The Treehouse

Adrien Carver
Sep 23, 2019 · 6 min read

I’m out with my Uncle Tavis and Gramps in the middle of Coachman Lake when it happens.

Coachman Lake is a large freshwater body in northern Wisconsin. It takes about an hour and a half to canoe around the perimeter, and there are several small islands dotted throughout its center.

For years it was a rich person’s retreat, far from any peasant civilization or small towns, tucked back in the otherwise-untouched…