*************** UPDATE *****************
It's getting closer!
We had some cold evenings here and the biting fly population is getting
killed off. Brush-hogging continued today. I am getting ahead of the weeds
that are going bananas in the rainy weather.
A few tent sites are cleaned up pretty well and the main path is about three
quarters open on the lower side while the upper side is still to wet to brush
hog. lots of standing water still.
Instead of bulldozing all along the path for camp sites I think I will wait for
people to show up, pick where you want to camp and then clean up the site
with the Mighty Kubota if needed.
I decided against covering the path in crushed stone. This plot of land is
my prime Grouse hunting area and the more that gets changed the less birds
there will be. Some parts of the path is rough, but nothing that any AWD
car, truck, or camper can't handle. I have had a 35' DP parked on the
flats over the summer and getting in and out is no problem.
Food Update: Seafood Boil Saturday Night. Shrimp, Corn on the Cob and
Salt Potatoes complements of me for everyone camping there. This gets
me around all the crazy Health Dept rules. More on food when you get here.
I still could use a better head count to determine if we need one Porta-Potty or
six. If you can PM me here or text me at (315) 221-1598 with a name and
headcount I would greatly appreciate that. That is a business phone number,
text any time.
Just a reminder, the camp site is Primitive. There is bare bedrock, moss covered
areas, some dirt, lots of trees. Bring a chainsaw if you want to have a campfire, just
keep the campfires on bedrock or bring a fire ring. Expect cold nights, in the low
30's. Days should be around 65 to 70. If the rain doesn't stop bring your Winber
If you depend on your cell phone you should know that cell coverage is spotty to
non-existent up here. ATT seems to work better but there are many dead areas.
Ham's should bring HT's, Families with kids should get a set of Family Radio
Walkie Talkies and batteries to communicate. I will have one inverter generator
running the entire time with a power strip and a 10 port USB charger for phones,
tablets, radios, etc. for your use. There will be a Hot Spot for Internet Access. it will be
limited bandwidth for getting email, etc., it won't support streaming video or tunes.
OK, so that's it in a nutshell. Things are coming together on this end. I do hope the
turnout is good!