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We have more than 300 emails for camp alumni, but over the last couple of years some of you have moved or changed your email accounts.

Please send your new email and emails of other alumni to so that we can update our list of camp alumni.

If you have an idea for a blog entry or wish to contribute other material like letters, recipes, diary entries, trip maps. . .send them my way.

If any links are broken, please tell me.

And don't be bashful. It's OK to comment. Really. It's OK.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New roof on Lount Lodge

A new season at Camp Stephen's brings with it some big changes.

Lount Lodge, built in 1980-81, has got a new metal roof, thanks to Graham Lount.

Graham Lount: Lount Lodge rededication Aug. 24, 2012

The old cedar shake roof looked good, but for several reasons-pine needles being one of them-it just didn't hold up to the elements. The old shakes were removed in the late fall and the new roof has been put on over the past couple of weeks.

The background story about the roof is posted here: Lount Lodge reborn

The new roof is just one part of the upgrade of the log lodge. Over the next few months the exterior walls will be refinished to bring back the golden glow of the red pines we cut down on McPherson Island in the spring of 1980.

Also, Tara Law recently gave me some old photos of the lodge's construction I'd never seen:

From left to right; Burton Boryen, me, Mike King, Mitch Campbell and Marty Katz. We're moving logs around the site by hand, using log peavies.

 More are posted here:  The Lodge Half Done

- Bruce