Couple adventure pics from the last few months

Discussion in 'Adventure, Hiking, Backpacking and Travel' started by Bushman5, Dec 12, 2021.

  1. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    2,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
    The little pond with waterfall out front was a nice touch too 20220424_161536.jpg
     
    Bushman5, Strigidae and anrkst6973 like this.
  2. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    Todays adventures with @Twoody88

    Teaser Pics - report / more pics soon!

    0FB67608-7C23-43DA-BB27-E81BBA312382.jpeg 5D5B0B5D-D94E-4AF2-892A-DC3921A4FD88.jpeg FF0A28FD-033C-4E58-8193-8703FF52CE37.jpeg 9DFA07E6-21A7-41D1-873F-AAB2AA8D0E2E.jpeg 3CB8398F-CC01-434E-A2ED-1473760585EA.jpeg 5633ABF6-B47D-4867-B705-E5118C66F628.jpeg 692FBFFC-EF60-4D2F-A0EB-A3D0C85F57D9.jpeg 98C80204-48DA-4F75-84F6-0213DE097B1C.jpeg FA309CBE-A1EB-4455-B886-0DF2CBA7A386.jpeg
     
  3. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    2,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
    OoooOoo ya !! New to me danners felt so amazing by the end of the day, and what a day it was. @Bushman5 really does live up to his name and I'm super grateful for the awesome spots and knowledge he's been dropping on me !! Cheers bro!
    20220501_014012.jpg 20220501_133553.jpg 20220501_152738.jpg signal-2022-05-01-15-51-48-214.jpg
     
    Bushman5, anrkst6973 and Strigidae like this.
  4. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    Trip report!

    @Twoody88 was stoked after the cabin trip last weekend, and wanted to get out for more adventures and survival skills practice.

    We drove to my usual close to the city location and rucked up and headed out. Right off the bat we had a visit by Bear, a young , small year old 100lbs at most black bear.
    Bear has been eating well since awaking from hibernation, fur was thick and glossy. It watched us from about 30' away, curious but cautious , as were we. Bear let us by, up the trail , then ambled into forest.

    7048BE42-B8C2-45E0-8051-AC5544B63A3B.jpeg A076B3BE-C04C-477E-99B4-4F8996A14B88.jpeg C8A583FD-87B5-4BA8-AD64-D53719F6790F.jpeg 5BB6D061-9E48-486C-BCB6-17C85CA369FD.jpeg EC3986F5-BCC1-4C64-957E-45CB8657F540.jpeg BDAFB75F-51C5-467D-B76F-E6B1BCCA8772.jpeg

    We carried on up to the bluffs over the ocean. The sea lions were barking up a storm in the distance. We stopped by the old homeless dudes camp, he was gone (he bicycled his gear up to Squamish area). Practiced traditional flint / steel char cloth tinder lighting for a bit, stretched the tired work week muscles out and got ready for the bushwack and creek crossing to adventure.

    E09F8A3E-7B3C-4A44-827D-339BE568F981.jpeg 988B8036-2CCD-4427-926F-DFFEBDEE97F1.jpeg E49BA294-B6FC-4A5C-AC19-CDE1E2516AAC.jpeg A899FAEE-EDD3-429D-90FE-FDF4579A1166.jpeg E34023FA-4754-4471-A75B-13266BD5480C.jpeg 64D16F8B-D3F9-4230-B303-1D69B6FA6E63.jpeg A0BCF07C-0E41-4789-87EB-DD8F3B21096E.jpeg 782A7D8F-E343-41C3-B90F-8C8224C2B2BB.jpeg A5303863-4A31-44EC-9379-0CD586F602FA.jpeg 878F1B9E-DEB6-4CCD-B74B-5471842BF4A8.jpeg 770194ED-A5DC-4D28-8BFC-5D58772BA897.jpeg 43469B83-5BF7-4A58-89F9-169656D03761.jpeg

    more
     
    anrkst6973, Twoody88 and Strigidae like this.
  5. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    We wandered thru the forest for a bit, checking out fresh cougar and bear tracks in the usual track trap areas, as well as checked out the old cable challenge course over the ravine.

    Dropped down the bluffs to ocean level and cleared out a forested spot on a little bluff overlooking the ocean. @Twoody88 made a digging stick and excavated a fire pit, which we lined with flat rocks, as well as building a chimney and air vents for it. Fired it up, got it roaring hot and prepped lunch. @Twoody88 used his massive half inch thick Bussekin knife to open a can of mixed beans to add to the pot - filled with wild rice, herbs, coconut curry vegetables, and spicy lentils. It was epic.

