James S., Scott T. , Shaun D., Matt C., Gage K., Ian
P., Mr. Pratt, Mr.
Dwyer, Mr. Sleys (& Nola!)
Six Scouts and three adults braved the snowy weather and
hiked through two-feet of snow on our way to the Alder Creek Cabin at
We broke into groups of two or three and pulled three sleds
loaded with gear up the mountain. We took lots of breaks as
negotiating the snow covered mountain was hard enough but we were wearing
our gear packs and pulling and pushing sleds.
After an hour hike we reached the cabin. We started a
fire in the cabin stove and ate our packed lunch. People changed
clothes, warmed up and rested before we started collecting wood for our
Mr. Pratt brought his chain saw which made cutting the wood
easy but we still had to find it buried in the snow and drag it to the
cabin. As you can see we had quite a pile of wood. We kept the
outside fire burning from 2:00 until the last of us headed off to bed around
For dinner we made our famous trash can turkey. We had
to make some adjustments to the cooking method because we were unable to get
the stake into the frozen ground. We wrapped some wood with foil and
sat the turkey on it. Then we covered the turkey with the trash can
and surrounded it with charcoal. It came out great!
Dinner included stuffing and corn and everyone ate
as much as they dared. It was a quiet evening because everyone was
tired. The kids stayed in two tents so they could earn camping nights
while the adults slept in the cabin. In the morning we had a hot
breakfast of sausage, egg and cheese in wraps. The hike out was much
easier because our sleds were light and the snow was packed down.