Three Creeks Lake is gorgeous right now, with a foot of cold dry powder covering the landscape. We finally dried in the main kitchen Yurt and have one of the wood stoves crank’n. We now have a clean dry work space to start building furniture and dialing out the insides.
Thanks to an awesome crew and months of preparation, we hauled our new Yurts, sauna, flatbed deck and woodshed panels up to Three Creeks Lake, their new winter home. We were blessed with a fresh coat of snow at the end of our push.
The doors needed windows…so why not make the windows be the eyes of an owl and a raven torch cut from sheet metal? They are not simply art, they double as the door’s crossbucks.
This sauna was made almost completely from scrap wood and metal…just needs the stove installed.
Thanks to our friends (and Anna’s new chainsaw) last Saturday, we cut 7 cords of standing dead lodgepole. The red International made us look really cool.
The sauna is now under construction. We timber-framed with old recycled beams, and the roof with found scrap metal. The structure is on a flatbed trailer ready to move it into place. We’re pretty happy with how its turning out.
Grommeting (forced verb) the edges and cutting in windows for the Yurt walls.
If you haven’t checked it out already, the resource page on this website and at oravalanche.org/resources/ has a collection of weather info, cams and area beta. We will continue to add to this page in an effort to make it a thorough resource for area snow conditions and avalanche information.
The doors are laminated 2x8s, hung in custom frames. We even designed and welded the door knobs/latches. Sorry, if you are over 6′-4″ (or 6′-0″ with touring bindings in “stiletto” mode) you’ll have to duck on the way in.
The floors are framed pie sections that will be bolted together. The day these were made it was 35 deg and raining, thus the tarp covered hobo worksite.