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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Spruce Lodge at Chatter Creek
Spruce Lodge, the original lodge at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing is home for the summer construction crews. The 2005 crew is pretty small, so they have lots of room.

The building at the right is the "bath house", built in 2001 to introduce inside plumbing to Chatter Creek and as a training ground for the Chatter Creek staff to learn about log construction.

The propane (tanks in the foreground) is used in both lodges for kitchen ranges and to provide hot water for staff in the "Spruce Goose". Last year, propane was also used to give a boost to the heating system, which had been extended to heat Solitude Lodge. The heating system uses a outdoor furnace and wood fuel to provide hot-water heat to both Vertebrae and Solitude Lodges. The partners expect to add a second outdoor furnace this summer and to do away with the propane "assist".


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