Wheeler Gorge: Day 2

Morning sun makes it over the ridge.

Morning sun makes it over the ridge.

After diving into the tent last night to avoid the pounding rain I lay there listening to the staccato over my head, on the pots I left on table, and in the puddles as they formed on the ground outside around my cot. The new sleeping bag was wonderfully warm, a different experience from my old bag that had to be supplemented with blankets and hooded sweatshirts and thick socks. Nope, now I was sleeping barefoot in a tank top. I'm not one for the mummy bags. They have their purpose but that purpose is not mine. I like to be able to kick my feet and turn over. So this new sleeping bag is brilliant. It's going to take some getting used to but for a rainy night it was perfect seeing as how I had to get up three time to go pee.

That's right. Three times I had to pee. But instead of having to take off the socks to put on the flip flops, cause you can't leave the boots out in the rain and you don't want muddy boots in your bed so you leave the flip flops out in the rain, to go pee to come back and take off the flip flops and dry my feet to put back on the socks and crawl back under the blankets. Last night it was dry feet and back in the bag. Awesome. Oh, and the other best new thing: mini zipper pull light. Holy crap, these things are amazing! It lights up enough for me to find my jacket getting out of the tent and find the zipper pull to close things back up when I was snuggling into the sleeping bag again.

After the rain.

After the rain.

Why am I so lazy the next day? I had a decent nights sleep, stayed in bed until 7:30, and stayed in pajamas until noon. This is why I have to pay for the extra night. Getting out of camp by noon is SO HARD. 

First priority is obviously coffee. It just recently became a weekend luxury. I used to get Starbucks every morning on my way to work. Between coffee and alcohol I was spending about $200 monthly. That's a lot of fucking money. Instead I'll be spending that money on a rent increase and a storage space. That's a story for another day.

Then it's making sure everything's dry and folding it up and getting organized. I'm almost there. The Thule pod is going to make a huge difference. I need to get rid of the canopy (done) and get a privacy pop up (done) for the Turbo Toilet. If it's raining I'll just have to figure it out with a tarp.

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