Day 11: Bags packed, we started the slog back to base camp. Initially, I didn’t think it would be so grueling, but I quickly realized, in punchy snow conditions, skiing with a heavy sled and pack was far from easy ♀️. At one point, my sled was tomahawking beside me at a fast pace connected to my pack. I tried to stop jerking my body to the ground and became tangled in a mess of paracord ♀️. I thought to myself, that this would be a great way to blow your knee and a terrible way to end an awesome vacation . @shanetreat and @johncollinson came to the rescue and shifted weight to take the gear that was in my sled. While I am a huge fan of carrying my own weight (on this trip quite literally) I was incredibly thankful and my knees were happy too. @codytownsend, pictured here, is modeling the latest whipsnake backpack dangle edition loaded up for the ride down. Again, the crew was filled with laughter and the smiles never stopped. » @thule // #DenaliSummerVacation
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