We did end up going camping with the Scouts on Saturday night. We camped at the fish camp of one of the scout leaders, which was about 2 miles upriver from town. There were 5 boys and 5 adults and 8 snow machines.
When we got there, we had to shovel lots and lots of snow. Here's Avery shoveling the picnic table off. There's about 2 feet of snow on that table.
And trees all around...it was wonderful to see trees.
This is the cabin where the adults slept.
And one of the scout masters wearing the classic Alaska fur hat and ice in beard look.
Settin' up camp...
How many scouts does it take to pitch a tent?
Tent's up, now we need heat...it's 0 degrees out!
Using a saw and an ax is a scout requirement...
Learning how to set a rabbit snare...
Camp fire blazin'
The boys tent at night...
Grillin' out at zero degrees...
Here's the trail leading to the outhouse. The snow on either side of the trail is about 3 feet high and the trail is still about a foot off the ground. That's alot of snow!The outhouse...brrrr!
Our procession packing up...
A snow friend...
Avery and I hangin' out, packing up. It was about 33 degrees during this pic. We were standing there in our sweatshirts talking about how warm it was and how we would be whining about it being cold if we were back in Ohio.
Here is a fish camp across the river from where we were...isnt it cute?
While on this camp out with the boys', I did several things I've never done before, including...
split logs with an ax
used an outhouse
set a rabbit snare
chopped wood from the forrest for a campfire
slept on a cot
drank hot Tang
All in all, it was a really good time!
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