We arrived at the beginning of the road at a reasonable time, but then spend half the day clearing the road of rocks and logs, so we could drive the car up the road. This was important because Devlin
(age 6) was coming as well and we wanted to minimize the distance that he needed to ski. That meant that it was almost 2pm by the time we started skiing. Christian and F took off and I stayed in the back with Devlin and Jeff. It was tough skiing, but Devlin did really well. Jeff tried to tow him, but that did not work very well after the logging road, so Devlin skied by himself. Around 6pm Christian and Lena came back to help encourage Devlin and I skied to the hut, where Nick and a group of snowshoers were looking after F. Devlin made it to the hut a little after 8pm with a little help from Christian towards the end... a lot faster than last time he was there. We ate and went to bed. F actually slept for a change. The next morning we learn that a group of snowshoers had left at a similar time to us, but from the bottom of the road, and only made it to the other side of the lake around midnight. This made us feel pretty good about our 8pm arrival.
The next morning I went skiing on Cabin Hill together with Nick and Lena. Skiing was great. In the afternoon Christian went for a ski by the upper lake. Devlin and Jeff had a relaxing day in the hut. On the third day I got to go skiing again and it was even better. We skied the bowl by the upper lake and ended with Return of King. Snow was great and it was awesome to get some turns in. While we were skiing F hung out in the cabin or played in the snow. She specially liked shovelling snow into the cabin with the dustpan. In the afternoon we skied down to the car and drove home. On the way down I had to take some of the weight from Christian's pack, so he could safely ski with F. I had a bit of trouble with the heavy pack and the tree skiing, but luckily Lena helped me out and took a few thing.
Say Nuth Khaw Yum
Discovery Islands Bike loop
East Coast Trail
Recent tips and thought
Pandemic pondering and wandering
Tweaking our haul-a-day
Making kids crampons
Digging a snowcave
Make a kid towing harness