Feb 15-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: February: Feb 15-12
The journey in    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
The cargo    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Finally at camp    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Inside the camp    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
The mystery cabin    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
On the way back    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 07:58 am:

Brenda Leigh has taken us on previous adventures into the snowy U.P. woods and we're tagging along again today, to a cabin in the woods just north of Negaunee, where her friends and her have been going for the past four years. This group of ladies get together around this time each year, pack everything they'll need (including water) for the next couple days and haul it into the cabin on sleds, as they ski to the camp. The trail you see in the third photo, had to be shoveled so they would have access to the outhouse... an essential part of their stay there, since of course there's no running water. Once they've gotten all the chores done to ready the camp for their stay, then they can relax with the warmth of a fire in the woodstove. Brenda said most years, they can only get the cabin up to around 58, but since it was mild while they were there, the temps this time reached up to 80.

For some folks, the adventure getting to the cabin might be enough, but not this group. They strapped on snowshoes the next day, to make the journey to another cabin in the woods, one they call the mystery cabin. This one is there for anyone to use, as long as they leave it as they found it. The last photo is part of the journey there and back, as the cabin sits on a high ridge in the area, so there's quite a climb on snowshoes, to get there. I'd have to say this group of gals really has some Yooper SISU! :->


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:07 am:

Way too cool...You go girl(s)! Reminds me of the movie "White Fang".


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:10 am:

That's awesome!! They definitely have more SISU than I would ever have.

Always love Brenda's adventures! Thanks for sharing, Brenda:)


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:12 am:

All about finding yourself! I should try this!


By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:15 am:

OMG, this is great to see.......as a high schooler we would fish for speckies down in the Baraga Plains and use the "rat shack" cabin on this same "leave as you found it basis"


By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:53 am:

Way too cool!!! Another Brenda adventure....time for pics from a Nahma bash..(Tonight is a Blue Grass Festival...Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/330735803637930/ )..she spends more time with my brother and his family, than I do! LOL.....LOVE these treks...keep it up Brenda!!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!!

(Nahma: http://www.pasty.com/discus/messages/4918/5364.html )

(Brenda's adventure in Nahma: http://www.pasty.com/discus/messages/6609/7339.html )


By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:53 am:

And I just saw on the FB page, Brenda is signed up to go!


By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:56 am:

And I just saw on the FB page, Brenda is signed up to go!


By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 09:06 am:

oops..sorry about the double post.


By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 09:34 am:

Great shots, Brenda, thanks for sharing. Looking at that first photo, you can smell the fresh, clean winter air and feel the sunshine. Those are awesome powder baskets in the second photo.


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 09:43 am:

My oh my. I'd say, well worth it if you can do it! The shot of the path to the door really and truly looks like the depth I shoveled in our sloping driveway in ND, but I'd attack it before it packed down. I wonder now, how in the world I did it. Thanks for the 'trip', Brenda


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:25 am:

WOW, FANTASTIC PHOTOS


By Marge Roberts (Fluffyyellow) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 03:08 pm:

For that cozy camp scene, I'd definitely put up with winter!


By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 05:02 pm:

Hi
Our family traditon was that, once a winter, we'd go up to the cabin. We only had to traverse the length of our unplowed driveway, but it still was a chore to get the supplies from the car to the cabin. We did also have to bring drinking water & melted snow to wash our hands with (note: showers didn't occur til we got back downstate). We didn't shovel a path to the outhouse but strapped on skiis instead.


By Jim Edwards (Jimedwards13) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:20 pm:

What a blast, ladies! I've never ventured to camp after deer season
comes to a close, but this makes me want to in the worst way.
Makes me want to pack a sled and head to Sidnaw! Meet me at
Hoppy's in Kenton sometime!


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