Last event yesterday links with the first event today. Late last night I discovered that cheap charge wire for iPhone that I buy from China for $1 stopped working, and my phone have only 5% charge left. Today, I found a twist of the wire and I was able to maintain it with a rubber band to allow the charging to resume. Way cool! And now, what should be my new policy toward cheap wires – always have a spare cheap wire to spare?
|07:45 – Second morning in the woods – Seize the Day!||09:14 – Boiling water is a clean water||09:28 – Hot cereal with fruits and nuts|
Slowly, but confidently I arrived to a conclusion to stay. Yes. I am staying here one more night. So today, Sunday, will be no walking of hiking, It will be all about camping, cooking, writing and site improvements.
|11:09 I can sit here, but where I would write?||11:26 – See what only moose can see||11:27 – A private bath tab with a garden view|
After breakfast, I build an elevated back support for a more comfortable seat on the logs. Next, I would need a table. For sticks burrowed into the ground, and plywood from the gone shelter serves as a tabletop. After hard work, I deserve some bathing. This comes handy after two nights in the wild. I pick a spot where water just begin to trickle from the No Ketchum Pond. No one around. Whole night. And whole day. This is new. I always had a very intense program to follow during these long weekends. And I would always regret that it was all “work” and no play afterward. Not today.
|14:45 Dinner is ready – Table is served||16:08 Most reliable cup holder with a view||16:59 Clean fresh clothes – start of a fantastic evening|
Today it is “me” day. After dinner, I started constructing a stand up table underneath the tremendous tarp. The rain was approaching.
Around 4 PM, I heard some human-like sounds and something like a sound of an axe against the logs. Still I did not see anyone. My solitude remained undisturbed.
|18:28 – Finally! Chair with a back rest and table for epistolary musings||18:31 – This fire needs to be strong enough to overcome the rain||18:32 Comfortable accommodations with stand up table and tea|
As rain was approaching, I hoard some firewood closer to the tent to keep it dry. Rain makes simple tasks a bit harder to do. But I had enough oomph in fireplace to finish the cooking and boiling tea water. It was slower, but it still burned.
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- 08-29 FR - Off to a wild New Hampshire (2018/01/25)
- 08-30 SA - Up Rainbow to Carter Dome - down Black Angel to Wild River loop (2018/01/29)
- 08-31 SU - A day at "sea" - just soaking up the wild (2018/02/03)
- 09-01 MO - Some magnesium fire please (2018/02/06)