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Re: October Backpacking

Postby rlown » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:52 pm

KathyW wrote: I have eight apple ipod shuffles; so I can pack 8 books if I want too. I think they run about 15 hours each and weigh almost nothing.

"The new adventures of Sherlock Holmes" My favorites.. 1940ish but I like them. A half hour each.

I prefer to try and sleep though.

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Re: October Backpacking

Postby tomba » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:26 pm

One thing to do during long nights is night photography. Long exposures and light painting. Running around and waving a light frantically while shutter is open helps warm up. :)

To maximize the use of daylight during late season trips, I get up way before sunrise, eat breakfast in the dark, and start going half hour before sunrise, when it is quite bright. At least this is the intent - sometimes I end up late. Sleeping bag is usually a bit moist, and tent sometimes too, so I dry them out at a later stop. I find campsite around sunset. Sometimes later, usually unintentionally. Moonlight helps. So instead of spending time enjoying the campsite location, I stop mid day in nice spots on the way.
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