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December 11, 2009

Cold Comfort - Winter Camping Guide

Winter is here!  Welcome to the other half of the year!



Last winter I tried winter camping for my first time. A couple friends and I dragged two days of gear and ice climbing equipment into Walton Glen Canyon for an unforgettable weekend. I'll never forget the stars that night, then waking up to crisp morning sunshine followed by a hot breakfast in bed. 


Winter camping in Walton Glen Canyon with Lucas, Cory, and Peter.


 I just came across this excellent introduction to winter camping on the Backpacker Magazine website. It's got some real useful information for someone thinking about trying winter camping plus some new ideas for the seasoned explorer. Everything from clothing, to cooking, and when to build a snowcave are covered in this easy to understand guide. And its not just for winter camping, weekend warriors will find lots of great tips of being comfortable on a cold Saturday afternoon.

I really like this little guide. I think you will too. So check it out and kick start your next winter adventure. Just follow the link below.



No crowds, no bugs: Winter camping holds rewards aplenty– once you master the gear and skills required to thrive in frigid climates.

you can also copy and paste this link into a new window:
http://www.backpacker.com/fall-gear-guide-09-cold-comfort-winter-camping-guide/skills/13513



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December 7, 2009

Corn Hill Country Walking



A Saturday afternoon walk in the countryside with my dad. We traveled through backfields from Corn Hill to Knightville. Bautiful wide open fields with gushing creeks. When we hit the Rouse Road we followed it to the Knightville Road, crossed the pavement and followed the NB Snowmobile trail into a steep little hollow. At this point the snow flakes started to flow more heavily and the day drew to an end. We climbed the steep hill out of the hollow and gained a view over the increasingly dark landscape. In the distance we could see  yardlights flickering in Corn Hill. A perfect way to wrap up a walk. Now its time to go home, put on dry socks, and warm up with some soup.
This might be the last walk of the season. Hopefully this weekend's snow sticks around and I'll be out cross country skiing next time.