Just got back. What a trip. Total of 7 of us, since one guy backed out. Business as usual on all fronts really. We got to the trailhead at about 11am saturday, got to the campsite around 12ish. Had to wait for a couple of large groups to surrender the firepit/campsite to us, but the eventually wandered off. We lucked out, a really nice oak tree fell practically right at our campsite, so we had an abundant supply of firewood courtesy of Sandy. Raging fire all night.
The Mexican fest proceeded pretty well, all of which was heated in a wok. chile/cheese sauce for nachos. Then Chicken quesadillas, then Chili quesadillas. Then Beef Fajitas. In the morning, everyone had huuuuge Burritos with all the fixin's. All it all, it came off pretty well, but to adapt it all to a single wok and a campfire was challenging.
Daytime high was 23, and the nightime low was 10 degrees. In the morning, it snowed inside my tent from the frozen condensation. I was pretty comfortable all night, except for the damned bump I set my tent up on. To keep our water bottles from freezing, they had to be kept in the sleeping bags. Till they reached body temperature, it was like sleeping with a cold rock. The cold water bottles condensated a little inside the sleeping bag, so had to deal with that too.
I've got some pretty chapped lips right now. Yikes.
Fun stuff. I'm already thinking about the food theme for next year. Probably Mediterrainian...