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.                              ...
Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 6: Striking Camp

Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 6: Striking Camp

(Click here for Chapter 5)   With only two days left in camp, the weather started to clear. As the sun crested the tree line Sunday morning, the meadow began to steam and the canvas started to dry.                  ...
Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 4: Camp to Eat, Eat to Camp

Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 4: Camp to Eat, Eat to Camp

(Click Here for Chapter 3)   Tuesday morning we decided to go into Trout Lake for breakfast. There was no cellphone service in camp and Robert was anxious to call his wife. We were expecting several new people to show up and I wanted to text them with a road...
Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 3: Settling In

Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 3: Settling In

(click here for Chapter 2) It had been a warm, clear day when we started Saturday, but by mid afternoon the sky had gone slate-gray and opened up on us. We made camp in a torrential downpour. Mike had to leave before we were done setting up; Jason, Robert, and I...