Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hut Trip

I am leaving for my first hut trip in a few minutes.

What is a hut trip you ask? Well, from what I understand it is the winter equivalent of car camping, with less driving and a lot more snow. You pack all your gear and food -- everything you need for 2 nights in this case -- in a big ole pack and hike up to the top of a mountain where your hut awaits you. After that I'm not really sure what happens.

I do know that there's no cell phone service, Internet access or other signs of civilization once I arrive. It's like forced relaxation. I have also been assured that there are NO CRYING BABIES at, or anywhere near, the hut.

I will say that again. No. Crying. Babies.


Sure, I have to hike up a mountain with a 30lb pack on my back and be willing to wear the same clothes for 48 hours without showering, but that all seems like a very small price to pay for 2 GLORIOUS, PEACEFUL, QUIET days all to myself.

The twins will celebrate their 14-month old "birthday" on Saturday and I will celebrate my first time away from both the husband and the children in as much time.

Again ... Hallelujah!

I will be back on the blog bright and early Monday morning. Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Erin, I can't wait to hear about this trip...sounds like quite an adventure and a lot of fun! We're pretty avid campers, well not like we were pre-kids but we still "avidly" love it. Before I got to the part that it was just you, I was thinking HOLY COW, she really is SUPER WOMAN toting herself, gear AND KIDS up the mountain! :)

    ENJOY your time away to reflect & enjoy the quiet beauty around you, may it usher in a new spring in your soul.

    Just have to add that my verification word is perfect for your trip!!!! Ohm Musli (Reflective Health!)

  2. have a great time. Lord knows I need a getaway like that... I need to get off this nursing train first!!!!!!!!!

  3. Forces relaxation... funny word, but I like it! I need one of those, and soon! These deadlines at work are killing my ohm.

  4. So exciting! Hut trips are my favorite! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  5. I want details too! I went to an African drumming fitness class this morning and right now I feel totally energized! But . . . well, I'm not sure going up a mountain with all my gear on my back...

    Erin, you're a superstar

  6. Erin! Have a GREAT time! I have yet to do a hut trip, so I am anxious to hear all about it. Where is the hut? Enjoy your time away - it is glorious!