March 17, 2012 snow-shoeing expidition

A group shot

Last weekend the Kopp Lab and friends took a snow-shoeing trip to the Sierras. We hiked around for seven hours, but still couldn’t locate our cabin. For fun I’m dishing out awards.

Most energetic

Winner Gold Trophy David L.

For continuous trailbreaking all day long.

Runner up 🙂 Perot

Best prepared

Winner Gold Trophy Artyom

For providing clutch assistance with knives and rope to help repair broken equipment. Also he carried fire-starting implements.

Runner up 😐 Perot

Most fun

Winner Gold Trophy Janneke

For smiling and laughing the whole way up the mountain, down the mountain, back up the mountain, then back down the mountain.

Runner up 😕 Perot

Most patient

Winner Gold Trophy Artyom

For driving both to and from the trailhead, and doling out encouragement to us slowpokes.

Runner up 🙁 Perot

Most stylish

Winner Gold Trophy Gavin

No explanation needed.

Runner up 😥 Perot

We hope everyone will have the chance to come next year!

Castle Peak

Castle Peak after the storm