Halloween 2020 -Part 3: Striking Camp

The Adventurer, Vernon Wade

Vernon was born in the Pacific Northwest and still lives in the shadow of Mt. Hood, near the small town where he grew up. Vernon has spent decades wandering the hills, hunting mushrooms, camping and riding motorcycles into the remotest nooks and crannies to be found in the region.

Getting up Monday morning was a little rocky.

I felt marginally improved with a little caffeine on-board.









Breakfast Monday morning was waffles, baked stove-top in an 120 year-old iron.








Andy whipped up a wild cranberry syrup for the topping.









Mike came up to help us pack. He was rewarded with a “second breakfast.” Timing is everything!



We started taking the canvas down after breakfast






Packing up seemed to take forever, but the weather was fine, and we kept the cauldron of wine over the fire until the last possible minute.




We took the last load back to the trucks around 3:00 pm…









…leaving behind a desolate camp, with only the skeletons of the tipis and the wickiup remaining after we left.

The last thing we did was police the camp, haul out the garbage and drown the fires.







A Misty Prequel     Part 1: Pitching Camp   Part 2: Samhain   

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