Monday, January 26, 2009

Dave and Bill at registration in Barkerville - before the big chill.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Everyone made it!

Congratulations to Pete Wright, Kate Sulis, Beth Collingwood, Yael Wand, Allison Galbraith, Christine Kraayvanger, Rod Graham, Dave Jorgenson, Cheryl Macarthy, Olaf Gotthardt and Jeff Hanna for making it all the way to Stanley in cold, icy conditions.

"Hooo-wee!" "Yikes!" and "Brutal!" were some of the descriptions of the trail as skiers slid into the finish area.

Thanks to our volunteer shuttle team: Richard Wright, Bill Horne, Jason Griffin (I think I'm missing someone, but my fingers are still defrosting ;-)

Thanks also to Lothario "El Trackadoro" Vollmer and Const. Doug Erickson for diverting snowmobilers from the Barkerville-Summit Rock trail in the morning. Big thanks to Jim Kurta, Bruce Self and Heather Peters, the Hagen Creek Hardcores, for doing the safety sweep at the end of the day. And thanks to Beth Collingwood and Bill Horne for the firewood and goodies.

Special thanks to John Marien and Linda Moon for making the Stanley reception a warm one - with home made muffins even! And for staying so long near a smokey fire, an improvised open air sauna (courtesy of Bill), and increasingly chilly temperatures. Dave put in extra time at Stanley, too.

It's great to be part of a community where so many people are willing to pitch in and help make an event happen.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The trek is on ;-)

Yes, the Cariboo Jack is taking place Saturday, January 24, 2009.
See the posting below (ignore the posting's summer date!) for the latest info.