Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Hollyburn cabin

We are working on disassembling an old abandoned cabin in the Hollyburn Ridge area, and eventually rebuilding it.  The cabin dates from the 1920's or 30's and is called The Viking, for reasons lost in antiquity but presumably involving a Scandinavian.  It spent part of its life bright pink, apparently as a protest against some restriction imposed by the municipality that administers the land.  Some of the purlins are an orange that must have come from the 1970's.  So far we have removed a large amount of junk that accumulated in and around the cabin, braced the supports so that it doesn't fall down while we're working on it, removed the metal and shake roofs, and pulled out windows and a framed porch.  The yellow cedar logs will start coming down next.  I did also find some time in there to hike up to the peak.  It was covered in fog, but the bumper crop of huckleberries and blueberries more than made up for the lack of view.

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