Man, that was a cold night. I had my sleeping bag, lighter sleeping bag, what I generally wear plus hat, gloves, snow pants, then added my son’s parka liner and used hand warmers for the second time in my life. 5 degrees in Government Camp (3950′) and we were at about 4600′ under a beautiful starry sky. It was a cold, cold night. I do feel success at putting the water bottles in our boots in our tent with hot water and it not freezing like my contact solution and everything else.
Shoveling the kitchen area last night.