|The working holiday - that's as far as they got on the first day!|
Normally, bad weather means we can't get a car up the Basecamp track. This time though, we couldn't even get to the track and had a 2 1/2 mile walk in. Most of the working holiday participants had made it as they came the day before, but we didn't get any work done this day. You try laying a hedge when it's buried in snow .....
|The log pile under construction.|
So this first day set the scene for a varied week. We hire a minibus for our working holidays to use to get to the work site, but it didn't leave Basecamp grounds all week. We had to abandon the hedge we were planning to work on and change to one closer by as we were ferrying everyone back and forth to the work site in our own 4x4. This worked well until the Thursday when freezing rain meant even that couldn't get out and our amazingly game group spent the day scraping ice off of the track and building a log pile.
|The group with their completed stretch.|
post and photos by Rob