Today I stashed firewood under the cave-overhang, my new favorite spot in this forest. Its hard to find, and a very steep descent, so I'm thinking it could be nearly unknown . The water source is reachable and there are sign of wildlife. All good.
It is snowing lightly today, wind chills in the teens. Winter is a good time to bushwhack cause poisonous snakes and bees are much less a threat. Always good to watch your step though.