Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday Snowshoe/Ski


Janice, our daughter Lisa, our niece Sarah and I went for a snowshoe/ski on Sunday. We parked on the West Mail Road. We headed east across the Moose River and then up an old trail alongside the St Croix River. Approximately a mile up river sits the Gibson cabin. It is a unique old log cabin. I have heard it was built between 1914 and 1916. When the Wild River Act was inacted by congress in 1968, all properties within 1/4 mile on each side of the rivers bank were eventually controlled by the National Park service. The Gibson Cabin was included. I remember well when the River Act went in and the consquences at the time. We knew people whose properties were effected by this. I think looking back now 40+ years, it has been a good thing.

I took these photos with my phone as our regular camera was left in the vehicle. It took me...finally had to ask son...until today to get them off the phone.


These are the type of trees the cabin is made from...Cedar


These are the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of snowshoeing with.


I could live here. No electricity, although the Gibsons had a generator.


It is a nice peaceful setting on the St. Croix Rivers edge.


Nice rock fireplace



There are two bedrooms downstairs and the open area upstairs I understand was more sleeping quarters

2 comments:

  1. Nice post, thanks for sharing!!
    The fireplace looks recently used?
    Looks like a great place to sit and take it all in!!!

    Peace,
    Joboo

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