Tuesday, June 07, 2016

First Trip in - June 6, 2016

On June 6th 2016, Leonard Hawkes, Andrew Crookston, Chris Barton, and I traveled into Loll for the first time of the season.  The Forest Service has done some great work on the road.  There was only one major wash-out.  We got around it with little trouble. 

We were too eager to "get in" to spend much time taking pictures - however we did hit a snow drift on the last switch back. 

Chris and Andrew soon had the snow cut through.

The crew arrives at the Parade Ground.

There is still enough snow for a quick ski.

Jody's fence makes it through the winter!!!
The Lodge looks great - inside and out!
Snow in the Parking Lot.
The "Kirkham" patch to the Old Dinning Hall looks great; as do all the old cabins.

 Lots of snow around the Nez Perce KYBO.

There is a little damage to the Rifle Range, Leonard points to the problem.  We've fixed much worse before.

The West End Bridge will need a little work.

Lots of snow on the "South Side".  This is between Blackfoot and Hopi.

Moose track by Shoshoni campsite.

Still snow on the south shore.  Swim-checks will be fun!

Having found Camp Loll in great shape considering the "ravages of winter" we headed home.  It was  time to take some pictures.

The Two Mile Road is wonderfully improved.  The big boulders gone and the road bed elevated and crowned. 

Once back on the Grassy Lake Road we made good progress - we did stop to remove our second tree of the day.

Nature Director Andrew on the chain saw.

At the ditch we found "disaster" a couple from Arizona had driven into the wash.  They and a helpful passer by had been working on the situation for over an hour.  We were able to provide tools and muscle and success.

As we found them.

Some time later.

And, out!  It's always good to meet Boy Scouts in the Woods.

One of this Saturday's many tasks.

The Camp Loll Staff is headed in on the 11th.  Wish us luck and send us your prayers.


Geoffory Anderson said...

Thank you for taking the time to put this blog together. It's wonderful to see a little piece of heaven again after 9 months away.

Interestingly, at the recent Area 2 Camp Assessment Training, the Chairman asked team members for our preferences of camps to visit in 2016. After reviewing the "wish list" he, somewhat frustrating exclaimed - You folks have to realize that "I can't send all of you to Camp Loll".

- Oh what a compliment -

Jody Orme said...

sorry I missed out. It is time for the children to go play in the giants garden.

Anonymous said...

As I sit here in Iraq having a rough day I found myself thinking about camp all those years ago. I remembered your blog and decided to take a look while the Internet was still functioning . Thank you for posting pics of camp . It cheers the soul a bit . The lodge and camp look so wonderful here our hospital looks grim by comparison. I miss you all greatly!! I don't even bother asking about this last season because one of the few thing I am certain of in this life is that the magic is alive at the lake of the woods and that it was as always a successful year. I've had to do some lashing while I've been here and still use some first aid tricks we learned at camp over here. Whenever I do people usually comment ," what were you a Boy Scout ?" And I tell them of course! They were the best years of my life.
Tatton Blackner