    D5B2EB0D-F503-4E8E-8D91-390AE09610EC.jpeg 60BF851B-8F53-4522-B484-38D2A57906E4.jpeg 34F6A56D-DACB-40A6-96FF-C03356A54911.jpeg C4AB873E-3B4D-43F5-8666-11CC56514BBC.jpeg A1BC4CFD-4C3B-47DA-976E-500EE1B75AC6.jpeg B1CC34D4-CFC4-4648-B527-24D2EF8EB399.jpeg 492D8522-4A24-4186-A533-4DBA6791C384.jpeg 028D7AD8-DA9F-449E-AFF8-7E953FC94A7C.jpeg
    1FDFB174-DD2F-427B-82E8-FAB3EB68A8B5.jpeg
    2C2C30D5-DA37-4F1F-8CEB-EAE32318FF9D.jpeg 4F12C57C-F679-48DB-9408-AC145ABFD600.jpeg 9443CBA6-4E01-4B44-B331-11D5E7CEC00F.jpeg C50DDE02-D204-4556-A618-F69D64CD1F2D.jpeg 8C835838-A0D0-4A7F-B59D-2D2538AE9DE9.jpeg
     
  6. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    Wrapped dough on a stick and baked it over the hot coals , and just relaxed. Did some planning for a shelter build at the same spot in the future. An incoming school of small feeder fish has the seagulls, terns, sea lions and seals in a frenzy.....the ocean was wild with activity as they flew, swam, ate.

    Hiked out, I took @Twoody88 thru the Smartie Tubes and we got back up to the trucks. Great day.

    C0F49430-BB7E-4B26-8E96-176F71FA65C8.jpeg 3666EE89-C1B1-49B1-8EBE-6B28C68D445E.jpeg ACACA61F-75B4-47B5-8087-DC36BCAFDA21.jpeg B55B02C4-3599-447D-B75A-F6BF6FC4D593.jpeg 25574BB3-AE59-4EBC-BFA8-F4EF3C045131.jpeg 29B4B2BD-AF5D-4364-87D9-CCF525265307.jpeg DB52A5D0-6C3E-4390-BEFC-86C77F1E98DC.jpeg B58D2232-723B-4EC6-87FF-7474C4035FB3.jpeg 9FA4010D-F250-4629-A289-420D64307665.jpeg 31B3AF67-9718-4C2D-B191-3E51733C327E.jpeg
     
  7. anrkst6973

    anrkst6973 Member

    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    6,520
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Center, Texas
    Frickin beautiful man. Worth every drop of sweat ya?
     
    Twoody88 and Bushman5 like this.
  8. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    2,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
    Every time.
     
    anrkst6973 and Bushman5 like this.
  9. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams Member

    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    2,193
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    Man I am humbled. I don't even want to post me weenie trips after that!!
     
    Bushman5 and Twoody88 like this.
  10. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    2,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
    It's just about getting out man, was not our intentions !!! Please keep posting :)
     
    Bushman5 likes this.
  11. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    2,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
    Come for a visit.
     
    Bushman5 likes this.
  12. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    ya come up for a feast!
     
  13. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    Teaser Pics from todays Church Of The Woods

    517210BF-B0FF-4FF4-98D9-2323BEB00043.jpeg 63FFE024-6DDD-4994-B746-B24572C1C92F.jpeg BD3D5451-6F03-4CC1-BD48-7903C4224395.jpeg 50E591B8-F31D-441F-B512-D352FCE4B8F1.jpeg
    F731DE7E-6566-40BE-A5B6-E72D25005A90.jpeg 7BFEB80A-6706-46F1-BEB4-B7F595AD62F0.jpeg E92DFB33-60B0-45AF-9798-51480BE9381C.jpeg

    But let's start with the end of the adventure first........ as I was silently padding thru the forest, looking like I usually do, I smelled Canada's Primo Green Plant smoke. I saw puffs of smoke drifting in the sunlight by a fallen log and a large tree.

    Dude was sitting on the fallen log, resting against the tree , puff puff puffing on a "green cig" and scrolling on his phone.

