Dreams comes true. I started to dreams about winter camping with my girls since last winter. When Dan mads possible to me to rode fat bike with trailer , my dream started to be more real.
But I have only one warm sleeping bag...
2 weeks ago started game from GearJunkie - Check Point MN
and I saw that they have sleeping bag The North Face for winter. 13 hours driving for checkpoint hunting with my friend and sleeping bag is MINE! This mean that I have all what I need and now i can planning my bike camping.
For school vocation we went to the Two Harbor (to the Dan's mom) and this is perfect wild place with wonderful nature place to make my dream.
Of course I was not sure about many things/
First of all winter camping needs more stuff that in summer . My Salsa beargrease do not have bike rack and possibility to do it and a lot of questions how I can put all together for 3 of us.
I packaged all stuff on my bike, trailer, backpack, frame bag and all fit. No extra space left.
We started and weather do not promised nothing good. Snowy!
Few miles at the HWY 61 is not favorite , then turn and lonnnnnnggg uphill
- mostly ALL in USA private property , even if it looks so wild you always see " private property".
- another problem in winter with heavy bike , in the deep snow you could not going far away from the road
When I found near small river small spot without "private property" I decided to stop.
I spend about half hour to move our stuff to the out night place.
What is my girls doing ? PLAY!
Colder, headwind and SNOW ! again!
Nadia got good experience in her adventure book.
In one moment she said " I feel like I am at Arrowhead right now!" I am just smiled.. May be one day she will try REAL Arrowhead! She is only just turned 12 and got huge experiences whi I never had at her age!
I could say that camping with girls much harder than solo trip. And this is less about physical hard work with heavy stuff. It is much more brain work to take all stuff for EACH of us, thinking about speed during the ride , makes enough stops for Nadia, Yeva. Also you need guess time of the ride - what must be time when Yeva have to sleep and many other small details. But is is SUPER FUN to teach your girls and see result . I can proud of Nadia now.