Merry Christmas from The Backpacking Plushies

Matthew on the Sabbaday Brook Trail

Matthew on the Sabbaday Brook Trail

My friend Martin asked me sheepishly, “Is it really true that you bring stuffed animals on backpacking trips.” No, I replied. “They bring me.”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Backpacking Plushies!

Basil in Scotland

Basil in Scotland

Columbo and Desmond on Franconia Ridge

Columbo and Desmond on Franconia Ridge

Phoenicia, Burrito, Olivia and Rufus on Mt Clay

Phoenicia, Burrito, Olivia and Rufus on Mt Clay

Chip and Rufus on the Long Trail

Chip and Rufus on the Long Trail

Ceasar and Cicero at the Zealand Trailhead

Ceasar and Cicero at the Zealand Trailhead

Conrad in the Catskills

Conrad in the Catskills

Mitchell on Mt Adams

Mitchell on Mt Adams

Rufus and Phoenicia in the 100 Mile Wilderness

Rufus and Phoenicia in the 100 Mile Wilderness

Compactor at Diana's Baths

Compactor at Diana’s Baths

Sarah on Mt Washington

Sarah on Mt Washington

Eor on Mt Adams

Eor on Mt Adams

Pernilla in the Catskills

Pernilla in the Catskills

Ceasar on Sugarloaf, The Catskills

Ceasar on Sugarloaf, The Catskills

Percival in the Gunks

Percival in the Gunks

Matthew on Mt Lafayette

Matthew on Mt Lafayette

 

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25 Responses to Merry Christmas from The Backpacking Plushies

  1. alan.sloman December 24, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    Enjoyed that, Philip
    :-)
    Happy Christmas – and see you in May , but with who? Matthew, Percival, Caesar…?

    • Earlylite December 24, 2012 at 8:00 am #

      Many others, not shown, to choose from. I’m sure they’ll decide.

  2. -maria- December 24, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    Hah – it seems I’m not the only one!

    Merry Christmas to you, too!

  3. Stephen December 24, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    Merry Christmas, I’ve really enjoyed the site this last year…
    Great Work….

    Take Care
    Stephen

  4. Hikezilla December 24, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Clearly, Matthew is your favorite. Thanks for a great year SH!

  5. Martin Rye December 24, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    I vote Ceasar for the TGOC. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

  6. PhilipS December 24, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    I bet the poor animals all had to undergo surgery to have their bulky intestines replaced with lightweight cuben fiber batting? :) Merry Christmas!

    • Earlylite December 24, 2012 at 8:01 am #

      No,no. A weight gladly shared..

  7. Sean December 24, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    Awesome! :-) Merry Christmas.

  8. Dominique Mclean December 24, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Best post ever!
    Merry Christmas to you too!!

  9. Michelle Lawson December 24, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    I’m not sure I’d want the extra weight, but those plushies sure add some softness to the scenery, not to mention make for a cuddly, comforting sleeping companion. I think I may just bring a small one on my next overnight. Merry Christmas!

    • Earlylite December 24, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      A easy load to bear.

      • David P December 24, 2012 at 10:42 am #

        Pun intended? This was a wonderful post. I will now HAVE to start carrying one of my menagerie with me! Have a wonderful holiday everyone.

  10. patrulje December 24, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    The look on the faces of the SAS, when you are on a joint patrol and break out the stufty is priceless. Just confirms their belief that all Americans are “bloody crazy”.

    j.

  11. JJ Mathes December 24, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    :-)))))

  12. Liz December 24, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    How many of them have completed the 4000-footers?

  13. Eric Klein December 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Love the post. Will have to forward it to a buddy who does the same thing. She will really get a kick out of it.
    Merry Christmas to you and your Furry friends.
    Eric

  14. Michael December 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Please contact me if you are ever in So Oregon in the next couple months. You have no idea what and where our menagerie has been. All of them were found ON HIKES to boot! Wish I could post a pic or two. There are some priceless ones. Great story.

    • Earlylite December 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

      I also have photos of them in Africa and Europe, just not on hiking trips!

  15. Christie December 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    LOVE the plushies! They are adorable! Happy Holidays!

  16. Stephen December 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Love it! I need to make sure I have them take me out backpacking more often. :)

  17. Jim S. December 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    LOL Merry Christmas Philip !

  18. Chris December 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Love it! Wonderful photos. My wife and and I somehow justified not taking our plush elephant, Cecil, on our PCT trek. Upon returning and seeing your photos I’m not sure how we coped without him!

  19. Shawn A December 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Merry Christmas Philip! Looking forward to many more blog posts and trip reports in 2013!

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