Thursday, February 04, 2010

It's AWESOME!!!!!!!

I got the camera! it is perfect for my needs and I can't wait to delve into it more to find out all the cool little secrets/features. I need to give myself a crash course asap so I will be able to take pictures of backpacking this weekend! You rock Ara, thank you for sending it so quickly.

That's right...I'm going backpacking. Yes I know I say that all the time and then something happens yadda yadda yadda. But it is for real. I am mostly packed already and so excited I can't stand it. I'm going to HCSNA and am hoping that the trails are not too much of a mess from all the rain we've had. But in truth I won't let muddy trails stop me. Fortunately where I'm headed is a lot of rock, so it should be fine.

Oh and I set my new tent up tonight...I LOVE it so far. It is very easy to set up and wow it is lightweight compared to my old one. It will be interesting to see how it handles condensation since it is a single wall tent. I can remember a couple of times when Thomas had some big condensation issues with his single wall tents so that is certainly a concern...but not a huge one. Bringing a sponge along just in case will help.

Yay! I can't wait!


Anonymous said...

What kind of tent did you get? I'm in the market for a new light weight backpack myself to reduce overall load.
Watch out for horse mud at that park. It's heavily used by equestrians.


Ginny said...

Hi Tod,

It's a NEMO Nano Elite 2 person tent. It weighs about 2.8lbs. If you are a tall person however, I would not recommend does seem a little shorter than some backpacking tents.

And yes you are so right about the horses out there. I've encountered folks on horseback a few times while hiking. Parts of the trail could certainly be tricky.

I called the park to make sure they are open and they won't know until nine tomorrow morning. I'm hoping they will be!

I have a couple of back up plans just in case though. :)

rocket said...

Tell someone where you're going.

Safety first!

Ginny said...

no worries, I generally announce it to the whole world where I will be. :)