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[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] Reached camp at 2 P.M. Made up 13 skins & hunted awhile. Killed a Picoides, saw trees gnawed by Porcupines. The camp is well built of logs & good roof, & plank floor. There are two, a cooking & eating camp & the bunk room. The bunk room is 50 x 35 feet, has 24 large bunks a big stove & 3 small windows. The cooking room is not quite so large. They are connected by a roof over a space of 20 feet. Supper is well cooke & very abundant. The men rush into the room & seat themselves around four long tables. There is pea soup, roast beef, pork & beans, potatos, codfish, bread & butter, 2 kinds of pie, 2 kinds of stewed fruits, 4 kinds of cakes. A warm day, thawed lively. March 22. The camp was stiring at 4 oclock, breakfast was over & I was well out in the woods at 6, though not light enough to see tracks. Found Porcupine gnawings & waded around in the deep snow. Saw 2 Deer & lots of tracks. They come into choppings & roads to feed & keep out of deep snow. Saw Porcupine & Lynx & Skunk & Woodchuck tracks but could not follow any of them. Shot a Pileated Woodpecker & saw several.
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