So I put the quilt just over my lower legs. Then, when I rouse to consciousness in the predawn hours, the van will have cooled down to the point the rest of my body thinks, “Hey, why should the feet get all that fluffy coziness? Gimme some of that!”
The trouble is, I wake up a couple of hours later all sweaty. Down does a really good job of trapping body heat.
I suppose I could spend some money and precious van space on a lighter weight blanket. (A small baby blanket, perhaps.) Or I could break out the wool socks once again and fight my feet into submission. Or I could move out of this in-between climate. Hmmmm, the overnight lows are about ten degrees lower near Zion National Park.
Tirona Pinnacles, free, good temps.ReplyDelete
I keep confusing Trona Pinnacles (near Ridgecrest) and Pinnacles National Park (near Soledad). I haven't been to either yet.Delete
Ridgecrest has good shopping, 50 at night, there is a massive wash which begins a mile or so after leaving the highway on the entrance road. If rain is imminent, stay put. I've seen that wash with a quarter mile wide flood going thru it.Delete
Where I camped last night in Colorado, it got down to the low 20s. Under four layers of blanket with a hat and socks, everything felt the perfect temperature.ReplyDelete