I heard a brief line spoken by 4-time Iditarod winner Jeff King that seemed so relevant to winter camping. During one of the Iditarod races there was a lay-over / check points where a lot of the teams were stopping for a brief rest.
Jeff King took a different approach. He re-supplied with food, loaded a bale of straw on his sled to be spread as beds for his dogs, and headed a few miles down the trail. His rationale was it only took a few minutes more to leave the noise, crowding and confusion behind to find a nice, quiet, site for his rest stop.
It’s a lot like winter camping. One doesn’t have to go very far during the winter to leave all the bustle behind. A mile or two into the woods one can usually find seemingly untouched snow covered areas.
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