Category Archives: Backpacking

Squirrel on Mt. Magazine (part 3)

<– part 2 Woke up on Sunday morning around six to the sound of blackbirds.  I heard the nylon shushing sound of Squirrel shuffling awake.  He said something derogatory about birds and I unzipped the hammock. While he was sitting … Continue reading

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Squirrel on Mt. Magazine (part 2)

<– (part 1) Easing into the overflow primitive campsites on Saturday afternoon, I couldn’t help but notice the motley array taking up the far south end of the area.  A huge transport van hauling a trailer.  An old Ranger with … Continue reading

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Squirrel on Mt. Magazine (part 1)

Thursday, driving Squirrel to school, he laid his criteria down upon me.   When I pitched the initial idea of a daddy-date, I really was thinking I’d be on the hook for some animatronic pizza and maybe seeing a new Marvel … Continue reading

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Paternal Epiphany

My greatest paternal epiphany to date begins, not unusually, with Kat.  He’s been putzing out on me lately.  After two weeks of frigid monsoon April mayhem, May finally arrived like your first sane adult girlfriend and the weekend was going … Continue reading

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Butterfield Hiking Trail – 1/2/16

(all the pictures in this entry were taken by Lucky.  I was too busy playing guide to worry with cameras) <- Day 1 After dinner, we stoked the fire and sat on the rocks surrounding it.   Now and again one … Continue reading

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Food Interlude – BHT: 1/1/16

  Five years ago, I managed to cook a pair of 8 oz fillets on 2nd night of a backpacking trip.   You can read about it here.   It is a meal that still gets talked about whenever we’re sitting around … Continue reading

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Butterfield Hiking Trail – 1/1/16

Pre-Trip planning: I really wanted to wow my neighbor & new hiking buddy with a phenomenal meal on his first night so, of course, I went with fillets.   Picked up a couple of 7-8 oz. fillets, a cluster of asparagus, … Continue reading

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