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Rocko1
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10/14/2019
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Did a quick overnight north of Little Blair Valley with my son. This was just a last minute trip to try out some new gear and enjoy the cooler nighttime temps. Parked at the Pictograph trail and went searching for a decent camp site. A mile or so north of the pictograph trail end there are some decent spots and lots of boulders to explore. Found some really large 'caves' and one could spend many hours bouldering and exploring this area. In the morning we came down a canyon and made the short trip back to the car. Weather was great. 80F daytime, 37F low. No wind at night and a full moon. Camo tent is a Zpacks Duplex. 21oz.





One of the many 'caves' we found.


Another much larger-this was much larger than it appears. Could fit 10+ people standing up in here.


Morteros near the camp site.







Old Folders can found in cave


Canyon we made or way down in the morning.


Was a fun quick trip.
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Buford
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10/14/2019
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Cool trip. Nice tent. I like my Zpacks tarp.
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I took my son to that same cave and area when he was about 17, lots of cool shelters around there.
So is that Dyneema camo? I bought several yards of that thin stuff and haven't made anything yet with it, kinda a tricky fabric to work with.

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10/14/2019
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Sounds like a fun trip! I bet the moon was amazing.
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10/15/2019
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dsefcik wrote:
I took my son to that same cave and area when he was about 17, lots of cool shelters around there.
So is that Dyneema camo? I bought several yards of that thin stuff and haven't made anything yet with it, kinda a tricky fabric to work with.



It really is. We were not there long but you really could spend a couple days exploring.

Yes, it's a .67oz/cubic yard dyneema composite. It's a bit thicker than their standard dyneema as the camo is laminated on. It makes it less see through than the lighter .51/oz material. The moon still shines through pretty well though.

This was taken about 8pm-moon light.


Here is inside shot.

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10/15/2019
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deborah wrote:
Sounds like a fun trip! I bet the moon was amazing.



It was very bright. Not good for star viewing but it was really great to see it come over a ridge near Whale Peak.
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10/16/2019
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Nice trip / photos.

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10/17/2019
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Nice Trip, Nice photos searching the boulders for cave shelters. Also, neat light weight tent set up you got there.
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10/21/2019
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Rocko1 wrote:


Yes, it's a .67oz/cubic yard dyneema composite. It's a bit thicker than their standard dyneema as the camo is laminated on. It makes it less see through than the lighter .51/oz material. The moon still shines through pretty well though.



I am gonna have to get back to some sewing projects, Dyneema is cool but expensive. I did make some food storage bags for our Grand Canyon trip back in Nov. The material is supposed to be rodent resistant.



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10/21/2019
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dsefcik wrote:
Rocko1 wrote:


Yes, it's a .67oz/cubic yard dyneema composite. It's a bit thicker than their standard dyneema as the camo is laminated on. It makes it less see through than the lighter .51/oz material. The moon still shines through pretty well though.



I am gonna have to get back to some sewing projects, Dyneema is cool but expensive. I did make some food storage bags for our Grand Canyon trip back in Nov. The material is supposed to be rodent resistant.



Very nice! Love the vintage sewing machine.

It is expensive but bags like that are very nice. I would throw the food inside a Opsak first too just to be safe. I have had good luck with those shielding the odors. I have heard the rodents at established sites in GC are really persistent.
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