1948 or 2008?

Posted by on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 7:38 am

At two of our outpost camps we have camp attendants. Joe our camp attendant at Seseganaga Lake was caught doing his laundry on his cabin deck. When you spend the summer “in the bush” you make do without some of our modern conveniences. Joe has a ringer washer to do his laundry. It works well. Looking at a picture like ...read more.

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How high was it?

Posted by on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 7:30 am

This July we saw some of the highest water levels we’ve seen in years. At Seseganaga Lake, Joe filled barrels with water to help hold the dock decks down so they wouldn’t float away.

Water levels have since receded to the point that the docks are now a couple of feet out of the ...read more.

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Cribbed cabin

Posted by on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 8:02 am

On Saturday, Joe, Randy and I went to Seseganaga Lake for the day. We have archery moose hunters at camp now so we spent a little time visiting with them and then got on to work.

Cabin #3 was needing a little foundation work. We built 3 cribs under the cabin.

After a final inspection it ...read more.

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Son-in-law or not…

Posted by on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 7:32 am

While visiting from BC, my son-in-law Scott wanted to catch a ride to our Flindt Lake cabin last weekend to exercise his walleye muscles. Living on the west coast offers him limited walleye exercising time. I capitulated to his request but reminded him of how empty the wood shed often is at this time of year.

Knowing his next walleye ...read more.

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Things are wrapping up already

Posted by on Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 8:18 am

As our fishing parties phase out for the season and with hunters coming soon, we start shutting down camps and facilities not needed for the rest of the season.

Water systems are drained, and boats are pulled and turned for winter. We fly out all our motors for winter maintenance and/or replacement if needed.

Metionga Lake boats ...read more.

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Tying one on

Posted by on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 7:53 am

Another segment of our how it’s done series.

This boat is being flown from our Gamble Lake camp to Seseganaga Lake.

All our boats are flown into the lakes with the Otter. This is how it is done. The boat is tied onto the side of the Otter. We use Herc straps however ropes are sometimes used. Making sure the ...read more.

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Still “40 something”

Posted by on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 8:17 am

Karen calls it the party that won’t end.

For me it’s a different story. Being “40 something ” is coming to an end.

Last weekend my “older” friends went with me to Irene Lake to let me know what it will be like to be cresting the “hill”. In a day I make the half century mark.

It seems going ...read more.

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Office with a view

Posted by on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7:54 am

I know guys who spend their whole career chasing the prestigious corner office. Personally I gave that up years ago. I prefer the front office, left seat, a few thousand feet up. It’s nothing fancy, no coffee delivered, the seat is slightly uncomfortable, no executive bathroom but the view is perfect.

One of the best parts of my ...read more.

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