Yahoos and the Guide Shack!

February 25th, 2016 in Yesterday

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Take this lovely cabin and imagine…no metal roof, no glass windows….visqueen, rickety stairs at the approach with no deck. It used to be called the Guild Shack. It was built David, Matt and Doctor Jeff who were  yahoos…which was the name Bill Stark (the original High Camp owner) gave to all his hosts.  The Guide Shack was actually constructed with a generator and skill saw. Bill’s approach had been building cabins and bunks with a chain saw. The adjacent outhouse had a half door so the occupant could enjoy the view! They called it the “View Pot”.

Dave and Matt both emailed in response to last months article with this picture:

Bill and Peg in front with Chris Nelson photographer (white sweater) and Matt Perkins to his left.

Bill and Peg in front with Chris Nelson photographer (white sweater) and Matt Perkins to his left.

The corrections they sent are in the caption.  Matt writes:

I was a yahoo that year. Bill and Peg had nobody lined up to stay at the camp, so I got the job. Bill drove me up there in the Thiokol, and gave me no more than 15 minutes orientation before departing. That night it snowed about 3 feet and the tent shown in this picture ripped. I repaired it with a sewing awl. I taught myself to do telemark turns on wood skis with no edges and no sidecut, using the book “Cross Country Downhill” which was on the bookshelf in the lodge. 

The tent in the above picture was the original lodge, it served as the second floor.  It was built over the platform that is still the main entry room. The book “Cross Country Downhill” is still on the bookshelf in the lodge.

Chris