Currently I am scheduled to be in NYC when the Women's Run happens. I'm very sad I'll be missing it. However, my brother recently lost his job so he might not even be in NY in May and our trip may be cancelled.
Hi Debby! Thank you for commenting on my blog this morning. I know that you love the winter activities just as much as I do. I was out again today in the fresh layer of snow snow shoeing and it was spectacular! I absolutely love the winter fun!
What we do differently for winter camping. First I have to qualify it with saying we never go in adverse weather, when there is wind or precipitation. Cold we can handle. We make sure we are warm enough. Down mitts, -20 sleeping bag, a white gas stove (canister stoves can have sluggish = inoperable fuel in cold weather), balaclava, down jacket, warm ski pants, double warm socks. But a lot of the cold measures are for once the sun goes down, because during the day we are active, often snow shoeing up and down elevations, and staying more than warm and peeling layers. Sometimes hot-shots, those packets that warm up, are used for keeping feet and hands warm. Our leader puts hot water in her 1-liter water bottle and puts it in her sleeping bag after supper to warm it up for bed time. I found it very helpful to change my socks at night and put on dry warm socks. My socks didn't feel wet to my feet, I guess because the moisture wicked out, but the socks were damp and got cold during the night if I didn't put dry socks on. I warmed my socks by putting them inside my jacket at supper time. We try to have a fire because that keeps us up a bit later. The sun goes down early in the winter, you don't want to being going to bed at 7 pm.