I've always believed in starting a new year with the motto "start as you mean to go on... " This year has been so difficult, the hardest year of my life. But 2014 is here now, and I wanted to start it off with something to set the tone for the next year. So I went snow camping! I've never been snow camping but it sounded adventurous and I want more adventure in 2014. I set out with 4 people I'd never met before and ended up with 4 new best friends. A perfect way to ring out the old and ring in the new. Here's to adventure!!!
Wishing all of you happy and healthy New Year!
Yes, you CAN fit 5 people and their winter backpacking gear into one Subaru Outback, but not if you need skis or snowshoes too.
A view of Three Fingered Jack mountain from my tent site... sweet!
Mountain View shelter where some of our group stayed. They have a nice wood stove in there to keep you toasty warm in the middle of winter.
Home, sweet home.
Looks cozy (and gigantic!) in there.
Some of the guys took me out on a nice dayhike with a bushwhacking adventure at the end.
Care for a dip? Polar Bear Club, anyone? Anyone????
Watching the sun set on the hardest year of my life.