This years Roman Nose Adventure-Bachelor Party was as just fun as the last one. Now getting enough "Provisions" up for the Bachelor party is no simple task so we brought out the Ranger and had it load to the gills along with the 10 snowmobiles and a few trailers! Ol' Mother nature threw us a curveball as were subjected to some serious wind issues on the first day. We had to make a change from our normal campsite along the lake and find a somewhat protected spot to get out of the gusts. With 16 guys setting up camp, things happen quickly, in no time all the tents were setup, firewood cut and stoked and a few were ready for a ski and board.
Getting up to some of the spots required a short hike to get to the steeps. By 2pm the snow was fairly soft and sticky but still skiable, not bad for the end of April. After one decent run we decided it was time for a cold one and some time around the campfire.
Dan getting a little spring snow under his skis
Bob arcing it around one of the many moss covered Tamaracks
When we arrived back at camp our "Bachelor" thought he'd take advantage of the wind so he hooked up his Kite Surfer and attempted to make a few laps around the lake, The gusty winds coupled with being in a round basin made the winds a little challenging as Jeff tried to work the lake. This turned out to be a good beer drinking and Jaeger session for us spectators.
Roman Nose Lake
Getting a little "Personality"
After an hour of watching our soon to be married friend Jeff try to harness the wind it was time to head back, get that fire cranking and the BBQ loaded up with Elk Smokies. Nothing better than sitting around a bonfire drinking beers and eating Elk smokies. With a somewhat endless supply of dead, burned out snags around camp It didn't take long to get the fire built up to the size of slash pile. NASA probably got a satellite image as we had 6'-8' Tall rounds stacked in a Tepee. As darkness rolled upon us, we were loving life on Roman Nose. Aside form a few wrestling matches, some fireworks and one hell of a bonfire, we behaved ourselves.
Sunday morning we were greeted with Bluebird skies, some firm snow and a few tired souls. It didn't take long to get that fire back up to speed as we sat around drinking coffee and eating breakfast trying to regain our composure. (I'm getting old).
That Fire left quite a Pit!
About 9:30 a few clouds starting moving in so we decided we better get after it. A few of us geared up and headed up to the ridge top.
After a sled ride up the ridge it's just a 10 minute hike to the shot
Dan working the steep corn along the rock wall
Our Bachelor Boy-Jeff experiencing his last few days of Freedom!
What a fun way to send our good friend Jeff off into the Married world! If this party is an indication of Jeff's marriage, he and his bride to be are in for one fun, long lasting relationship. Well Done!