Monday, October 25, 2010
2010 Deer Hunt
It was a year to remember and a year to forget. Lets call it the year of the storm. And CJane if you see this I need help formatting my pics so they fit on the blog.
Me with my construction vest that doubles for buck hunting orange.
All was well when Van, Matthew and Maloy and I hit the trail
Van even found a bonus ruffed Grouse for dinner
And then it hit and never stopped for 2 days.
Van was the wiser one. He was at the crossroads here of going up or being home on the couch watching the cougars. He chose the cougars
When the storm hit we hunkered down for a few hours. A fire warms the soul and a pine tree shades the rain.
We made it to Shingle Mill and it was all smiles but we knew the next 2 miles would be difficult
We rolled into camp and this is what it looked like for 2 days
So we stayed in the Tent and sipped Hot Chocolate
If I could choose anyone in the world to be with under such miserable conditions it would definitely be Vance and Seth Checketts and
Christian and Liver Nielsen. These guys were nails and Liver won a windy pass green jacket.
The Clark Cousins harvested a classic windy pass 4 by ( only for you Nate)
Vance with a pack in front and in back. I'd bet 5.5 miles with 125 lbs
This ones for you Page
What a relief to be back down at the truck
Soaked to the bone
Buck bees to get warm
We'll hope for better weather next year.