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I know alot of us do stuff during the summer months and I though it would be cool to just do a thread dedicated to that. I'm sure Fly and Ape already have a ton of stuff planned so lets so some of those photos. I'll start since I just got back from a trip. I did a backpacking hiking trip with mini flop. We covered about 35 miles total over 4.5 days. We started base camp in a place called Twin Lakes and pushed through over the continental divide at Independence Pass. It was a fantastic trip just having what we could fit in our packs. We did alot of fishing along the way for food (not my favorite choice). I even was able to trade some fish for beer one night with a fellow hiking group we ran into. The temps would drop around 40-45 degrees from day to night so it made it very tricky having to pack for both. Also alot of the trails I've taken before were not accessible due to streams that were now full blown raging waters due to the snow melt. Overall it was a fantastic trip and I'm glad I was able to take mini flop.

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Wait, mini-flop is girl-flop? Why did I think the opposite?

Pretty pics, I would like to do something similar.
Gonna do fishing this summer, maybe some more amusement parks
 
My summer well be very boring and un eventful compared to last. :-(


That looks awesome flop. What did your pack weigh? I can never get mine below 50 with fluids, and that's without cold weather gear. I assume no fire bans so you could have a camp fire? Do you have to worry about wildlife? Coons and bears?

What's the elevation change like there? Fairly even terrain or constant UPS and downs?
 
My summer well be very boring and un eventful compared to last. :-(


That looks awesome flop. What did your pack weigh? I can never get mine below 50 with fluids, and that's without cold weather gear. I assume no fire bans so you could have a camp fire? Do you have to worry about wildlife? Coons and bears?

What's the elevation change like there? Fairly even terrain or constant UPS and downs?

On a multiday I've never been below 50. I usually limit my clothes to 2 sets and river wash if needed. As far as the fire I snuck it in early enough so we could still have a fire even though I do most of the food prep with my jet boil minus any fish we caught. Yes there is always worries with wildlife especially brown and black bears this time of year. You just have to be smart about what you do and I always have my bear mace on me. The elevation varies. We started around 10k and hovered between 8k and 12k most of the time. We got around 13k cutting the edge of Mt. Elbert but that was probably the highest.
 
My summer well be very boring and un eventful compared to last. :-(


That looks awesome flop. What did your pack weigh? I can never get mine below 50 with fluids, and that's without cold weather gear. I assume no fire bans so you could have a camp fire? Do you have to worry about wildlife? Coons and bears?

What's the elevation change like there? Fairly even terrain or constant UPS and downs?

Ive got one of these:

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Two bag filter, folds down to fit into a 2x2 inch square. Pump water into the first bag (25 pumps fills it) hang bag from tree, second bag is full of clean water in 1.5 minutes. Clean of all impurities/viruses/bacteria

Ive put some real murky water into it and had it come out crystal clear and taste perfect.
 
Ive got one of these:

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Two bag filter, folds down to fit into a 2x2 inch square. Pump water into the first bag (25 pumps fills it) hang bag from tree, second bag is full of clean water in 1.5 minutes. Clean of all impurities/viruses/bacteria

Ive put some real murky water into it and had it come out crystal clear and taste perfect.

Even the new inline filters you put on the camelbak's work great
 
I never used to filter water, just made sure there were no dead sheep in the stream within 30 yards and it was all good. Never, ever got ill.

That was before monsanto polluted everything with round up.

I use a pump when we can find water, last year it was dry where we went though, was a huge issue.
 
That was before monsanto polluted everything with round up.

I use a pump when we can find water, last year it was dry where we went though, was a huge issue.

The areas i hiked in wouldn't have been treated with anything, as upland areas here are generally only farmed for sheep.
 
I plan on doing a lot of canoeing around the lake, pretty much my favourite thing to do.