Cabin Life at 30 Below Zero

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  1. Barclay Kruse says:


    You don’t know me, but I stumbled onto your blog because one of your photos was picked up by @boundarywaters_elymn a few days ago — as have a few of mine (@barclay1950).

    I spent some time last night reading several of your blog posts about living in (next to) the BWCA in the winter, and I really enjoyed them. I’ve paddled past your family’s camp many times entering and exiting BWCA/Quetico trips, and it’s cool to hear your family’s story with the camp, the history of the Pepper Shack, your personal journey back home, and even stories of stopping by lodges I’ve also visited along the Gunflint.

    The BWCA is my happy place, so I just wanted to let you know I really had fun reading your words, and vicariously enjoyed living at -30F. Keep ’em coming!

    • admin says:

      Hi Barclay!

      Thank you so much for leaving me such a nice comment!

      It’s pretty hard to miss our camp, isn’t it?! That waterslide gives it away haha.
      I find it really fun to hear from someone who has paddled past and has connected the dots to my blog.

      The BWCA is my happy place too! If you ever have any ideas for posts or topics you’d like me to write about, please feel free to message me on Instagram! I would love to hear your thoughts!

      Thanks again for sharing,


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