||02-05-2013 11:41 AM
Originally Posted by KG_Strummer
kawa, how has the camping been? Seems pretty cold for my blood! :) Monongahela is nice... drove through there a couple of weekends ago!
Not too bad. We have good bags and a decent tent. We're trying to maximize our forest road exploration so basically we drive until about 8:30 p.m., set up camp, heat up some stew, drink a beer around the campfire and go to bed. We break camp just before dawn and hit the trails shortly after first light.
I was stationed in Alaska. We used to do ambushes and stuff at 20 below so it's all relative. Cold weather camping is an acquired taste to be sure.
I'm formulating the opinion that the only good time of the year to go Jeeping in the GWNF is during hunting season when the seasonal forest roads are open and/or when there is a good base of snow on the ground.