New Year's Eve: anyone planning to spend the night outside?

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New Year's Eve: anyone planning to spend the night outside?

Post by Mutt » October 12th, 2016, 12:16 pm

I've decided that I'm going to camp out somewhere on New Year's Eve this year. Anyone else thinking of doing this?
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Re: New Year's Eve: anyone planning to spend the night outsi

Post by Chip Down » October 12th, 2016, 8:15 pm

I'm so far past the idea of experiencing overnight discomfort "just because".
My epic tales of misery are now relegated to trips of less that 20 hours.
Yeah, I'm getting to be an old pansy. Pretty soon I'll be shopping for an RV. :lol:

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Post by justpeachy » October 13th, 2016, 7:31 pm

I've thought about renting a lookout for New Year's Eve one of these days, but that's the closest I'll ever come. For one thing, the days are SO short that time of year that when camping you'd have to go to bed at 5pm.

Looking forward to hearing about whatever you end up doing! :D

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Post by Charley » October 13th, 2016, 8:04 pm

White River Canyon is GREAT for a quick overnight snowcamping trip, to test out gear and get a feel for it. One can find sheltered spots at about the place where the Timberline Trail enters the forest after crossing the river.
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There are great views there:
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You can extend the trip a little by exploring downstream of the highway, if the mileage is not enough to attract you:
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Or, I guess you could camp in the rain at Eagle Creek or something. ;)

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Re: New Year's Eve: anyone planning to spend the night outsi

Post by arlohike » November 14th, 2016, 12:38 pm

Cool idea, please post a report if you do it!
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Re: New Year's Eve: anyone planning to spend the night outsi

Post by adamschneider » November 14th, 2016, 1:31 pm

Does "in a yurt at the coast" count as outside? Because that's the closest I'd get in January.

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Re: New Year's Eve: anyone planning to spend the night outsi

Post by TodF » November 18th, 2016, 9:32 am

Sounds like a great idea. I am gearing up to do more winter camping, but I am finding I want to camp with other people more, and I don't have anyone in my circle who is very enthusiastic about winter camping.

I don't tend to plan local camping trips much in advance, since I can't predict what the weather will be doing. I guess that is why I haven't had ideas like camping on New Year's Eve.

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Re: New Year's Eve: anyone planning to spend the night outsi

Post by BigBear » November 18th, 2016, 9:47 am

If by "outside," you mean in my comfy warm bed in my house, then yes. Any other definition, is a no.

I've done a couple of snow bivouacs and they aren't all that uncomfortable with the correct gear, but I can't say they were so enjoyable I was aching to get back out there.

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Re: New Year's Eve: anyone planning to spend the night outsi

Post by retired jerry » November 18th, 2016, 10:43 am

snow camping is okay - a little hard to keep warm, and it's sort of claustrophobic because once I'm in camp it's hard to walk around

camping when it's below freezing but not much snow around is nice

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Re: New Year's Eve: anyone planning to spend the night outsi

Post by Andesite » November 21st, 2016, 4:25 pm

Mutt and TodF, I have other plans for New Years but I am in to snow camping and looking for others who are too. I have a BD mega lite that's great as a common cook tent and place to hang out between nightfall and bedtime, especially if the snow is deep enough to dig out benches and a central table. Let's chat.

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