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06/21/2017 07:57PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
New Trip Report posted by BasecampMom

Trip Name: Family of three - Basecamp on Crab Lake.

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06/21/2017 10:33PM  
Thanks for sharing. How'd it work out with everyone in their own hammock?
06/22/2017 06:29AM  
quote brux: "Thanks for sharing. How'd it work out with everyone in their own hammock?"

Basecamp Kid was a little too nervous to sleep in her own at night. I suppose it is like having your own tent, so she slept with Basecamp Dad.

Comfort wise - absolutely LOVE the hammock, but it was a little eerie when you wake up at 2am and listen to ever critter near you. I think all we had were squirrels and a rouge snapping turtle in camp though.
06/22/2017 06:29AM  
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06/22/2017 08:32AM  
Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
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06/22/2017 01:31PM  
Very nice report
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06/22/2017 07:52PM  
Great video. I loved the soundtrack. That is one of the best versions i have heard yet. Nice choice.
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06/22/2017 09:19PM  
Thanks for sharing, I just sent two weeks up in Ely. Man I love that sleepy little BWCA. My 17 trip and it never gets old.
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06/25/2017 08:14PM  
nice video! i didn't realize you were all in your own hammocks until someone mentioned it. basecamp kid is so happy in all the shots, it's very uplifting to see a young family enjoy learning about the BWCA together!
06/25/2017 09:11PM  
Nice trip report. I was there in mid May. You had better weather - the third week of May gave us mostly 40 degree temps and rain with a little sleet one evening. At least we had no bugs.
06/26/2017 09:16PM  
quote Northwoodsman: "Great video. I loved the soundtrack. That is one of the best versions i have heard yet. Nice choice."

Thanks! I love Rend Collective!
06/26/2017 09:17PM  
quote deerfoot: "Nice trip report. I was there in mid May. You had better weather - the third week of May gave us mostly 40 degree temps and rain with a little sleet one evening. At least we had no bugs."

Yikes! That reminds me of my first trip ever to the BWCA - it was terribly cold and rainy - and it snowed on us. It made us feel pretty hardcore though. ;-)

The weather was mostly good/okay for us. A few spotty showers here and there... the first two days the wind was relentless as you could see in the video clip of me in my hammock. believe it or not, my hammock tarp was battened down tight and it still blew all over the place like that!
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06/27/2017 09:13PM  
Fun video, looks like you all had a great time!
06/28/2017 05:49PM  
Nice video report! How did basecamp Kid do on the Crab portage? (if I remember, that was a concern?)
06/28/2017 08:14PM  
quote boonie: "Nice video report! How did basecamp Kid do on the Crab portage? (if I remember, that was a concern?)"

On the way in - she did pretty good for about 1/4 of the way. Then she dropped her pack claiming it was "so heavy" before we even got to the pond which is near the 1/2 way point. Instead of insisting that she pick it back up, I just scooped it up and carried it for her, and she walked without carrying anything on the way over. They had gotten tons of rain right before we went in - so a lot of the portage was underwater so she complained a bit, but eventually we got to the other side.

On the way back however - she was much more motivated by the prospect of a blizzard at Dairy Queen, and the girl single portaged her entire pack the entire way with no break! We had a lot of conversations where I was telling her stories about when she was a baby or funny things etc to take her mind of the portage.

A tree even fell down during the course of the week while we were on crab, and she just went right under it, stomped through water on the portage like a beast, and when I offered her help she said, "No thanks - I really just want to do it on my own." And she did. She did amazing.
06/29/2017 05:01AM  
Good to hear she did so much better on the way out. She looked like she was really enjoying herself in the video. :)
09/12/2018 01:40PM  
Ya, this was a nice blue-grassy version of "Oceans". Hadn't heard that before. Enjoyed the trip report/video too! Thanks!
 
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