Scottish Lakes High Camp

Last weekend we took a family vacation to Scottish Lakes High Camp. This is my third time up there this year (once with Tom, once for a woodcutting party, and most recently as a family vacation). I love that place. We went with Charity and Chad, friends who have a daughter Rowan’s age and who also love Scottish Lakes. Each tiny cabin is heated with a wood-burning stove. You (or someone in your cabin) needs to get up 2-3 times a night to put fire in the woodstove. You return home with all your clothes smelling like campfire. In the winter, it’s only accessible by foot or snowmobile.There’s no electricity or indoor plumbing. In short: GO THERE!

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In the winter, High Camp is only accessible by foot or snowmobile. I hiked in/ran out, while Tom and Rowan took the snowmobile.

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Views from the trail to High Camp

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More views from the trail to High Camp

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Our cabin (Paintbrush)

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Charity and Chad’s cabin (Columbine)

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Knuckle draggers, all of us.

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Nom nom nom

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Looks epic, but don’t be fooled. They were hiking up to do a run called Powder Puff.

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Sunbreaks on the trail to Lake Julius

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On Sunday, it snowed 6-8 inches with high winds. This picture was taken early Monday morning – the calm after the storm.

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Monday morning moonset

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Sunrise

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Camp robbers! As aggressive as they are cute.

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More sunrise

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Breakfast at our place: pancakes with M&Ms (Charity and Chad fed us delicious pasta dinner the night before)

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Rowan’s first time sledding!

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Endless games of Go Fish

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Indeed.

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