Mount Jardine

Dana, Cecilia and I headed up Mount Jardine today. Whew! What a day. There were a couple of times, I thought we’d call it and go back. I’ve seen blowdown before but this was massive – a huge mess of pickup sticks.

We went over and under and around. We crawled and did the limbo and tested every inch of flexibility we possessed. Finally getting into the snow was a huge relief!

Of course, all the blowdown hugely slowed us down. It took more than 3 hours to even get to the Jardine bowl.

And then, at the top, the black clouds rolled in – and the wind.

So we layered up, found a nice high spot for lunch and beetled back down. Yes, we had a brief shower and then we had to negotiate all that blowdown all over again.

As Cecilia said at the end of the day – it sure was a great workout!

Oh yeah!

I can’t even begin to count the scratches and bruises on my legs.

Oh well!

At least I don’t have to do it again any time soon.

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