Pennsylvania Game News - February 2015 - 17

The Estate

By Patrick Arbeiter

In the 1920s Poconos, a group of friends sniffed out a great camp.

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ear the edge of a slashing was a
crumbling logger's bunkhouse,
left over from the massive timbering operations that were frequent
in this part of the Poconos in the late
1800s and early 1900s.
It had holes in the walls and roof
big enough for a grouse to fly through,
and a rusty barrel stove with holes just
big enough for sparks to fly through,
creating miniature floor fires for the
evening's entertainment.
Of course, the outhouse around
the corner also was well ventilated by
woodpeckers and porcupines.
To my Dad and his two pals Ernie
and Al, the place was love at first sight.
Immediately they christened it "The
Estate."
Located in an area of Pike County
known as Promised Land, a trip to The

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Estate in the 1920s and '30s required
pampering a Model T through a maze
of dirt logging roads, around bog holes
and washouts. You had to pick your ruts
carefully, as you would be in them for
many miles.
The final hurdle to reaching camp
was a rushing trout stream. A decrepit
log bridge left over from the logging
operations spanned the stream, but it
was only suitable for foot travel.
All materials for camp repair had
to be laboriously hand-carried across
those rotting, often slippery, logs.
Several work days were held that
summer, with blueberry and mushroom
picking and trout fishing leading the
activity list. The Estate chefs feasted
on blueberries, brook trout and the
camp specialty - wild leek and baked
bean sandwiches.
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