A January Snowshoe Excursion

A January Snowshoe Excursion

Preparing for an upcoming snow camp, Andy and I set out today to see how we’d do on snowshoes and check out potential campsites within our walking distance. Andy borrowed snowshoes from our brother, Dave,   I had a new roll-up deer drag I had never used....
Fire Starter

Fire Starter

I experimented with making fire starter today.   First, I filled the cups of a cardboard egg carton with dryer lint, scraps of paper, and wood debris from the bottom of my firewood box.                     Then I...
The Last Pole

The Last Pole

I peeled the last pole in a set of forty today.  I cut them for the longhouse next spring. It should be a party.                              ...
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...
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...