Grampa Grasshopper planned a hike last Saturday with a small group from his church and invited Kerry and the boys along. It was supposed to be somewhere in this area.
But they had a bit of drama along the way. Apparently the church van wasn't up for North Cascade Forest Service roads and smoke was coming up through the floor boards. Something to do with transmission fluid and a gasket. Oops.
What to do while you wait for help to arrive? You need a project, to keep the boys occupied! And the youth intern was more than up to the task.
You find a downed tree and a lot of deadfall and build a shelter. You know. To survive.
Thankfully someone (me) had packed them a generous lunch, so they didn't have to fall back on anything from the Bear Grylls menu.
And with weather and views like this they weren't exact suffering.
Photo taken by Gunnar
And we won't say too much about how nine people rode home in a smallish pick-up truck.
In spite of missing the hike, it was definitely a testoster-zone day!