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Preparing For Nepal

Greetings all,

It’s been awhile.  Have spent the past month preparing for the Nepal adventure: hiking in the mountains and packing, repacking, and repacking again my bags (depart next week, October 8th 2012).  Logistically, the packing is a real challenge.  What should I carry in my daypack (carry-on luggage) and what should I pack for the flight to Lukla (the airstrip and beginning of the 2 week trek to the south base-camp of Mt. Everest)?  The daypack/carry-on challenge centers around camera gear, i.e., how much stuff am I willing to schlep? Packing for Lukla is guided by a 30lb weight limit and some expectations such as packing a bulky down sleeping bag and packing clothes for both mild and severe weather conditions, and for two weeks living out of a tent.  I’ll finally have to decide this weekend.  The hiking has been much more enjoyable.  Over the past few weeks I’ve hiked to the summit of Medicine Bow Peak (12,013’) in the Snowy Mountains from both the north trailhead (via Lewis Lake) and from the south trailhead (via Lake Marie); also hiked (with Marty) the Montgomery Trail in the North Park area of Colorado.  Below are a few photos.  Also, this month at Artisans’ Gallery in Laramie a number of my Egypt photos are displayed; there is a reception from 3-4pm this Saturday (see attached flier).

More soon … Cheers!

Note: Will attempt to update the blog from Nepal.

Medicine Bow Peak Trailhead, Lake Marie – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lake Marie – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lake Marie – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lake Marie – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lake Marie – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lake Marie – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lake Marie – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak Trailhead, Lewis Lake – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lewis Lake – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lewis Lake – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lewis Lake – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lewis Lake – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lewis Lake – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Stone marker, Medicine Bow Peak from Lewis Lake – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Medicine Bow Peak trail from Lewis Lake – Snowy Range, Wyoming

Montgomery Pass trail – North Park, Colorado

Montgomery Pass trail – North Park, Colorado

Montgomery Pass trail – North Park, Colorado

Montgomery Pass trail – North Park, Colorado

Marty looking toward Cameron Pass, Montgomery Pass trail – North Park, Colorado

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wow, Michael you are in for a real treat. I went to China/Tibet several years ago and had the experience of my life time. Stayed in the Monastery that is at the highest altitude in the world below Mt. Everest. What a “High” 🙂 Didn’t make it to the base camp, but did have that option. I’ll always regret not doing that part of the trip – so if you get a chance – do that part for me also 🙂 Nancy Campman

    October 4, 2012
  2. Paul Armstrong #

    Good luck, MIke. Keep in touch.

    Paul

    October 8, 2012
  3. Matt Caires #

    All those photos of the Snowies are amazing! Thanks for sharing. I sure miss Wyo…

    October 8, 2012

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