Fall Colors at the Lake
Oct 30, 2022 at 10:58 am #3763234
Companion forum thread to: Fall Colors at the Lake
I love the seasons. Summer, winter, spring and the fall all bring their own magical beauty throughout the mountains for different reasons. ItOct 30, 2022 at 5:33 pm #3763249Kevin BabioneBPL Member
Thanks for posting – Looks great and the perfect time for hitting those ridgetops when the leaves were off the trees and the views were wide open. Is it possible that our mutual friend skipped the hammock and slept on the ground?Oct 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm #3763250
Aahaha.. yes it is. He went commando style. Polycro, sleeping pad and quilt. Straight up! Lol. The overnight temperature hit 31°. So really bugs were a non issue. Though we did find a few tiny spiders crawling about…Nov 8, 2022 at 5:04 am #3763974Joe MeekBPL Member
With the Brooklyn accent here ‘n there I was lookin’ for Joe Pesci someplace in the background!
Nice colors, views. What do you use for tick repellant/management? Ticks burrow in leaves for winter, as you know.
I heavily spray pants, shirt with home brewed permethrin .05% using Section Hiker’s recipe. I use agriculture grade permethrin, which is supposed to cling to vegetation but (from what I’ve read) not permanently bind to cloth as the Sawyer and other tick repellants are claimed to do.
So I spray pants, shirt every time I go out. And use tents w/floors until snow’s on the ground. Then it’s floorless Kifaru hot tent. Ahhhh….nothin’ like a wood stove in your tent on a snowy day in the hills.Nov 8, 2022 at 6:26 am #3763977
The yoots were around there!! Hahaaa.. I use Sawyer permitherin and have never had any ticks..Nov 8, 2022 at 8:49 am #3763985Joe MeekBPL Member
Best line whole movie:
“I find it hard to believe that water soaks into grits faster on your stove than every other stove in the whole county. Are these magic grits? Did you buy them where Jack bought his beanstalk beans?”
Yup. Sawyer. 24 oz yellow bottle. About $15. Does about 3 sets shirt/pants.Nov 8, 2022 at 8:57 am #3763986
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Our Community Posts are Moderated
Backpacking Light community posts are moderated and here to foster helpful and positive discussions about lightweight backpacking. Please be mindful of our values and boundaries and review our Community Guidelines prior to posting.