The mobile crane was back at work this summer lifting posts and roof members into place for the new entranceway and for the new woodshed. After wintering under a blanket of snow, this venerable ancient has sprung back to life each summer, but not without careful handling and coaxing from Danny.
Follow this link for a view of the struggle to get the crane to the lodge site back in 2002. It was a major undertaking.
The excavator digs and the crane lifts. There is no sand or gravel available, and cement is too far away to transport, so concrete is out of the question and piers are placed directly into pits. The soil at the lodge site seems to drain well so these large green posts are expected to last for many years.
The building in the background is a storeroom and has sometimes served as a staff bunkhouse.