View Full Version : Snow Camping to Clear Your Mind

Mr. Anthony
01-27-2013, 06:48 PM
We've had some great weather here lately (and less mountain snow than usual), so three friends and I went up camping this weekend. We set up at 10,100 feet with a light snow falling, built a raging fire, cooked some good meat, and drank whiskey. It was still cold enough that the water bottle in my tent froze near-solid, but good gear + whiskey = sleeping like a rock. Today was beautiful and sunny, and we hiked over to a huge mountain meadow and got in a lot of shooting with a lot of different guns. I've GOT to stop shooting up my AK ammo; I'm getting low...

I had a solid 24 hours where I didn't so much as look at my phone (no service). We saw no other people the whole time we were up. It was great to get away for a little--away from work stuff, away from worrying about crappy government stuff, away from the world in general. Lying in a snow-covered tent with no sounds except for the forest and the crackling of a dying fire can really clear your mind and help refocus. It really felt like the good life.

01-27-2013, 06:50 PM
sounds awesome, i'm eager to get back out in the outdoors myself!

01-27-2013, 08:37 PM
I did the same a week ago but my trip was only 4 hrs... boy, it's good to get away even if it's for a fews hrs.

Steve Paulson
01-27-2013, 09:32 PM
Sounds like the kind of time that leaves you thinking, "why don't I do this more often?"

Well played. Thanks for sharing. :finger:

Mr. Anthony
01-27-2013, 10:28 PM
Sounds like the kind of time that leaves you thinking, "why don't I do this more often?"

Definitely. Except for the part where I spent a ton of time cleaning and drying gear today...

Couple of pics:

01-27-2013, 10:38 PM
Thats all the snow you guys have at 10k feet??

Mr. Anthony
01-27-2013, 10:47 PM
Thats all the snow you guys have at 10k feet??

I know! Normally there's no way I'd be camping up there in late January. It's been a light snow season so far in several parts of the state.

01-29-2013, 12:56 PM
Outstanding. It is a lot easier to get me to go camping in this sort of weather...my Nordic bloodlines do not allow me to deal with that summer heat too well when it is time to sleep, but with snow on the ground I sleep like a baby. Good times!