xRx and Mrs.xRx hit the woods

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  1. xRangerx

    xRangerx Woods wandering bird nerd Supporter Bushclass I

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    So my wife showed interest going on her first overnight backpacking trip, we’ve done lots of camping, but never anything away from a car. Not being one to miss an opportunity we hit the trail!

    All packed up. Heavier than I normally go, but wanted to make the hike in as pleasant as possible.
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    All smiles!
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    All set up!
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    Plan was to set up a mile or so in, then hike an 8 mile lollipop loop
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    Fall in the air! Vine maple turning first
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    ...the panhandle...and loving it!
    Your pack is beautiful...is that city camo? ;)
     
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    xRangerx Woods wandering bird nerd Supporter Bushclass I

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    Perfect day for hiking. And lots of falls

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    Fungus popping up after some of our first rain in a long time
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    Tools of the trade
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    Was able to get a fire going with limited tools. Fire ban was still on when I looked a couple days ago, but looked again on our way there and it was lifted. So stopped by and got a Gerber folding saw (garbage) on the way there. It worked but wouldn’t make it through another trip.
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    Shortly after this, around 8, the skies opened up and it started pouring. Rained all night long and was raining all morning.
     
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    xRangerx Woods wandering bird nerd Supporter Bushclass I

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    Rather than sit in the rain and eat oatmeal we packed up quickly and hit the trail back
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    Wet hike out. Standing water inches deep in many sections.
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    Made it back to the car and grabbed a hot breakfast on our way back home. Great trip, with great company! Gave us time for just ourselves that has been a rare occurance now that we’ve got 2 youngins.

    Thanks for coming along!
     
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    xRangerx Woods wandering bird nerd Supporter Bushclass I

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    Matches my shoes
     
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    ...the panhandle...and loving it!
    ...accessorizing is key...the “tool” accesories were nice as well! :)
     
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    Great trip! It looks like your wife handled the rain like a champ! I've never been to the PNW, but I've always admired photos of those mossy ferned conifer forests. And those waterfalls are amazingly inviting. I don't know whether I'd want to fish them more or go for a swim. :)
     
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    Nice! looks like a great backpacking trip, those were some awesome! pics. Hill People Gear is some good kit buddy. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Judging from that smile, I'd say ya done well young fellar. joe
     
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    nice outing!
    Way to get out even with a busy schedule and not getting discouraged by the weather. Although its great to have a fire!

    Diggin those tools of the trade :)
     
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    Does my heart good to see you youngster getting out and loving life. Fine looking gal you have there. :)

    All of that rain makes for a trip that will be talked about for years.

    Thanks for allowing us to come along, but not get wet like you did.:18:

    :)
     
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    good stuff buddy!
     
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    Great trip report and great company you had. My wife and I have three kids ten and under and we recently got a few days on our own on a cruise. As exciting as the thought of getting away from the kids for a couple of days, we always wind up missing them so bad and are looking forward to our return to be back with them. It’s such a bittersweet feeling, but I think every couple that has kids should try to make time for themselves every once in a while. I’m glad you had a good time despite the weather. Though you do live in the PNW so par for the course there.
     
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    you married well, young man. take good care of her ...
     
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    good looking trip...beautiful country
     
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    Looks as though y'all enjoyed yourselves.
    Thanks for sharing the TR!
     
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    Rain or shine it seems like you had great company on that awesome trip out! :dblthumb:

    Thank you for taking us along. :)
     
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    Porter Falls??
     
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    No sir. This is on Siouxon trail
     
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    Beautiful place for an outing. Well played with the gear, setup and hike.
    How'd she do with the dirt floor? Guess you have cooler temps so the bugs weren't an issue?
     
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    Looks like you had a fun trip, I like to forest during and after a rain.
     
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    xRangerx Woods wandering bird nerd Supporter Bushclass I

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    She did great! Yeah with the sudden drop in temps the last few weeks bugs weren’t an issue thankfully
     
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    Looks like a good trip. I'm impressed you got her to sleep on the ground.

    Did you guys stay dry under the fly with all the rain?
     
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    Great trip! Send some rain down here, please.
     
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    That one pic with the ferns looks alot like the maidenhair ferns we have in the Ozarks. Beautiful country. Looked like a great trip.
     
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    Nice outting thanks for sharing.
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