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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The view out of the cab on the 5th street exit off of 280. Warm, not a cloud in the sky, San Francisco skyline and home.
Monday, December 29, 2008
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Camp Close Note 2
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Olive's first visit to Shag
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Winter camp close note
This is an important addendum to the Fall Camp Close notes. The emergency supplies were tapped during the winter visit. Three bottles of (mostly) cooking wine and the one remaining bottle of Shag Stout is all that remains.
The Ice Tent II - Intermission
"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley."
After the prep work last week, we thought we would be able to easily set up the ice tent again this week during the return visit and do some fishing/spearing. Alas, a warm spell and rain rendered the ice too slushy in the meantime. We need to head back in the morning, so not sure when the next attempt will be made.So it goes.
Fresh snow last night...
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Saturday, December 27, 2008
Scenes from a Mountain.
Well... more like a big hill. Some pictures from an excellent day of skiing at Marquette
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Break time at Marquette Mountain
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Friday, December 26, 2008
Winter Dining at Shag
Harlan sets out to prove we can actually prepare a real meal in winter conditions at camp without running water.
Turned on the gas and picked up some oil at Tall Timber for the latkes. Dug the Weber out of the snow and fired up the grill for the steaks.. Finally melted snow on the kitchen wood stove to wash dishes.
A fine dinner of potato and parsnip latkes accompanying a medium rare grilled sirloin. The kids had S'mores for desert, toasting the marshmallows over the grill. All in all, a great success.
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Arrived around 2:30 EST, and Leah immediately climbs Mount SnowShag. Much warmer (32ish) and more snow than last week. The drive had been plowed in the last couple of days, so it was easy getting in. Thanks Carol!
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The Swedish Pantry
We stop at the Swedish Pantry for lunch in Escanaba
Jim Harrison from "The Raw and the Cooked":
Apparently they don't make the herring any more, so I had a side of potato sausage with the split pea soup. The soup was indeed very good, as was the limpa bread, but I am not ready to call it the best ever. I liked the potato sausage even more.
"The next morning before I left I called the Swedish Pantry to check on its soups. "We always have the same soups," I was advised, the phone voice informed with what passes for mystery among the Swedes. It was, however, the best pea soup I had ever eaten, and, accompanied by limpa bread and side of herring, it was a fine load of fuel for the drive to Appleton, Wisconsin."
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Driving through Green Bay
little dicey getting out of town. We must have seen 15-20 cars off the roads and on the shoulders. But the worst of bad ice is behind us now.
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Heading North again...
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Thursday, December 25, 2008
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Sunday, December 21, 2008
Matt and Olive
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Why dogs have a cold nose.
Well... at least this dog.
We may not have caught a fish this round...
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Inside the tent.
Brian's Christmas present.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
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I walked out to middle of the bay, when suddenly I was surrounded and attacked by a pack of wild feral Brittany Spaniels. I barely escaped with my life.
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Harlan forgot to change
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Friday, December 19, 2008
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Stopped for a break
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