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Topic: Trip Report: Rocky Mountain NP Snowshoe, My wife's first deep-winter camping trip< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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For some time now my wife has been wanting to get out on a winter camping trip with me.  I've done it plenty of times and we've gone snowshoeing together, but she never had enough gear to stay overnight... until now. :)  So, we packed up our bags and planned a quick overnight this past weekend.

As fate would have it a cold-front rolled in Saturday with a weekend of below-zero temps, but we'd hardly let that stop us.  My wife wrote up a brief blog post about it and posted it here with a few pics.  Read if you like!

Wife's First Winter Camping Trip





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Thanks for sharing GBH!  I enjoyed your wife's POV on her blog, and I'm going to encourage my fiancee to read it as well, in hopes she may one day join me in the cold weather (I only recently convinced her to take her first challenging hike in the NH Whites this past fall).

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Winter camping is one of those things I enjoy viewing pictures and reading about - haven't tried anything below freezing yet, and am definitely not sure I'd handle below zero very well.  Sounds like you took care to make sure your wife was comfortable.  

Thanks for sharing!


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Great write up!  Below zero and starting at 9:00pm-wow!
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0 degree camping is no joke but looks like a good time was had.  Maybe add skiiing or snowboarding?

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Great write up!  Below zero and starting at 9:00pm-wow!

It wasn't a big deal to hike by headlamp.  We'd both been up that trail before and we weren't going terribly far.  It was dark out (moonless night), but the trail was easy to follow.  The cold was a bigger deal than the dark.  I'd seen such temps plenty of times before, and I pulled out all the stops to make sure she was comfy enough, and we did just fine.

We wandered off away from the trail to set up camp between some trees, thinking we'd gotten far enough away for some solitude, and come morning I get out of the tent to find we're on a patch of snow 30' from the trail.  :p  C'est la vie, we tried.  Everything seems further away at night.

Thanks for the responses!  Barbara likes that folks have actually read her blog (she just posted that site a few weeks ago). :)

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She did a nice write-up of a fun-sounding trip.  Though I'm not itching to do likewise--I get too claustrophobic in the tent and bag for too many hours.  

Not that I'm going anywhere for a while :p


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Cool GBH,
My wife has always been up for the summer BP trips.  So far, no interest in winter from her though.
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-40* bag for -5* temps sounds about right! Good call on the cocoa...    :)
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Nice write-up by Bellanatura.  I want her sleeping bag!
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-40* bag for -5* temps sounds about right! Good call on the cocoa...    :)

-5*F when we left the car.  Several hours later and about a thousand feet higher, -15-20*F is closer what we saw that night.

She did enjoy the cocoa. :)  We both did, really.


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