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Two From Two-Heel Drive

Two posts at Two-Heel Drive caught my attention today:

Turkey Day Mini-Meetup at Mission Peak. The last two years I’ve hiked to the top of Mission Peak on Thanksgiving morning. Any of you Bay Area types wanna tag along this year? For those who haven’t done it, Mission Peak is a pretty major slog: 2000… [Two-Heel Drive]

Since Mission Peak is one of my favorite local hiking spots, I’m hoping that this event will happen early enough in the morning (also known as “about dawn”) that I’ll be able to particpate and still be home for all of the Turkey Day stuff.

Thoughts on camping under a tarp. Paul Davis of Hike-Lite blog has more aesthetic than weight-shaving reasons for tarping: On a perfect night a tarp provides the user with an incomparable sense of connection with the outdoors. Waking up to a sunrise under a tarp is… [Two-Heel Drive]

I feel like a bivy sack may get you even closer to the outdoors. Sleeping in a bivy is pretty much like sleeping right out in the open in your sleeping bag – except that you can seal out the weather and bugs if necessary. (Of course, I take a light tarp along in case it really does rain.)


November 14, 2006 - Posted by | Commentary

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  1. Dan: I just updated my site to say I’m with you on the dawn hike. Sunrise is 6:55 so I’m calculating it’ll take a 5:30 launch to hit the summit at sunrise. So that’s my new plan, to meet at 5:30 and head up.

    Comment by tom | November 15, 2006

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