The weather is so fickle in this area that we will often make caches for mountaineering courses passing through. By making the cache we ensure that the teams will get their groceries on time. I first dig a hole and then put the 350 pounds of groceries into it. After that I pile snow on top so that nothing is exposed. This is important because the ravens will peck holes in the bags and scatter the supplies, even at 10,000′. If a storm rolls in, this tiny mound and the wands will disappear in mere hours so I always get a good Lat/Long to ensure that it will be found.
I took this picture on Sunday, and it was perfectly calm and warm. There is nothing like standing in a spot like this totally alone…I love it, and would like to show you.