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Date Saturday  9/11/2021
End Date Saturday  9/11/2021
Group Boulder
Event Title Årestua Hut: Season Preparation, 11,000’
Start Time 7:45 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Miller
Co-Leader Steve Priem
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Stewardship
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 3
Elevation Gain 850'
Driving Distance 34


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CMC members: come visit the memorable Årestua hut on Guinn mountain and (re)familiarize yourself with the place by helping with the annual season preparation.

After a short hike, the primary activity is wood cutting, with some other various activities to prepare, repair, or improve the hut.

(Although not required to attend, please let me know if you can bring a chainsaw or have chainsaw experience.)

Meet adjacent to Mineshaft Mercantile Co in Rollinsville (located at 70 Main St., or N39.91722 W105.50203 on your gps) at 7:45am to carpool up to Yankee Doodle lake. I plan to arrange car pooling at the meet-up - please bring a high clearance vehicle, if you own. (I'm also expecting some will join at the hut too, by hiking in the longer trail access route or an overnight stay).

Bring: work boots/shoes, work gloves, snacks/lunch, and DRINKING WATER. We typically arrive at the hut at 10:30 am and wrap at between 3-4pm to be back in Rollinsville 5-6 pm.

Trip sign-up or RSVP is greatly appreciated!


Woodcutting day, we got to Rollinsville at 7:30 to meet up and leave at 8:00 am. A few persons instead stayed overnight at the hut or near Yankee Doodle lake. We carried in a new door, panels for the window and door in summer, and a new gutter. I arrived at the hut at 10:45. This year the saw horses got set up on the high west end of the meadow, several splitting stations were in the woods. Mark and i installed some 2" x 4"s to reinforce the window on the old door (which was otherwise held in place by spray foam). Wood cutting wrapped up around 3 pm. The wood pile was full, with one extra section of trunk to start next time. Many people joined for a beverage at Yankee Doodle after cutting. A few even biked off into the sunset on Rollins Pass road from there. 



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.