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Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Wheeldog, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    Been farting around in AZ this winter and neglected my cabin up at Hurricane Gulch on my homestead. Figured I better check it out. Grabbed my buddy Vern and headed north. The cabin is 5 miles off the highway so snow machine/ski access only this time of year. We don’t ski…(can’t carry enough beer)….so took snow machines. Dang…….snow is pretty deep up there. Took us close to 4 hours to shovel off the roof. It was one of those “wish you were here to help out” deals.
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    I can't believe it snowed this much!!
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    Good enough for government work.......Miller time.:freakyBesides.......that tin roof is pretty slick when you get the snow off.:eek1:lol3
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  2. fugawi

    fugawi Been here awhile

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    Hope you have a refrigerator to keep the beer warm. :photog

    Dat's a lot of s-n-o-w in different layers, consistencies, compactness'....

    Besides the falling-off-the-roof coefficent of metal.

    Glad the place is well built and 'still standing' after that load.

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  3. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    When you slide off the roof......you can't fall too far. BUT those screw heads ripping your ass apart as you slide over them are something else.:deal:rofl
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  4. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    That's a lot of snow! Perhaps you could fit some sort of conveyor belt type thing (sorta like you can buy to unload dirt or whatever from the bed of a truck... - big rubber sheet with a hand crank to wind it up).
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  5. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    I think Iv been there before in 93/94? do you have a guest book on the table?
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Time to get back to Arizona!

    Wheeldog, visit us sometime in Los Angeles. I set up a camping trip to Carrizzo Plains, check out the West Region forum.

    Joel
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  7. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    Don't have a guest book.......I will have check, but I think it was built after '94.
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  8. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    Heh heh heh......will have to give it a try. My biggest fear is it will slide off and take out the chimney......had that happen a couple time in the past.:deal
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  9. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    I screwed up and came home a month too early.:shog Next year I hope to stay longer.:clap You kids have fun!!:1drink
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  10. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Wheeldog I have a question. do you have a cricket to block snow from hitting your stove pipe?

    Just put metal roofing on our cabin last summer and didn't get the stovepipe part done before the rain hit. We bought a cricket but haven't installed it yet and was wondering if it was worth the effort.
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  11. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    If you are talking the metal triangle thing above the stove pipe......yes I have one and yes it works. I have lost my stove pipe twice from sliding snow before I put it on........haven't lost it since.
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  12. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Great picture......You answered the question-the cricket gets installed this spring. Thanks
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