Sunday, October 23, 2011

Annual Trek to Windy Pass 10-23-2011

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The hunt always starts at Ripples for a cheeseburger basket
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Here we are at the start of the 51/2 mile hike to camp
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After mile number 1 smiles were still to be had
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The colors were as brilliant as I've ever seen
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We made it to shingle mill
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Maloy's all smiles. The 70 degree weather was perfect
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trail break
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Vanny and the grouse killer 20 gauge shown here at the pass. We made it
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Rolling in to camp
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Uncle Vance's baked potatoes and the warmth of a fire
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We opened our hunt in the 1st hole
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Beautiful morning and a few deer to be seen
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Great to have our guide Uncle Lin with us. He always gets our scopes on the mulies
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Grandpa and Buggy..... I mean Andrew and Buggy having a great time
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The view doesn't get any better
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Excited for 12'
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Our source of water
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Listening to the Cougar game
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Maloy scoping the shooting gallery Saturday evening
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Clark Cousins fine buck-those guys are dead eyes
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Jesse and Max Bizzle in the tree stand
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Late night buck stories of what the day brought
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Morning tent action
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We love our camp cook Uncle Vance. We were never hungry. Chocolate chip pancakes anyone?
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The trip wouldn't be complete without a nag. Matthew showing his Tonto bareback skills
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After the annual football game the Vipers were crowned the champs
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Packing up and heading back home
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Shingle Mill rest going home
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Bizzle says "bye until next year"
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And the award for most miles hiked goes to...........Liver and Christian
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We love this place. It has become a part of our family and a tradition we look forward to every year. Thanks for starting this Dad. See you next year Windy pass and Nate.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dream come true for the big boys and for the little boys. Wonderful amazing pictures. It is a sacred place and will only continue to get better as you hunt every hollow and scout every hole singing "carry on, carry on, carry on!"
I love my hunters!
Umi

Kelly said...

Looks like you all had a more than awesome time! '12.

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