I had been standing on the edge of the lake for ten minutes. If I didn’t get in soon, it was going to be too dark. I knew I’d regret not going in. I was frustrated with myself. I pushed my sweaty hair away from my face and balled my fists. I was going to do this.
I didn’t know the names of the hills I was looking at and I didn’t know what a Wainwright was. But I knew one thing: this wasn’t the last the Lake District would be seeing of us.
When it comes to comfortable summit camping, the Thermarest NeoAir XTherm is one of my secret weapons.
I have no sense of direction. Absolutely none. Never ask me for directions; my internal compass is pointing consistently 180 degrees on the wrong bearing. Or 270 degrees. Or maybe 45…
“Steph?” “Snrrrgh.” “Steph, we’re going to miss it.” “Oh!” I opened my eyes and pushed my sleeping bag off my face. The car was bathed in soft light and, through the windows of the backseat where we had slept, I could see the pale sky emerging from behind shadowy dunes. We wriggled out of our … Continue reading #Microadventures – Spring Equinox Road Trip
“Supposing a tree fell down when you were underneath it? Supposing it didn’t.”
The MSR Hubba Hubba NX is a sturdy and lightweight backpacking tent with plenty of room inside. I’m looking forward to using it again – but it comes at a price, and it doesn’t always feel like value for money.
We had driven 1000 miles to get here and we had 1000 miles to drive back. I made an impulsive decision to seize an opportunity and see where I ended up – and it was a fabulous idea.