hiking.......

...... oww, oww, oww......... I am sore, boys and girls....... and my thighs are jelly, folks...... for lo, I climbed a mountain yesterday with fellow blogger, Elisson, and he kicked my ass......... the man is a mountain climbing, REI-clad machine........ and we had a wonderful time.....

.... snow, stars, a great dinner, one helluva view, whiskey, firewood and the a camp fire that followed...... all in all, it was one hell of a way to spend one's February 3rd........

.... as he said last night as the fire was beginning to dwindle down, "hell, anyone can camp in the summertime!........ it takes it up a notch to camp in the backwoods, build a fire, and have a GREAT time in the wintertime!"....... and not freeze to death, of course......

...... and you know, he was right..........

..... I am a bit sore today, but hey, I enjoyed every second of the good company, good conversation, and good booze............

...... sleeping outside when it's 26 degrees is a small challenge, sure, but it is a challenge that makes you feel very, very capable afterwards..........

....... and we had a GREAT time......

by Eric on February 04, 2010 | Bullshit (9) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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I bet it got real cold overnight! So, how close did y'all have to snuggle together to stay warm up there on Brokeback... er... Starr Mountain?

Bullshitted by El Capitan on February 4, 2010 09:33 PM

.... actually, we were remarkably warm........ the tent worked just perfect, El Cap........ hell, you should have come along with us..... you would likely have learned something useful.....

Bullshitted by Eric on February 4, 2010 09:40 PM

Damn Blade...is was colder than that in your back yard during the Year of the Shovel.

Bullshitted by Yabu on February 5, 2010 08:18 AM

It's because he is, after all, Gunga Frickin' Din.

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on February 5, 2010 08:56 AM

I wondered just how long it would take for someone to come up with one of them smart-ass "Brokeback Mountain" wisecracks. Cappy, you did not disappoint.

I felt safe, though. Eric doesn't call himself the Straight White Guy for nothing.

Nothing makes you appreciate a hot dinner and a comforting dram of spirits than a three-mile hike up a mountain on a cold day... thanks, Eric, for inviting me along!

Bullshitted by Elisson on February 5, 2010 09:01 AM

I got inducted into the "Order of the Icicle" when I was a wee pup. Camping in sub-zero weather was a frequent pastime during our sojourn into the frozen wasteland of Indiana back in the '70s.

Sounds like y'all had fun! Well, except for the climbing the mountain on foot bit. That's why there's logging trails and 4x4 pickups!

Bullshitted by El Capitan on February 5, 2010 09:32 AM

I have snow camped in tents and even tried the snow cave thing once. Amazing how warm a couple of candles can make a poor mans igloo.

Bullshitted by Rey B on February 5, 2010 09:57 AM

Late as per normal:
I would have died, my history does not have ice other than in whisky.
This comment should have been on Petzl....
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,584807,00.html

Just wondering, you know, if anything......

Bullshitted by keeskennis on February 5, 2010 03:25 PM

Okay - Lee Ann wins with Gunga Friggin' Din ROFLMAO.

However, now that I read this I'm cold.

Bullshitted by Teresa on February 7, 2010 10:06 PM