The plan was to go sledding. The assumption was that there would be snow. There's always snow at Mark's creek.
Much thought was put into the preparations. Maybe as much effort should have been put into finding out how things were really looking up there. At least they had taken plenty of wood for a bonfire. They set the hill ablaze, ate all of their food and were home before I could even miss them... And they were not the least bit fazed! Oh, to be young again.