Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Snow Campout

Every year the Young Men in our ward head up to the snow for a campout. It is the most well attended campout of the year.  Ian missed it last year because he turned 12 a few days before they went and we were not ready to send him up into the snow to camp. We didn't have any snow gear to help keep him warm. I spent some time this year gathering snow gear so this year he would be ready with snow pants, boots, gloves and such that he would need. When you live in the valley or near the coast snow is usually not something you are prepared for.  

 We have received quite a bit of precipitation this winter so there was plenty of snow for the boys to build their snow caves into.

 A little fun in the snow is required too.
 Here is the group of 12 and 13 year old boys that went up early and got camp set up. These are the non high school age boys that get out of school early on Fridays so could get on the road for the 2 hour drive up to the Tahoe area where they were going to camp.

Ian loved it. Henry can't wait to get to go next year. I guess I better start finding some more snow pants and gloves for him so we are ready for next January when the YM go to the snow again.

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