In the city it has felt like summer for a while now, but there is still snow in the mountains. We decided to take advantage of the quickly diminishing snowpack and go on an overnight tenting trip to Brandywine Meadows. The hike in is short and there is a great objected should you feel inspired to get on top of something.
We drove up the 4WD road and was stopped by a snow patch at the last switchback. From here it was just a 3.4km and 260m of elevation hike to the meadows, where we put up our tent. Christian went of to climb Brandywine Mountain, while Anne, F and I relaxed in the sun. F ran around, dug in the snow, and made snow cakes. She also had a ski shuffle around the meadows.
After a couple of hours Christian came back and we had dinner. At dinner time the clouds started looking darker and I decided to gather up our things. The rain started just as we got the last things into the tent. It only lasted for 5-10 min, but we stayed in the tent. F jumped around on the therm-a-rests for awhile before we got ready for bed. F woke up crying around midnight and it took around 1.5 h before she calmed down again. We think she might have had a nightmare.
On Sunday we slept in until the sun warmed up the tent too much. After breakfast Christian and I took a short ski up to a local maximum. A nice little date. Back at camp I packed up, while Fenya got to go for a ski with daddy. We quickly skied back to the car and drove home, while Fenya took a long nap.
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