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Harrison Hut Bridge Building death march · Fri. Sep. 6th - Sun. Sep. 8th

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Organized by: Jeff Mottershead.

Start: Friday, Sep. 6th, 5:00 pm
End: Sunday, Sep. 8th, 11:59 pm


I am looking to assemble a Veenstra-elite team to instal the bridge over Barr Creek from the evening of September 7 to September 9.

Friday after work: drive to trailhead, set up tents, sleep.

Saturday: Run like goats on fire to the bridge, drop off the tools, run up to the hut, bring any bridge sections and hardware back down to the creek, run back up to the hut, hopefully before dark, and go to sleep.

Sunday: scamper down to to the creek, install the bridge and scoot back down to the cars.

It sounds like there's a lot of running around and well, there is. That's why I'm looking for fast people. The bridge sections are 78 lbs each and 24 feet long, so in a perfect world we'd all be fast and hefty--bear like creatures. Realistically, though, I'm not likely to get a team of that description, so I'm happy to have fast and spindly. 78 lbs divided among three people is only 29 lbs each and it's downhill. Conversely, some dude who is strong enough to crush a bridge section on his forehead but isn't fast enough to get to the hut in time to carry anything down is of no use whatsoever. 

It'll be a whale of a time. We'll build a bridge and use some tools. We'll feel like men with big harry nuts. Unless we're ladies. Then we'll feel like ladies with big harry nuts which is even cooler in some circles. Best of all we'll all know that we made a positive contribution to something or other. Because we worked our tale off other people going to the hut won't need to get their junk damp as they hump their way across the log which currently serves as a bridge substitute. 


I'll have the tools and junk taken care of that. 

Posted: 2013-09-02 17:51:56
Last modified: 2013-09-03 19:51:32