Nature Calls Backpacking

The Mountain Beat Me - Lake Dorothy Snowshoe Hammock Backpack Overnight

The mountain kicked my ass and won. Tried for Lake Dorothy in Washington's Alpine Lake Wilderness Area, 2.5 mile road snowshoe to the trailhead. Trail was clear for a mile, then snow and blowdowns. A lot of limbo then when it started to level out, 0.8 miles from the lake the snow got way deeper, about 4-5 feet deep. The real issue was a 2 foot gap underneath where the water run off took away the snow. Was dropping to the crotch, and had to make the call. Great camp out back down though.

Mammut Heron 6500 Pack
Hilleberg xp10 Tarp
The North Face Blue Kazoo Sleeping Bag
Homemade Hammock and Underquilt
Nemo Fillo Pillow
Biolite Camp Stove and Kettlepot
Alps Snowshoes
Steripen Freedom Water Purifier
Lots of Biolite lites
Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp
Fjallraven Greenland Jeans
Patagonia Capilene Long Underwear
Marmot Zeus Puffy
Smartwool Socks
REI Sock Liners
Optimus Long Titanium Spoon
Mountain House Meals