Friday, September 30, 2011

Historic Preservation Work at Rocky Mountain National Park

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.

John Ruskin


My season is over at Rocky Mountain National Park, now I can catch up on blogging about some of the work that we did this summer.

One big project was re-siding a residence out in Wild Basin, it had once been a very small dude ranch known as "Deer Haven". The building we re-sided with cedar shingles was one of the rental cabins.

The main "lodge" was larger and not part of this summer's project. This is the south elevation of the cabin, my friends Tate and Chuck did the work on this side. We had to set up scaffolding to do this part. That is Tate on the scaffolding.

It was a little different to re-side with sawn tapered shingles then the hand split sugar pine shingles that were used on the historic Post Office at Yosemite National Park from last October to this past February. That is Greg coming down the ladder, he is one hell of a window "glazer"!

The north elevation (this is the side that I did!) is almost done in this photo, it was a happy day to complete this project! It was also a very fun project to work on, all of us-Bob, Chuck, Tate, Steve, James, Joe, Greg and I work on this cabin, it was a great team building work! Just this past week we all worked on building a solar shower stall unit at Moraine Park Campground, and then I ended up re-installing windows on the historic assistant superintendent's house in the housing area this week!

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