July 15 Work Party Scheduled

Our 2nd 2017 work party will be Saturday July 15. Work parties are always the 3rd saturday of the month from June to September.

In July we will meet as usual at the Barlow Pass gate at 9:00 – from there we will travel to the new access road and then into the townsite. Our main objective will be to relocate the timber pile which is currently scattered downhill from the United Concentrator site; it was washed away when Glacier Creek jumped the bank late in 2015; we recovered the pile from the dry creek bed late 2016.

We now need to relocate the pile up near Dumas Street to facilitate building an interpretive structure on the MCPA lots on Dumas Street. It will likely be a whole day job just to relocate the 50+ timbers weighing more than 5 tons in total. We will have mechanized transport equipment on site but can also use all the man power possible to most effectively complete this task. Please contact us to let us know you’ll be joining us to help with this project.

There will also be plenty of other work needing done if you want to join us.

Photos below of the stacked and steam-strewn timbers, followed by the current state of the lumber pile.

Please RSVP to those listed on the MCPA “Contact Us” page so we have an idea who to wait for at Barlow.

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