“Spend as much time as possible on mountains, in small boats, or otherwise out in the weather; if you never get wet, cold, exhausted or scared, you won’t properly appreciate being dry, warm, rested and safe.” ~ Peter Jay

"I’m an adventuring river rat at heart. Put me on a floating piece of driftwood and I’m happy." ~ Christina Glauner

"There’s folly and foolhardiness on one side and daring and calculation on the other." ~ C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Backpacking and Halloween

This past weekend I didn't go kayaking, but I spent plenty of time outdoors. I took a Pierre  Boy Scout troop backpacking in the Black Elk Wilderness area around Harney Peak. We started from Horse Thief Lake. On Friday night we hiked in a quarter of a mile or so and camped. On Saturday, we took the Horse Thief Trail south to Grizzly Bear Ck trail. Then we headed west to the Harney Peak trail. After coming back down from Harney, we continued north to the Willow Ck trail and then back east to Horse Thief Lake. A good time was had by all. I think we might end up doing a 50 miler sometime this spring or summer!
Some pictures from the weekend:
It is looking like the high in Pierre will be in the 60s the next few days, so heres to hoping I get out onto the water! With Halloween on Friday, I might even take my pirate hat off the wall and wear it on the water! I'll be sure to get pics :)

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