We have packed our bags about three times, and will have to do it again before tomorrow. Drove 38 hours straight through from MA to ID. Spent a mere 3 days in Idaho before flying the 6 hours to Anchorage.
The trip finally feels like it actually happening. After months of preparation we have officially settled in here at the AirBNB in Talkeetna. We have a full house, including us four climbers and some of our family members.
|The Golden Raisin's, all together! PC- Kat Schick|
We have been diligently watching the weather and the forecast is calling for plenty of snow. After talking to Sheldon Air Service (the airline set to take us into the glacier), we will be notified with little time when a window opens up to head out. Fingers crossed its sooner rather than later!
The last couple of days we have been finishing up with the 20+ food bags, sorting out the group gear for each person to take and touching up on all of the finishing tasks. We checked in with our air service yesterday and today we are scheduled for a climbers meeting with the park service. Now there is just the final touches on our gear and just a bit of waiting.
|Home sweet home before the tent! PC- Kat Schick|
I think I can speak for the entire group when I say we are all filled with pre climb butterflies. Excitement, some nerves and the unknown all lingers here in the house with us.
If we strike out with weather we will be stuck here in town for longer than planned, and I can only imagine the nerves and excitement will only build.
|Picking up our sleds from SAS. PC- Kat Schick|
So, with this I will officially be offline for a month while we are hopefully climbing on the mountain. At very least sitting in a tent waiting out some weather, reading lots of books, and playing suduko.
Cheers to us, the Golden Raisins, and to a good effort on whatever we find ourselves on in the next month!
|Going over the route with SAS. PC- Kat Schick|