What a Waist
well you must have read that grunt and i climbed mount mansfield and skied down stow, that was a great time, i really want to go do it again like soon. maybe closer to my house.... (hint hint, im tried of driving/traveling) hehe
anyways, so part of this trip, the frist 4 hours was trecking through the woods of mansfield, which was spactacular, i loved it, just walken and shit, it was tough (not hard) but rewarding. i had a wonderful time.
there was one part though that was a little fustrating
but some more background on this subject
now to treck though the woods on a cold clear day in late january (it was 35 out)
you need to be prepaired, so i had my nice mountainering boots on (montrail) my gaters, snow pants, pollypro, a shell (jacket) nice thin neck gator and a hat, of course some gloves.
if we where climbing in just that it would have been easy.... but nope we also both had a pack
in my pack i had my ski boots, thermous with hot water in it, sleeping bag (just in case) space blanket (just in case) crampons (whitch came out and went on the boots) and some other small stuff. on the out side, i had my ski pols and skis and my mountainering ax, which made my pack kinda tall
so with that on hiking though the woods became ultra fun, you had to make sure you could bob and weave though the low branches of the trees, which if you didnt you hooked one and they either knocked you on your ass or came back and wiped who was behind you or some how wiped your head which sucked. but thats not the best part people
added weight and deep snow
at one point when i was breaking trail i broke though the crust up to my waist
squid "aahh fuck.... god damn it..."
grunt "haha, need help out"
squid "naw i got it"
so i tried to get out, but my other foot went down though the crust, and i was fully up to my waist trying to climb out, every attemt made a other hole waist deep in snow, i sucesfully made a channel 10 feet long in waist deep snow.
at that point this is what happened
squid "god damn it... fuck... aahhh crap.... fuck'''' uuuuuuggggggggg... carp"
grunt "ok let me break trail, when i told you to break trail i didnt mean to BREAK TRAIL"
squid "hufhufhufhuf... fine you go"
grunt "lets hit that hard pack up there"
squid "what ever... hufhufhuf"
and thats when we got off the trail i think and kinda got lost.... not really lost just off the trail by 2km.
any ways dont see this as me complaining, i really had a good time here... there
and i want to go again this weekend, but closer to home.
going to hit the woods around home
then maybe to go burke