View Full Version : Headed up Harrison East yesterday

12-12-2007, 11:10 AM
I headed up Harrison East yesterday to do some fishing and see how Lester is doing. Here's a few shots I took on the way.

On the way in the sun was about to rise and the mountains in the background were brighter than the rest. Pic doesn't do it justice.

The creek below Rainbow falls was almost frozen right over.

Rainbow falls had it's fair share of ice on the sides.

This is a branch that was sticking out of the wall beside Rainbow falls. It reminded me of a chandeleer. The iceicles hang down about 2-3 ft. Looks so small in the picture!

This guy didn't make the corner.

The rest are just a few shots of Lester's cabin. He's got the gables closed in, door hung and the front half all papered. The stove pipe is in and he's leveled the front steps some. All he needs for heat now is a couple of knuckles for the stovepipe and he can hook it all up.



Lester is still telling me to thank everyone that pitched in time/material to get his cabin built. He says he really can't sum up his gratitude in words, they just don't mean enough. He was telling me that the cabin could be whatever, he's not worried. It's the message that was sent to him with it's building that really means something to him. When I asked him what message that was he simply said "That people still care".

On that note guys,
Thank you, again.

12-12-2007, 11:24 AM

Looks good....

12-12-2007, 12:12 PM
awesome! thanks for the update, I was wondering how he faired with the last snowfall we got!

12-12-2007, 12:28 PM
Glad to hear he is doing good, and yes there are stll some good people around

12-12-2007, 01:30 PM
wow i take pride in that building and helping out but it looks better now than i could of imagined at the time as we the bunch of hacks ...lol started on it ...

once again huge props to all who came out and donated stuff to the cause ...

can't wait to see lester next time ... [5][5][5][5][5]

12-12-2007, 01:33 PM
Good on ya guys... makes me proud too call ya'll friends..

12-12-2007, 05:45 PM
That's awesome, thanks for sharing[cheers]

Redneck Lincoln
12-12-2007, 06:51 PM
[cheers] [cheers] [cheers] [cheers] [cheers] [cheers]
[36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] to all that helped not sure where the hell i was for all of that! great job guys!

12-12-2007, 08:14 PM
thinkin bout headin up there sometime in the next few weeks to go hang some gutters for lester... that is if i have time and money, what are the plans for the siding?

12-12-2007, 08:53 PM
Tyler pm me when your headed up and'll come up with you to help with the gutters.

I can't believe how clean the cabin looks after all the work we put into it that one weekend. I almost felt guilty about not being able to finish it. Looks like lester has capable hands though.

12-12-2007, 10:22 PM
Yeah, Lester's been working at it bit by bit. He closed in tha gables and put the stove pipe in himself. Dad went up on Sunday and gave him a hand with the tar paper. The paper sure makes it look more like a cabin. You can't see through it.:happy0045:

12-12-2007, 10:27 PM
I was thinking about furniture, craigslist always has a bunch of stuff in the freebies section, we could pick up a table and chairs and other stuff he might need.

12-12-2007, 11:04 PM
we brought him up a small table already, along with a chair and a roller cabinet for use as mouse proof food and clothing storage. If I'm not mistaken we've also got a couch in storage for him. We're just waiting for him to get the flooring laid and we can move the rest in.

12-13-2007, 10:03 AM
Sounds like you thought of everything!

12-13-2007, 12:14 PM
Woohoo Top Right.

I wish I could take the credit for thinking of it all. People just kept saying hey I have this, can he use it? If he could we took it and if not we said thanks but no thanks. Next thing you know we've got most everything he'll need.

I just rolled all my spare change and now have enough to buy him a thermocouple fan for Christmas. If you've never seen or heard of them, they sit on the stove top & generate electricity from the difference in temp. from stove to air. The electricity generated runs the fan, so as long as there's a fire going the fan blows the heat around the room.[36] Very cool for his setup.

12-13-2007, 05:49 PM
Good work guys looks nice. Ive seen those sterling engine fans are damn cool. You can get 400watts with a well set up sterling engine and a wood stove. this is the fan you are talking about http://www.thermalengines.com/

Allot of boats use them to produce power. I built one years ago in shop class.

killer toy
12-13-2007, 08:15 PM
right on wade[36] [36]

12-13-2007, 09:20 PM
cool pictures. Who's Lester?

12-13-2007, 09:25 PM
Awesome pics and good to all that helped out.

12-13-2007, 10:26 PM
These are the ones I was looking at. Same idea. I've seen a few other styles as well.http://www.leevalley.com/images/item/gift/45k1870s3.jpg

As for who Lester is, he's a friend who lives in the bush. He had his mobile burned down a while back. Poke around the forums a bit and you'll get all your answers[cheers] .