Posts by New Century Expeditions

Wolf bait

Apparently a wolf followed me much of the distance from West thumb to Old Faithful on the 24th. I had heard him and his pack howling behind me hours before I arrived in Old Faithful. At one point I Heard one distinct wolf howl Close enough behind me that when I turned around I expected to see sparkling eyes. Apparently the snow coaches and snowmobiles saw this wolf following me about 2 miles back. Several of the people in the groups pressed their guides and or drivers to turn around and warn me about it. All of the guides told
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Categories: Trips.

What’s for dinner?

What do you eat for dinner on a winter expedition? Calories! You have to get nutrition but if you don’t have the calories to fuel you, it’s a rough one. Tonite’s dinner is mountain house barbecue sauce with beef and the all important 2/3 stick of butter. 630 cals for the meal and 530 from the butter. It’s like an islands burger freeze dried!
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Categories: gear.

Forging on

I spent the entire day at West Thumb recouping and looking around. Fingers are quite bloody from the cracks which is no fun. That is defintely one thing I got to solve otherwise I’m Gonna be toast. I’m forging onto Old Faithful tomorrow. Apparently there’s a couple who walks to Old Faithful on snowshoes every year. Their goal is to walk to Old Faithful on snow shoes from every entrance in the park. After crossing the park on snowshoes I have to say that’s a pretty steep challenge. But they catch a ride back so it’s not like they have
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Categories: Trips.

In west thumb

Having a good and educational time in Yellowstone. Had my first equipment loss – the precious cereal bowl. It seconded as the scoop for making water. I didn’t pack the bowl in its usual place in a bag. Sure enough, I must have dropped it when digging through the gear bag. My efficiency is low for gear handling on this trip. That needs some serious work prior to any larger expeditions. Need the lexan cup. It is smaller than a cereal bowl and won’t shatter at minus 20 deg. Tonite finds me at west thumb. Last nite was -20 deg.
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