Our Friday started off as any other trip into
these woods with the long hike up the turnpike and
across Interstate 80. Non-eventful for the
most part. Upon arriving we did a little
target shooting and unloaded gear as the woodstove
was fired up in the cabin. A little chilly and
overcast but not as cold as some winters in the
A few guys broke out some
interesting guns including this cannon of a handgun, a
Smith and Wesson Model 500 Revolver. To the right is a
comparison shot of a 22 and the shell of one of the .500
S&W Magnum cartridges.
The Model 500 from Smith & Wesson is the biggest,
heaviest, most powerful factory-production double-action
revolver in the world. It's built on an entirely new and
massive S&W frame size. It fires the new .500 S&W Magnum
cartridge, which is the most powerful factory load ever
developed specifically for handgun use.
Since our last visit, our
good buddy Dick finished up the new roof and had the
ceiling insulated and most of the ceiling panels
installed. The improvement of heat retention in the
cabin was signification.
After hanging out for a short time Friday afternoon we
scouted out a location for a new geocache. Soon
after it was time to hit our favorite steak house.
The rest of the evening was spent at the cabin as the rest
of the gang rolled in.
The next day we had a few things
on the agenda. Breakfast, then a stop at a local gun
shop or two. By around mid morning we were on
the trails. We hit "The Pit" first for a little fun,
then we were off into the valley.
While we crawled around the hills of the pit,
Lewis was having fun with camera angles.