November 19-20, 2011
Introduction to Winter Camping:
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Mt. Matier: Lord of Joffre Lake Provincial Park.
Okay boys, this is going to be your home for the night. Let’s stomp down all this powder snow and get your tents up.
“You want us to do what?!”
This is going to take a whole lot of stompin’.
“Yeah, this looks like a good spot to sleep tonight.”
Put your backs into it boys, the sun is starting to go down!
Let’s move that snow, we’ve got to get this camp up pronto!
Mt. Matier is amused by our little intrusion into his domain.
And just like that: the sun goes down and Mt. Matier slams shut the door to the ‘Hurt Locker”.
We’re all in this together. Jumping jacks, dancing and group hug-a-thons to stay warm.
With everyone safe and warm in their beds, it’s time to say goodnight. At -21° C the frost that is now covering everything begins to really sparkle under the moonlight.
Sure last night might have been a bit cold….but that was like a whole different day, baby! We’re the 5th West Van Mountaineer Scouts and when it gets cold we break into dance!
Something hot for our bellies compliments of Scouters Maciej and Jason. Thanks guys!
And a little something for our feathered friends.
Taking a leisurely morning stroll through downtown Ice Station Zebra.
The boys enjoying themselves and just being boys!
A great experience in extreme conditions. Well done boys!
What a weekend! 2/3 of the boys had never camped in the snow before and those that had…well, not like this! I couldn’t be more proud of this bunch of 11 and 12 year olds! They handled some extreme conditions like a boss! Joffre Lake Provincial Park: the “Hurt Locker”.
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