Tuesday, January 6, 2015
January 6, 2015: That Little Shack
That was the pitch I used one winter morning back when Janice and I were first married. We were headed up to Stevens Pass for a little winter railfanning, and Janice, not a big fan of cold and snow was less than enthused.
It was early winter, 1974 and there wasn't much snow on the ground yet. Back then you could park for any length of time in the chain-up area near Scenic, and take a trail up the side of the mountain to the West Scenic switch, where "that little shack" was located. It was the perfect plan, Janice could stay warm in the shack while I hiked around the vicinity taking my photos.
The subject of "that little shack" comes up now and again. It's usually in the context of me trying to get Janice to do something a little dubious. I always respond to her skepticism with a cheery, "Don't worry, there's this little shack....."