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Icicles on my Snowy Ceiling

Me and the Quinzhee Gaaahh, it’s melting!!  Two nights ago I was awakened by a drop of water on my face, and the sound of plopping on my sleeping bag.  There are icicles hanging from my ceiling!  If this warm...

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Porcupine Mountains Ski Trip

This week has been really busy, even though it’s spring break.  Between ski-backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan’s upper peninsula, a college-in-the-schools physics project, pep band at the state hockey tournament, and a speech meet, I’ll be lucky to...

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Stories to Tell: Sleeping Outside in Duluth’s Second-Coldest Winter on Record

  Duluth, MN, 3/1/2014: 2013-2014 is Duluth’s second-coldest winter on record (Duluth News Tribune).  Second coldest winter on record; 57 days with temperatures below zero, the most by over two weeks.  Average temperature of 3.8 ° F.        ...

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Milestone Night!

  Rudy just walked into the kitchen and announced that as of tonight, he will have slept outside for 265 nights.  He has 100 nights to go! This means that we have a lot of work to do.  So far,...

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Rudy’s mom again – he left out the best part!

    The Bonfire at the Beginning of the Race   The rest of the story…  We all stayed in this cabin last weekend for the Book Across the Bay ski race (see Rudy’s last post).  It was a 10k,...

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