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RCKT_RCCN

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Cold Day for a Hike
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:37:04 PM »

I am not one to make a trip report, and I don't intend this be as detailed as some have made. But I do feel compelled to share a few photos from a fantastically cold day hiking in the Gorge. The thermometer on the way down in the morning read a balmy -2F. It was cold enough that my hydration bladder froze solid within 15 minutes of setting out for our first destination. Luckily I had a thermos of hot coffee to keep me going until I reached a spot where I could stop and bask in the warm sun. If you ever suffer a frozen bladder tube, stuff it inside your jacket for a while.

I digress, we are here for the photos...

icy river


approaching a frozen waterfall


looking back


looking up


frosty details


brilliant light


just around the bend


ice crystals in the sky


perspective


first glimpse


ice blues


the masses



Overall a great day. Can't wait for another historic cold snap to get back out there.
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 04:59:50 PM »

Way to get out there and make the best of this lousy weather!  Looks like a great day was had!!
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 07:35:29 PM »

Cold but beautiful pics.
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 11:22:17 PM »

Beautiful frozen photos of the Red. Looks like an awesome trip, thanks for sharing. I like that you were able to see the frozen waterfall from below, then also got above for another shot.

Copperas was certainly well traveled this past weekend. At least you weren't lonely... :P
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 12:32:14 PM »

I had thought about heading out the Douglas Trail to check out that waterfall, thanks for the photos, looks like an awesome day, except for the crowds :)
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 04:40:52 PM »

Nice photos!

Just thought I'd mention that coffee's nature is cold and it drains the kidneys. On such days, when exerting the Will, you might consider tea or bone broth.  Caffeine blocks our sense of fatigue and although a stimulant is not Qi (vital energy). Instead it promotes downward drainage.

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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2018, 02:12:43 PM »

Nice photos!

Just thought I'd mention that coffee's nature is cold and it drains the kidneys. On such days, when exerting the Will, you might consider tea or bone broth.  Caffeine blocks our sense of fatigue and although a stimulant is not Qi (vital energy). Instead it promotes downward drainage.


Thanks, I will take that into consideration in the future. I was just glad to have something not frozen and warm! It's starting to thaw outside now, anybody make it out with the recent snow on the ground?
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2018, 02:34:34 PM »

Nice photos!

Just thought I'd mention that coffee's nature is cold and it drains the kidneys. On such days, when exerting the Will, you might consider tea or bone broth.  Caffeine blocks our sense of fatigue and although a stimulant is not Qi (vital energy). Instead it promotes downward drainage.


Thanks, I will take that into consideration in the future. I was just glad to have something not frozen and warm! It's starting to thaw outside now, anybody make it out with the recent snow on the ground?

Yes but I had my kids so not "out" so much as a pretty drive. I found a new trail I plan to go hike called the Cecil L Gorley Naturalist Trail - it's on the map now.  Anyhow I got this video:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1t1PB4kAqZLh7vXRvEDySFXm6Ha8LGW2t
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 07:24:25 PM »

Was able to get out and do an overnighter at the beginning of this month. got down to 0F! definitely a good night to test out my new quilt. Not a single other person out either. Got the whole ridge of Hanson's Point to myself.
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 10:09:57 PM »

Was able to get out and do an overnighter at the beginning of this month. got down to 0F! definitely a good night to test out my new quilt. Not a single other person out either. Got the whole ridge of Hanson's Point to myself.

it's no wonder, lol.
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2018, 01:54:07 PM »

Got the whole ridge of Hanson's Point to myself.

That's quite a treat and must have been a very cool experience (no pun intended) in those conditions.
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 09:11:13 AM »

Was able to get out and do an overnighter at the beginning of this month. got down to 0F! definitely a good night to test out my new quilt. Not a single other person out either. Got the whole ridge of Hanson's Point to myself.

I can hike in those conditions but it's next level to sleep out there! I'm assuming you were hammock-camping?
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