Friday, February 10, 2012

Soldier Meadows Cabin - Repaired and Ready for the Public

A solitary, scenic spot for photographers, hunters, hikers, and wilderness warriors, the Soldier Meadows cabin is first-come public use. Located in the heart of the Black Rock National Conservation Area, the primitive cabin - there is no electricity or plumbing - comfortably sleeps five, and is open year-round. The area offers access to multiple designated wilderness areas, including the North Black Rock Range Wilderness, High Rock Lake Wilderness, and East Fork High Rock Canyon Wilderness.
The historic cabin is open to all responsible users, from hot springs afficionados to chukar hunters (photo by Phil Akins)

Contractors donated their skills to assist with structural repairs, including the roof. Over three weekends, the storage area was enclosed, two new windows were put in, a gravel floor was laid, and obscene graffiti was painted over (photo by Pat Bruce)

Ladders and tool belts decorate the cabin at lunch (photo by Pat Bruce)
Installed in January, the wood stove will keep visitors toasty! Recommended fire wood size is less than 24 inches long and no more than 4 inches wide (photo by Phil Akins)
Zach Million of the Winnemucca BLM lends a helping hand by installing new shingles (photo by Pat Bruce)
UNR student Seth Barton takes a break from working on the chimney (photo by Pat Bruce)
Project Leader Pat Bruce and a couple volunteers smile after a long day of work!

UPDATE: On March 30, 2012, installation of the new door was finished at the cabin, completing the bulk of the restoration.
Pat Bruce ensures a good seal when the door is shut. (photo by Zack Million)
The solid new door will keep cabin visitors warm and eliminate drafts during cold weather. (photo by Pat Bruce)

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