|The 2 hour car ride to the bottom of the mountain|
|on the 2 hour hike up the mountain|
|Along the way...|
|We finally reached the cabin. Exhausted and starving.|
The first night we played some games inside, the guys made an ice/snow bar outside and that night we hung out at the ice bar drinking hot glueweine....mmmmm.
|(this was also a pic taken on the way up)|
|Our mini sledding crew|
|From the top. We were above the clouds! (looked like Greece, but instead of ocean it was air)|
|faked action shot, but really, it was amazing.|
|On our hour hike back, the cool lookin sky.|
|A break at the top, before going half way down again to retrieve a sled.|
That night was NYE. We played more card games to entertain ourselves, and then had Feuerzaugenbowle= Glueweine with a rum soaked sugar cone over it that you set on fire. Pretty cool. We set off some fireworks and had plenty of sparklers, it was great!
|Our pre-NYE dinner of potato & beef soup|
|The ice bar, 2011|
|HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!|
Our last day there we spent cleaning up the cabin and relishing the greatness of the past day/eve. And then the best part: the ride down.
The guys that brought our luggage up said they might be there at 12 to take it back down... but that did not happen. We had to pack all of our shit onto the sleds and carry it down w/us. It was hilarious, a bunch of the guys got together and created a makeshift bobsled. Hahah, it was great, one of the guys attached it to his sled to carry a bunch of bags down. It was great seeing everyone attempt to get down w/their luggage. But we made it! All in one piece, no one hurt! Exhausted, hungry and ready to get back to civilization. I think this was the best way I could have spent my New Years outside of Steamboat or NYC.
|Some of the luggage packed.|
|Ridiculously gorgeous views|
|Part of the caravan, beginning of the way down.|