Return of the Squirrel Pups

Today I saw the first leaves on the trees as we drove into the Junction. Their appearance was as startling and sudden as it was beautiful. One moment we were staring at barren branches along the roadside and the next we were watching bright green fluff that framed the base of the still snowcapped mountains…

Squirrels, Sheep, and the Winds of Change

Change is coming to Squirrel Camp. The days are getting longer, my posts are getting shorter, and our crew just got a whole lot larger.  So much has happened in the two weeks since I was last able to write that I’m not sure where to begin.  At the end of April we lost two…

Coming soon…

Hi friends! Sorry for the delay in my posts, but life at Squirrel Camp has been incredibly busy. Thanks for bearing with me. A new post will be up soon, I promise! Here’s a preview of what’s to come…

From Haines Junction, YT to Haines, Alaska

So a few weeks ago you might recall me saying that things were bound to get busier at Squirrel Camp and that our days of reading and relaxing in front of the fire after four hours of trapping were limited. Well, that day has arrived. As the weather warms the squirrels are up and active…

Sauna Amid The Mountains

March 22, 2014: A warning to the reader: For you picture perusers out there, this is the last picture you will see in this blog post. So if you are only into looking at the pictures, my suggestion is to turn back now. I promise that more pictures are soon to come from beautiful Haines,…

PB Add

PB Add. That’s short for “peanut butter addition”, also known as “the fattening of the squirrels”. Kayla Deasley, if you’re reading along, this post is for you. So on the 18th of March I began the pouring of peanut butter, which, based on my recollection from this past fall, I thought would be an arduous task.…