Well, the test of the new tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad went well! The temperature dropped to the low 50s but I was nice and warm in the Marmot Trestles 15 sleeping bag. In fact, I was asleep only a few minutes after crawling in. 😊
I’m planning on heading back out to Big Bend National Park next month so I want to see how everything works: setting up the tent, seeing how much space I have in the tent with the pack inside with me, how the zippers/cinch strings on the mummy tent work, etc. After the dry run, I think I have everything worked out, at least for down to 50 degrees. This coming week a cold front will arrive so perhaps I will try out the sleeping bag in colder weather. We’ll see!