Ohlone Wilderness Trail Camping Notes
- All food eaten except for: 1 oatmeal (150 calories), almost all
dried apricots and prunes (220 calories), 2 Harvest bars (480
calories), 40 grams almonds (300+ calories). (1150 calorie surplus)
Should bring even less food per day.
- Next time, bring one or two more hot chocolate packages
- Next time, try Thai noodles dinner.
- Only going to take 36-exposure film from now on.
Things that are required:
Things that are useful:
- Wet wipes for washing up
Things I wish I had:
- Thin liner gloves for trekking poles (started to get blisters
on hands near the end)
- Working thermometer. Would be nice to know the outside temperature.
- Warmer sleeping bag
Things I didn't bring but probably should have:
- More fuel or a more fuel-efficient stove. Ran out of fuel on last
Things that weren't used:
- Second pot. Well, I used it a little, but didn't really need to.
Next time, I may just bring one pot.
- Water filter. It's a good thing to have, though.
- Mosquito coils. Probably shouldn't bring it unless it's summer
or there's a known problem.
- Towel. Good to have, especially in warmer weather, though.
Things I wish were lighter:
- Tevas. Could probably get some lighter-weight sandals
- Leatherman tool. Don't use half the things in there, anyway. Pliers
was useful, though.
- Cell phone. Next time, bring Jean's since hers is lighter. Only
need one among group, and don't care about battery life since
it'll be off most of the time.
Things I didn't bring and didn't miss:
- Flashlight lantern was very inefficient use of batteries. Perhaps
try to get a better one?
- Don't really need to bring Nalgene bottle if Jean brings hers.
- Probably don't need to bring comb next time. Doesn't do much good,
- I attached my camera to my hip belt, and that seemed to work well.
Nice to have easy access to the camera.