I sloshed my way to Camp Pleasant and back. I had the trail mostly to myself.
|Hypothermia weather a high of 55F and |
over an inch of rain
My new pack is great! I like having no hip belt. With no hip belt I can just shrug my pack off anywhere. There is also no sternum strap. I don't need a sternum strap because the tops of the shoulder pads are only two inches apart. The pack fits me! I designed it for an 18 inch torso.
Also with no hip belt I can comfortably carry stuff in the pockets of my rain coat, so I'm not missing having hip belt pockets.
The new beefy elastic on the outside pockets did the trick and the tougher thread on the pad holder pockets is holing up well in spite of having thinner elastic.
I ate my lunch under my tarp. Lunch would have been miserable with out the tarp today.
13.5 miles with 800 feet elevation gain 1,700 calories burned, 4 cups of tea drank.
|Boiling water at lunch time under a tarp at Camp Pleasant|
|Kindbergia and Rhytidiadelphus loreus moss|
|Rhizomnium moss (Dr. Calabria's favorite)|
|My pack grew some Lobaria oregana lichens!|
|My hand made pack|
|Ranger Bruce waz here!|
|Moss and lichens paint a landscape or trees and clouds on this rock|
|Lobaria, but what kind? Maybe pulmonaria or maybe that other kind|
that I have never seen yet?
|Tea time number 4 with the river mosses|
|River moss with sporophytes Scouleria aquatica|
|Muddy and wet trail|
|Ranger Davis was no where in sight|
so I made it across safely
|Elk butt fur|
|Mossy rock in a tree|
|Tea bag to wamer.. later the right boot leaked|
was the tea bag to blame?
|Tea time number one|
Racomitrium aciculare - Codriophorus aciculare
|Apex at 400x|
|Whole leaf at 40X|
|leaf tip at 100x|