On December 4th – 5th, Troop 325 ventured out into the cold again for the second snowshoe trip in three weeks. This time we headed into Kaniksu National forest just North of Sandpoint. The original destination was Bee Hive Lakes, but recent snowfall kept the group a little closer in. With one winter trip under our belt, 8 Scouts and 5 adults snoeshoed along Lindsey Creek to a clearing up in the hills and made camp. Many of the skills learned three weeks earlier at French Gulch were put to use and the group successfully made snow kitchens and finally got a fire a fire built. Other cold weather skills were put to the test and were evident around camp. It was surely needed as the temperatures dipped to 0 degrees or colder on Sunday morning. Winter cooking was a real focus and skills on avalanche safety and winter first aid were taught. All in all, is was another successful trip that will set the Troop up well for the next winter adventure due in January.
- Steve Lee