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.