Monday, January 10, 2011
Our friend Cameron set up this weekend's trip. Our destination was a rustic cabin within the Shenandoah National Park managed by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC).
When we arrived Friday night we quickly started the wood stove within the cabin to warm the inside from its brisk temperature of around 22 degrees. By morning the entire cabin was a toasty contrast to the outside temp, not that Joey minded as he slept outside on the porch.
On Saturday we collected more wood for the stove by towing it from the woods with Warren's Jeep. After that a short hike led us to the Skyline Drive, where we took in the views and made a few quick snow angels.
Killing the keg became the main event of Saturday night. Joey, Eric, Mike, Warren, and Cameron found every imaginable way to kegstand and before morning there was barely a drop within the steel barrel.
Another drive for firewood and some extensive cleaning had the cabin back in shape for its next inhabitants. Shortly after that we were on the road and back in Richmond.