Thursday, April 1, 2010

Casper Mountain Hut Trip, WY

Thomas, Joshua, Tommy, Zorra, Jessica, Tessa, Esther, and Suwei at Joshua's Casper Mountain Cabin

Lafayette, CO - I'm still like 3 months behind on my posts. I need to take less pictures!

This set comes from a trip Suwei and I took over New Years. This one started out with Tommy and Jessica rolling briefly through town around the end of the year. They didn't have a whole lot of time, but we did managed to finagle a dinner out at Sherpas before they had to hit the road again. The next stop on their tour, however, was just up in Casper, Wyoming where they had planned to drop in on yet another friend.

Turns out that friend, Joshua, had invited them and Tessa up to his family's cabin on Casper Mountain for New Year's Eve and we were welcomed to tag along. So we did.

In Casper we met up with Tommy, Jessica, and Tessa who introduced us to Joshua, his parents and another couple, Thomas and Esther who were out road-tripping on their way back to California. All but the 'rents piled into two cars and while Joshua's group searched all over town looking for a sled (a failed mission as they were all sold out), the rest of us promptly got lost. By late afternoon we had all regrouped atop the mountain and were ready to take on the grueling 1 to 2 mile hike to the cabin. It was quite chilly when we arrived, but it didn't take us long to settle into the very rustic and very cozy (once the wood burning stove was lit) cabin, where we promptly set about liquoring ourselves up for the New Year. Actually we had begun that process about half way to the cabin. As soon as the wind kicked up, the rum came out.

The Hike In

We Made It!

Anyway, we spent two great days up there kicking around in the snow and hanging out with a nice group of folks. Thanks again to Joshua who put the whole thing together and let us use his place.

New Year's Eve

New Year's Day Sledding with the Makeshift Wheelbarrow Sled

Hiking out

Here is a link to the slide show and some more photos and comments:
Casper Mountain Hut Trip, WY