On June 22, 2013, I did a solo overnighter at Little East Fork Blacks Fork. I had hiked at the trail once before, but I hadn’t been up Little East Fork. The hike was mostly uneventful, but there were multiple crossings of Little East Fork. I opted to skip trying to keep dry and just elected to march through the knee-deep crossings. I ended up hiking in about 6 or 7 miles and then backtracking a couple of miles and setting up camp in a large meadow just outside the Wilderness boundary. I saw some elk and a moose and enjoyed the large full moon until the cold wind sent me into the tent. This was my first cold night with my new sleeping bag, so I was anxious to see how well it would do. My thermometer showed that it got down to around 32 inside the tent, and when I woke up all the wet stuff was frozen…and I didn’t get cold in my bag. That was nice. This new bag is definitely warmer and lighter than my old bag. That’s a good thing.
This trail is pretty nice, and the creek crossings kept all the people away, so I had the trail to myself. That’s a good weekend.