Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Worst 3 Miles

On a recent successful mission to climb a forgotten ice flow in Zion National Park, we got completly schooled on the approach. The dirt roads we thought we were going to drive, were buried under 3 feet of snow. Not just any snow, but snow with a breakable crust. 6 out of every 10 steps would bring you crashing through, sinking up to your knees, sometimes your thighs, with the crust bashing your shins everytime as if tenderizing a t-bone. It reminded me of something my dad used to tell us when we were kids, 'if your gonna be stupid you better be tuff'. Well we were definetly tough this day.

I will always bring a set of skis when ice climbing from now on. Lesson learned.

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