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RevLee - Appalachian Trail Journal - 2010

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City: Midlothian
State: VA
Country: USA
Begins: Mar 1, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Jan 11th, 2010
Entry Lat: 37.485892
Entry Lng: -77.174492

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 459
Journal Visits: 59,865
Guestbook Views: 9,889
Guestbook Entrys: 94

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Jon in his winter gear.

Cold weather testing

Spent the weekend with the scout troop on their Wilderness Survival campout. It was a great chance to try out our new winter gear and help the troop. Jon and I manned the Squirrel Shooting station. Don't worry, if we had real squirrels they would have been plenty safe. The scouts were using slingshots with dog food to try to hit paper targets. Fortunately it was sunny, because standing around in a field all day can get cold.

The new sleeping bags and tent worked well with the 18 degree low for the night, but our feet started cold from the lack of activity during the day and didn't warm up much during the night. The down bags do warm up quickly. I usually start to sleep with a stocking cap on and had to remove it about a minute after zipping up the bag. The cap did go back on about 4AM as the temperature dropped. The only condensation we had in the tent was where we had each rolled on our sides facing outward and breathed where the sides sloped down toward our faces.

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