May 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm #1290146
the sespe was a great trip with great people from bpl
weather was pretty descent high 80 s to low 90 s in the daytime and mid 40 s at night with a small breeze went ul fishing with a survival knife hook and 10 ft of line from the end of a survival knife fishing kit amazingly we cought more catfish than we expected on a variaty of bait from salami to cheese balls to dry dog food they just never stopped biting all fish were released safely back into the water final count
somewhere in the mid 20 s had a blast just seeing what bait they would bite on
yesterday around 5 pm one of our camp members yelled out hey there is a snake heading our way turned out to be a medium size rattlesnake so jack and i took our fishing stick and lifted it onto it so we could re locate it far up the hill behind our camp
have to give kudos to john west from borah gear for building jack and i a pair of awesome m 90 bivy sacks they both worked awesome with little to no condensation inside
either of them
i will post more pics later but for everyone who was there feel free to add to the photo list when you get time
thanks to all who made it out next time we will try to hit it earlier in the year to avoid the snakes
May 21, 2012 at 12:00 am #1879716
Looks like a sweet trip, with a couple of happy dogs as well!
I have to ask, is that one of those chair/backpack deals on the dude with the green bandana? Man I want one of those.May 21, 2012 at 7:30 am #1879757
jacks chair is a crazy creek sling chair that he carried in on the outside of his pack pretty cool chair though and super light with an all aluminum frame
jack loves it
kevinMay 21, 2012 at 10:01 am #1879815
Kev, Jack, glad we hooked up with you guys, that was fun. i needed that bad after almost two weeks of down time.
The girls had a blast, Lula couldnt wait to get home to tell mama about our adventures. We took like 5hrs on the 4 mile walk to camp with them little chuckleheads tadpole fishin at every crossing and babysitting ladybugs along the way. Puppies, sand-covered tongues hanging, chasing lizards into the chamise. We finally coaxed 'em all out of the swimming hole in time to roll into camp and enjoy dinner, a hearty campfire and some warm scotch by the crick.
Something about a long evening around a fire, bare feet, soaking wet and watching them kids catch guppies. One thing though, next time I'm hiding the scotch from you guys, darn near kept the whole camp up all night with your drunken hijinks! ;)
…Me and my girl
…Ladybug huntin grounds
…easy strollin, but hot at times
…hot puppy paws
…the finest accomodations
…trail angelMay 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm #1879888
Angus A.BPL Member
I need to take a trip to Sespe soon…perhaps when it's cooler. The scenery looks beautiful and the kids looked liked they had a blast!May 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm #1879957
Jack, thanks for the solar lights, the kids really enjoyed them and it's the first thing that Lula busted out of the backpack to show Mom. She has it in her window now charging up so she can read in bed tonight.
Kevin, thanks for letting the girls sleep on your rain fly man, hope we didnt hurt it.May 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm #1879974
Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Awwww man, I have to go hiking with you guys again. Looks like a fantastic trip! Thanks for sharingMay 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm #1879986
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Cool stuff and pictures! I really like that two man tarp set up. Who makes that tarp?
ThanksMay 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm #1879994
W I S N E R !BPL Member
A hot, bright sky
on small hands and copper hair…
our children chasing tadpoles
every one of them named "Bob"
while the fathers sit
beside the river.
Timeless in the afternoon light,
we sip beer
of the sliver of childhood spent amongst water
and grasses and warm breeze.
We have given them this, at least
and for now there is nothing to do
nowhere to be
but here.May 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm #1879998
Jay that is a Jack special Myog 10×12 tarp. I finished it the night before the trip, around 9:00 pm, and I still had to pack my stuff after that. The material was from Noah Lambert, silnylon 2nds. I sewed tie outs every 2 feet including the ridge line, haven't weighed it yet, but I will tonight and let you know how much it weighs. I'll post pics later and more shenanigan'sMay 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm #1880006
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Thanks Jack, That is nice set up for two with a lot of extra room. What's your ship time and what is the price in cuban fiber?
LOLMay 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm #1880013
Thanks Jay, I've had a few request already. I wouldn't mine doing some, but I need to wait until I have a little more time to dedicate to it. My next project is an attempt at a MYOG Trailstar, will see!
My new hiking buddy. She could hike all day if I didn't stop her, and do it at 3-4 mph, she really loved it.
Lots of nice bloomage.
This was a really nice tarp for 2, and my dog in the back ground just chillax'nMay 22, 2012 at 6:45 am #1880077
Jay the tarp weighs in at exactly 20 oz.May 22, 2012 at 9:34 am #1880125
here is a few more pics from ther trip i forgot to mention in my first post to
WATCH OUT IF YOU HIKE WITH ADAN AND CRAIG !! those fools will try to get you to go swimming in the crick as adan calls it at 10 o clock at night :) couldn t have anything to do with the scotch or beers could it LOL
May 22, 2012 at 10:55 am #1880146May 31, 2012 at 10:13 am #1882723
i don t remember swimming at 10 pm but i do remember laying in my bivy watching two guys dancing around the campfire barefoot and spouting off about being (one) with the dirt LOL
kevinMay 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm #1882866May 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm #1882868
Ok so I dont know how to post pics on this site. : )May 31, 2012 at 10:01 pm #1882908
your picture sucks lol (just kidding)
with that said call me when you get ready to post them and ill guide you thru it
pretty simple once you get the hang of it
kevinJun 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm #1885719
Nice trip, the Sespe is like my backyard, well its the closest area to my place!. Love it up there, plenty of hidden treasures for the hiker to discover! Thanks for sharing.
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