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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: February 28th, 2012, 7:46 pm 
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Well another deepfreeze is over , a real great winter camp again. Nitro creek gave us our water and it's standing dead jack pine warmed our tents.Temperaters started with two -20c nights then four -5 nights and finishing with a cool -16 and -25c nights. Lots of snow that made snowshoes a must till a trail was set. I think the final talley was 30 of us from single digits to 60+. Time was spent snowshoeing , fishing , visiting and camp chores. We had a wine and cheese party on Thursday ,thanks to firedogs crew :clap: . Lots of food with hot chocolate for the younger ones. A poor year for fishing but just sitting on a lonely lake basking in sunshine was priceless. An added bonus this year was cell phone service high up a hill to the north of camp. A new tower at Halfway lake provided the service. The bud car was on time leaving Sudbury but ran two hours late on Friday, but on Sunday it was right on time exactly :o and arrived in Carteir twenty minutes early. The Sunday crew arrived in Sudbury at 6:00 pm, I got back to Curries just before 1:00 am .Thank you to all the participants you all made it a special time again.
We saw lots of animal tracks including the lynx tracks that we very fresh on the day after you left Daniel, it visited the beaver pond just north of camp. We saw camp jays, grouse and other birds. At one of the fishing lakes an ermine visited our campfire. Lots of moose sign again with fresh beds on the slopes around peanut lake.
Hope someone post some pictures soon and hope to go again next year.
Bill

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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: February 28th, 2012, 9:42 pm 
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Well said Bill. Like all DF’s I learned something new this year. I learned how to make a bridge over a creek. Some of the firsts: A Six year old, a good replacement for Sam, 3 new members for the swim team, the Budd was on time both ways, hot shower, a phone booth but a tough walk, maybe the warmest day time temperature.
I prepared all my hot meals over my own fire, as the only cold tenter this was a big deal for me. I could not do 8 days of cold tenting with out the support and hospitality of the whole group. Dry sock and boot liners are a necessity. It is really nice to have an evening of good fun.
For the record the oldest DFer is over 70.
Family Day is February 18, 2013. SO DF 13 will likely be February 16 to Feb. 24
Start Planning.
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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: February 29th, 2012, 12:01 am 
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A trip up to the "phone booth" , aka cell phone hill.

Below: a little lower then the hill climb, this picture came to view..

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Some photo's that turned out, as good as they were taken anyway


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Definitely enjoyed the company of the new folks who came and as always the old folks just make it that much more better...

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: February 29th, 2012, 10:01 pm 
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3 new members for the swim team OAF


I didn't realize that creek was big enough for more than one to go for a swim :o

I'll try to be back next year. Along with seeing old friends again, gotta meet that Bernese pup.


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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 8:34 am 
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I heard rumours that a FISH was caught after I left. Where, what and by whom?

Kinguq.


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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 12:06 pm 
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Opa Lake, 1.5# brookie, Billy 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 5:37 pm 
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Hats off to you guys - making this an annual event that seems to be fun for everyone. Keep it up!

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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 6:45 pm 
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If your going to go in for a swim, no sense just going with your feet.

Nothing finer than a face first header into that creek...tell ya it felt great having to step into too in order to get out of it.

Only bugger was having to bring back a bucket of water to not have to be sent down again
just cause I got wet!

That hot tent makes for a great warm-up tent too, only year I decided not to bring the extra woolies with me since I rarely ever use them!

Kinguq, yes, Bill, the fish hunter, caught the only bite and fish that entire time. I tell ya, I was almost happy it was him who caught a fish! I would have preferred it was zero, zero. just so we'd go fish JellyBean Lk. next time...

Men's Swim Team -

OAF - Coach!
Tonycc - Backstroke
Me - Diving Team :wink:

No one paid four bits to see the high diving act and so Y' aint-a gonna SEE the ...

no photo's - so it didnt' really happen!

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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 8th, 2012, 7:34 pm 
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So when is the Trip Report comming out? I've been checking a few times a day.

RR


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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 8th, 2012, 11:34 pm 
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Sooner or later more pictures may show up. The ones I took are all of Shirley showering :o and I promised not to post them. My group pic is missing 3 or 4 people.
Lost Patrol: the swim team is a Relay Team. :roll:
Stay safe
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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 9th, 2012, 8:29 pm 
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Well I'll wait for more to show up. I really love looking at everyone's set up and just can't get enough of winter camping trip reports.


RR


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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 9th, 2012, 10:13 pm 
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Scouter Joe's Tent - (Cliff Tony and Tina)

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Moe's Tent - (Kevin and Mike )

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Oaf's Tent ( just Dave )- The one Cold Tenter!

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Andrew and Mark's Tent ( Jen and Greg)

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Overlooking the Smokey Lounge ( Sid, Bill, Mike and Chris )

Trekker Village up and vansihed!

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The Local News

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And the Local Wildlife

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Again, I didn't take everyone's tent picture or they up and left before I remembered to try to get some photo's..

I'm sure someone took some photo's to share so they may popup in here as well.

PS> That's a Scouter Joe Weather Report! (its the thinnest peice of paper I could find!)

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If you click on the picture, you can see a larger image on Flikr

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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 10th, 2012, 8:11 am 
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thanks for posting Georgi, looks like everyone had a great time


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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 10th, 2012, 9:43 am 
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It's such an amazing event - always with enough folks helping to make it happen.

What is so special about it, that puts it above other potential outings - outings that get folks together for some days of camping in the snow? Undisturbed nature with a good nook for tenting, train access, no intrusion by car or snow machines, the hospitality of the Sudbury folks... What else, guys?

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 Post subject: Re: Deep Freeze 12
PostPosted: March 10th, 2012, 9:37 pm 
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great photos of the trip. Eveyone has a smile on their face at the end of the trip. I'll keep checking back for more photos.

RR


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