Time spent at camp now vs. then
Spent the weekend at my cabin west of Galeton Potter co. and came home to York co. down rt44 what we call the long way home and seeing all the old "land mark" restaurants ,motels, small stores closed like Ox Yoke,Potato city inn,Sylvania restaurant , General store in Gaines looked open but had a for sale sign, Waldheim, store at carter camp ,Mt.top bar by fin fur feather is for sale , I saw McConnells store in Waterville had a sign saying under new ownership. So my question is to the older guys that went to the northern tier during its "hayday" How many days a year did the average camp members go north to be able to support all of these places but can't survive now ? I'm 45 and I remember as a little kid my dad would go to camp for a week of "buck" hunting and then a long weekend of mandatory work weekend and then 1 week of family vacation .I would have thought with the better high ways now cutting travel time down and all of the other outdoor things besides hunting and fishing ,ex. cherry springs star watch,atv trails,,kayaking,leaf watchers . That the modern day outdoors people not necessarily hunters would be spending more time and money there then 30-50yes ago. I know people are going to say lack of deer but could 2 weeks of buck season and 3 days of doe hunting put enough money in these peoples pockets for them to survive ? We have 6 weeks of Archery now How many weeks was it then 2-3? (not sure on that) Early muzzleloader,Jr and senior doe weekend seems like there should be a ton more money flowing up there now then the "old days" with a lot of single income households and the lady folk not invited to camps during hunting seasons.Just wandering if you spent more days at camp then or now.