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camp 2013 in retrospect

Having just winterized Casa De Pumpgun for 2013 yesterday, as usual i was somewhat emotional. my camp was built by my dad in the 50's and was passed on to me and my brother. my boys and i spend a lot of time there and usually are there at least once a month all year. this year was a record for attendance for us. i haven't counted the days but its gotta be close to 50, spread out over 12 months. here's a few pics.

late spring wood cutting in prep for winter heating. i let the boys run the Stihl a lot. they did good.



early summer float trip on the Juniata. 0530 comes mighty early at camp in the summer but its worth it to get on the river early.



stopped at our usual breakfast stop. cooked brats in the shadow of an 18th century bridge abutment from the original forbes road.



poked around some tributaries. unreal crawfish population when we were there. coulda had a crawfish boil



we ate good this year at camp with lots of meals like this



early fall we started splitting the wood we cut in the spring.



enough for a winter or two. lots more where this came from thanks to gypsy moths.



did a little squirrelin'



deer season was mighty quiet but we ended up with a couple for the freezer.



i took my oldtimer 30 rem carbine out for a walk and ended up with a big doe.



and this is the scene from this past saturday towards the end of the day. beautiful day to be in the woods but no deer. good way to end the year even if we don't have any horns for the camp wall.


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Looks like a great year. Thanks for sharing.

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love the picx thanks

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Awesome pictures. Gotta love seeing the boys in the woods and on the water. I love the firewood pics too....always a good time getting the chainsaw out to make some good deer habitat and make sure we are gonna be warm in the winter! Also, I love seeing the Stihl chainsaw doing it's thing. Mine has paid for itself many times over.

Where is your camp located along the Juniata? We just started a camp in Juniata County, near Honey Grove. My son is almost 3, and he will be making his first trip to the new cabin before the end of the year. I am very excited.
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great pics

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Noticed your son's are is dressed in ACU's tell them thanks. My son also wears that uniform.

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Good pics, thanks
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Very nice! Great pics!
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