Leaving Fort Collins 10:40 P.M.
Ended up having a late start on the trip right after a day of work….
Friday Night: A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind 6 mph Windchill -2°F
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27°F.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0°F. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 16 mph increasing to between 21 and 24 mph. . Windchill -7°F
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29°F.
Driving down the road and two Bull Moose crossed the road and then we just sat there looking at each other.
Arriving to the cliff spot at 12:15 A.M.
After a few times preparing for a cold night out camping Im going to test the hammock in cold weather conditions in the backyard.
-50 military sleeping bag with bivy cover
Two pairs of wool socks
Hot Coffee and a snack.
If there is wind the wind chill will be way below -6 degrees
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Overnight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around -6. Calm wind. If there is wind the wind chill will be way below -6 degrees
11:23 A.M. What a good nights sleep. No cold spots!, back, hands, feet, and even my face stayed warm. The only thing is when you breathe and its cold frost developed around things the emergency blanket and the gore tex bivy cover had some frost. Next time I will make a way to have my breathe exit without gathering on anything. The things you learn through practicing and preparing.