Smokey the Bear being lowered in his final resting place
We took the bear to a secluded area of the lake, dug a burial plot for him ,said a few kind words and the kids put him to rest. They handled the whole problem like a bunch of pros.
The young bears last ride to his resting place.
The skill of balance to the loser, there go the dry clothes
A view of the camp from the lake
This consisted of 3 bunk houses and a main cabin. They were all named after the animals and fish in the area. Of course the main cabin was the Bears Den, the bunk houses were Perk, Pike and Pickerel. They housed 6 boys in double bunks and one staff that slept in the bunk house with them for support reasons. This site was not destroyed by the forest fire. The fire was going so fast that it seemed to go right over the top of the cabin. The water bombers also attempted to keep the area wet and it is believed that they were responsible for the camp being saved, although 75 other cabins were destroyed at the main cottage site, as well as Norm & Lynnes. The fire was in May of 1987.
Clearing the bush away to make room for more buildings front and side.
Stop over at the Trappers Cabin with the boys before we removed it
This was the vacant trapper's cabin we purchased at Wallace Lake, 175 miles NE of Winnipeg