I made this little video of my recent 3 day backpack trip. I used a Lumix point and shoot to take the video so the quality might be a bit crazy. Enjoy. Song: Blitzen Trapper/Black River Killer
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The original plan was to head north up to the High Sierras and explore some of the glacial lakes nestled in the mountains but mother nature had a different plan. For 2 weeks the High Sierras was hit with thunderstorms and snow fall (in June!). We were over camping in snow storms and decided to revisit San Gorgonio and finish what we started. This time our group was 8 people and the conditions were beautiful.
Here are some photos from the trip with captions. Enjoy. (photos by Tom Rosenquist and Craig Metzger) Read Full Post
3 Days, 30 miles, 11,499 ft, 1200 ft in 30 minutes, One Peek, 2 Plane Wreckages, 1 Bottle of Whiskey, 1 Bottle of Schnapps, 1 Bottle of Wine, 7 trips to a water source, cold nights, tons of laughs and great times. Pictures and story to come…
I’ve been planning a backpack trip with friends for some time. The plan was to hike in, camp and then hike out in the amazing San Gorgonio Wilderness (SGW). Finally everyone’s schedules aligned and dates were picked for the adventure. Around this time I applied for the permits and began to watch the weather like a hawk. I knew that this time of year in the SGW the weather could turn foul. The final week was upon us before the trip and the weather all of sudden was showing 20% chance of snow. 20%, I thought to myself, seemed pretty low and the way weather works in California our odds were good that it wouldn’t snow. On the day before we left I visited the weather site and now there were chances of high winds and still a 20% chance of snow. I began to think about calling the trip off but after discussing it with my fellow trip mates we felt our odds were good but decided to prepare for the worse. I’m glad we did.
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