I know what you are thinking. That we jammed out on the great beer adventure. Arriving in Og just about 1:30, we had to set up camp and hopefully dry out some tarps, flies and other equipment. We needed to have lunch and then shed about half our pack weight before marching on a further 5 k right into the oncoming storm. We estimated finishing lunch by 2:30 and a good 2 hour hike would put us at Assiniboine Lodge around 4:30 at the earliest. Happy Hour beers were cut off at 5:00. Even the slightest delay meant we would have a 10 kilometer walk for nothing and all we would get was tired and wet. The spirit was not willing and the flesh was too weak.
After setting up the tents, The prep was the same, get water, purify or boil water, make lunch, do dishes. The weather was also the same. Just as we sat down at table to make the meal, the rain started.
We quickly wrapped up and headed to our tents, as the storm intensified, with thunder and lightning all around us. Just as we reached the tent, the hail descended on us. Stones the size of pinky nails gave us a good Shiatsu massage. We ran over to the campground sign that had a metal awning, which the hail beat a fine tattoo on. Once the hail let up, we headed to our tents for an hour of enforced nap time. The lightning and thunder got closer until it was right overhead and then began to move off down the valley. Sure glad, we were not on the beer trail at that point.
The storm stopped shortly after 5 PM and we crawled out into the freshly washed world. I had learned my lesson yesterday….no water shoes for me. I had on hikers and rain gear, until I was sure we could stay dry.
We managed to squeeze supper in without further showers and then took a walk towards Assiniboine. On return, it was time for a bit of R & R.
A friendly game of cards (Golf) before turning in.
We played a few hands of cards and planned to be packed up and on the trail by 8:00 AM. In bed by 9:00, we listened to the happy birds singing goodnight and managed to get a better sleep than the night before. Only a small shower passed by over night.