On Sunday, November 9th I met up with the Ellsworth family at the Wyatt Earp Camp. The sun sparkled off the thin layer of snow on the camp yard and it was a beautiful, crisp fall day. Leonard, Sally, their three sons Wayne, Matt and Bob and Wayne’s three children were there for lunch and interview. They built the camp when the boys were little but not too little to help.
On Monday, November 10th I drove out to the Yellow Dog Hunt Camp. The forecast called for a winter storm to hit at approximately 4:00 pm. The first thing I asked the guys was if they had heard about the impending weather. This camp has a “no electronics” rule and they were not aware of the first snowstorm of the year coming. It is only November 10th after all. As I set up my lights and camera they discussed going to town to fill their propane tanks and get enough supplies to last a couple days if they got snowed in. The snow started falling during our interview and almost an inch was on the ground by the time I left a couple hours later. I couldn’t get much video outside as I didn’t bring a rain cover for my camera. My winter vest sufficed for a few minutes. I know better now to bring my cover no matter what the forecast.