I'm a web developer/sysadmin/host (NERD TRIPLE THREAT!) and this is my attempt to write about...leaving the house. Sometimes. Like, to go backpacking. And take some pictures. And justify spending the money on all the gear WHY SO MUCH?!?
Feel free to write and complain.
Location: LHHT out-and-back at rt653 shelter
Trail Distance: 10 (10 miles ytd)
Well that happened. Got down to 11f overnight, which really wasn't so bad.
Until you gotta go potty. The worst part is the bargaining that goes on for long minutes about "do I really need to?" when you know deep down that you should just get it over with.
Other takeaways: frost bibs are useless for active/side sleepers. Mini Bics suuuuuck in the cold. Don't get water night before -- get it in the morning so it isn't frozen.