Archive for December 22nd, 2012

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Dec
12

Scottish Lakes: The Ride Up, and Snow Play!

High Camp recreation

The snowmobile ride is half the fun

Getting to the Scottish Lakes High Camp is half the fun.  Located at 5000 feet in the North Central Cascades, the trip up is accomplished with four wheel drive trucks and a fleet of snowmobiles with talented drivers.  Owners Don and Chris Hanson pick their staff carefully ensuring you of a safe and friendly trip from the valley floor parking lot to the Base Camp below McCue Ridge.

High Camp Family Weekend

Tag Sleeps on the way up

High Camp Weekend

Bundled for the Ride

If you are lucky you will have a warm clear day to get there, since the ride can be cold and windy. Following miles of forest roads, the landscape alternately is heavily timbered and then open as previously logged hillsides show vast gently rolling terrain, just beckoning for skis or snowshoes to lay down new tracks.

High Camp

The Snowmobile Parade

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Buildings greet the travelers at High Camp

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Snow suits all day

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Getting into the outdoors

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Out of control fun!

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Going down the hill with Dad!

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A little help from Dad.

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Bigger sleds for bigger boys

As soon as the travelers get to the cabins, an assortment of activities are calling to them from the surrounding woods and slopes. Rides are fun, but getting a ride is better.  We engage friends and share the little slopes about the camp.

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Big people like small sleds

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Dad offers a taste treat

All the kids get into the act with help from friends, and a little fresh taste treat from Dad.

22
Dec
12

A New Babe

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Anika  has just entered the lives of Bern and Colleen.  She is only three month old, and already has captured the hearts of her parents.   She is healthy, and happy, and already is going on outings with Colleen and Bern, her mom and dad.  An outing to Leavenworth in the late fall was just the right time to start showing her off, and getting some portraits made.

Anika and Mom

Anika and Mom

A Little Playtime

A Little Playtime

All Together

All Together

A Cozy Cabin up Merry Canyon Road near Leavenworth is a great place for a weekend retreat. The family puppy also gets to come along, but now has an altered priority in the family hierarchy.

A Foursome together

The Foursome Together

It is going to be a yearly event, and we will be back for more weekends of family fun!

Dad and Daughter

Dad and Daughter

There will be more trips to make and more cabin stays in Leavenworth for this family!




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