Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day ski tour to Crow's Peak

Warm enough to grow icles off the front porch over night.

Crystal clear day, fine views of Castle Peak from the Forest Service ridge leading up to Crow's Peak.

View back over Van Norden Meadow, barely frozen.  Diane is down there skiing in the meadow, but too small to see.

Another brilliant light show on Mt. Rose

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

2013 Garage Addition - Coyote Bluff

laying out the new corners and setting elevations with a laser levelDemolition crew arrives and the project begins construction.Chalk lines demark the saw cuts to existing asphalts to make room for new grade beamsSaw cutting back slab to make room for new constructionUsing the big guns to pick up concrete and debris.Dirt is moved away to make room for concrete forms
Foundation forms getting setdrilling into existing foundation and setting new steel with epoxyThe old piers will be encased in new wall.
adding blocks to make room for man door and garage door openingssetting tie-downs and final touches to forms.concrete truck arrives - took two loads to fill the forms (12.5 cubic yards of concrete)Big crew from RO Construction on pour day to level, vibrate, and finish the slurry.setting bolts for tie-downs
setting anchor bolts and troweling finish.DSCN0534DSCN0533DSCN0531DSCN0537DSCN0536

Busy working on an addition to the garage - check back to this posting for updated photos as progress in made.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Gold Lakes, Stampede Reservoir, and weekend visitors

Hiking with good friends around the Gold Lakes area - to escape the bad forest fire smoke down our way...

Long Lake

Hiking along Sage Hen Creek towards Stampede Resevoir 

Stampede Reservoir shrunken shore - we saw two Sand Hill Cranes at water's edge just moments before.  A real treat 

Maya and Mike

Ross and Morgan

An active beaver dam along Prosser creek - we saw the builder just moments after I took this photo while having lunch at the creek shore.