Troop 774 headed out on a backpacking trek from the Lagunas to Cuyamaca. The trek was a 20 mile one-way trip from the Penny Pines trailhead to Green Valley campground with overnight stays in Granite Springs and Arroy Seco primitive camps. This was my shakedown hike for my JMT gear. I had almost all my stuff I intend on taking in July.
Bear canister was nice and big and not too cumbersome
Quilt compression sack was key to creating more room in the pack
I am approaching the weight and volume limits of my G4 so have to watch what I add very closely
Flip-flops were a great addition for end-of-day foot comfort
Duct tape works great for blisters
My food continues to refine and I am pretty set with the menu
Cowboy camping worked out great and was a big timesaver
Solio charger worked nicely charging my phone from around 50% - 99%
With Bengt's 13th birthday, the teenagers have evened the
odds in the Osten household.
Bengt and I went fishing aboard the Chubasco II. The
trip was just off shore in the local kelp beds. Fishing was pretty
good. Bengt got a nice sized oceanic whitefish and I pulled in a monster
31 lb. halibut. That easily won the trip jackpot! Thanks to the
crew for a good time.