Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Hanging food out of reach of bears and other shenanigeans

Originally uploaded by CarlMyhill.
Although we heard a story of a bear getting into Wildcat cabin once, following bacon smells and doors left open, all the bears were asleep for now.

However, i was keen to try the PCT food hanging method. unfortunately, standing in 3ft of powder snow does not provide a very stable base for dextrously chucking a stick up and over a banch 20ft up. I hope it is easier without the snow!

On the way back to the cabin we dug a little shelter in the snow and played at rolling snowballs down a slope to see if they would get bigger as they fell. We found that altough we couldn't make very good snow balls, we could dig down into the ice beneath the powder and cut some snow ball shapes out. A delightfully childish afternoon of playing we snow the like of which we'd never seen!

Getting back to the cabin for some tea was a delight and gave us time to enjoy the views from there too.



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