Category Archives: Opening camp

1st Lodge Update

After the long 1500 mile journey we finally arrived in Red Lake on the 13th. The trip coming up was great and we didn’t have any problems — except for containing our excitement. Travis is here at the lodge helping us open camp — we picked him up in Dryden on the way up. The opening of […]

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The Journey Begins…

With the suburban packed, the lists triple checked, and with great excitement and anticipation Jan, Maya, and I have started our 1500-mile journey to Red Lake. We left Colorado early this morning (May 10th) and should arrive in Red Lake on May 13th. . We can be reached on the road using our cell phone […]

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Keeping our cool

Well, this happened…. I know I mentioned that we were really hoping to not undo all the water hookup progress we had made this week, but after checking (and rechecking) the forecast it looked like there were going to be 3-4 nights dipping far enough below freezing to cause damage to the water system and […]

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The status of things

We made it to camp on Monday – a gorgeous spring day for Red Lake. The ice is long gone.  The generator fired right up.  Travis’ new solar panel provided a trickle charge to the batteries and they wintered quite well. Four wheeler – check. Gator – check. Internet – check. Water pump – check. […]

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A word from Cosmo

Cosmo wanted to reach out to his fan base by writing another guest blog, so here he is….. THEY BROUGHT ME BACK!!!! I thought they might when they started moving lots of things around at the house.  And then there were lots of boxes and bags.  And then everything went outside,which makes me nervous, so […]

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A word from Cosmo

Cosmo was wanting to reach out to his fans and let you know some of his thoughts on the first week out at camp, so he asked if we could help him write the post. #nothumbs CANADA!!!!! Canada, Canada, Canada, Canada, Canada.  They brought me back to my favorite place ever, and I get to […]

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The post you have been waiting for!

We are in!  The ice is out on Red Lake! We arrived in Red Lake last Friday afternoon, just in time to watch the temperature gauge plummet.  Winter couldn’t resist one last gasp. What I was told: “The ice is out so early. It’s been so warm, like 70 degrees!” Reality: “There is a chance of […]

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The 2014 Season has officially started!

It is opening day here at Eagle Falls Lodge.  Whether we are ready or not.  I think Travis would agree that given the circumstances we did a bang up job.  He also may be wobbly with slurred speech when you ask him.  That guy.  He stayed up all night getting the camp in ship shape. […]

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An Icy Crossing – Part 2

You came back!  (If you missed the first installment you can catch up here).  Sorry to have left you hanging, but who doesn’t like a little suspense? So we left off with Cosmo now soaking wet – soon to be freezing – but at least all cargo was safely back in the boat.  Travis idled […]

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An Icy Crossing

Greetings from up north! We are well into our first week of Canadian wilderness and it is proving to be an adventure!  We crossed the border last weekend and played the waiting game until Tuesday, when we decided to attempt crossing Parker Lake.  We wanted to make it an honest challenge, so we waited until […]

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