First Video: Wild Country for Old Men

In mid-October, wearing bright orange vests to avoid being killed by deer hunters on horseback, backpacking companion Wild Bill and I ventured into the Snow Mountain Wilderness. Parking at the Summit Trail (30 miles from Upper Lake, California, we hiked 1,000 feet over 2 miles and ended up at a meadow surrounded by spruce trees. A short distance away was a notch that led to a killer view of the mountains toward the setting sun. Only two miles from the Snow Mountain Wilderness Peaks (about 7,000 feet each), we were amazed at how few miles we had to pack to be totally away from just about every other individual (except four hunters at the beginning). See for yourself. Truly, a wild place for old men who want to carry less, see more, and have total solitude.

Be light. Be safe. Be one with the pack.

PS – This is my first amateur video. I’m using the $125 Flip Digital Technology web camera, which holds 1 hour video and weighs just 5.5 ounces with batteries.

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