Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Stampede Reservoir

Hello Internets,

Last weekend, I took my gear for a walk north of lake tahoe, and then treated it to a candle lit dinner in my snowcave before crashing out for the night. This was my first time ever building a snowcave, and took 1HR + 30minutes. I left all my other shelters at home and carried only my shovel to ensure I would be making or finding natural shelter.

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I came down following the ski tracks to keep the photo nice
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Scenery
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more scenery as I navigate untouched snowfields to the reservoir

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the southwest end of the reservoir
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northwest end of the reservoir
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my snow cave
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The sun sets, and the air cools rapidly
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But my cave was heated and lit by candles.
I cooked lentils with mashed potatoes and garlic for dinner. Simple and quick.
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all packed up in the morning
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Cheers, and be safe out there,
Cayenne

PS My normal backpacking season is just around the corner, and that means new recipes coming soon !

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