i'm just going to call this thanksgiving camp no matter when i camp there from now on, i guess.
anyway, if we can go back to thanksgiving in the story, i was staying on remote site #3 on the res, which is extremely handy for camping at thanksgiving because it an be reached by foot if you know where to park and pick up the unmarked trail.
it takes about the same amount of time to walk in from the road as it does to paddle across and it has the added bonus of you con't need to put in a boat.
of course, you can't carry so much gear on your back, but it makes a nice alternate approach for visitors to camp.
here are two pictures of thanksgiving camp from the water approach. don't be fooled by appearances; the one with snow is some days earlier than the one without.