Things have been a little quiet on the Adventure Journal lately, but certainly not because we’ve been sitting on the couch all winter. I thought I would post a few photos to give you an update on all the snowy fun we have been having up at the camp.
To say this has been an extreme winter for snow fall would be an understatement.
On one trip into the camp we spotted a beautiful little bobcat standing in the road right near our driveway.
Of course I missed getting a photo of him (her) but I later followed his tracks all over our property. Several attempts to capture his portrait on the trail have, so far, been unsuccessful.
I know that the cats typically like to follow trails packed down in the snow by people on snowshoes. So I set up the camera on one of my tracks but every time we have returned to check the SD card the trails have been completely covered by fresh snow fall… tons of fresh snow fall!
We were worried about the snow on the roof over the trailer sliding down and smashing one of the dudes. So I rigged up an old climbing rope to close off the passage way under the cornice.
Of course Duke found that it was the perfect place to play. Sheesh!
For our 40th anniversary Suzie and I got a new fridge for the trailer… I know, we’re so romantic!
The original, 34 year old fridge, was discussing and we ripped it out immediately after we bought the place.
The replacement item is marvelous and I fabricated a little self to fill in the empty space above the unit.
Just to give you an idea of how much snow has fallen this year:
One morning were all sitting around our camp fire and we heard a tremendous crashing noise. It came from somewhere across the road. Leane suggested we go investigate the neighborhood to see what it was.
We post-holed into this place and took some pictures. I posted them to the local (members only) Facebook page and the owners were notified…. since this photo was taken another couple of feet of snow has fallen.
How about this comparison:
This was our first look at the camp from just about one year ago.
That was yesterday. Feb 28th, just 19 days short of a full year later. There is a solid 3-4 feet of snow still on the ground.
Well our plan for this year is to completely rebuild the bathhouse. We are going to jack it up and level it out. Build a proper foundation under it, and insulate the building to make it a four season bathhouse. But, as you can see, that project is still a long way off.
That’s it for now. Of course as the snow melts and the floods come we’ll keep you posted on the events.