Hi ho Hi ho...it's off to be a packhorse I go..........:):)

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Yippeee let's go!!
Yep what a day it is going to be today.  So first things first...what do I need today?
Food and coffee very important...I need to eat once I start having to pack 30 pound boards on my back...how did I agree to all this???

It was easy really...the little tea hut is going to be an information hut of sorts...telling of peoples stories up on the trail...information about the flora and fauna...some things only grow there on that mountain.

About the animals like the Whiskey Jacks...wolves..cougars, bears...
How to tell where they have been...tracks...
How to be prepared and you are here type of thing.

So there were seven of us who volunteered to pack some of theses boards into the cabin, snowshoeing is the easiest way in (well other than having a helicopter to fly it in).
loading up the snowcat
..but we all wanted to pack and have some fun along the way while the snow is still here.

It was beautiful at home when I left in the wee morning hours, the sun was just starting to rise, I could feel the heat of the morning already.
By the time I got to the meeting place, it was bright and sunny out...but by the time we got to the road where the snow cat was..it was a little cooler there, cloudy and a bit of mist.  I though it may just start raining, but it didn't...it really was just a nice cloudy day some spec's of sun and all around good day for packing board 1 hour in mostly up hill...35 minutes out...mostly down hill.

It's was worth it, once we got to the cabin we warmed up and made tea, had lunch, started heading back to the snow cat...had a few snow ball fights, did some snowshoeing as far as we could go, before having to head home at around 430pm...then it is another 1.5 hour drive to the starting point and another 35 minutes for me to get home from there.

I stayed for dinner at my friends place before heading home...all exercised out, filled up, content...had a nice warm bath then slept like a baby.....
It was an awesome day...
It does fill my soul, recharges my batteries...and can't wait to go next weekend.

It is survival 101 next weekend...I must pitch my tent:):)

Come along for the fun...don't forget to bring your lunch your going need it after packing in that piece of board.
hummingbird50 says:
Thanks Elke...I am glad you came along:) It was worth it all. I did enjoy it...and packing one board is not a big deal...I get to enjoy the hut all year around...and I love to contribute to all of what I enjoy sooooo much. A little work = lots of enjoyment...summer is coming soon and I will be out there enjoying all the fruits of our labor...ok I will shut-up already!!!
Thanks again Elke
Posted on: Apr 22, 2009
Sunflower300 says:
Great Blog Bev, I've had a ball. :)
Posted on: Apr 22, 2009
Sunflower300 says:
I'm glad you had fun lugging a board through the snow Bev, it's not my idea of a good day out. :D I bet when it is all finished though it will have all been worth it. :) Have fun this weekend when you have to pitch your tent. :)
Posted on: Apr 22, 2009
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Yippeee lets go!!
Yippeee let's go!!
loading up the snowcat
loading up the snowcat
long and windy road:):)
long and windy road:):)
very long.....
very long.....
some pretty along the way
some pretty along the way
One of my many favorite views
One of my many favorite views
Unloadng the snowcat
Unloadng the snowcat
Okay new invention...big board on …
Okay new invention...big board on…
Where there is a will there is a w…
Where there is a will there is a …
Off we go!!!!
Off we go!!!!
way...way...far up the darn hills.…
way...way...far up the darn hills…
We have reached the top...I really…
We have reached the top...I reall…
Oh happy day!!
Oh happy day!!
Its buried alive...one for your c…
It's buried alive...one for your …
Room with a view:)
Room with a view:)
That sign is about ten feet from t…
That sign is about ten feet from …
See Elke for you some tree fur...i…
See Elke for you some tree fur...…
More hairy stuff....
More hairy stuff....
See it grows in big clumps too and…
See it grows in big clumps too an…
Peek...
Peek...
Yes some sun...
Yes some sun...
Anyone want to go down:)
Anyone want to go down:)
This way then over the edge..
This way then over the edge..
Jump...
Jump...
Okay maybe not! :)
Okay maybe not! :)
I am so in love with this view:)
I am so in love with this view:)
Have to go now...bye...bye...
Have to go now...bye...bye...
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