Ride to Camp – Camp to Ride

Master Link

Master Link

Here's an old trick for keeping the clip in place on your master link. Yes, I know you can form an endless chain using a riveted link and not worry about losing a clip. But for those of us who prefer the flexibility afforded by a clipped master link, the old school...

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October Tipi Camp on Pistol Creek

October Tipi Camp on Pistol Creek

Andy,Rob and I set out Friday for Pistol Creek. Dave McF would join us on Saturday. We stopped to collect a set of poles I had left at Chanty Camp, foraging for mushrooms on our way up. Robert and I found only a few each, but my brother found enough chanterelles to...

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The Drought Ends

The Drought Ends

           Friday evening, September 17th, 2021 the drought ended with the first significant rainfall in many months. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest lifted its ban on campfires which had been in place since the beginning of June. More than four inches of rain...

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Filling the Permit

Filling the Permit

Friday morning my brother went with me to help get the last 8 tipi poles to finish filling my permit.  Even though I made it out of the house by 9:30 (an early start for me) it was late by the time we got to the woods. We spent a good deal of time stuck in...

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Voyage on Pistol Creek

Voyage on Pistol Creek

            Pistol Creek was shaping up to be an excellent choice for a new campsite, but the trail in was a concern. It is a long haul for the tipi covers and heavier gear – doable, but might there be an easier way?             The obvious solution was to float our...

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Pistol Creek

Pistol Creek

Winter was dry. Spring was drier. By the time June rolled around, it was impossible to deny: we were in the middle of a full-on, record-breaking drought.  We went all summer without a drop of rain. Day after day the temperatures crept higher - a few weeks in the...

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Processing Tipi Poles

Processing Tipi Poles

I need forty poles for the longhouse I want to put together next spring, so I stopped by Trout Lake Ranger Station to buy a permit.  There are only two plots where harvesting poles is allowed and the selection isn't great, but what are you going to do?    ...

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