The snow came in, and it never stopped. Most of our time was spent looking at this beautiful scenery.
Regardless, we were able to set up base and immediately began consuming dino nuggets…I mean gather wood for a fire.
At this point a veteran winter survivalist will pick his sleeping spot for the rest of the week. Aside from the obvious spots with more room it is important to note that the person stuck in front of the stove suffers two distinct disadvantages.
- You are in front of the stove, and as such you are responsible for making sure the fire is stoked throughout the night.
- The fresh air intake is located exactly 9 inches from where your head will rest on your pillow. Even with a fire going that sub zero air makes you pretty chilled throughout the night.
To warm up in the morning we made a fire. Luckily, one of our members is an Eagle Scout, and as such he is privy to certain ancient Eagle Scout fire tricks.
Boondocking through trees or riding the main chutes occupied most of our days. Aside from cooking the only other way to pass the time was to enjoy a drink.
As night began to fall and we transitioned to bed, some of us were facing a longer night than others. Remember those two important lessons we learned earlier? Oh the consequences of our choices…