Gone backpacking (overnight)
I’ll be backpacking Fri-Sat in the Angeles National Forest. Just a little 14 mile overnight trip to see how I like solo backpacking.
Backpacking is different this year. Due to the drought and the resultant extreme fire hazard, no fires or cooking are allowed. You can not even boil water on a propane stove (how backpackers generally prepare food, as freeze-dried food is now quite tasty. Seriously!). Plus, the normal water sources are dry, thus water must be packed in. So, it’s cold food and fifteen pounds of water in the backpack.
And yes, I’m looking forward to this!