And So it Begins!

A few days ago we placed our first food drop for the ski section from Jasper to Lake Louise. It is official – we are now committed (gulp). Only three more food drops to go! Here are some pictures from our three day adventure:

 

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Leaving the parking lot at Saskatchewan Crossing with our food cache in a wooden box to protect it against unfriendly (smaller) creatures. Hopefully bears/wolverines don’t like pounds upon pounds of candy, chocolate, hot coco, girl guide cookies, and instant potatoes…Oh dear.

 

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Skiing up the Howse River Valley. The flatness was greatly appreciated.

 

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Another team member – Ben. He will join us from Jasper to Lake Louise. The box construction was his handy work.

 

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Shiny sunglasses are of the utmost importance. How else would you get an indirect self-portrait of all of us?

 

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We had our difficulties. Memo to self: Ski boots are not waterproof.

 

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Getting close to the cache spot.

 

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Ben and Jake begin making a platform for our wooden box.

 

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What we have to show for three days work…not to mention how long it took to make the box and gather the food/fuel. IT LOOKS AWESOME!

 

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We return one box lighter.

 

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