Wednesday Oct 24, 2007

Backpacking Pictures

Just posted pictures from the last two backpacking trips.

For what it's worth.

Tuesday Oct 23, 2007

Jordan River Pathway (take four)

This is the fourth year of the JRP late hike. We moved this years up from mid-November to late October. The first two years [1] [2] were great, the third year we did not make it and this year cannot compare. So the trail is the change so here are the changes that made this years great:

  • fall color in late October is far superior to that of mid November (duh)
  • we hike it the opposite direction 10 then 8, make the 10 mile day seems a lot easier
  • deadmans hill at the end of day two is daunting, only took 7 minutes to climb with full gear strapped on
  • weather was wonderful, 50s at night, 70s during the day
  • ponds below dead man's hill are a great place for the dog to swing and play fetch while you soak in the views
  • tons of day hikers on the short loop on Sunday
  • same feeling of having the back country to yourself, very few full loop hikers
  • extra energy at the end of day one lead at least 3 miles of day hikes after the 10 mile hike in

Well, closed down backpacking for the season. My main hiking buddy is off on a mission trip to Haiti and we should have our second child coming along at the end of November.

For what it's worth.

Update: Pictures from the hike, mostly of the color.

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