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Offline tombaisley

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3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« on: March 05, 2018, 03:18:51 PM »
On Friday during the Noreaster, my son, his two dogs, and I headed into  the Breadloaf wilderness for a four day weekend. We hauled the sled tag team style up a forest service road a couple of miles then got tucked back in the forest a ways overlooking a small stream.  On Sunday we snowshoed up to the summit ridge and had lunch in the Skyline lodge overlooking Skylight pond. The rest of our time was spent eating and relaxing,

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/p0wgqzVZenqykPOf2

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 04:19:01 PM »
Great pictures Tom. Thanks for posting them.

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 06:11:45 PM »
I should be so lucky.
Very nice.

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 06:23:31 PM »
Wow!  Vermont?   Great pics of dogs, huge and tiny.  Love the blanket pics, and the steak, and the pancakes and the...nice little cabin, thanks for sharing. 
I cold camped this weekend in lower NY and itching to get back out again, another nor easter coming in.  Be well

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 07:52:38 AM »
Great photos!  I love camping next to running water in the winter.  Easy access to drinking water and a nice background music at night.
Winner of the 2009 "Golden Spatula" cooking award at the Winter Camping symposium.  Winning recipe:  Filet Mignon in a wine, garlic & mustard sauce, served over orzo and accompanied by caramelized broccoli and washed down with Black Currant Mead.

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 10:01:56 AM »
You know how to live well.

How did the Breadloaf get its name?
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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 11:16:21 AM »
What a nice trip!  I'm curious as to whether you have any issues with snow balling up on your dogs and then it all melting in the tent, making gear & bedding wet.  I have a border collie mix that looks at lot like your larger dog.  I find whenever we go out she has lots of snow that balls up under her legs and on her chest.  While I can get some of it off easily enough, a lot of it seems to intermingle with her fur.  Pulling it off just tugs at her so I usually let it melt; which doesn't please my wife much when we're back in the house   :D  Because of that, I've been hesitant to take her on an overnight.  If you've got any helpful tips, I'd love to learn them.  Thanks!

That's all for now.  Take care and until next time....be well.

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 11:27:44 AM »
Nice pics.

Also nice Cree-Ojibwa snowshoes. Would love a pair of super long Cree or Alaskan style shoes.

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2018, 12:26:28 PM »
 This past weekend the snow seemed sticky and they both balled up pretty good. We tried applying liberal amounts of mushers wax all over their undercarriage, but that didn't seem to do much. We keep the sleeping bags covered with a light blanket or poncho liner and try to  thaw the dogs a couple of minutes when they first come inside. The wool blanket that we use as a carpet dries out very fast.  If anything gets wet, we just add more wood to the fire.

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 12:29:42 PM »
thanks for sharing.  looks like a great trip and great time together.

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 08:12:28 PM »
Very nice trip pictures. Great that you and your son got to spend time doing something that you both enjoy. I am amazed at how much winter beauty we are all surrounded by, if a person will only take the time to seek it out. Something to be said for the simple things in life.
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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 11:21:59 PM »
Love the pics of the dogs sleeping.  and yeah the steaks.  yummmm

good on ya for getting out.
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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 04:03:00 PM »
Tom, Thanks for sharing. I'm with Rbinhood, spending time with your son with the quiet beauty of winter. The dogs seem to like it as well!

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Re: 3 nights Breadloaf Wilderness Vermont
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 12:56:32 PM »
Tom  - Thanks for sharing what it is you do with your dogs.  I appreciate the strategy for keeping the rest of your gear and sleeping items dry and ready to use.

That's all for now.  Take care and until next time....be well.

snapper