Tipi poles

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.

lodge poles freshly peeled

I had a huge stack of peeled poles and as many more left to be skinned with no place to put them. I needed to stand the partially cured poles to finish seasoning them and make room for the ones still on the ground, waiting to be processed. Long, green and heavy, they were too cumbersome to move safely without help.





Fresh poles

My brother, Andy came up and helped me. Thanks, bro; I could not have done it by myself!







It started raining again soon after we got the poles stacked against a tree, so we went in the house and had hot chocolate while we planned our next camping trip. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon?

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