Today was my good-bye hike with Ben. Ben: my partner in crime in the winter – the person who introduced me to extreme snowshoeing, who taught me to thumb my nose at avalanches while respecting their possibilities, and who inspired me to not only learn telemarking on snowshoes but also the art of the downhill bum slide.
He’s going to miss me – oh, not the snowshoeing bits – the arguing parts. Ben and I argue about everything and I understand we can be highly entertaining.
We hiked at Bannock Point for a couple of hours.
We argued pretty much the entire time. And then picked cherries at Frances’ place.
Oh yes – the photo – another thanks to Peter Berkey for that one.
There’s more packing to do. The unravelling is picking up speed.