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...
Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 2: Setting Up

Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 2: Setting Up

  (click here to go to Chapter One)   Our longhouse was essentially two tipis married with a ridgepole spanning the distance between them. Panels of canvas covered the center. This was the first time (and maybe the last) I attempted it. I brought thirty-two...
Lost Creek Longhouse  Chapter 1: Getting There

Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 1: Getting There

            Ultra-light camping is all well and good, but I had a somewhat different approach in mind for the expedition to Lost Creek. I wanted to build a longhouse. I wasn’t exactly sure how to put one together; I did know it would take all the canvas I had and a...