Getting lost in a Trough

Indianpeaksjoe

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I love backpacking, but I don't like running in to other people. Luckily 99.9% of the people who visit this amazing outdoors town stay in the main haunts. This trail is supposedly an old cattle trail that eventually heads down to Kane Creek canyon. I could not find any info on the googs. I left after work and it was just perfect. No wind, fairly warm temps and clearish skies. I brought the OMD EM1 mk3, 12-40, 8mm and RRS table top tripod.

The flowers were starting to bloom, always a good sign.
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Set up camp in an amazing spot. Lots of signs of cattle grazing, so it was a challenge to find a cow pie free area.
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The night had a bright moon, but a midnight toss and turn let me get that dark sky shot.
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After a breakfast of PB&J I set out.
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Small stream, where I guess you could purify water, but with all the cattle action, I'd pass.
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And back up the steep canyon .
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What was neat to me, I guess I usually go in the winter. So going on a day with a low of 40°F and a high of 60°F meant I did not need to bring a big 0° bag, big mittens, stove, etc. I had a fairly light pack opting for a 45° bag, ultralight pad and just a fleece, puffy coat and ultralight down pants for sleeping. I am basically not sore/stiff at all.
Anyhow thanks for looking!

-Joe
 
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