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Monthly Archive: January 2015

Wednesday

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January 2015

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Roaring Plains – January 2015

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Another great trip up to Roaring Plains Wilderness area over MLK weekend. Had the place pretty much to ourselves. A couple inches of snow on the ground when we got there but mostly ice on the trails. Weather got a little weird… with the clouds racing across the allegheny front, we went from blistering snow squalls to bright sunshine in matter of minutes. Got about 4″ of new snow at 4650ft and there were wind gusts over 40kts reported about a thousand feet below us in Canaan Valley. Stayed warm though and had a great time… Scariest part was the drive down. Icy roads covered in fresh snow… not fun.

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Wednesday

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January 2015

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Winter Gear List

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Had a couple people ask about how we manage to stay warm and manage to have fun on some the crazier trips into the backcountry. Preparation is key, but once on the trail the most important thing is staying ahead of the weather. In extreme weather having to quickly throw things on and hope to ‘warm up’ is when things can get dangerous. You know the temp is going to drop when the sun goes down, put on the extra layers before it does. Click below to see the full winter gear list.

Saturday

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January 2015

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Saturday

10

January 2015

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