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Nason Creek.....Chalet.
« on: May 15, 2013, 12:26:00 AM »
It's been almost 40 years since I got twisted around in the brush, and stumbled upon the StCharles  "Chalet" in the Nason bow area.I'll be leaving for a day hike Thursday morning to see if anything remains of it.I'ts my hopes, that someone took it under their care and put it to good use and kept it in repair.One way or another, I'll have some pictures and hopefully get them posted on FB.
Hickman "Critter Gitter,Lee Thunderbolt.

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Re: Nason Creek.....Chalet.
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 10:05:00 AM »
George,

At Glenn's funeral a few years ago, there was a group of us discussing the chalet, its location, and the possibility of a trip in to see it.  However, only a couple of folks in the group thought they knew where it was (I believe Steve Meyer was one who did).  

A report on your findings would be great.
Lon Scott

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Re: Nason Creek.....Chalet.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 07:01:00 PM »
I used to hunt the Nason Creek unit a fair amount back in the 70's .. I have been to the Chalet a few times and also the site of their other cabin that the Forest Service burnt down years ago. I know some cross country skiers had used it for a while but that has been many years ago too. Would be nice to see some pics if you get any.

We also found several tree stands in that unit between Thompson and McQue ( sp ?) ridge. That was a lot of fun back then. And occasionally I would find an old cedar shaft stuck in a tree, foolishly I did not keep them I just shot them into another tree. I once found a Kwiki quiver full of arrows that had come off some ones bow in the buck brush on the back side of McQue, what a shock when he found it missing    :banghead:  I burnt up a lot of boot leather in that unit.
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Re: Nason Creek.....Chalet.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 10:26:00 PM »
Guess I'm postponing it till next wednesday.Jays coming over for the hike in and between two old memories,i'm sure we will find it.There was a rumor it was taken control of by the old owner of Scottish Lakes High Camp(Bill and Peg Stark)but I believe that to be just be a rumor, as I called High Camp and it seems nothing about it sounds familiar to them.The present owner of High Camp is in NY, and I left her an Email.Jay was there in 95 and said it was in one piece still.How cool would that be:)
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Re: Nason Creek.....Chalet.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 10:37:00 PM »
I did Also Ken.Those were the days of 6 months of bow hunting.I recall Dan Free of Aberdeen spending the entire season camped above the airport.Anyone who has access to the old WSB season booklet will puke when they see what we have now.My cabin actually overlooks that entire mt range from Big Jim mt,Chiwaukum drainage to Stevens Pass.Walking down Chiwaukum trail one day, I let one fly at a stump.While digging it out, I found an old rusted ace head.Evidently archers all think alike.
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Re: Nason Creek.....Chalet.
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 10:41:00 PM »
Finding it won't be the problem Lon,It's just my hopes it is still standing and if it is, in repairable shape.Be fun to get a list of needed "stuff" and have a weekend trip in there.We still get that area for a Sept. hunt
Hickman "Critter Gitter,Lee Thunderbolt.

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Re: Nason Creek.....Chalet.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 08:42:00 PM »
That is a hike most on here would love to take.
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Re: Nason Creek.....Chalet.
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 01:52:00 AM »
So anybody make it up there and find  it????
I too used to hunt Nason Creek and camp at the airport.  It would be fun to go up there to see if the cabin still exists.
I find the older I get, the less I used to know!

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