Trails in Holopaw and Cabin living

We’re baaaaaaaa aaaaaaack!

I didn’t do much running but I did run 3 miles on the trail around our cabin. The trail is a mix of a dirt path, sugar sand and mud, literally. I took a few pics while I was running and later when I took the dogs for a walk.

Holopaw Trail

This is the beginning of the trail, It’s mostly grass around the cabin and not too bad.


But then it gets like this:

Sugar Sand

Sugar Sand, nice and thick.

Holopaw sugar sand

And then you get to the mud.

Holopaw Mud

And you have to watch out for things like this:

Holopaw mudder

Because Suburban Estates is actually recreational land used for ATV Riding and Hunting and Camping. And when your running around with your little Garmin being all, “hey I’m cool and I’m running a trail”, they laugh at you. It’s okay though, I’m fine with it. I may run but I also ride ATV’s, Camp and shoot with the best of them, so there!

Cabin at Holopaw, Suburban Estates

We’re making alot of progress on the cabin. I’m pretty proud of MacGyver for building it out in the middle of nowhere with no electricity. It’s amazing how much you can do with a generator.

Suburban Estates

The Cabin

Don’t get me wrong though, we still rough it. The generator and solar power only power a few lights and small appliances, and we only have a well pump which means you have to pump out water; so no showers or toilets.

Pitcher Pump and water towerThat’s our pitcher pump and in the background is our tower. Eventually we will have water in containers on the top of that tower which will allow us to have running water. To get the water in the barrels we have to use a sprinkler pump and tap into our well. Then we attach a hose and run it up to the tower. MacGyver is working on that part next. Once that’s done I’m going to try and convince him that we really need an inside bathroom. Wish me luck….

Inside the Cabin

We have a lot to finish on the inside of the cabin but we’re getting there. It takes 3 hours to get to the Cabin so we don’t go out all the time. (Did you see the toilet I bought?, It’s just sitting there, MacGyver wants to build an outhouse to put it in..did you get that? OUTHOUSE, outside *sigh).

Our Little Cabin

Boomer doesn’t mind that we haven’t finished, he has a pretty cool bed.


And Hank can reach the table:


We left before noon today. I took a cool picture of these airstreams buried in the ground on the way home. I always tell people about this awesome free attraction on the side of the road but no one ever believes me so here’s the proof:

Buried Airstream trailers

We’re all exhausted now so I’m off, but I’ll catch up with you tomorrow. I hope your Memorial Day Weekend was as enjoyable and relaxing as ours and I’d like to thank all of those who have served this country for making it possible. God Bless each and every one of you!

What did you do this weekend?

8 thoughts on “Trails in Holopaw and Cabin living

  1. Hi My name is Ric and I bought a lot just up the road from the gun range. Really nice cabin. I was wanting to put in one of those pre made sheds. Is there a limit on square footage to build something. The water tower idea is fantastic.

    • Technically I don’t think you’re supposed to build on recreational land but everyone does. And as far as square footage we have friends with small campers, cabins and even large houses. Of course you have to figure out how to get it out there and also you’ll need a generator or solar power so our thoughts were that a small place would be easier to run and maintain. Our cabin has been perfect for us. We also dug a well and pump water up into the tower every time we go out and it lasts for the entire weekend. We’re really close to the gun range (even though we have our own), where is your lot? You may be one of our new neighbors.

    • Hi,
      I have heard that there are some people who live there full time and I know there are some who live on the border but I don’t know if it’s actually legal to do so. We go out on the weekends mostly in the winter and my husband has been going there for close to 20 years. I’ve been going about 12.

  2. My gf and I also have land in suburban estates – we love it altho we havent started building our camp yet – aquiring things, and soon will pull our camper out there – we thought ur site was really cool and wanted to say hello – josh & jeanie

    • Thanks Josh and Jeanie, our cabin is out by the gun range. We go out quite a bit in the winter, at least 2 weekends a month. If you see us out there definitely come by and say hi!

      • I know right where it is I always say that’s awesome. One of the best out there if not the very best. Well kept and looks great. I just saw it 3 days ago. Still looking good. Water was high by the gun range. Very high.

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