When Two Ice Caves Become One

January 21st, 2008

Our greatest snow achievement this year was the grand ice cave we created on a hillside at Spicer SNO-PARK.

It started as a simple igloo or tunnel that Jackie dug. She used her hands to dig snow out of the hill or she climbed into her hole and dug snow out with her feet. Mike joined in, helping her made a deep hole. It got so deep that Jackie could put most of her body into it.

Then, Jennifer wanted her own cave too. She began constructing one down the hill of snow from Jackie. Her snow cave hit a tree pretty soon, though so she had to angle her cave to the side. She got a great angle and could even hid her entire self into her cave.

With effort and a few tools (tree bark and a broken branch), Mike, Jackie and Jennifer created a tunnel leading from one hole to the other whole.

Jennifer was the first to travel through the entire length of the cave, going in on her end and coming out on Jaclyn’s end. She was thrilled.

We were able to open the hole a little wider and Jackie traversed the whole cave as well.

3 comments to “When Two Ice Caves Become One”

  1. Denise, your trip sounds like so much fun! What a great little cabin. I bet it was an especially nice treat to be able to take the dogs along. Love the snow cave pictures. I grew up in CT and that brought back memories for me. I always love reading your journaling…makes me feel like I’m right there with you! Glad you had such a great time!

  2. These snow pictures are great!! Just stopping in to say “hi” and “have a great day” since our usual way of chatting isn’t available right now. 🙁

  3. Such a cool tunnel you guys made. Really cool!

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