Sarge works to earn his Interior Decorating Merit Badge as we wait for the rest of the gang to arrive.
We hung the jerseys of the guests of honor--The Milwaukee Crew.
Kevin digs his jersey.
We also arranged a small shrine to Chad, featuring photos, trophies and more.
Killing time with Chad's Playboy collection.
Paul missed his ride to the bar in East Farmington, but doesn't seem to mind.
We hung an Eagle Scout Neckerchief above the fireplace for Chad.
We adorned it with Merit Badges that we thought represented Chad well: Camping, Backpacking, Paddling and Architecture.
The rest of the guests begin to filter in, and try on their Gunk Jerseys. Here's Peter Lund.
Rocco makes an 800ML White Russian.
Although it would help to take the caps off the bottles.
Rocco and 2 giant Caucasians!
Old Krupnik gets reacquainted with Brian Ganzel.
And Brian Nelson.
Peter re-enacts his most infamous BV moment, the moment in 2005 where he earned the nickname "TreeHugger."
The next morning, Tom impresses us all by climbing and fixing the flagpole.
Gunk may have sponsored the 2006 BV Trip, but Old Krupnik is a strong contender for '07.
We should sell them this shot for their advertising campaign.
Even Chad spends some time with Old Man Krupnik.
Jacob and Brad prepare Chad's ashes for burial. They wrapped them in the Eagle Scout neckerchief.
Mike Swanlund is an early favorite for the Ganzel/Nelson Injury award with a self-inflicted log-to-the-leg bruise.
Rocco comes up with a mysterious bloody finger, but neither Mike nor Rocco would go home with the trophy this year.
How's the coffee Brady?
Kevin warms up the crowd with an impromptu fireworks show.
We were all impressed with Nathan's cigarette dispenser, where the smokes come out of an ass.
While Mike Swanlund practices the Tomahawk Toss for the upcoming Decathlon of Competitive Hurt Feelings.
But the fun and games need to be put on hold for a while, and the orange ponchos were donned for the burial service.
Blaze orange is a popular color at BV, since hunting season is usually in full swing.
A flag was created to honor Chad. It is based on a tattoo idea Chad dreamed up and features an Eagle, and symbols of the 4 elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air.
We hiked down to the river and scattered some of Chad's ashes in the St. Croix river.
Then hiked back to the cabin, and up the Deer Trail.
Chad's roommates in Milwaukee were known as the Four Elements, and Rob was known as Air. So he did the honors and scattered Chad's ashes into the wind.
Group shot at the over look.