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This page continues the story of the construction of a timberframe cabin in the Sierra Madre Mountains from the previous pages which you can access
here (April - August 2006)
here (September - December 2006).
A main table of contents page is at www.mvr1.com/timberframing/timberframecabin.html.
A Trip In March
Rumor has it that March and April are the wet months at the cabin. So if I really want to know whether I'll have access all year I need to make a trip up during that season. As luck would have it Spring Break falls in mid-March. And even luckier for me, Alfred was willing to meet me up at his place and allow me to spend the night there, rather than have to make a treck in and out in the course of one day. So a plan was made.On day two we bushwacked down to the site through the woods. I mis-navigated a little, but soon we saw this:
Alfred kindly took a shot of me at the cabin.
And I took one of him:
Other views of the cabin follow.
Looks like I'll have access all year round, so long as I'm willing to ski and snowshoe to the site. Of course one has to watch out for bad weather and make sure not to do anything stupid or even just mildly unthoughtful. Neighbors of ours miscalculated getting out during a snowstorm and did not make it out at all. And I'm not the most patient person when I get cold. So I need to take a bit of care.
And A Quick Memorial Day Visit
The photos below were taken on Memorial day after I took the boards off of the windows. As you can tell there is still a good bit of snow - too much to get down by car, though it is only a mile an a half hike to the main road which was recently opened. The toolbox is clear of snow, very little has leaked through the roof peak that I still have to finish, and all is in good shape. In a couple of weeks I'll be back to start some serious work to finish up.
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