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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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Three Days of Gluttony

Three Days of Gluttony

 3-day Menu  Day 1 -Lunch Scotch eggs, wrapped in foil and heated by the fire during set up -Dinner Hot Dogs. buns, ketchup, mustard Baked beans Day 2 -Breakfast Mountain man breakfast with biscuits -Lunch snackage and drinks -Dinner Pot roast with taters, parsnip,...

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California Fly and Camp

California Fly and Camp

My wife started lobbying early: "The California boys are going camping. You should go. Everybody is asking for you. Damien is cooking." I was reluctant. I didn't want to take time off work. I hadn't gone anywhere since The Contagion started and I was uncomfortable...

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2020 Socially Distant Easter

2020 Socially Distant Easter

April 11th, 2020. For the first time in decades, the Easter Bunny BBQ was cancelled, all because of the Damned Contagion. Amy and I decided we would celebrate the holiday between ourselves. It is important to maintain your normal routines when quarantined. With no...

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A Winter Afternoon

A Winter Afternoon

Winter weather and the contagion have sharply curtailed opportunities to get together with friends. Mike and I took advantage of a lull between storms to enjoy a socially distanced winter hike. https://vimeo.com/506384649            ...

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