Hunting in the rain 2
I gave them a little bit of gear that I had, some extra rain gear and I had an extra set of long johns to stay dry. He made it for a little while. He was doing fine and about an hour later, the other guy who is in his bivy crawls out, same thing all over, soaking wet and bivy failed. And then it just turned into a bathtub for everything he had and it sat there sloshing around. So now we've got two guys soaking wet. No gear. Rain and snow coming down. It's about 3:00 a.m. in the morning. Sun's not coming up for a few hours and we can't go anywhere. We're just pinned down. So I got the two straight guys into one small bivy, sat there telling stories for another three and a half hours. And as the sun finally started to come up just a little bit we were able to get a little fire going from some dry kindling, dry out or base layers and then start our hike back down to the base camp, which is about seven miles away. Worked out OK. We packed everything up. There was definitely some hurt egos, but everything was still intact. We made it about 100 yards out of camp and I glass these two big bucks up on the ridge in the fresh snow. I turned to the hunter behind me and I said, that's a deer worth going for. And he looked at me and said, That's great. You go for him. I'll see you back at camp.