A Lil’ overnighter close to home Late Jan 2021

Joined
Jan 18, 2014
Messages
206
8D373A53-5C43-4211-B5C1-D7BFE949607D.jpeg
Decided to hit up a trail near th house. Hiked in bout 1.5 mi to set up camp…
9EDCA244-2A19-48F2-8DD9-E140D896AEC0.jpeg
gettin’ some grub fixed as it started cloudin up…
B4CFBF92-0C7B-4BC5-AC68-1F60F6E8CD1B.jpeg
met another backpacker at camp n we decided to git a fire goin..it was a little chilly (50ish)
5266A3BF-08E2-43D8-8917-91354ED27A65.jpeg
I’d seen this movie before, but I never tire of it!
FC924F0C-5282-423D-8079-FE80ABE753F6.jpeg
after bfast, it’s on th trail(9+- mi) to th next camp..th cedar pollen( which this area is horrendou sky noted for) wasn’t too bad.
60B0180C-C08B-45F9-9F59-1E7F6D5B7241.jpeg
this section heads up th lake on an ole farm road…gettin warm tho..in th humid 70’s…yuck
D6D31109-2473-4184-AC1D-1CB24AD8B329.jpeg
but with th clear blue sky above it was a nice saunter
2505B4F1-E5BA-4744-8E1F-87C44EA295AF.jpeg
crossing over th river where it comes into th lake, th trail climbs up on a limestone bluff above th river.
8564AB06-A083-4842-A088-0C60B11E5D9E.jpeg
close up of juniper tree ..th culprit that gives us th old cedar pollen.
B5EB3803-D82C-4D66-83F2-A76D6C192FDC.jpeg
nice views
07866B2C-8A61-4C99-BC58-17242AE2682E.jpeg
losin e elation
30290A42-6C0F-4D48-A6D1-58FBD450C916.jpeg
hi hi, hi Ho, it’s off ta camp I go…
2E51FE8C-E5EF-4375-A6ED-67E087DCF514.jpeg
across th lake in th open area is where last nite’s camp was.
9611C5F0-1C6A-49A3-A996-214489EA8145.jpeg
see th tents?
A8F959FE-3EE1-43B2-8BEE-B7A2B3EBD864.jpeg
got th condo set up…time to rustle up some grub!
7325AFC6-E5A7-430C-AB30-08561C130BBF.jpeg
hadn’t had this before…it was suprisinly good..started gettin pretty cool..40ish n a breeze along with our dangled humidity…chilly
10189B70-F8C0-4BAE-9416-AE0138A381B6.jpeg
Next mornin I donned th ole puffy montbell jacket(37ish)..got warmed up fast…

sidenote…this is th lightweight down puffy I DID NOT take into th backcountry on th Gneiss Creek trip..th one where a wiseman( Mark) told me to NEVER leave th puffy jacket behind as I froze a couple of Sept Yellowstone mornings!
1FD46E88-4CFA-48A9-AF29-946F200528A2.jpeg
back on th trail to th trailheal bout 7 mi.
E51548C6-26F6-460C-A059-B90BF4BCBD64.jpeg
startin to warm up a tad bit.
CD017C81-C309-45E5-8945-44498F8707CA.jpeg
nice, sticky, spinet cacti!
2F29B5C0-18F6-4F98-9462-4360AEEEE898.jpeg
limestone riddled trail.
39431099-3CC0-489D-BE12-F407DF6CEC67.jpeg
limestone free stretch of trail..very rare…almost never seen….thot this was extinct…
512B2801-0723-4603-8FDE-019B209C1F7C.jpeg
last shot of th lake a bit before th trailhead. If ya need water..yer outta luck..straight drop down to it!

This is bout 45 min to trailhead..I called my daughters from here and they headed over to pick me up…it was a nice warm up before th Yellowstone trip. It was a 8 mi hike in May that messed up my Achilles tendon ( update on th tendon…it’s now coved by a walkin boot for a few weeks). Hopefully in a couple of months it’ll be as good as new( y’all say a prayer for me!)


Happy Trails to y’all!
 

TheMountainRabbit

"Because it's there."
.
Joined
Feb 15, 2020
Messages
137
Everything about this trip report is nostalgia-filled for me. My first few years getting into backpacking happened predominantly in Texas. Despite a lack of well-known natural features, Texas has a surprisingly good system of parks/trails. (Still the most well run state park system I've encountered.) Thanks for sharing!
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Jackson Fourth of July Overnighter Backpacking 10
Outdoor_Fool Overnighter on the Chatanika River On The Water 8
Pianomover Overnighter to Caribou lakes in the Trinity Alps. Backpacking 0
fossana Bear Lakes > Royce Lakes overnighter (High Sierra) Backpacking 12
WasatchWill Horsetail Falls: Another Father-Daughter Overnighter Backpacking 3
NorthwestWanderer Overnighter in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness : Ingalls Pass and Lake Ingalls Backpacking 9
Ugly the NOT epic- Overnighter by Guardsman Pass- June 2017 Backpacking 16
kimbur96 Davis Meadows for a chilly spring overnighter, Duncan's first ! Backpacking 4
WasatchWill A quick overnighter down to Cedar Mesa Backpacking 11
Ugly Lone Peak Fall Overnighter Backpacking 6
steve What's in my pack: my ultralight setup for a quick overnighter. Gear 8
JaseTheAce Uintas Out-and-back Overnighter Trip Planning 3
mathew overnighter Trip Planning 2
Ugly Winter Overnighter at Lake Blanche Backpacking 6
Blake Merrell 1st Time X-Country Skiing - Alpine Loop Overnighter Winter Sports 18
andyjaggy overnighter in Uintas. Trip Planning 2
steve Invite July 25-26 Utah County Overnighter - Dry Fork to Horsetail Falls to Box Elder Peak to Silver L Flats Meet Up (Members Only) 4
steve Invite Last-minute overnighter up AF Canyon tonight - 5.23.14 Meet Up (Members Only) 6
Nanda Overnighter in Green river Backpacking 0
Howells Outdoors Brown Canyon "Overnighter" Backpacking 1
Udink Quick December Overnighter Hiking & Camping 3
Deadeye008 Logan Canyon Overnighter Hiking & Camping 2
IntrepidXJ Invite Long Shot: San Juan Overnighter Meet Up (Members Only) 32
Go-deep Help Northern Utah Boy Scout Backpack overnighter Trip Planning 8
J Canyonlands Needles District simple backpack with a close friend April 1-3, 2021 Backpacking 2
Happyidiot Looking for camping spot close to Denver. General Discussion 2
K 38 Years Ago Today ... Close Grizzly Bear Encounter in Wyoming's Teton Wild. Everything Else 2
Rockskipper Close Calls General Discussion 46
MTNgoat OHV tails close to lakes Trip Planning 1
TractorDoc Album Up Close and Personal -- Photos Focused on the Details Photography 183
kwc Short Hike Close to Home June 2018 Southern Adirondacks Hiking & Camping 1
Rockskipper How close have you been to a wild animal that could eat your lunch (marmots don't count)? General Discussion 26
JimmyW Blackhall Meadows - Nice Hike Close to Town Hiking & Camping 0
balzaccom How close is too close? General Discussion 17
IntrepidXJ BLM, National Park Service close public lands due to trespassing cattle dispute General Discussion 4
Nick Easy campsite very close to Moab General Discussion 4
dennargle Close Encounters With Nature General Discussion 9

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top