I am always surprised at the interesting and unexpected things that seem to pop up around here while we are on our walks. Yesterday Joan, Skye, and I were out on Horseshoe Lake Road, when a group of McBride Secondary School students arrived carrying shovels. They headed across the ice on the lake and headed over toward some snow drifts.
I asked them what was going on and they said they were digging snow caves and would be spending a night sleeping in them as part of their Outdoor Education Program. I thought that was pretty unusual. We certainly never did anything like that back in the ancient epoch when I went to school. The students started to work digging 6 different caves.
I can’t believe that they will spend a very restful night when they climb into their caves, but I think it will be a great adventure and give them some survival skills that might come in handy some day.
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