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    Frog Lake with Snow, Friends and the snow blower of destruction

    Friday night Jackleberry and I met up with Weird1 at the Frog Lake snow park parking area. It was getting late and light was fading in a hurry.
    Between the lack of light and snow it was hard to see much of anything.
    We eventually found a clearing and got setup. After a short lived fire and some dinner, we crawled into our hammocks and called it a night.
    Friday nights low was 27 degrees







    In the morning (after the best night sleep I have ever had in a hammock) I woke up to a Large WOOSH sound and the snow sliding from my tarp.
    I notice I had a nice dusting of snow over top of me. I stuck my head out to see Jackleberry standing outside of his tarp. Apparently the tree above him
    dropped a nice amount of snow and his mason line ridge line was not up to the task and snapped. After checking everything out and that everyone was ok
    we half tore down camp and made breakfast under my tarp. Then packed up and headed back to the car to drop some un-needed gear and snowshoe around to scout the area.















    After exploring and finding a very cool area we packed up and headed to Barlow Snow Park (after stopping for coffee) to explore other options for hangs we could have.
    After snowshoing around we figured out that the deeper in we went the more dead trees seamed to be around and decided to just setup camp closer to the cars for the last night.
    We were probably ranged from 100-160 feet from the road. (bad idea)

    Later that night after a while of nurseing a fire to life we got introduced to the giant snowblower that moves the snow creating large parking areas.
    Well we saw it coming our way and we scattered behind trees! Weird1's and Jackleberry's tarps got dusted, but luckily the trees broke it up enough that there wasnt any damage..
    My Gargoyle tarp (the furthest away from the road) wasnt so lucky. There was a nice narrow path that the bulk of snow just shot through and hit it directly, the
    ridge line tie out loop just wasnt up to the task and tore out a small section of tarp with it..
    After checking over everything we rigged my tarp up and made it work just fine (lots of tie out loops are good)
    un-buried everything that the machine covered up and noticed that the "fire" was white and dead.

    After a short chat time and some drinks, we all headed to our hammocks and called it a night. Saturday nights low was 22 degrees
    Sunday morning we tore down and headed home.
    All in all it was a fun adventure, no real harm alot of fun.











    Last edited by Gary_R; 11-20-2011 at 14:38.

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    Wow ; you guys got a ton of snow. Looks beautiful. We only have 5" here,,was down to 18F last night. Like the snowblower story. Sh** happens and you made a solution to get you threw the night,,,good. I also like the stove on the snowshoe idea but i don't think i'll put my bush Buddy on mine LOL.

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    great report. !
    awesome to see some snow . and a lot of it! wow.

    thanks for checking it out, wish i could been out there with you guys
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    Thanks for taking us along. I wonder if Gargoyle can work some repair magic on your tarp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormstaff View Post
    Thanks for taking us along. I wonder if Gargoyle can work some repair magic on your tarp.
    I don't think its all that bad. I already sent him a msg and will send it his way for repairs. At worst is will be an inch or so shorter in one direction.
    Its almost 11x12 so all is well.
    It is what it is, sh*t happens.

    I'm borrowing another tarp from a friend till this ones fixed.
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    Gary I want to thank you for loaning the snow shoes, and I hate you at the same time!!!!!!!!
    Now I have something else to buy!!!!!!

    Oh well at least I am not afraid to buy gear.

    Jackleberry nice meeting you had fun can't wait for the winter hang!!!!!

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    omg omg omg omg omg omg.......wish i was there........hmmmmm
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    Looks gorgeous. Unfortunately, 'round here we only get one or two good snowfalls a year, and the snow only lasts a few days. I wish I needed to buy snowshoes!
    Comically bad at DIY

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    great pics, lots of snow...wow!! It's -17c (1f) here right now. These pics give me the urge to get out. Thanks

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    Nice scouting trip!!! Thanks for sharing and sorry to hear about the tarp mishaps.
    I often wonder if the snow removal crews look for objects to bury or barricade???
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