Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow Caving

This past weekend, Dentist husband and Toothsome #1 went snow caving with the scouts.  Here they are just before they left to dig their snow cave--special "avalanche shovels" in hand.


The supplies.  For a 24 hour event, the supplies to survive snow caving was quite impressive.

Getting their Jetboils compact.

Inside their snow cave.
They both came home very happy but grateful for a warm house.  I don't think my son will ever complain about the temperature inside our house again.  And, sledding down a two mile hiking trail was the highlight of the event.  

6 comments:

Kari said...

Bonding is such a great thing and all, of course...this is one experience I'll live vicariously, though, thanks very much!

(The mountain of supplies always amazes me a little, too...it's possible that REI has a marketing conspiracy thing going on...)

ash said...

This looks awesome, but so darn cold. Way to go guys!

jennie said...

Looks miserable--so glad I'm not a scout!! I'm glad they had a great time though.

Paige said...

Aren't you glad that the DADS get to do that kind of thing, and not the MOMS. No WAY could you get me to go on a snow cave overnighter.

Kari said...

I hadn't seen those hockey puck ice melter things, I just looked them up online. They are tablets of chlorine, and are supposed to start melting ice "on contact." Worth a try, I'm sure...

(Well, my shoulder & neck muscles are REALLY sure they would be worth a try.) :)

Gabriela said...

Wow! Looks like fun-just not the kind I'd want to have-I hate being cold.

Now, if I could just do the 2 mile sled...