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Spent the weekend in the Lewis Fork Wilderness (Mt Rogers)

by e-doc » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:17 am

Took my 13 yo on his first "real" winter trip in the Lewis Fork WIlderness, below Mt Rogers summit Our little group planned to snowshoe/ski to Pine Mt but only got 2/3 way in all the snow. Made camp on the Lewis Fork/Lewis Fork Connector intersection in 2' snow.. There was close to 3' below the summit. Madison, my 13 has never snowshoed. Ben, who is 12 and a novice skier, managed to XC ski the whole way; each with a backpack to the campsite and thence to the summit.

Trip almost never happened; from torrential rains between home and Winston Salem, ice and wrecked cars from there to I-77 and sleet/snow that took me over an hour to drive the 40 miles from Fancy Gap to Wytheville. The worst drive I ever made. But the trip made it all worthwhile!

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by lcarreau » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:08 am

Bob Sihler wrote:
My wife is a blonde, and if she could read that, she'd think she should be offended. :wink:

I'm sorry, Bob !

My most sincerest of apologies goes out to .... well, not YOU but your wife.

Reckon I'm going to shut up now, and enjoy the awesome "snow pictures" here on SP.



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