For various reasons, not sure I will make it on a hut trip this coming season.
So I am trying to get out winter backpacking more.
It may just be a quick overnighter. But with a good book, a candle and perhaps an adult libation, it is a good way to relax and get an internal reset.
I did a quick overnighter on New Year’s Day. Maybe about 10 miles total.
But most of the crowds were gone by the time I started.
And I had the lake to myself.
The ski out was interesting. By 8 AM, people were already at the lake. By 9:30 AM when I was at the car, the small winter trailhead was already backed up along the road. Glad I was leaving for the day…
The following day, the a past partner and I did a quick ski tour.
Beautiful sunshine, good snow and rolling terrain that my a past partner enjoyed.
Not a bad New Year’s weekend.