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There's Hope for winter yet (and hope for me, too)
posted by John : February 26-28, 2016


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Nobody puts Baby in the corner


Last year at Hope Lodge near Steven's Pass the snow was... well... not so good. And that's being charitable. It wasn't really snow. It was hardly Winter.

This year it was good. Really good. So good the kids didn't want to come in from the snow even though it was pouring rain at time. Holes and tunnels were dug. Snowballs were thrown. Slopes and sleds were shredded. Hot tubs were used and the snow was used to cool off. I squeezed in a short snowshoe adventure up to the PCT and slept outside to test a new tent and sleep system.

It's amazing how much fun can be squeezed into such a short period of time. It's a different take on outdoor adventure for me. I'm usually so intent on maximizing the adventure that I don't remember that just hanging around a sledding hill or digging a hole can be a ton of fun.

So get out there and roll in the snow in just a swimsuit. Set up camp so you can lounge under a heavy down quilt and drink cocoa. Build a toboggan run worthy of the Olympic Games and eat all the snow.

(But just not the yellow snow.)

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