Scouts in attendance: John, Jason & Mike
Adults along: Eagle Scout/Alumnus Trent, his father Tim, Ben & Howie
A challenging 7+ mile backpacking in 6-8 inches of snow, grey skies,
& daytime temps that never exceeded 20 degrees on our themometer.
Mid-day we stopped for lunch in a park shelter which helped block
some of the brisk winds that persisted most of the day.
Once we selected a campsite, we prepared for the night which
dropped to a challenging 8 degrees -- BUT the wind mercifully subsided.
After Sunday breakfast , we cleaned up & packed up....as always,
mindful of the motto: "Take nothing but pictures; leave noting but
footprints". Then we were back on the trail for an easy 2 miles
( mostly downhil ) to meet the pickup drivers ...then home for
a welcome long warm shower!