Here we are at Vail Pass packing up and getting ready to hike up to the hut. It was less than 3 miles in, but at about 11K feet elevation and our first time on snowshoes with backpacks. As you can see, Roan was thrilled just to be able to drink "backpack water" as she likes to call it.
Here's a sample of the amazing views we enjoyed on the way up.
And here's a view of all the crap I was hauling up there in addition to my beautiful daughter. Notice Ducky is along for the ride. (He's much lighter than Baby Sarah.)
Here are Arwen, Molly and Audrey enjoying the good weather
What is that doofy look on my face about? I must be in awe of the mountains
Scott & Molly, moments after we first laid eyes on the cabin
The final steps to our destination. Those trees were so huge they were awe inspiring.
This was the actual view from our front porch!!!!
Home sweet home
A houseful of giggling girls
The wood burning stove that kept us warm night and day
Jacqueline, Audrey & Roan playing cards
Saule in her snowsuit
Roan & Arwen standing in a hole of some sort
Zoe, Saule & Matt riding the snow pony
Here's Roan not enjoying the snow. I failed utterly to get her excited about building a snowman or going sledding.
The dudes chillin on the porch