Did a short pack to my fav shooting spot. Loaded sufficient to stay for 4-5 days except for shelter, pads and sleeping bag.
The idea was to get everything together, make a short trip and hike and do some drop validation. I had a bit of a time crunch as wiffie came home yesterday from a Hi-8-IL hernia repair job. Daughter was here tending and wanted to leave by 1300.
I got a late start but went anyway.
Beautiful morning. Brisk temps and zero wind. I shudda started earlier.
First mistake was Cheerios for breakfast. Almost didn't make it up the hill, 20 min hike
). About ran out of steam, and I was packing nothing but a 14# rifle.
If I wouldn't have had to put down the 4th full sized goat I wouldn't have had to carry the rifle.
Immediately upon arriving home I changed my signature.
Upon unloading at the shooting spot the first order of business was FOOD! The wind had picked up to well over 10 mph which is typical.
A couple of panniers were set up as a wind brake. Less than a minute later Mountain House Beef Stew was soaking. The Optimus boils 2 cups of H2O inside of a minute. Impressive.
Everything I've eaten from Mtn House has been outstanding!
Upon getting the ol' sugar balanced things went darn good.
Never did shoot. Enjoyed the time on the mountain.
Its the first of buck season in this unit. The canyon road was full of some pretty rough lookin' outfits. Thus the string is dressed in color when not packing.
Here's some pics.