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sbags
01-05-2008, 03:26 PM
So we decided to rail off a hike before New Years...in -27C!! Left at 9:00AM to get to a little lake, which took us around 3 hours each way.....

So she was a wee bit chilly as the sun was just coming up.
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2 year old Jack(4Paws) was having a blast....
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We followed this snow machine trail for most of our hike, this part was pretty steep!!
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Ain't no "Gorillas in the mist here", just a couple o' monkeys with a dog!
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Just starting to cloud over a bit.....
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I tried not to breathe to much....glad to have had my killer down jacket. Not the weather to be sweating in!!
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Finally the sun decided to get a move on(10:00AM-ish), bringing the temp up a degree or so!!
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Some pretty decent drop offs on the snow machine trail....
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A natural rock quarry with a frozen swamp at the bottom, another big drop off....
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Bit of sun on the far-0-away hills.
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Finaly got to the lake, snow clouds comming in from the right. Time to find a fire spot and some wood!!
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But not before having some coffee and Fireball and a smoke break.
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Somewhere out there, firewood with our names on it.....
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First ride in the new shoes from MEC(Mountain Equiptment Co-op).
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Who's wheeling now?!! Kinda like airing down and chaining up!!
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Crawled up this rock for the poser pic!
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Poser!! This outside stuff is kinda fun!!
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The lake, which was not frozen in all area's, as I almost went through on the far side!! Too much Turkey and Chocolate!![16]
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So....umm......Hey I got the fire starter!! Terry put his bush skills to use and got some flame started.
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"Are you thinkin' what I'm thinkin??"
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"Get that fire going supplier of dog food!!" says Jack!
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How purdy.....
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More coffee and Fireball!!
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Everything but the kitchen sink!! Stove, fuel, heat ring, 2 cans of soup, crackers, 4 hard boiled eggs, water, Fireball, coffee and Fireball, smokes, Gortex, hiking poles, snowshoes, I-Pod and who knows what else....
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Oh yeah, and 4 beers, two of which we had to keep by the fire so they didn't freeze!! The fire made the trip worthwhile!!
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Terry made what he called "hobo stew"....good eats for keeping warm!
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The last inch of stew had water added to it and warmed up for Jack, gotta keep yur furry friends warm too!!
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Put the fire out and headed out......
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Some folks going who-knows where.....
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Being followed by another jet of folks going who-knows where!
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Mexico? Hawaii? Russia?.......
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Lots of frost(hoar frost....not whore frost!) on all the tree's....
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Starting to get dark at 3:00PM-ish...
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Dressed to party!!
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And she WAS STEEP!! Took a good 10 min to hike back up this one!
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At the top was this old cabin we saw on the way in.
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Bit of a leaner, there are lots of these old places kicking around all over up here.
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The dog called it home by protecting the doorway.....
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Got a hot date? This would be a "cool" place to take em!!:D
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Got spagetti? Felt like my hair and face where going to fall off!!
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Some overflow on the trail. A lot of these don't freeze, even at -40C, making traversing creeksides and some lakes really dangerous!
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This is an soft spot that we found and I could sink my pole(hiking pole!!:D ) almost up to the handle!!
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Terry's 74 Chev van. Women flock to this thing for a ride around the block!! He's had it up here for 11 years(from P.G.), and it has no block heater!! Quadra Jet on the 350 fires up everyday(his wife drives the nice vehicle, an 86 Ranger!!). Everything works in the van and the pinstripes are made from black tape!!!!!!!! Redneck or what?!![36]
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sbags
01-05-2008, 03:29 PM
Don't know what happened to the first few pics, we tried to fix them but something is screwy with the site....

sbags
01-05-2008, 03:43 PM
Reposting the first pics...

So she was a wee bit chilly as the sun was just coming up.
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2 year old Jack(4Paws) was having a blast....
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We followed this snow machine trail for most of our hike, this part was pretty steep!!
71185

Ain't no "Gorillas in the mist here", just a couple o' monkeys with a dog!
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Just starting to cloud over a bit.....
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I tried not to breathe to much....glad to have had my killer down jacket. Not the weather to be sweating in!!
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Finally the sun decided to get a move on(10:00AM-ish), bringing the temp up a degree or so!!
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Some pretty decent drop offs on the snow machine trail....
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A natural rock quarry with a frozen swamp at the bottom, another big drop off....
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Bit of sun on the far-0-away hills.
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Finaly got to the lake, snow clouds coming in from the right. Time to find a fire spot and some wood!!
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But not before having some coffee and Fireball and a smoke break.
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First ride in the new shoes from MEC(Mountain Equiptment Co-op).
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Who's wheeling now?!! Kinda like airing down and chaining up!!
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Troy
01-05-2008, 04:24 PM
good story

looks like a cold but fun adventure

Taxidermy
01-05-2008, 05:02 PM
nice pics

HEAVY METAL
01-05-2008, 05:07 PM
Don't know what happened to the first few pics, we tried to fix them but something is screwy with the site....


no..

just somethin screwy with certain EX members showin the cops our site..


yo

...:mad0215: :mad0215: :mad0215: :mad0215:

sbags
01-05-2008, 06:42 PM
no..

just somethin screwy with certain EX members showin the cops our site..


yo

...:mad0215: :mad0215: :mad0215: :mad0215:

You need to get your facts straight before ya mouth off!!![16] [16] [16]