24 X 24

26 May

I have been a little preoccupied over the last couple of weeks but thought that I should share something with everyone.

I spent 2 of my 4 day Memorial day weekend on Gooseberry Mesa trying to put together a deck for a future yurt.  I did not even take my bike as to not be tempted.  Serious, no bike.  How many people go all the way to Gooseberry Mesa and don’t bring a bike?  Zero,  that’s how many.  Well, 2 that I know of now; Myself and Brent Price.

Just a mess of boards on Saturday morning.

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Setting up construction camp.

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Good thing no one brought a nail gun.

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Brent picking gnats out of his ear.

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Level and square are so overrated.

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Brent cursing the gnat god.

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Could it be almost framed?

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I will never tire of looking at it.

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Nice and tucked away in the trees.

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I think we’ll cut a hole in the deck for the tree.

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None of this would have been remotely possible without the help of Brian Price, Kevin and especially Brian’s dad Brent whose work output is approximately that of the other 3 of  us squared.  Thank you Brent Price!

I had to leave Saturday night but Brent and Brian hung out for the next 2 days hauling more lumber and finishing the platform.  They even spent a night camped out on the deck.  I can’t wait to see those pictures and promise to share them.

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14 Responses to “24 X 24”

  1. Rick S. May 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    very cool. You need to brand the deck with little CarboRocket logos.

  2. grizzly adam May 26, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

    I’m very excited.

  3. slowerthensnot May 27, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    sweet! looks big nuff to land a heli!

  4. Jo May 27, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Good work Brad! It’s fun to see your awesome plans taking shape.

  5. Bill Martin May 27, 2009 at 9:37 am #

    That is such a great view … is it facing sunrise or sunset? Would love to test er out 🙂

    • brkeyes7 May 27, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

      I have no idea. I think it faces North, C’mon down.

  6. Dave Harris May 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    How fun to see things take shape – it must really give you a sense of accomplishment.

    Looking forward to a beer on that deck!

  7. brkeyes7 May 27, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    Dave, it gives me more of a sense of how slow I am at getting things done. I’m thinking Sept. or Oct. for a Goose 100k party. Of course we’ll be down there a few times before that to “break” the deck in. I’ll keep you posted.

  8. Brandon S. May 28, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    Looks good. I am sure it is fun to see it coming along.

  9. Brian May 28, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    Bill, Brad,

    The sun sets very close to the direction of that last photo.

    And sleeping on the deck was amazing, as was drinking a cold beer on it. 24′ x 24″ is a MASSIVE structure!

    Brent wants to know where the horseshoe pit goes.

    Brian

    • Brian May 28, 2009 at 11:14 am #

      er, 24′ x 24′

  10. Erin June 2, 2009 at 6:28 am #

    Is Gooseberry public land? Private? How does this work? I’m not the Forest Service – I’m not even in the West – but I am confused.

    Maybe what I really want to know is… can I show up with a tent?

    • brkeyes7 June 2, 2009 at 6:59 am #

      Erin, 99% of Gooseberry Mesa is BLM and you can pitch a tent just about anywhere. My parcel is one of two private parcels that is totally surrounded by BLM land yet only a few hundred yards from the trailhead.

  11. Erin June 2, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Wow. You win!

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