Jen was down in Texas visiting Monique for the weekend, so the kids and I decided that an overnighter up at the Fish Creek Cabin was in store for the seven of us. Unfortunately, we were not very speedy in getting packed and ready for the trip and as a result we didn’t leave until well after lunch, arriving at the trailhead around 1:30.
Wyatt and Slate took off down the trail and we did not see them again until we arrived at the cabin several hours later. The other six of us skied in on the road, planning to drop into the cabin from the north. We started off with everyone on skis except for Boone, who road behind me up the unplowed road in the gear sled. A little ways into the climb Laurel decided that, “I didn’t know this was uphill all the day”. She decided she wanted to ride in the sled too and given the rapidly advancing afternoon I agreed this was a good idea.
The six of us skied down to the cabin around dusk. Wyatt and Slate had been waiting for us for some time by the time we arrived. We got the fire going and began melting snow for water while everyone dried out.
Dinner was “camping pizza”. We then spread out sleeping bags over every available corner of the small cabin before turning in. Story time was from the Chronicles of Narnia before the narrator (me) fell asleep.
Morning dawned cloudy with a balmy temperature in the low 20’s. We fixed an egg and bacon omelet and assembled our gear. By 8:30 we were loaded and headed out.
Wyatt decided to accompany us this time was we climbed up to the road. From there it was all downhill back to our car. The seven of us had a great time, having logged yet another winter cabin trip.