BACK TO BASICS NEWSLETTER
This newsletter is intended to let you know what's new at Back to Basics since the last issue was released in July. So lets find out who the latest guests have been, what projects we've completed, which ones are now on the horizon, up-to-date info for the 2005 - 2nd Annual Reunion, and of course the Popcorn Kernel.
The Back To Basics Quarterly Photo
OUR NEW BACK TO BASIC GUESTS FROM JULY 2004 – OCTOBER 2004
We'd like to introduce some newcomers to Back-to-Basics (B2B). Here are the guests we had from July 2004 – October 2004. Thanks for joining us! We are asking for your photos again if you would like to submit them to the website, please forward them to us at email@example.com or send by snail mail to Kim Van Evera, 108 Rhinehart Road, Gloversville, NY 12078.
CROW’S NEST GUESTS
CAROLYN & DOUG
SAM & SAMI
DENIS & RACHAEL
DOREEN & TOM – Didn’t get a picture guys!
KEITH & JULIET
WHITETAIL RUN GUESTS
JEN & MIKE
BETH & BRYAN
KIM & JENNIFER
BEAR NECESSITIES GUESTS
CODY, DANIELLE, JAMES,
PAUL, JANA, DANIELLE,
JILL & JUSTIN
JASON & TANIA
JESSICA & GREG
BLAKE & HELEN
OWL’S NEST GUESTS
BRUCE, JULIA & KEVIN
MORTEZA & FRED
JONATHAN & VAHID
STEPHEN & JULIE
ANDRE & KERRY
BECKI, SUZANNE, KEVIN,
JULIA & BRUCE
THE NEW THRU-HIKERS
OUR NEW NLP THRU HIKERS JOURNELS & PHOTOS
Here at B2B we have a warm spot in our hearts and a warm and dry spot in the Bleecker Bunk Lean-to. This space is available free of charge for thru hikers of the NLP.
Guided trips from this past quarter consisted of:
Fishing with Andre & Kerry
Hiking & Canoeing with Sami & Sam
Scouting Trip with Vahid & Jonathan
Survival Courses from this past quarter: NONE THIS QUARTER
HOW THINGS ARE PROGRESSING
We'd like to let you know that Back-to-Basics is a work in progress. We are continuing to work hard to create our dream to share with you, our guests! Here's where we are and where we hope to be in the not too distant future.
OUR GUESTS ASK FOR IT, AND WE HAVE NOW COMPLETED
Owl’s Nest Tree House is now completed
Wood Lean-To completed at Crows Nest
Sauna – the project from ****
Wood Lean-To at Whitetail Run – hopefully before the snow flies.
Get the outside breakfast Lean-To ready for the Snowmobile season to offer hot cocoa, coffee, cider, and a few appetizers for the passerby’s.
Ice skating rink should be up and running by the Winter 2004 season. Dan & I have purchased multiple pairs of ice skates for you skating pleasure.
Remove the Zodi Camp Showers – We have decided for many of our guests these are causing many troubles. We have decided to keep one or two at the main house and go with solar showers, or the use of our shower at the main house if you feel it a necessity. We would rather be safe than sorry. We will be going back to basics with the cowboy baths and looking to implement a different washing method in the future.
Sign Posts for the Trails
Sure we will have a lot of projects lined up, just haven’t decided on what first.
Still looking to integrate this plan, we will keep you informed.
Still looking, please let us know if someone can supply in our backcountry area.
Still trying to make this happen. We hope it will be coming soon.
We are getting a lot of inquiries, but unfortunately still not able to locate someone in the surrounding area.
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE WEBSITE
OUR PET FRIENDLY GUESTS
View our new pet friendly friends
Kim & Jennifer also brought their three best friends, but we weren’t able to get any pictures during their stay. We did receive an email that their pictures did not come out well and they would have to return to take more. We look forward to Kim and Jennifer visiting again.
NEW BACK TO BASICS REUNION NEWS!
The 2nd Annual B2B Reunion will be held for our previous guests on June 3-6, 2005.
REMEMBER GUYS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE ON ACCOMMODATIONS, ONLY ONE ACCOMMODATION LEFT (WHITETAIL RUN)!
Had a lot of friends to play with this time, but now they all left again.
Decided to drive everyone nuts by ripping out clumps of fur, but the bald spots are healing, especially since I got to go on a backpacking trip. I wasn’t able to get at them with my backpack on – I think it was a ploy!
Blu; still doesn’t like me. He’s been here two times and we still don’t seem to hit it off – maybe at the Thanksgiving Feast!
© Back To Basics Adirondack Wilderness Adventures 2004