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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Chatter Creek Mountain Lodge Site

Mountain Lodge Construction at Chatter Creek
The site of Chatter Creek's. backcountry mountain lodge is located 120km. (by road) north of Golden BC. It sits at an elevation of about 5400 ft., nestled in a valley on the western slope of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  The picture above shows the site at the beginning of July, 2002.  The original Spruce Lodge can be seen at the right of the picture.  The building in the foreground is a workshop and a bunkhouse for the crew.  The building site is immediately beyond the workshop.  The site has been cleared and leveled and is ready for lodge construction to commence. The portable sawmill is hidden by the pile of unpeeled logs.  The logs in the foreground and the logs to the left have been peeled by hand for wall construction.  The unpeeled logs will be milled to create dimensioned lumber for the internal framing.

Click here to see more views of the Chatter Creek construction site or click here to read about logging and hand-peeling the logs for the lodges. This link provides photos of Chatter Creek's Wood-Mizer sawmill