Always a great backpacking companion. She'll constantly be walking ahead of us scouting the route. Even if that means getting a better view.
Drink at Hand: 2007 Scheid Reserve Chardonnay (top 5 favorites!)
Hey hey hey...Thirsty Thursday here again. Time to pour something yummy and make those weekend plans. This evening we'll recount a day spent in the wilderness form our backpacking trip to the Trinity Alps from way back at the beginning of the summer. Can't believe its fall already!
A typical day in the backcountry starts with a sunrise shoot.
Yep, that big bump toward the right is Mt Shasta.
Then we eat prepare to breakfast. Really hard work.
Massey maintains a constant guard over the camp perimeter.
Breakfast actually gets made...and we try to keep warm until the sun kicks in.
Then if the trip planner (which is me 99% of the time) has selected a good spot, we have plenty of hiking and exploring to fill up the day.
And then we relax a bit and wait for the sun to set.
Days in the backcountry are pretty fantastic. Wish we could get more days out there, but the rarity fuels the stoke to go bigger the next time.
Get out there and have your own wilderness-filled weekend!
Drink at Hand: Trader Joe's Pomegranate Limeade
Thirsty Thursday here again, time to pour something yummy and make those weekend plans! Its been a busy week, so I thought this photo is fitting. Special thanks to our gearhead backpacking buddy who had to buy the hammock and then carry it into the backcountry. It was comfy! I think Terry fell asleep in it shortly after this photo was snapped.
Drink at Hand: Cowgirl Winery Rose
A little late getting to Thirsty Thursday tonight, but better late than never! This week I'll share a couple images from our Memorial Day weekend backpacking trip in the Trinity Alps. To the three of us on that trip, this pairing of photos is a little funny.
It turns out that if you have a map but don't know where you actually are on that map, that map is worthless. Of course, if you use the compass in your pocket, you can catch a pretty good clue. A clue that three military-trained outdoorsy people holding that map should know. So, we ended up talking a four mile walk in the wrong direction down the trail in the first photo, which required a 4-mile climb with roughly 3,000' elevation gain back up said trail to get back to the campsite. The second photo was a lovely little scene roughly a half mile from our campsite...in the direction we were supposed to go! But, the best parts of backpacking are the silly little things that happen along the way, and the stories those silly things give us.
We'll try not to get out there and get lost this weekend! And we weren't really "lost"...just misplaced ourselves for a little bit.