A couple of weekends ago we went to visit our youngest. He had moved the weekend before and I think "dad" needed a kid-fix. So David (my hubby), Zach (my oldest) and myself hoped into the truck and headed north. We picked up Tommy at his new digs and headed out.
The first place my husband wanted to see was a property with a log cabin that he's been following for over a year. Talk about a little obsessed about moving away from the city, this place was it. After about 3 hours of driving around in the woods on old logging roads that were overgrown by thick brush and small saplings, we went back to the main road and started over. After taking control of the plat map and gauging the mileage I finally got us to the 'trail' to the cabin.
Now I don't mind remote. I grew up on a farm with plenty of space to run around. My husband grew up in the Northwoods with thousands to acres to get lost in, but this was a little extreme. It would be another 100 years before electricity, telephone and even water are ever accessible. We had to jump a creek and climb up over glacier stones (large, flat, and deposited in the middle of nowhere) to get to the cabin.
It was a one room cabin built on top of a large glacier stone with a wood stove smack dab in the middle of the room. Ok...no worries, I like simple but the work to bring in water, telephone (there was no cellphone service this far out, I checked), and electricity would be expensive. So we wandered around exploring for a while and headed back to the truck.
Continue reading about our adventures after the break.
As we drove out of the woods, the clouds parted and the sun came out...figures.
We did see two big bucks but because I was still drying off, I didn't get pictures. We did get a picture of this pretty doe. We assumed she had a fawn nearby as she didn't move when we drove up. Needless to say...the "boys" got excited about all the deer we were seeing.
After walking about 2 miles on my twisted ankle, I couldn't walk any further so Tommy and I headed back to the truck. While I waited for David and Zach to get back I took pictures of the flora and fauna around the area.