Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday: Crate Stacking

Today, we went crate stacking. The point of crate stacking is to stack as many milk crates as possible. The catch is that you are standing on the tower of crates while you are doing this. To make things even complicated, some of these crates are somewhat cracked, due to the fact that they have been falling from heights of about 20 feet. Really, you need to see it to understand it, which is why you can view photos of it on the sidebar.

We went in two groups -- one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. I went in the morning group, so I have a better idea of what happened then. It was drizzling for basically the entire time we were there, which made conditions somewhat slippery, but other than that, we managed to fare quite well. Mr. Youmans and Chaz managed to stack all 24 crates, a feat that our guide for the activity had only seen once before over the summer. I personally managed 18, which I felt to be quite a feat in itself. After about 10 crates or so, the whole tower starts to wobble, and you really have to keep your balance. The afternoon session also fared well, though no one managed to make it all the way to the top.

Lunch consisted of a ham and cheese sandwich, and then some of the adults who went to the morning crate stacking took a hike up to one of the nearby huts (I'm not even going to try to spell it). Meanwhile, some of us (me included) hung out in the Chalet, where we played a game called Irish Snap that an exchange student from Australia taught us.

As for weather, it rained in the morning and afternoon, but around 5:00 or so, it dried up for the first time. However, the common theme has been the cold. According to the forecast posted by the scout centre, the expected low for last night was 4 degrees (about 39 degrees Farenheit for all you people in the States), and the high today was to reach 12 degrees (54 Farenheit). It's supposed to be a little warmer tomorrow, but it's not going to be much of a relief for those of us going tubing and rafting tomorrow.

We're soaked, but we're still enjoying ourselves.


  1. A high of 54f and wet??? Its 115f and (very) dry here. Sounds like you are all having a good time regardless of the weather though - tubing? Rather you than me!!

  2. Mrs. Y said: Not a huge surprise that Mr. Youmans and Chaz managed to stack all 24 crates!!! Congratulations guys! Is that Mr. Youmans on top of the crates in the picture we got on Thursday?