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Lisa "Peru" Karst
City: South Fork
State: CO
Country: United States
Begins: Jun 7, 2019
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Jan 14th, 2019
Start: Fun Valley RV Park
End: Fun Valley RV Park
Daily Distance: 1
Trip Distance: 2.0
Hours Hiked: 1
Daily Ascent: 50
Daily Descent: 50
Min Elevation: 9000
Max Elevation: 9050
Entry Lat: 37.609586
Entry Lng: -106.708246
Min Temp: 15
Max Temp: 20

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 310
Journal Visits: 2,178
Guestbook Views: 47
Guestbook Entrys: 1

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Brrr. Had to be done.

Baby, it's cold outside!

Finally got around to trying out my Lightening Ascent snowshoes. Quite pleased, and I learned a fair bit on my first try. Among the lessons:

1. Making a snow angel in powder will fill all openings in your clothes with snow.

2. Getting up in deep snow without poles and with embedded snowshoes is tricky. The dogs will not help, they will offer to lick your face instead.

3. Snowshoes are pretty pointless in deep light powder.

4. Dogs will stand on the tails of your snowshoes. The more they like you the more they will stand on your shoes.

5. Breaking trail is significant work. Take turns.

6. Hungry making, bring snacks (always, always bring snacks.)

7. Core heats fast, but periphery still wants gloves, hat, scarf, preferably all windproof.

8. Stepping on my own shoes was not an issue, but turning was.

9. Set bindings beforehand. Not so easy out in the cold with gloves. Also, bindings stiffen and don't move as easily in the cold.

Lastly, my weight loss is going fine. My line is about 5lbs above the plan line, but the slope is correct, so I am on the way.

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Continental Divide Trail - 2019

The Continental Divide Trail is a national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada via New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. This unfinished trail can potentially span up to 3,100 miles. Learn more:


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