New windows for the Ranger Hut at Camp Muir are also being installed. One of the oldest buildings in the park (if not the oldest) will finally have windows that can open. Fresh air, not to mention lower CO levels, will be a welcome change for the hut.
Steel framing plus backing board was flown for the new water and electrical system at Camp Schurman. Help from private donations and fundraisers has been directed to help bring the Schurman Hut into the twenty-first century. Hopefully we'll have up-to-date forecasts, reliable communication, and the ability to procure resources after the improvements are finished.
All the construction hasn't put any damper on climbing. Lots of teams are still heading up both of the standard routes (the DC and the E/W) and reporting great conditions with uncharacteristically direct routes for this time of year. Despite a couple of upper level troughs moving through, and a bit of new snow, the conditions have been optimal. And... speaking of optimal - the wild flowers in the alpine meadows have been amazing this season. Bring the macro lens!
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014