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Date/Time: 03/25/2019 06:39AM
Title: Trip Report - Mavis, Missing Link & Snipe the hard(water) way
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DanCooke 02/13/2013 04:37PM
Nice report. A piece of foam to kneel and sit on is invaluable. If I base camp with a hot tent I may bring a chair. for the longer evenings. Kind of different experience with people coming and going.
alpine525 02/07/2013 08:12AM
I really enjoyed reading your trip report - and enjoyed the videos too. Loved hearing the "crunching" of the snow underfoot as you made your way through the forest. It looks like it was a great trip!
TuscaroraBorealis 02/07/2013 02:02PM
Definitely good times Greg! Until the next time.....


Here's a link to Scott's photos


....and a link to the rest of mine. Photos
IBFLY 02/09/2013 08:10AM
Well done! It's grand to put on the calories for the cold weather!
Twins87 02/06/2013 11:01PM
Great report, thanks for sharing. We've stayed at that site on Snipe in the summertime and it's fun to see pics of it in the winter.
walleye_hunter 02/07/2013 08:07AM
You are really getting into the winter camping. I guess you are a better man than me. I plan my winter trips for March and if the forecast calls for cold weather, I rent a cabin.
TuscaroraBorealis 02/06/2013 04:09PM
New Trip Report posted by TuscaroraBorealis

Trip Name: Mavis, Missing Link & Snipe the hard(water) way.

Entry Point: 51

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Kendra 02/06/2013 10:25PM
What a trip! I love winter but -34 is a bit chilly for anyone's feet! Food looked wonderful!


Thanks for sharing yet another adventure with us!


Sobi 02/13/2013 09:37AM
Good idea Tusc.
Been trying to decide if bringing a chair is worth it this winter...
TuscaroraBorealis 02/14/2013 08:58AM
quote DanCooke: "Kind of different experience with people coming and going."


Yes, I don't recall ever having to incorporate that dynamic into a trip. (in any season) Fortunately, it caused no problems.


Thanks again for the bag! It instantly became a coveted piece of gear in my winter camping arsenal.
togue 02/08/2013 01:38PM
Great report. Missing link is one of my favorite winter lakes.


Too bad the fishing wasn't better for you guys, there's some nice trout in there.


This makes me want to go again, the last time I went It was about -30 we didn't have a hot tent. Cured me of winter camping for awhile.


What kind of tent are you using?
TuscaroraBorealis 02/08/2013 02:25PM
quote togue: " What kind of tent are you using? "





This photo is from a different trip, but, it's better than any I have (of the shelter) from this trip.


Basically it's a homemade Snowtrekker. Shawn went down And picked up some material, made the cuts, and had a friend sew it up. I think 5 people could sleep inside if we kept only gear we needed to sleep inside.


Needless to say, I was very appreciative of the stove each morning.


SevenofNine 02/07/2013 01:14PM
Great trip my friend. It was good meeting you and the rest of your friends and spending some quality time outdoors. You can't beat a fire starting competition in the field.
iwegean 03/27/2013 05:52PM
nice!
Arceneaux 02/06/2013 07:53PM
Very nice report TB - sorry to hear that the fish and wind weren't so cooperative this time though. Your firewood stack pic is a work of art! Had to have been feeling pretty proud and comfortable after that job well done.
mcsweem 02/06/2013 05:42PM
TB great report, I'd seen your videos I was wondering how the trip went, glad you had a good time.
TuscaroraBorealis 03/01/2013 08:18AM
quote TomT: "I loved this report. The pics and video were great too. I don't winter camp so it always amazes me how you guys can get this stuff down to where you're comfortable and eating quite well. There are some advantages of this over summer like no worry about food perishing and no bugs for sure.



Thanks for posting! And your daughter is a cutie.





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Thank you (and to everyone) for the nice comments.


In my book, another big advantage is that you can pretty much eat whatever you like without feeling so guilty. (As extra calories are needed to maintain warmth) So things like bacon & chocolate are virtually staples in my winter camping diet. :)
TuscaroraBorealis 03/17/2013 08:54PM
quote dicecupmaker: "Great trip and report! Great read on a slow, long night shift! Thanx!"


Thanx Mitch!


And, thanks again for the awesome leather work on the shoulder strap! It performed as good as it looks.
TuscaroraBorealis 02/13/2013 08:48AM
Here's a review of the CCS conover bag. Review
TomT 02/28/2013 04:58PM
I loved this report. The pics and video were great too. I don't winter camp so it always amazes me how you guys can get this stuff down to where you're comfortable and eating quite well. There are some advantages of this over summer like no worry about food perishing and no bugs for sure.


Thanks for posting! And your daughter is a cutie.




fitgers1 04/27/2013 09:34PM
Outstanding report and trip! Watching the video of the hike through the woods and listening to the snow crunch almost made me miss the snow.
Thanks!
togue 02/08/2013 06:53PM
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "quote togue: " What kind of tent are you using? "







This photo is from a different trip, but, it's better than any I have (of the shelter) from this trip.



Basically it's a homemade Snowtrekker. Shawn went down And picked up some material, made the cuts, and had a friend sew it up. I think 5 people could sleep inside if we kept only gear we needed to sleep inside.



Needless to say, I was very appreciative of the stove each morning.



"



Thanks tusc. Ya, when its that cold ya gotta be there to appreciate just how cold 30 below is .
TuscaroraBorealis 02/26/2013 04:23PM
Further winter camping adventures.....


Today we made it to Lake Maria State park and hiked a few miles around the trails, stopping at about the mid point to prepare & enjoy some hot chocolate and snacks. Weather wise it was a perfect day, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in the woods.


Lake Maria State Park


Getting started


Getting out on her own












Leading the way


Winter colors


Stopping for a break











Enjoying some hot cocoa


Enjoying some more hot cocoa


Back at the trail head












Iron turtle
Sobi 02/12/2013 08:36AM
What is that black square that you carry around with you... maybe 16x16?
TuscaroraBorealis 02/12/2013 08:48AM
quote Sobi: "What is that black square that you carry around with you... maybe 16x16?"


I'm guessing that you're referring to one of the pieces of closed cell foam?


We use those around camp on occasions when we need to kneel. (processing firewood, digging through a duffel bag, cooking etc.) Also, it serves as a cushion on the seats of our chairs or can function as a seat in it's own right on top of a sintered snowbank.
dicecupmaker 03/16/2013 04:28AM
Great trip and report! Great read on a slow, long night shift! Thanx!
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