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Middle Fork Lake, NM

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Offline mountaindocdanny

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Middle Fork Lake, NM
« on: June 01, 2009, 11:42:53 AM »
The kids and I ran up to Middle Fork Lake in the Carson national Forest of NM this weekend. We were treated to great weather, a surprising amount of solitude (the annual Texas migration to the town of Red River has not yet occurred  :icon_smile:) and good times. I have included a few pics for Homero and there is some prose to accompany the pictures on the blog.









-Danny

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 12:08:25 PM »
Sweet! Love the "silk" falls.

I'm tempted to show that last pic to my back doctor. You should donate your spine to medical science when you die. :icon_lol:

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Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 12:33:41 PM »
Danny, I'd like to see a pic with your pack and all your kids on your back.

That waterfall pic is awesome.
Jeff Blaylock
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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 01:15:51 PM »
Did you take all the kids for an overnight camping trip?  I admire you if you did....... :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

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Offline Undertaker

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 02:11:37 PM »
MDD you are the man, a very fertile man indeed. What is your typical pack weight not including little ones???? :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 02:21:13 PM »
Anytime I think my pack weight is killing me, I think of MDD and his gargantuan sized pack and think how easy I got it!  :)

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Offline mountaindocdanny

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 02:28:53 PM »
Danny, I'd like to see a pic with your pack and all your kids on your back.

Well I went home for lunch and attempted the "Blaylock challenge" with partial success. I could only fit three of the kids in my pack, so I put one on my shoulders and held the other.



MDD you are the man, a very fertile man indeed. What is your typical pack weight not including little ones???? :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
With six sleeping bags, tent, gear, etc I am usually up around 65-70 lbs. The pack looks heavier as a significant portion is taken up by insulation.

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009, 03:47:43 PM »
Danny, I'd like to see a pic with your pack and all your kids on your back.

Well I went home for lunch and attempted the "Blaylock challenge" with partial success. I could only fit three of the kids in my pack, so I put one on my shoulders and held the other.




 :eusa_clap:
Jeff Blaylock
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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2009, 07:29:35 PM »
I have included a few pics for Homero and there is some prose to accompany the pictures on the blog.

-Danny

 Thank you Padrino, :icon_lol: :icon_lol:...Thank you for looking out for me. :eusa_clap:

 Dear Dr.Danny;

   Please tell me that i am wrong, but in a previous life were you  sherpa?....oh, and another thing, one word for that gorgeous little baby..........COUNT ERWEIGHT!!!!!!!. Use it!,your back will thank you. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 07:47:28 PM »
Looks as though,the big back pack thing runs in the family,doesn't it Doc?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cpZRn2iP7TA/Se_CMok4k_I/AAAAAAAAB3A/39f2HZgduko/s1600-h/Group+shot+in+Spring+Creek+Canyon.JPG

 May you enjoy more life to the fullest,Doctor.


 I'm going out for some of this,after reading your trip report.


« Last Edit: June 01, 2009, 07:55:27 PM by homerboy2u »
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2009, 10:36:25 PM »
That part of NM is beautiful.  I can't wait to get to NM and CO later this month.

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Re: Middle Fork Lake, NM
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2009, 10:58:09 PM »
It should be COOLER, too.  Only 68F in Red River right now.

 


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