Blue Skies shine on Winter Rendezvous

Lots of young kids at Deep Portage's 41st Winter Rendezvous, including these girls, played 'Cat and Mouse', which is similar to tug of war. You must not get pulled off your platform or lose hold of the rope. Denton Newman Jr. / Echo Journal

Blue skies brightened an otherwise wintry day at Deep Portage Jan. 25 during the 41st annual Winter Rendezvous.

The event, which gives attendees a glimpse into the lifestyle, entertainment and culture of pioneer era Minnesotans was scheduled this year to take place after the annual Back to Hack weekend, and as a result benefited from comfortable weather. Attendees were able to practice using a crosscut saw, race in snowshoes, throw tomahawks at targets and played 'cat and mouse', a game similar to tug-of-war. Inside the facilities the dining hall was full with eager attendees, speaking to the success of the weekend event.

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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Guest of honor was retiring Scoutmaster Denton Newman Jr.