Last weekend Scott and I went on a backcountry hut trip to Lost Wonder Hut with eight other friends. It felt so great to get out in the backcountry, play in the snow, unplug from reality, catch up with good friends, play games, drink boxed wine, and eat some delicious food. Prior to our arrival the area had about 30+ inches of fresh snow, which meant the avalanche danger was high, and required us to break trail on an alternate route to the hut.
After 2.8 short miles, 3:12 hours elapsed time with 01:48 hours of moving time, 1,220 ft of elevation gain, and lots of down trees later we made it to this…
Incredible! There was so much snow! I fell over at one point and a mushroom cloud of powder released above me. I certainly didn’t mind; it made me smile. The snow was quite heavy, so I only took one lap before heading in and staying warm by the fire in the hut.
The next day we skinned out only to encounter the same obstacles we came in with, only this time we were going down hill and it was already tracked out, so it went a lot faster.
And we were out! It was super beautiful out there! I needed a break from reality; like big time. This trip helped me step back, appreciate down time, friends, and the beautiful nature around us.
One of our friends on the trip is a photographer over at Hardcastle Photography and took some really amazing photos.
You can see more photos from our trip on the Hardcastle Photography website.