Monthly Archives: January 2018

MORE THADDEUS LAKE

THE CONTRARIAN Last week told of our family being in the tourist business for a while, back in those early snomo days. Our long-term guests introduced us to a last-chance fishing hole on Thaddeus where catching your limit was pretty … Continue reading

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THADDEUS LAKE

THE CONTRARIAN   When my co-worker Eric Oliphant learned that I had been involved with Thaddeus Lake Lodge, he recounted this story – this is from my memory of a story from his memory, so don’t be too harsh if … Continue reading

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SNOWMO’S AND ICE FISHING

THE CONTRARIAN Ice fishing was a popular winter outing as far back as I can remember, but access was limited; walk in or ski, generally from a winter road across the ice. There were big commercial snowmobiles, and light aircraft … Continue reading

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SNOWMOBILES LONG AGO

THE CONTRARIAN Snowmobiles were a huge new thing fifty years ago, folks would ride all over just for the joy of getting out in mother nature in winter. I remember the Hillcrest School yard and Hatch’s fields around it being … Continue reading

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THE OLDER I GET

THE CONTRARIAN Here is a little poem The older I get     the more I think/ You only get a minute, better live while you’re in it/  Cause it’s gone in a blink. And the older I get   the truer it … Continue reading

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