- Apr 25, 2006
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This seems like a good way to go. I've siwashed it before without a bag or bivie, wrapped up in a space blanket, crawled inside my OR xl pack cThis seems like a good way to go. I've siwashed it before without a bag or bivie, wrapped up in a space blanket, crawled inside my OR xl pack cover and curled up on my pack.... I'd of given dang near anything for a bivie and my bag that cold, windy, rainy night. over and curled up on my pack.... I'd of given dang near anything for a bivie and my bag that cold, windy, rainy night.
So I am laughing about this, as we oft times do years later...
.. One year my wife was pregnant with boy #3 and draws out on a sheep hunt area that has to be done or die.. ...you all know,, if you know what I mean.... anyway.. she is 6 months along and we have a hike about 8 miles to about 3300 ft. I am carry everything including a tent, she has a day pack and binoculars..
I see some sheep up about a 3/4 mile away, a legal nice ram. We go for it and decide to Siwash it..
we reach the summit at dark 30... and here comes the clouds.. We hole up in a crag.. huddle together ,, some crying, ..some,, dont you dare go to sleep or you may die from hypothermia, its now rain and the clouds are so thick, we cant walk 3 feet and see each other.
A day of super socked in,, its like fairbanks during winter during the inversion of the century..no way to hike down the rocks .. and now..anouther night... and now we are scared.. we cant get off the mt until the clouds break some,, at least so we can see our feet.
Next day at 10 am.. wind and now we see.. we are weak and cold.. I look over the edge and see the sheep 700 yds away.. we start towards them and my wife is so stoved up she almost falls off the edge.. if she would not have dropped to the ground as she began to lose her balance,, she would have went over a 150 ft or more drop...
We turn and hike back to the tent..
The sheep lived..
No more Siwash for me.