    I walked right past him silently (from behind the tree) and he screamed and fell. I said "hey how you doing today?" and walked onwards, disappearing into the woods. All I could hear was "F***!!! WTF!!! WTF!!!!" as I left him behind . Epic :D:D:D:D:D definitely ruined his forest "buzz"

    more photos and trip report coming.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2022
  14. Twoody88

    Twoody88 Member

    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    2,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BC
    No.. it was not me on the log if anyone was wondering :)
     
    anrkst6973 and Bushman5 like this.
  15. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    I didn't know you smoked :D
     
  16. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    Trip Report

    Started out by spending a days wage on filling the gas tank :mad:.

    weather was iffy - dark clouds looking over the rain drenched mountains, the sun trying to poke thru. Thankfully it wasn't raining and as I checked the track traps it even got sunny.

    2758C464-0073-4401-A70F-5C605CC1456A.jpeg

    Bear had padded thru here again
    B746591B-3F7D-4E62-A5DE-D05D089EDB18.jpeg

    another regular track trap - untouched for the last few weeks
    6BD28A3F-3AF4-4FC8-8591-58467DD660F9.jpeg

    more disturbed , pressed down leaves
    43D2A75A-02DA-4A7B-B536-2FBCB96FCABF.jpeg

    someone has snapped off all the fiddlehead fern tips here in the last day or so - these were not touched last weekend.
    9BE1DC8C-0A88-4CB9-99D5-21017E6BD3EC.jpeg


    More once I'm home - cell internet is slooooow
     
    anrkst6973, Twoody88 and Strigidae like this.
  17. anrkst6973

    anrkst6973 Member

    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    6,520
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Center, Texas
    I’m not an indulger either but the air can get blue as a Pink Floyd concert in some of the campsites I’ve been in. I swear I didn’t mean to eat the whole 3 lbs of bologna and cheese… ;)
     
    Bushman5 likes this.
  18. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    Carried on thru the forest, checked all my trail "indicators" to see if anyone had been thru the area. None had been tripped. Found more fat wood stumps, and another game trail near the highway.

    Tested out the new Boker Arbolito "El Gigante" blade I recently bought. Very comfortable in the hand, slight weight forward design. Chips brush with ease and bites deep into fat wood stumps.

    Got some great macros of the various mosses, and a fat banana slug.

    stopped by the second creek to fill the canteens up and headed up to the bluff overlooking the trail down to the ocean.


    Photos in no particular order

    AE1978A1-4A46-4B85-ABD1-1C3695453BC3.jpeg AC2CEC43-5355-45F6-B17D-3F5C35C503FE.jpeg D447AE0D-1DE2-46FC-BB6A-7E9200B9D023.jpeg 0226DEE7-D8D6-47EE-A301-2A62FBC8E909.jpeg 7D6C73D6-8442-401F-B11F-B9928A234ABB.jpeg E884B834-F387-4DB6-9C8B-87E5D87FCE1A.jpeg F1700ECD-D94A-4523-B051-1712BC37E606.jpeg FF107204-BAAC-4F34-A8D4-8F002F6AA7D3.jpeg 6F58DCFC-812A-43A8-ABED-39787DF0FFEA.jpeg A235D6EA-63DD-47FF-BBB6-BE2EF307BE06.jpeg 251E4F6E-CEB6-4431-9E5B-74B1C96E8AE5.jpeg 74EF6418-3FCA-4AE1-92F0-DAEA499AB20E.jpeg BC6A5B1C-89AD-45AC-A09B-9F1EA748D370.jpeg BC8D37A5-97CD-4163-B178-2D15D128D5E4.jpeg 5D6E7DAC-1D83-4947-8693-430850D5580D.jpeg 8998E63C-43AC-44DA-8070-1E60D8C19846.jpeg 259B3755-8CDE-4B62-80D8-FD1BCA4CF4EC.jpeg D7159E7A-0849-41DD-A2A3-5B1CB2AF18D3.jpeg F373ECFB-4CF6-40B3-9463-3EAED7571F87.jpeg E6F0D95B-6E75-4C49-908A-A4F00F00FCBA.jpeg
     
    Packrat, anrkst6973 and Strigidae like this.
  19. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    Photos in random order.

    The sun was out and the clouds slowly drifted away, bit of a breeze still in the are. I descended the bluff trail to the ocean and prepped wood with the Boker , for a fire in the fire place @Twoody88 and I built last weekend. Got the MKettle boiler going so I could make instant mashed potatoes for lunch.

    on duty for fire starting was my @Sam Wilson 1st Gen FerroRod , and my German issue SAK , both tethered to my webbing to prevent loss.

