Re: Savage Gulf Trip
- Glad to hear the hike was a sucess. Yall must have come back up at
The Door. I'll second that it is a tough climb. We did it as a side
trip as we passed below on our way to Saw Mill. I,m glad I didnt
have my pack on, just a fanny pack with some water. You should
check into a good 20 degree bag. I think you can get a good
syntyhetic for under a $100. Try Dick's Sporting Goods. I saw
several for around $50 to $80. A 20 degree should see you through
most winter nights down south. If you don't expect to do a lot of
winter camping you might even consider a 30 or 40 degree bag, or
some type of quilt for hammocking.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kokopellihawk"
> Hope everyone is Hanging well,Rim
> Stone Door is a wonder!!! Started friday and did the Big Creek
> Trail and the views are beautiful. There was a party of 12 of usand
> we had a great trek to Alum Gap where we set up camp. I was theonly
> one that had a hammock and everyone was really checking it out. Mytemperature
> setup went great and everything worked as planned. The
> was great until it got dark and started dropping.....it was achilly
> wet cold.....I WILL NOT CARRY a military extreme cold weathersleeping
> bag with me again....it turned out the blasted thing was theheaviest
> thing on my pack. I slept great (felt like I was under a electricwent
> blanket!). My set-up, GI jungle hammock, Target Blue pad, Old Quik
> Shade Tarp and my biggest downfall, GI extreme cold mummy sleeping
> bag. The reason it was my downfall was....when we broke camp, we
> quick, My sleeping bag was wet from dew and it was that muchheavier.
> My hammock was dry and so was everything else but the blasted bag.We
> broke camp and hiked into the Gulf, We took the Big Creek Gulftrail
> out. WOW! The 600 ft drop went well but the 600 ft cimb back upwas,
> Well....WHEW...I made it. I am now looking to lighten my pack with
> some kind of new Bag! LOVED HANGING, Hated Bag.