Not much has happened since Thanksgiving, to be perfectly honest. I’ve been sucking down whiskey, walking in the low to mid teens weather, lucky enough to stay dry (and they say climate change isn’t that big of a deal, pfft), and keeping my head in the game.
Apparently I’m getting an REI gift card sometime between now and Christmas, which is a major score – thank you mom and dad.
Out of laziness I’m not going to double check if I said this or not, but I got a screaming deal on a new sleeping bag (15 degree) at Dicks Sporting Goods, Black Friday style. What would have been a $400 bag was only $250… I guess skipping sleep can sometimes pay off. The bag with the cover only weighs two pounds. If you can afford it, I highly recommend this bag, the Marmot Helium. Next thing on the list is an ice pick, boots/shoes, and crampons for winter training – gotta get as prepared as I can for those high sierras.
Something else exciting happened Saturday night, I found a hiking buddy. Aia. She is an eleven week old Black Lab with the tiniest bit of Blue Heeler. Sweet, loyal, and adorable. She has quickly filled a very large hole in my heart.