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Winter Over-nighter

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Highway9, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Highway9
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    We traveled to Franconia, NH to the Notch State Park yesterday with friends to hike up to the Lonesome Lake cabins for an over-nighter. It was a great test of our cold-weather gear and has led me to some serious thinking on how to find the right balance of being prepared vs. lightening my load.
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    I knew that I had too much to backpack in so I opted to strap it to a sled for the 1.5 mile hike with approx. 1k foot gain in elevation. It was a tough slog but a good time. I had more gear than I needed, but with wife and 10 y.o. in below freezing temperatures, I'd rather have something and not need it.
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  2. sleestac

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    Great pics! Winter hiking/camping can be a great time when done right with people who know how to thrive in the environment. Using a pulk like you are is a great way to get bulky gear around.
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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