Brewster Hut II
February 13 - 14, 2009
Dave and Jill, Mom and Dad, Sashwa and Anni
|Sunshine and t-shirts at the Brewster Hut.|
|Packing our campsite and
backpacks at our camp on Lake Hawea.
|Strong teamwork got the old
folks across the stream at the beginning of the tramp.
|Mom chugs her way up, up, up
through the trees. I made the mistake of telling Mom that the
trail was easy. What I meant, was that it was short and the pain
would be very temporary.
|A pit stop in the exotic beech
|Mom smartly uses the snowgrass
to pull herself up the steep trail. She seems to be going strong
|... thunk! Her legs
give out on a grassy knoll just 20 minutes from the hut.
Detractors please note that she still is carrying her own pack.
By the time she reached the hut she didn't have the energy to tease Dad
for his propensity to nap, so...
|... she joined him. They
remained in this position for quite some time while the kids...
|... hiked above the hut to get
views of Mt Brewster. This was the first time on the entire trip
that Jill and I were able to lean back and enjoy the sunshine in the
mountains in our t-shirts. A bit overdue, but we enjoyed it
|I shared my photogenic tarn
with Sashwa who had hauled a beastly HD video camera. He was
filming for his dad's company who shoot HD video of pretty stuff around
|Jill and I slept out on the
deck underneath the stars and atmospheric fog. The next morning we
awoke at 5:00 am hoping to catch sunrise on the
top of Mt Armstrong.
|We didn't make sunrise on top
of the peak, but still stopped for a few pictures and video.
|Anni can be extremely patient
when it's her boyfriend she's waiting for. Here she suffers while
Sashwa captures the dramatic scene unfolding around us.
|Even though sunrise was over we
still pressed on for the summit of Mt Armstrong.
|Where we enjoyed incredible views of Mt Brewster and beyond. Jill and I had already been here, but hadn't actually seen the view. Breathtaking!|
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