One Last Thing…

Before leaving, Jake and I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to EVERYONE for their support and help. It has been quite overwhelming, and all we can say is ThankYouThankYouThankYouThankYou!

And now off to do the finishing touches (like find our missing camera battery! Eeeek! And try not to fall over every time we hoist up our backpacks — they’re almost as heavy as us! And try to polish off the rest of that jar of peanut butter, oh dear we will miss good food…or at least fat food).

Well folks. It is time –  “It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.”

― Dr. SeussOh, The Places You’ll Go!

 

And so we must go…Thanks Again Everyone!

Today is the Day

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!” 
― Dr. SeussOh, The Places You’ll Go!

 

Yes indeed! The mountains are waiting and today is  today! It is hard to imagine that the day has finally arrived. So much planning, packing, mending, and re-sewing (I hope my underwear lasts until Lake Louise! My patching was always messy…And that the dental floss hold my gloves together! And that I have enough glue on my shorts and jacket! Ah – my father always said that mending was the sign of experience…). Let’s hope that it was enough and worth it!

Take Care Everyone and We Will Try And Talk to You in Lake Louise!
Liam and Jake

 

Cached and Ready!

Well the time has arrived. All four of our food caches for the Jasper to Lake Louise portion are placed! Yahoo! Now all we have to do is go visit them again…via a more scenic route (gulp!). Here are some pictures from our last food cache by Fortress Lake, BC.

 

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For the past month I have been dehydrating a variety of items, thereby probably driving my room-mate mad. One of my favourites is dried banana, which according to my dad look like a cat’s bum. Thanks for that dad….

 

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Jake sucking out the air from ziplock bags to help them fit in the food box.

 

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Myself with the food box (courtesy of my dad) and its little sidekick.

 

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Jake and his burden-I-mean-sled.

 

At times there was a lack of snow. This did not make it easy...

Sometimes snow was lacking, making it very difficult at times.

 

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One of eight river crossings during the drop. This was the deepest (and coldest! Brr!). In order to get all the sleds across we each had to cross at least four times. Jake and I are wearing tee-shirts from one of our Sponsors – Yes Wellness.

 

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Jake and Ben doing another river crossing.

 

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Crossing the border between Alberta and BC

 

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Sometimes the bush got pretty thick…

 

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Finally – Fortress Lake. We just have to cache the food on the other side, 11 km away…sigh.

 

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Burying the cache.

 

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The weather on the return was far better!

 

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Ah! Pure bliss…Sunshine and an empty sled make an enjoyable time.