This turned out to be a better idea than I could have ever imagined. Although the predicted winds were supposed to be about 5 mph and a balmy 25 degrees, we were in for a big surprise when the wind started gusting between 30-40 mph...non-stop, sunup til sundown. About mid day we decided it was time to strengthen our shelter with a few more ice screws and some extra guy-out cord. This added strength kept the shelter nice and taut.
Capron, old friend from college with his 4.47 lb salmonSet up with no footprint or floor, we didn't have to worry about taking off boots or making the floor dirty. Hexalite gave us not only a great place to duck out of the wind but also a place to drill a few holes and fish with the jigging rods.
The best fish of the weekend, a 8 lb Lake TroutWe made our temporary home over a mile from land for 3 days, caught some great fish, ate some amazing food (including an entire roasted turkey), devoured piles of fresh scallops and of course, fresh salmon!
beautiful male salmonIt just goes to show, NEMO can really help you have Adventure Anywhere.