Maroon Bells overnight – with some firsts (for me)
Sep 25, 2023 at 7:11 am #3790305DanBPL Member
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When we are in Crested Butte, we are close to several wilderness areas and often day-hike in Maroon Bells. My wife has been urging me to do a backpacking trip there, but I’ve always avoided it because of the hassle and the crowds. This time she was insistent and offered to handle all of the logistics, so we agreed to an overnight…Oct 1, 2023 at 6:18 pm #3790307Matthew / BPLModerator
Gorgeous photos. I need to spend some time in CO one of these days. Thanks for sharing your trip with us and I am grateful to see you withhold details on a publicly searchable forum. I think that is a best practice that helps keep spaces pristine and wild.Oct 2, 2023 at 1:03 pm #3790352dirtbagBPL Member
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Nice picture and seems like a nice trip with the wife. I agree, I totally dislike paying to camp in the wilderness.</p>Oct 2, 2023 at 2:20 pm #3790355DanBPL Member
After this last trip, my wife asked me “what’s included in base weight?” I have no idea where she heard the term, since I really don’t discuss this stuff with her, so she may have been doing some internet research.
After our previous Weminuche Wilderness trip she was complaining of neck pain, and when we were packing up to drive to the trailhead for this trip, she grabbed my pack to put it in the car, and I heard her mumble something about how light it was. So she may be ready to make some compromises with her gear. I will have to resist the urge to mansplain.
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