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GopherAdventure
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01/20/2020 09:21PM  
New Trip Report posted by GopherAdventure

Trip Name: Winter Solo Trip- Moose Lake EP- January 2020.

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01/20/2020 10:56PM  
Well done! Glad it was a successful first winter trip. I look forward to the video when it is up. I know what it is like to be expecting a hard schlag, then suddenly find an unexpected trail - what relief!
01/21/2020 11:17AM  
Thanks for sharing your report. Glad you were able to get over to Wind!
Mnpat
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01/21/2020 09:25PM  
Great report
I went through wind one time in the winter on my way to basswood. I still remember the steep portage from moose lake because I forgot my pulk poles at home.
01/21/2020 10:08PM  
At the end of your report when you apologized for not having photos I thought what, there were no photos?

Your storytelling painted a perfect picture. No photos required, although it will be fun to see your video once posted.

I also prefer cold camping vs. hot tent. Just seems easier if you have the proper sleeping bag etc.

And the silence is deafening. Yes, but isn't it just grand! I went and sat on my deck yesterday and listened to the quiet woods. Its the best.
SevenofNine
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01/22/2020 10:22AM  
Thank you for sharing your experience. Nothing like bringing too much stuff. I think most people do that and for winter trips the tendency is to over do it as well. I still bring a change of clothes in case I get wet or soaked with sweat.

It was fun to read your report. Looking forward to any pictures or videos of your trip.
SaganagaJoe
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01/22/2020 12:22PM  
I read Paradise Below Zero by Calvin Rutstrum every January. His tips on matching clothing with activity level and fitness may be helpful to you.

Thanks for sharing!
GopherAdventure
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01/23/2020 02:13PM  
SaganagaJoe: "I read Paradise Below Zero by Calvin Rutstrum every January. His tips on matching clothing with activity level and fitness may be helpful to you.


Thanks for sharing! "


SJ,
Thanks for the advice! I’ll have to see if my library has that one.

Tony
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01/23/2020 02:54PM  
Sounds like a great trip. I wondered how one of those hub houses would work for a quick and easy winter camping shelter. The thermal versions would seem to be a great option if size and weight can be managed.
GopherAdventure
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01/30/2020 04:06PM  
Added the video report as a link in my trip report post at the top.
cyclones30
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01/30/2020 05:57PM  
Nice video!
02/03/2020 10:52AM  
Great video as always Tony and thanks for sharing. A solo winter trip would be hard to stave off the boredom and I think you showed that, long nights and shorter adventures from camp. Keep adventuring and enjoy the Winter!
04/11/2020 09:41AM  
When would it traditionally be best to go ski in and camp during the winter from a conditions standpoint? Mid March?
SaganagaJoe
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04/28/2020 08:16PM  
Fantastic trip and the video was hilarious - you have a great sense of humor. Thanks for sharing.
 
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