Day Three – view from my hammock.
Contemplating – nothing of great import, and I don’t think I wrote more than half a dozen words. 2 pictures
Camped by Table Rock Lake – The astute will notice that this is not my regular camping spot by the lake. The reason is quite simple; some expletive deleted hunter decided that a good place to leave the carcass of a deer they’d dressed would be right by the fire ring of my usual camping spot. One-minute read, 5 pictures
Piney Creek Wilderness – January 2020 – A three day, two night, relaxing stay by the lakeside in Piney Creek Wilderness. Trip write-up: 11-minute read. 54 pictures.
This can only mean one thing … After a seven-month break, I’m finally back on the trail with my last hike of 2019. Trip write-up: 11-minute read, 31 pictures
Camped behind the Bluff at Hercules Glades. 5 pictures
Despite my best intentions, I’ve been too busy to get out on the trails since my last trip in March. This weekend I decided to fix that with three days hiking at Hercules Glades. My plan was to catch a sunset from the bluffs and do some exploring down Long Creek. Things didn’t quite end up how I’d planned though. Trip write-up: 10-minute read. 1 short video & 23 pictures.
Camped in the Devil’s Den. Video: 21 seconds & 5 pictures
Another Frosty Night – It dropped to 23°F (-5°C). Camped near ‘Cab Creek’. 2 pictures
A Tad Chilly – I stayed in bed waiting for things to warm up before venturing out. I don’t have an insulated hood, so I improvised with my shemagh. Very elegant, very old lady. I’m also looking a bit chubby around the chops too.
Cold and Frosty Morning – The lowest predicted temperature was around 29°F. It actually dropped to 21°F (-6°C) overnight. 3 pictures
My home from home – Tucked up on the side of a hollow to keep out of the wind. 2 pictures
There ought to be a coyote in this picture … but I can’t find it. I was sitting here drinking a nice hot cup of chocolate when some movement in the ravine opposite caught my eye.
A Backpacking Trip Goes Wrong – I was lost and didn’t even know it. And then I was taken violently ill.Trip write-up: Five-minute read. 13 pictures
Three Days Solo Backpacking in Late January – The weather had turned warm, and the recent snow had disappeared, so I headed off to Hercules Glades with the intention of spending some more time contemplating Life, The Universe, and Everything. Trip write-up: Five-minute read. 16 pictures
Winter Backpacking / Hammock Camping Gear.
Hammock Camping By Table Rock Lake – My plan was simple. Hike down to the lake, set up camp, sit here for a day and then hike back out. 5 pictures
Buck Hollow. An idyllic and tranquil view later to be interrupted by the arrival of a bear. One-minute read
Waking Up in the Wilderness. Gary in the hammock with the winter cover on.
Sunday – Time to head back. 2 pictures
Saturday Morning – Packing up Camp 5 pictures
Camped on a Hillside.
Friday Morning – And not a soul for miles around.
Hercules Glades Backpacking, November 2018 – Van problems forced me to select a nearby trail for a late fall break. Another visit to Hercules Glades was on the cards. Trip write-up: 10-minute read, +52
Back Yard Bad Weather Hammock Testing. I took advantage of some heavy rain to check out a couple of new items of gear. Five-minute read