    B9AA2B27-9328-419B-B842-81883EE392D0.jpeg 8E876F7E-90C3-4FCC-B5D5-E62A44AB2B5F.jpeg FABE845A-CE4B-46CA-8B43-665AF76C967A.jpeg AB8B25B3-727E-42ED-8C55-0A5637EC20BA.jpeg 23CE3C7B-1B84-40FC-94E7-97DEE5E57E10.jpeg DC2561C9-8137-4BAD-8AE4-39AA0F8CEE42.jpeg 56622252-D7D0-4815-9D79-AC84AD6EA7F0.jpeg 244142C3-C7C9-4C66-8430-05CF8A6CA644.jpeg 7DA64847-A3E7-425D-B579-FE29C311F5F7.jpeg 6EB6914D-36E7-47DC-BA65-7D1330C61887.jpeg B5E215DB-265C-4FD3-A93C-33B5895BED0C.jpeg BB8C72F7-A17A-4B07-A081-22F05C82D18E.jpeg 3854E30D-9E2B-4107-BDD0-335292C3847B.jpeg 7ADC70B9-57CA-4EC9-8A9D-480F834A2392.jpeg 347B2D1D-7E6A-4A44-BDE2-143DD51A897D.jpeg CC6B82EC-E5DC-4751-901D-B744AEBB99A1.jpeg F6176B37-BDCF-4D3C-B39C-53B4373359CF.jpeg 83AB9AAF-5ACF-425D-9811-C56BB6C086EE.jpeg 093243B3-B00D-4EFD-B5A0-DC47FA6D34A8.jpeg DB1C52F8-7FE5-4A04-9D66-849D170B133F.jpeg
     
    Packrat, Strigidae and DiscoveryLover like this.
  20. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    11,688
    Likes Received:
    24,437
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    Lunch was 4 cheese instant mashed potatoes, and Indian spicy lentils, topped with loads of cayenne, pepper, and sea salt. It was epic. High carb , high nutrient, long term energy for the hump back up and out. Very tasty too.

    Did the dishes by throwing the titanium cup and spoon into the fire, prepped a nice piece of fatwood for the webbing rig supply, cleaned up around the camp for a bit and just sat for a few hours, drinking instant coffee, watching the very fat seals, otters, and sea lions swimming by. Very relaxing. Far too many city people don't get enough nature time. And a lot of the ones that do, can't handle it - they have to turn to their pacifier (cell phone) to relax.

    After several hours, I organized my gear, aired out the feet and dusted them with foot powder, laced the boots up and headed out. Near the main creek I scared the hell out of a guy smoking weed in the forest. Walked right past him from his blind side. Dude screamed and fell off the log he was sitting on. I definitely ruined his peaceful blissed out forest buzz :D

    Great day.

    15D20438-E871-42D0-B062-29D529CD50F2.jpeg DD7362BB-92D6-453C-B65C-BE5AA332F11F.jpeg 34F656F6-0634-4B03-A2C4-1137762BC380.jpeg A92FC9C5-2892-4F16-B3B9-56521C5AC4CA.jpeg 1CBCE969-0403-4F15-AF43-A33F8FA00A00.jpeg 8C0B727E-02C7-453C-B1D2-DC46A427E75F.jpeg A297D2FF-F2C4-47E6-931B-93B31D5B56F0.jpeg 04CC82C4-B2CD-4610-9400-8E3438A5A2A2.jpeg 42784244-1DB3-4DF0-9470-F87F92ABA8CF.jpeg EF88AB7A-BF2B-4D77-AB2C-2D827DB6CA1D.jpeg 532C822E-B220-49AC-91B9-06BAA38B9AB9.jpeg 44BF88C3-0097-4632-9F64-068599625BEF.jpeg DC40A079-DD5F-44DB-8A90-96CCAAD23E0A.jpeg

    Webbing rig hugging my frame, literally no movement when hiking.
    F0F22976-4868-481C-89F9-B8B01DE47170.jpeg 014D5951-9921-4F90-941B-5E2BC7576784.jpeg 9C562632-99A8-486B-8181-BB6F1F406BA2.jpeg 077FE61E-9B93-4C46-89FC-733BC5873A86.jpeg

    webbing rig well suspended at the back and rear sides ,I'm going to add 1/4" shock cord "suspension lifters" to the Tyr Tactical Jungle buttpack, to prevent sagging and to add mechanical assistance to take some load off the muscles. I might experiment with an X frame of carbon fiber or titanium tubing as well. BE233945-DD5D-4309-A28D-BC1D9C8C4834.jpeg
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2022
    Packrat, anrkst6973 and Strigidae like this.

Share This Page