High Camp For Sale Update
July 13th, 2015 in Around the Woodstove
As many of you know I have put High Camp up for sale. It is time for an update. A lot has been going on behind the scenes, but there are no prospective buyers in the near future. Scottish Lakes High Camp offers an exciting business opportunity, but it also requires a life change and some risk taking. We have not yet found those unique buyers who want to take a dive into the back country business. I am still deeply involved in running Scottish Lakes High Camp as a growing vibrant business…I am not sitting back waiting for buyers to come along. The High Camp community has sustained and supported me since Don’s death and I will not let them down. There are many new and exciting things that have happened over the past year as we continue to improve and enhance our guests’ Scottish Lakes adventure.We have purchased a Piston Bully 240 D snocat to replace our old, unreliable beast. This is a larger more powerful machine that will keep the upper road open for snowmobile transport and also has the potential to open up some groomed trails for skiing. We plan to groom High Country Trail and Bonnie Brae next season.
We purchased 3 snowmobiles last season to enhance our fleet. They are large and powerful, a perfect match for our needs. We replaced our truck that we use as a fuel station in the winter and for woodcutting in the fall.
10 yards of gravel were transported up to High Camp and spread below the hot tub to help with drainage and on the entry road up to the lodge to cut down on dust in during the hiking season.
Our lease is with Weyerhaeuser and there is the possibility that they will sell up to 38,000 acres of land in Chelan County in the future. I have been working with Chelan County Land Trust as they work with the community to prepare to respond to the land sale should it arise. Information has been gathered through surveys and during community meetings. I have spent time with mapping expert to especially look at community ski access to Scottish Lakes and routes we could possibly groom to make the approach more skier friendly. This 16 month project began last January and will be completed by May 2016. I will keep everyone informed during all stages of this interesting possibility for High Camp.
So for now I will see you in the High Country!