Sunday, January 28, 2007

TDP Day #10: Relaxing with the icebergs

Today, we took another rest day. And what a spot to rest! Our tent and kitchen were set up just steps from the lake and its icebergs, calved from the nearby glacier´s face.

I was intrigued by the icebergs and eventually decided I wanted one of my own. I set out, then, on a hunt, tracking the herd to their usual habitat, selecting my prey, sneaking up from downwind, and finally braving the frigid water to pounce upon my prey and haul it away -- all documented by Case, the camera operator.

For the next 24 hours, I enjoyed my captured "wild berg", displaying it in the foyer of our tent site. We discussed various futures for my trophy. I think it would look lovely stuffed and mounted above our fireplace back home in California. However, at length, we decided to pursue a "catch and release" policy, so Mr. Berg got to join his buddies in the lake the next day, just before we hiked off. I noticed he didn´t do well in captivity. He lost a lot of weight...


Anonymous said...

I think it was a good idea to let Mr. Berg go back to the wild... Jack might have gotten jealous!


Case and Jolene said...

Hey Denise,

Yes....we run everything by Jack for his approval! We are Jack's staff!


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