The "Rest of the Story" (Part 1)

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    Posted by Ballpark Frank ( on February 27, 2007 at 11:23:14:

    In Reply to: A Toast to Bison! posted by Roadie on February 24, 2007 at 23:00:59:


    I know you recognize the area in Roadie's photograph. You can almost see a certain "burned forest" off in the distance.

    At the time Roadie's shot was taken, we were the first group of the day back there. We had a 3 generation ski group gaining on us rapidly. I wish we had gotten a photo of them! There were two couples, probably 20-30 years apart in age. The younger woman had an infant in one of those "Snugli" baby carriers, strapped across the front of her body. I'm thinking that baby couldn't have been more than 1 or 2 months old, 3 at the most.

    The weather was spectacular. Everyone was reveling in it. We had a new layer of snow. The air temperature was comfortable, but not so warm that the snow was deteriorating.

    You'll notice there are no recent tracks on the old road approaching the cabin. We deliberately stopped where Roadie took that photo, so everyone could get photos of the pristine conditions before we went stomping into the distance.

    In the photo above, you can see Auwingwalker approaching, while Roadie has just resumed travel after a lengthy photo break. At the extreme right, you can barely make out the roof of one of the structures. At this point, we are still enjoying the gorgeous weather, although the breeze is starting to pick up. The forecast was calling for snow moving in and continuing through the evening.

    (continued in Part 2)

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