The paddling part of the trip is canceled since the person who was going to lead it dropped. We can still do it if some one qualified volunteers to lead it. I’m not even close to experienced enough to lead it myself, and besides, I want to ski. One person has expressed interest in fly fishing in case any non-skiers are interested. Also, there will be a group leaving Saturday morning for any of you who can’t make it Friday night.
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If you went on my trip last year, then you know what it’s about and might as well stop reading and sign up – there are no excuses on the bayou. If not, then ask some one who did go and they will tell you that it is an insane weekend of skiing, snowboarding, clothing optional jumping in an ice cold creek, and eating an obnoxiously unhealthy amount of the best damned Cajun cooking in the state of (West) Virginia. And this year, you can add white water kayaking to the list if we’re lucky enough to have some rivers running in the area! It all starts Friday when we depart from Bonnycastle Circle at 5pm. We’ll drive about 3 hours to Justamere Cabin. By the time everyone gets settled down, the cooking will begin – here’s where it starts to get good. There will be some combination of Jambalaya, Dirty Rice, Red Beans and Rice, fried catfish, fried vegetables (we fry everything in the south!), and pie for dessert. Whatever I don’t fix on the first night, I’ll fix on the second. And Sunday morning – beignets straight from the French Quater! (you won’t be able to taste the difference at least) In between the eating, there will be skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and living it up on the bayou (well, it’s a creek, but late enough in the night you won’t know the difference).
After spending like 8 hours in the kitchen last year, I’m going to do things a bit differently this year by having people volunteer to cook. I’ll need one or two people Friday night, and two or three people Saturday night, plus one person to make the beignet dough. I’ll provide more details later, but sign up if you want to help (and you don’t plan on changing your mind after a few).
I probably won’t go kayaking, so it would be nice if some one could volunteer to organize that part of the trip. I think it goes without saying that it will be really freakin’ cold in the water so you shouldn’t go unless you’ve paddled similar conditions before. You’ll need to provide all your own equipment or get it from the club before we go.
If you’ve never been on a club Snowshoe trip, read the description from a previous adventure. This one will be the same, just with awesome food.
I’ll waitlist everyone until I know how many drivers can come.