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Author:  rsterne [ Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:57 pm ]
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The Granite Creek Preservation Society, of which my wife and I are members, look after this beautiful old cabin in the wilderness above Coalmont, BC....

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It was built between WW1 and WW2 by Coal Miner and Violinist Joe Delprato, and has been maintained over the years by a succession of Placer Miners on whose claim it is located. That responsibility now lies with our volunteers from the G.C.P.S.... It is a joy to see all the locals and tourists that stumble upon this hidden gem when exploring our area....

Bob & Diane

Author:  Dukemeister [ Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:02 pm ]
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Its a great place to spend a day! Awesome, I hope to pass through there sometime...when I retire. :drinkers:

Author:  Tail Air Gunner [ Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:23 pm ]
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Very nice place,!

Author:  YepYep [ Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:47 pm ]
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I hope I can have WiFi and hot tube there... [emoji38]

A real beautiful place....

Author:  rsterne [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:39 am ]
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Not even cell service.... :lol:

Bob

Author:  Cadeau [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:20 pm ]
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Is there a stream behind the cabin filled with trout ?

Author:  Daryl [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:33 pm ]
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Interesting construction. Nice 'cabin', but more of a house of the day in that area.
Is it of hewn (squared) log construction, Bob?

Author:  rsterne [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:47 pm ]
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No trout that I am aware of....

The cabin is frame construction, with rough-sawn lumber.... It has a dug basement under it that was done much later, in the 1980's.... Originally accessed from a dug stairwell outside, under the wall, that doorway is blocked and backfilled on the outside, and the basement is now accessed through a trapdoor in the floor (under a rug)....

It has a full-sized wood cook-stove for heat, little if any insulation, and a split sleeping loft above the main floor (ladder access in the middle), with two double-sized foam mattresses, one in each loft.... The opening to the loft is very close to the stove, to heat it in cold weather.... The loft is unbearably hot in the summer, even with the windows open for ventilation....

There is a free-standing wood-fired sauna adjacent to the cabin, complete with an outdoor claw-foot tub, shower and sink, and there was a running water system, fed from a pond about 100 ft. above the cabin, but I wouldn't want to use it for cooking or bathing, let alone drinking, as there are cows that drink from the pond, and of course leave deposits behind as well.... :roll: .... There is a propane stove, which we have never used, and a propane fridge that is converted to an icebox.... The condition of the inside is amazing....

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You could literally move in, but boy would the life be hard.... Access in the winter by snowmobile only and in the summer by ATV or 4WD vehicle.... My wife once thought she would like to attempt something like that, but once she caught a glimpse of how hard life would be, quickly realized it was not for her.... I never had any doubt it was not for me, I like my comforts too much.... :lol:

There is an old Placer site on Granite Creek, you can see it in this photo I took from an ATV trail....

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That trail ends at a landslide about two-thirds of the way down from the cabin (where I took the photo from), and as you can see that is still about 150-200 feet above the canyon.... The rock wall opposite is on the other side of Granite Creek, which is hidden from view by the steep terrain.... :shock:

Bob

Author:  HW777 [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:27 pm ]
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Beautiful, if it only had trout it would be heaven, did you bring your Airgun?

Wish I had a place w to go to like that, I’m sure you had a great day.

Author:  rsterne [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:30 pm ]
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Yep, but no Grouse around yesterday.... They are in the area, though....

Bob

Author:  Daryl [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:39 pm ]
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Tks for the explanation and other pictures, Bob. It's in nice shape inside as well. Those are big boards on the wall, 12" by the looks of them, maybe 14"?

Author:  rsterne [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:48 pm ]
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Yes, a lot of rough sawn 1 x 12's used, there have always been small local sawmills in the area....

Bob

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