Frosty Field

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    Tuolumne Meadow, at Soda Spring.

    This was my first experience with winter camping. I was expecting temperatures in the thirties and thought that was bad. I never would have gone if I had realized it would go down in to the the teens. Everything worked out well though. Both mornings I woke up toasty warm and not covered in ice as I would have expected. The only chilly part was getting to sleep. Pulling the covers over my head made it difficult to breathe but leaving an air hole let the cold in. I was really wishing I had a snorkel.

    dorien, NatureWallpaperist, starvans, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Buckeye. ages ago | reply

      Some sort of Potentilla-type thing. In the rose family anyway.

    2. Anita363 ages ago | reply

      That's extraordinary -- flowers with frost on them, still going strong. Yes, Cinquefoil (P. gracilis) looks like a good possibility.

      We got fancy new down/Dryloft +20F bags, & figured we would be nice & toasty. Then we got to the site on our 1st trip -- in a valley in S-central CA (Pinnacles Natl Mon) -- & discovered that the temp the prev night was in the teens. I did eventually warm up, but it took a while! Later discovered that a mylar space blanket on top of the pads was the secret.

    3. Sir Frog 115 months ago | reply

      Great shot with the frost.

    4. LandscapesTraveller 113 months ago | reply

      I've added this photo to my Natural Wallpapers Blog and the photo is automatically set as wallpaper for the people. (The post is here.)
      Congatulations for the good shot!

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