Sheila and I set off on a recon of the Butter trails for a KMC club hike later this month. “I only have about 4 hours,” Sheila said. Okay, I said – let’s see what we can do.
The snow was pretty thin near the bottom but no matter – it was just good enough that we didn’t have to carry our snowshoes.
We slogged our way up until we got to the high logging road. At that point, the idea had been to have lunch and turn around. But the club trip would take us up a bushwhack path to the viewpoint high above us.
So Sheila looked up and said, “I’d like to go up to the Butter sign.”
This did not surprise me in the least. There are two things that Sheila cannot resist: getting to the destination and a solid bushwhack.
So – up we went. Whew! Those bushes whacked back. We went up and up and it was steep. We finally got to the upper treeline and had lunch near 1 p.m. We were not at the Butter sign – that was still a bit to the south of us. But good enough for one day. And the whole trip was a lot closer to 6 rather than 4 hours.
And we didn’t care because we had a lovely time.
We’ll do one more recon before the actual day, this time attacking the bushwhack from a slightly different angle.