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WOW! Would love to see pictures and learn more about this story.
I wish it was more exciting but the cabin was gone which to be honest was what I expected. It was quite a place. My Grandfather, his Brothers, my Dad, his Brother and a few other relatives were a mix of carpenters and mechanics and most were in the RCAF at one time. They some how picked up 2 wooden crates that airplane parts were shipped in. Each one was about a 10' cube. They tore them apart. moved them there, reassembled them as a 2 room cabin and put a peaked roof on it that made for a good loft area. It was a great place to go fishing and listen to never ending Air Force stories.

Like most places, the roads were quite different in the 60s and there were less of them. I collect old gas station maps and tried to trace the route we took back then. I couldn't do it exactly but sure got an appreciation of how long the trip took. I stopped for lunch at a picnic area that used to be a campground that was probably active into the 70s. I didn't know it existed but no doubt drove by it many times as a kid. It will now be a destination when I travel up that way (Parry Sound area in Ontario).

This is it after a later addition and a paint job along with a pic of my Grandfather, the "Head Carpenter". Also one of the abandoned campground and my 89 Cherokee.

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Thibodaux, LA, USA
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since i'm the one doing all the packing, driving, setting up, etc...overlanding feels like this at times...


but then i get to experience a cool place with the wife and go do hikes and experience some really great moments that only nature can provide and then overlanding turns into this... :grinning:

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I love the photos of the rigs and the wild places and those are so much of the overland experience. Finding an epic dispersed campground is such a great feeling and the tranquility cannot be beat. For me though that is the definition of camping, not really overlanding (yes I know that the definition of overlanding is a long standing topic) as I think overlanding entails a level of cultural exploration and discovery (and I will admit by my definition I am a low level overlander), reconnection and a rekindling (spirit if you will) of friendships and new friends. Meeting new people and experiencing new cultures is integral to my definition of overlanding-and by this I don't mean remote jungle tribes but there are cultural differences here in the US to explore for example.

So with that in mind I am sharing a picture of an overland trip in which I reconnected with friends and family that I had not seen for a long while in an epic wilderness.