Sunday, December 26, 2010


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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Surly Pugsley

Surly Pugsley given to me for Christmas / 40th Bday by my wife.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Snowshoeing Photos from Last Weekend

More Winter Camping

Loaded up the Big Dummy and pedaled out of town around 8pm last night. It started snowing just as I was getting there, so I got busy shoveling a foot of snow off the ground to set up my tent. Got the tent set up and a small fire going. Melted snow and boiled the water for ramen... and by that time it was snowing pretty heavy so I retired to the tipi for the evening to eat my supper and go to bed.
It snowed all night and thru the morning. The tipi had new snow piled up all around it but I slept warm inside in my sleeping bag. Since the weather report was for continuing snow, I skipped the morning fire, packed up and rode home. My firewood was buried anyway ;)
Packed way too much stuff for an overnighter, but I needed the snowshoes and the shovel. Hey, that's why I have a Big Dummy!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Winter Camping!

I started building this shelter last weekend in preparation for winter camping. We got 5 or 6 inches of snow Friday, so I was able to finish it up by covering it with snow for insulation.
I camped in it last night and it got down to 0* F by 7am with -15 windchill. It was noticeably warmer inside the shelter. So much that I didn't have to zip up my sleeping bag.
It will be nice to camp in it again when it's just a little warmer.