Preparing For Nepal
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.