I have been thinking about the coming winter lately
It would be better to just enjoy the very nice summer we have been having
but I watch the plants
I see Summer fading
I dream of futures past
and plans must be made!
My mind drifts to the Fall and Winter swells that will arrive,
precisely in their time.
My goal is the classic "get away from it all"
maybe tramp around a bit in search of a pristine peak.
I usually can't get away for a long spell
but a two day trip is not out of the question.
Maybe just a nice long walk would be sufficient to get me away from the road and away from the worst of the crowds.
The pack above made by Rivendell Mountain Works could be just the thing to bring in my mat, a wetsuit, fins, lunch and misc. There are a few custom options as well and it has the added benefit of being produced by a cottage industry by people that really care about the product.
I know I'm not the first to contemplate this sort of thing, what are you using to lug about your gear?