Mount Crowe and Oh No – Water!

This might have to be a fast post. It was going to be a lovely, long one, extolling the virtues of hot bubble baths after a long and vigorous snowshoe. Alas – that is not to be.

Let’s start with the hike: Simon and I with puppies in tow, drove to Strawberry Pass and headed up Mount Crowe under perfect bluebird skies. I can’t begin to say how wonderful it was to hike in sunshine – and so warm Simon and I both layered down to our lightest layers.

We took a long, roundabout route, bringing us up to the cabin from the north side and then straight up to the top. Amazing views! We then headed down to the cabin, went inside and sat by a warm fire and had lunch. Then back down the straight route for a total of about 4.5 hours, about 600 metres elevation and about 8.5 kilometres.

We had a wonderful fabulous, beautiful day! I’d throw in a few more adjectives but the writer part of me is already feeling a bit nauseous.

We drove home and – uh-oh – what’s that sound: our water pump pumping air?


Simon shut things off and ran up to our reservoir – dry. All reservoirs dry. Something was going on. We have spent the last two hours with Simon trying to sort it out and me on the phone trying to find the other guy who runs off our water. We haven’t quite sorted it out yet but Simon has a temporary fix with plugging the upper reservoir, and we are guessing we will have water again soon.


This may call for a drink.

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Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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