat to see.|
Hike back was a bear. All up hill for 3 miles and close to 1,000 ft elevation gain. Had to take a couple breaks, but we managed to lug all our crap out of there.
|Celebratory coffee at the car to celebrate the hike is over.|
|Had a great weekend catching up with my friend and getting in a little fishing.|