It’s always tough this time of year. Short days, long nights. Add to that some elevation and the thinner air that brings… those long nights can get cold. One camp was a little over 5000 feet above sea level.
|Out exploring during the warmest part of the day. 11:58-12:03.|
|Frozen dirt road. Tread lightly!|
Zip yourself into your nice mummy-style sleeping bag. Put that inside a nice fleece sleeping bag. Take two blankets, both a little short. The goose down one covers from the feet to about the waist, the heavy fleece blanket covers from the shoulders to knees.
Don’t forget the fleece stocking cap and the thickest socks I’ve ever seen. Then take one of those chemical heat packs made for pockets and toss it down by your feet. At 17 degrees, that still won’t be enough, but you can take comfort in knowing you’ve done all you can.
For now, I’m just drifting along, waiting for the warmer weather to return. It always does. I can already tell the days are getting longer. That, and I can read the calendar.
|Lunch at City Salads, my favorite fast-food restaurant. Too bad they only have one location in the U.S.A.|
|That line heading off to the horizon is the Mexican border fence.|
|Snow in Douglas, Arizona.|