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I was looking more for the cool stories, not really for “your spot”.
my dad dropped me and my brother (I was ~14 [thinking now, what was he thinking, out in the middle of nowhere alaska]) at some lake so we could camp for a few days… pretty cool, lots of exploring.
Well being teenagers without supervision, we decided to do more exploring than we should have, got a little lost and found a pool that fed into this lake a few hundred yards away… bunch of 20″ rainbows so confined we caught more by hand than we did with any lure.
finding the pool/creek led us back to the lake we were camping at, so it worked out pretty good for us.
Went back to the lake a few years later and the creek had risen enough that we figure most of the fish had moved to the lake (or been eaten by the bears or other wild stuff out there).
pretty cool spot, and thinking back on it, it shouldn’t have held fish like that.
1 low boy beach chair…max weight 2 lbs
not to knock the luxuries, but this might be one of the first to go if you want to cut back.
seems to be some redudancy here. (is this one filtered bottle, and one other bottle?)… 6+ lbs full
1 water filter…built into bottle…holds 32 oz.
1 32oz. nalgene water bottle
Hydration bladder 70oz. in pack
Kelty 6650 redcload internal frame pack, not all that light.
Clothes, is this the packed list, or the what’s on you and what’s packed list?
do you need the colder weather stuff where you go? (gloves, gaitors?)
i pack more for doing less, but I also go slow and hurt the next day… I like my 6 pack of beer, and all my little luxuries(slr camera, camera bag, tripod, etc…).
yeah, for being a younger brother and 180’s since he was 18… big guy, compared to me.
pack less beer… always my down fall, as soon as the beer gets in the bag it get’s way too heavy.
my brother told me over the weekend he tied his to a canoe and took a nap out on some lake…and he’s a big guy.(180’s)
+1 for it should work fine
i’m using a cheap coleman 2 person (yeah right) $20 raft (cheap, lightish, small), i keep one of those big bulky seat cushion pfd things (the ones people use in canoes), doubles as a backrest…. light enough and the hand straps on it hook up nicely to a backpack.
one of these
an easy enough alt if you decide against the thermarest
thanks, i’m probably going to do some searching, need to keep the hike short if i have the girl…and short hikes arn’t worth long drives. (out of bellingham), i’m begining to realise i might be stuck with places in chuckanut this summer.
probably going to try to plan something up in the baker lake are if i can find myself someone to join me in that fun (3+ days, yeah).
i don’t want to make her come out for that much of a trip just yet… she’s still getting used to this, and just like 4 wheelin, never do anything alone.
now that we are nearing july… any good idea’s, i’ve galena chaine lakes(or whatever it was, bet i butchered it) was decent… although i’ve seen that written about enough i’m doubting it’s got the solitude i’d really like.
got myself all kinds of vacation time saved up, gotta make some good use of it (unlike 2 weeks of video games like last time).
if you ever make it up north (bellingham area) let me know.
well, i hit pine lake with the fiancee (that’s still a weird word to say). quite a few nice fish jumping all over the place, no room to cast, and nothing wanted what i could cast out on the lake.
i also felt kinda bad for this spider.
(looked like his luck was worse off than mine)