making our way through the thick woods
One of bel's favorite things to do when we're out is look for deer "footprints". Here we found a doe track
next we came across this little buck
we continued a long and on the backside of a hill we came to a track of snow that hadn't melted yet. So of course we had to play there a bit
after that we decided it was time for the hot chocolate. So we found a suitable spot to setup and got things going. I also got to get a little feel for the summit pack.
I also got to try out my Littlbug Jr. stove. It worked great. I'm going to really like this little stove.
filled it up
I used some fatwood, though it probably wasn't necessary but if there's one thing I've learned taking a kid out is to not spend half an hour getting the fire going. So this ensured a quick fire :)
Bel got quite the kick out of helping feed the stove some twigs
now the agonizing 5 minute wait for the water to boil. This is the look of tired anticipation right here
well soon enough we were sharing a hot cup together
after that we set out down the trail to try and spot some deer as the sun was setting, here's another pack shot
well we did jump a deer. It was a ways away but we saw it bounding off. Bel sounds like a freight train coming through the woods so sneaking up on one was out of the question
we did come across a scrape that was really getting worked over.
Well after that we made our way back out. We had fun and she already wants to go out again so I know I did good :)
well as luck would have it we got to the car and there were a couple deer around the clearing where we parked. So here's a few parting shots of them
thanks for looking