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Cabin for Sale
« on: April 07, 2016, 10:26:17 AM »
Cabin for Sale, Located at the outlet of Hilton Lake #2. Assembly required.







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Re: Cabin for Sale
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 11:18:00 AM »
wow!    and its already delivered!  what a great deal!
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Re: Cabin for Sale
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 05:18:10 PM »
I'm in if I can get a 100yr forestry lease to go with it.  :tree:

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Re: Cabin for Sale
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 11:34:41 PM »
Is this the Sears catalog model :clap:

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Re: Cabin for Sale
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2016, 10:12:35 AM »
A quick history behind it:

The area had a few cabins and tent cabins near where the trail drops down onto lake #2 now. They also kept horses and boats on site. Knowing  the forest service was going to mandate all the areas back to pristine natural environment, the owners sold out to another gentleman. He thought he could somehow get around the mandate. As this was not the case, he was quite bitter. It was up to him to clean up the area and remove all signs of the summer camp. He dismantled the cabins and tossed the logs into the lake, along with other things as the story I heard goes.

In time the logs made their way to the outlet of the lake where they remain. He also did not do a good job with the cleanup, so Herb and Craig London, Rock Creek Pack Station, did a lot of work to remove what was left.

If you head to the right as soon as the trail flattens out coming onto lake #2, you can see signs of where the cabins and trash pit area were. Farther along is the big meadow where they held the horses. there are still some posts standing that made up the corral area.






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Re: Cabin for Sale
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 07:12:23 PM »
That is very informative. Very interesting. Thanks for the history lesson.

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Re: Cabin for Sale
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2016, 08:02:57 AM »
Always wondered where those logs came from!  I came upon them last fall fishing Davis and Hilton #2 Lakes.  Thanks for the history Packer.  I imagine this all happened in about 1964 due to the implication of the “Wilderness Act” I’m thinking?
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Re: Cabin for Sale
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2016, 09:46:01 AM »
That is correct. I will try to find the pamphlet I have that solicits the summer camp showing what is offered and the prices.

Cars used to drive up a dirt road to where the canyon narrows below Davis and they would come down and meet the people with pack stock to take them to the camp. Used to hike that road up to the lakes from our cabin at Hilton Creek when I was a kid. and then fish the creek all the way back down. Some great fish were held up in pockets in those days. Probably only traces of the road to be seen now.
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Re: Cabin for Sale
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2016, 11:21:33 AM »
Here are the pamphlets:








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