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Chris.S.
09-03-2008, 12:08 PM
Camp
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Who needs a bellows to stoke a fire when you have an air mattress pump?
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The girls can chop wood too (even though the handle broke off my hatchet)
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Heading out on the lake (just before the big windstorm blew in)
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Dragging our friend in a dinghy behind so she didn't have to sit at camp solo while we fished
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The juxtapostion is too much! Diamonds, polished & painted nails and maggots.
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Campuccino's anyone?
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I'll take mine with Baileys please.
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Sweetest camperized bus I've ever seen. Another 6" of lift and some mudders she'd be perfect!
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Blowin off some steam (with bad hair, I know.)
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Marital bliss?
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Dinner time
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Early morning fishing-had a tiny little rainbow on the hook at this point-wasn't out long enough to catch any worth eating.
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The girls hiked down into a swamp to find some prehistoric looking plants
The leaves were about 4' long on this one:
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And some token scenery shots
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All packed up, time to go home. Poor little truck didn't know landed on it-three people and all that gear...
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Sugar lake was beautiful, so clean you could see 20-30' down. Unfortunately we didn't get up there till late in the afternoon on Saturday (rough night on Friday) and a nasty windstorm on Sunday cut our time on the lake short (just barely got off in time, if that wind picked up ten minutes sooner we'd have been capsized in the middle of a very cold lake for sure) so we didn't have as much time to fish as I'd have liked but it was a great weekend all in all...


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Mudgirl
09-03-2008, 12:12 PM
wheres sugar lake

good trip report and pics [cheers]

dirka dave
09-03-2008, 01:01 PM
Beautiful area up there...

Honky
09-03-2008, 01:17 PM
Great pics and story!! thanks for sharing

Apathy
09-03-2008, 01:19 PM
nice place!

Chris.S.
09-03-2008, 01:24 PM
wheres sugar lake

good trip report and pics [cheers]

Sugar lake is just outside Lumby, not far from Mable lake.

RIFF RAFF
09-03-2008, 03:03 PM
looks like an awesome time. i love the friend being dragged in the dingy....

lornix
09-03-2008, 04:43 PM
Great pictures! Looks like a great time and a great place! Love the air-pump bellows [36]

redman
09-03-2008, 05:05 PM
Great pics and story!! thanks for sharing



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keegs
09-03-2008, 05:42 PM
nice lookin lake

Shera
09-04-2008, 05:43 AM
to get to Sugar Lake you have to go thru Cherryville , awesome lake and that camper bus looks like the one that we camped by about 3 years ago up there ,

sprinthead
09-04-2008, 05:55 AM
Looks like a good time ! If you go over to the westside of Sugar, there is a FSR that the gf I took that will take you all the way across the range west thru to Mabel. When we went thru, it was a couple days after the last big windstorm and there was TONS of blowdown in one area. Lucky enough somebody had already been thru with a damn big chainsaw and cleared the trail or we would've had to turn around and head back (no chainsaw!). The trail was nothing hardcore, but very scenic and certainly enough fun for a day. The ole backroads map book was almost useless, but having a compass and a gps made all the diff in finding our way to Mabel !

harleyfatboy99ca
09-04-2008, 06:27 AM
Good pics and story [cheers]

Chris.S.
09-04-2008, 06:28 AM
^^I think you mean the Kate Lake FSR, we were thinking about heading around there if the site we went to was too busy but the weather kept a lot of people home so we had no issues with the main FS rec site (site#2/4 on that side)

I should also mention how great that site was. We had to pay 10$/night but for that there was outhouses with lots of tp, and firewood already cut for 10$/wheelbarrow. The Forestry "hosts" at that site (Elaine & Jules) were great too, super friendly and helpful...

norm
09-04-2008, 06:41 AM
nice pics!me ad my fam go there at least once a year,there are some more secluded sites further down at 3 and 4 mile.If ya ever get to the islands
there are some cool old cabins.next summer we are gonna load the boat and camp on the island.[cheers]

Tunabomber
09-04-2008, 07:58 AM
great pics and story

thanks [cheers]

Taxidermy
09-04-2008, 09:39 AM
nice pics

Chris.S.
09-04-2008, 11:57 AM
Glad you all enjoyed the pics and my little story...

:D :D


I'm having trouble coming to terms with the fact that that was probably our last caming trip of the year...:(

captain
09-04-2008, 02:45 PM
sweet pics, might have to check it out sometime

Chris.S.
09-04-2008, 03:16 PM
I can't believe no-one has commented on the camping cappucino machine. :(

Best camping accessory ever as far as I'm concerned.....:happy0045:

3/4 ton of fun
09-15-2008, 10:15 PM
:D....

3/4 ton of fun
09-15-2008, 10:16 PM
I think that your camp-a-cino machine is awesome!!:D