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What did Santa bring you?

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Offline mule ears

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Re: What did Santa bring you?
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2016, 06:38:13 AM »



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David those are awesome!
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Offline House Made of Dawn

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Re: What did Santa bring you?
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2016, 07:41:40 AM »
Go get 'em Stronger.  You story makes me stronger. 

I am especially pleased that the restorative powers of the Bend helped you.

That is a lovely story and happy for you!  Have a great upcoming trip!

p.s. Stronger, I didn't put all the dots together until now but on your first trip to the Bend in Feb. 2014 your group stopped on the Old Ore Road, near Ernst Tinaja and picked up one of our group and took him to our car so we could head out for a day while the weather was so ugly.  Not sure if you were one of the folks in the two vehicles that stopped or not but a much belated thank you!

What a great story, all the way around! May the circle be unbroken. Very happy for you Stronger. You are an inspiration! Hope your upcoming trip is wonderful.
"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

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Offline Stronger

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Re: What did Santa bring you?
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2016, 10:11:24 AM »
I remember. I sat in the back seat next to your friend. The driver is coming with me on this trip, too. :)
Perhaps I am stronger than I think.
...Thomas Merton

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Offline Cookie

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Re: What did Santa bring you?
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2016, 02:16:53 PM »
I gave El Hombre what every serious backpacker needs......

IMG_4498 by Cookie, on Flickr


Yup.....a 64 oz. stainless steel flask :beer_chug:

~Cookie

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Re: What did Santa bring you?
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2016, 02:31:54 PM »
Santa was good! I got polycryo groundsheets - medium 2-set (7x3') and a large (9x8'), 2 pr ExOfficio hiking undies/shirt, and a 3-set of 1L Sawyer "dirty" bags.

 I also received a Christmas gift early (in October) from Sandi to facilitate our trip to Olympic - BA Fly Creek HV UL3 with footprint. I am very happy with the tent - baby needs time to romp after all day in the carrier and this tent provides plenty of room for 2 adults and a baby. I had not had time to even look at the tent until we were in Olympic. It did great but the footprint is a bit small and performed just ok in such wet conditions; it will do fine in drier climes. Hopefully the polycryo groundsheets can handle soaked and rainy conditions without my having to carry a blue tarp or crinkly tyvek.

I am fortunate to pretty much have my dream collection of gear - ready for no water in the desert, white-out in the mountains, or 40F pouring rain on Shi Shi with the baby girl. I do suppose I could lighten up the 90L pack.
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

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Re: What did Santa bring you?
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2016, 03:22:38 PM »
I gave El Hombre what every serious backpacker needs......

IMG_4498 by Cookie, on Flickr


Yup.....a 64 oz. stainless steel flask :beer_chug:

~Cookie

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temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: What did Santa bring you?
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2016, 04:50:12 PM »
"That's not a flask! (pulls out 64oz stainless steel flask) THAT'S a flask!!"

Said by elhombre in Crocodile Dundee voice.   :icon_biggrin:
  Bill
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Re: What did Santa bring you?
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2016, 05:09:55 PM »
I gave El Hombre what every serious backpacker needs......

IMG_4498 by Cookie, on Flickr

Tell El Hombre to bring that on the next trip full of Old Orchard!

 


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