and here he was tonight . . . . . . backpack packed and ready to go on his first camping trip with his new troop . . .
As we drove through the ranger station up at the Heart O'the Hills Campground we noticed the snow level . . . just above the campsite . . you can just barely make it out here . . just above the left side of the roof . . . below the cloud line . . .
. . . . it's the Boy Scout Klondike Derby tonight/tomorrow . . . and it is COLD - dropping down to below freezing up on the ridge tonight! Did you catch the sign in the window of the ranger station . . .
. . . hmmm . . . I don't remember seeing that BEFORE I signed the release form! The road was closed up to the ridge because of the avalanche danger. No fear . . the campground the boys are camping at is about 50 feet beyond the ranger station . . . Hurricane Ridge is another 15 miles or so up the mountain. No avalanches down where they are (I hope)!
I left after they got their camp set up . . . one of the boys was already making hot cocoa for all of them . . .
I'm sure they are having a blast with the other 80 scouts that are up there . . . and I'll think of him when I'm sleeping in my nice, warm, cozy bed tonight.
Thanks for stopping by . . . .